The Checkerboard Quilt Kit by Kristine Vejar, co-owner of AVFKW // featuring naturally-dyed fabric and thread
Kristine has contributed a study in natural dyeing to Making No. 12 / Dusk. A simple template to create your first quilt or a springboard for artistry and experimentation, the Checkerboard Quilt is both a home furnishing and social accessory, engaging the maker in natural color palettes and the users in a wonderful take-along piece of art.
We have the Checkerboard Quilt as a kit. Make your own version and see the beauty of naturally dyed fabrics take shape - from lavenders to magentas to deep purples - with squares and stitches alike.
We have created kits using the same materials Kristine used in her project! The Checkerboard Quilt Kit includes all of the naturally dyed and undyed fabric you will need to complete the project, along with naturally dyed sashiko thread and sashiko needles. Play with the aesthetic quality of contrast and saturation on a dynamic, geometric pattern that has been used for generations.
Want to make naturally dyed checker pieces to go with your quilt? Needle Felted Checkers is another project in Making 12 - Dusk. Add Naturally Dyed Wool Fiber - 8oz to your cart below and needle felt them to go with your Checkerboard Quilt Kit. You will receive a combination of 4oz of light purple and 4oz of dark purple 100% wool fiber. Don't forget felting needles.
Approximately 60.5" long x 60.5" wide [153.7 cm x 153.7 cm]
- Verb Naturally dyed cotton and cotton/linen fabric
- khadi cloth
- Verb Naturally dyed Sashiko thread
- Sashiko needles
Supplies you will need (not included in kit):
- Making 12 - Dusk (click to add)
- Sewing machine
- Sewing thread - dark purple, lavender, and gold
- Seam gauge
- Iron + ironing board (recommended)
- Rotary cutter, clear acrylic ruler, self healing mat (optional)
If you would like to purchase the magazine only, and/or would like to see additional photos of the types of projects in this magazine, please go here.
When working with fabric, thread, and fiber dyed with indigo, it is common and natural for the blue dye to rub off on one’s hands while sewing. This is called crocking. Although the goods have been washed, it takes pressured contact to release the extra indigo dye. Your handwork is part of the indigo dyeing process. The blue dye can be removed with hot water and soap. From working closely with indigo dyed materials through the making process, typically, the excess dye has been removed, and the crocking will cease.
Please note the fiber content of the material you are working with, and follow the applicable instructions:
Cotton or linen - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Superwash Wool - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH neutral soap, though hand wash recommended. Lay flat to dry.
Wool and Wool blends - Handwash only in lukewarm water with pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
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