I love novelty fabrics, and I make no apologies for that! Novelty fabrics are a sub-category of 100% cotton quilting fabrics that are printed with conversational themes that make them popular for a shorter period of time than most classic cotton quilting fabrics. Here’s a few of the novelty fabrics that I have on my fabric shelf right now:
Fabrics that feature certain animals, hobby tools, foods, sports team logos, and the like are considered novelty prints. Naturally, I’m drawn to novelty prints with sewing tools on them. I also have some novelty prints with lemons, oranges, and apples. Right now novelty prints with owls, cats, and birds are quite popular. Almost anyone with a certain interest can find a novelty print to correspond.
For instance, I was recently approached by a customer who wanted me to make a bag for her daughter who loves frogs. This customer was pretty specific: green frogs on a dark background. No problem! I searched online until I found several prints that fit that description and purchased the one I liked best, which just happened to be this leaping frog print from Timeless Treasures.
I used a Veranda Tote pattern from Quilts Illustrated changing the outside pocket to a zippered one. I like the way it turned out, and the recipient sent me a message saying she liked it, too.
There’s nothing like a novelty print to share your passion with the world!