Posted on 24th Aug 2016
Shot cotton is a woven fabric with one color yarn in the "weft" and a different color yarn in the "warp". The effect is beautiful and almost iridescent. The term Shot cotton comes from a single throw of the bobbin that carries the weft yarn through the warp yarn... it is referred to as a "shot".
This method is closely associated with Shot Silks (or changeable silk), but Kaffe Fassett has made it popular for quilter's with his line of shot cottons. The colors are irresistible, rich & vibrant. The fabric is a bit lighter and silkier than most regular quilting cottons. The hand is gorgeous, with a great drape and smooth finish.
Check out our great selection of Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons & his signature yarn-dyed stripes... they are perfect compliments!
It is a tradition in our family that all children should have their very own hand made quilt. In addition to the much loved "blankie" that I still have 56 years later from my own childhood, I have a beautiful hand stitched wedding ring quilt made by my Grandmother out of scraps of old dresses [...]
We are so excited to add a new selection of African Mud Cloth imported from Mali in West Africa. These pieces are all one of a kind and hand made. Mud Cloth is made using an intensive process which is generations old. The fabric is hand spun into individual cloth strips approximately 5" wide. Then, each [...]
Cabinet & drawer knobs and pulls come in a dizzying array of styles and finishes. Choosing the right knobs, pulls or combination of both can be overwhelming. If you are armed with the right information, you will be able to make the right choices for your project. At Flying Bulldogs, we stand ready to help with [...]
We love it when our customers share their projects with us, and this one is very special. Dave sent us this photo of a hook rail that he made from a piece of antique barn wood. Rich with history, the beauty of antique barn wood is timeless. Each piece of antique barn wood is unique, with [...]
I am always thrilled when customers share their creative endeavors with us. I love this idea because it is a perfect melding of three departments of our store that would seemingly have nothing to do with one another. With an artist eye, Cassandra Liuzzo selected disparate products from our selection of home decor hook rails, [...]
Our dear friend and customer, Sue V., was generous enough to allow us to blog about her original quilt entitled "Alizarin Crimson Does Picadilly Circus". Utilizing several Kaffe Fassett fabrics and Kaffe Fassett for Liberty Arts fabrics, she has created a beautiful one of a kind piece of art. She explained that as a child she [...]
We have a lot of plants in our house and I wanted to make the generic looking pots a little more appealing. I used these 4 coordinating home decor fabrics by Parson Gray for my project. Another great choice would be a laminated fabric, especially if you are going to use the pots outside. Check [...]
Choosing the correct type of hinges for your cabinets can be a daunting project. It is not just about the color or finish, do you need overlay or inset, concealed, semi-concealed or exposed, traditional or euro-hinge? It can get pretty confusing pretty quickly. Let's try to break it down and make it a bit easier [...]
I had this incredible antique Danish Modern rocking chair for several decades. It was well used and well loved... so very comfortable. But, as you can see, it was definitely worse for the wear after so many years. The rush on the chair was wearing through and the weaving was coming apart. So, being the [...]
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