Any idea what fabric you can use for Broderie Perse?

Posted by Ruth on 13 January 2015 | 0 Comments
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You have all heard of Broderie Perse right? Broderie Perse is a fun technique that can be applied to traditional or contemporary themed quilts. It has been around a long time, although not as common today, you can certainly have a lot of fun with it and create some amazing unique quilts. Susan Dorchester teaches Broderie Perse online at the Academy of Quilting and we thought we'd give you a snipit of what you might learn when choosing a suitable fabric for Broderie Perse applique.

geisha dreams broderie perse"The traditional choice of fabric for Broderie Perse applique is chintz fabric, recognized by the sheen and the nature motifs. Chintz is most commonly found in stores that specialize in home decorator fabrics or other fabric stores that may have a home decorator section. Chintz may also be found on the internet using the search word chintz fabric. If you have leftover chintz from another project, that will be fine to use for this class.

Several quilt fabric manufacturers are printing motifs that are similar to the chintz designs. They are also printing motifs like the Geishas shown in the sample photo. You may also find coordinating fabrics and complementary backing fabrics, making the fabric selection process easier. If you find a couple of different printed fabrics that complement each other, consider combining the motifs of the two fabrics, creating more design possibilities."

I bet you hadn't thought of working with chintz fabric before! Now my mind is racing at how I could apply this technique to my quilts.

Exciting news:

Susan's Broderie Perse class is now available on-demand which allows you to start the class as soon as you sign up and then work at your own pace knowing the lessons will be available when you have the time.... And if you have questions, Susan is only a mouse click away and will respond as quickly as possible.

Join me Susan and see how easy it is to create a one-of-a-kind wall quilt. You will also find that this technique has several other interesting applications too! You can find out more about Susan's Broderie Perse online class by following this link

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