The internet is a great place for quilters to mingle and share ideas. With the increasing popularity of quilting, more modern trends have started to emerge. While many quilters still enjoy more traditional and classic designs, the market is expanding to provide contemporary challenges to meet current design trends.
Modern quilts tend to have their own unique traits. High contrast and straight lines are common, and the proliferation of pre-cut fabrics has encouraged their use and creativity of design to showcase them. Pre-cut fabrics take the guesswork out of determining if fabric prints coordinate, and has made quilting quicker and more error-proof thanks to perfect cuts. While not all modern quilting kits use pre-cut fabrics, the ones that do usually list the cuts they use. Moda Bake Shop has different types of pre-cut fabric that have been extensively used for patterns and kits and started the trend.
There are plenty of patterns and kits for quilters looking for a more modern design for every skill level.
If you’d like to see what types of designs are currently trending, check out some of the links below.
Tangled Quilt Kit
This kit uses Kona Cotton Solids to create an interesting trelliswork look. It involves lots of straight lines and bright colors and invokes feelings of children’s toys or games. The quilt is 6 feet square and does require cutting. The kit includes fabric for binding and the quilt top. There is a separate kit for the backing. You’ll need to supply your own batting and notions.
Eclipse Quilt Kit
This kit makes a simple pinwheel design using modern fabrics. This kit incudes paper foundations and a pattern with detailed paper-piecing instructions. Also included are vibrant fabrics from the Sun Print collection to sew your design together. The backing kit is available separately, and you will have to supply your own batting and notions. It’s a fairly simple kit that still looks trendy and offers a lot of room for creativity in the quilting process thanks to the large sections of white.
Rowan Kaffe Fassett Colour Frame Quilt Kit
Kaffe Fassett is a very popular textile artist with quilters, and quilt designs around his fabrics are prolific. This is an advanced beginner kit that does require cutting, but has very vibrant colors. This quilt is a wall hanging and, once complete, is 1 yard square.
In and Out Quilt Kit
This kit is full of batiks and includes pre-cut strips. The pattern Is available separately, and you’ll need to supply your own binding, backing, batting, and notions. The entire pattern is squares within squares and it showcases batik fabrics well.
Reflections Pattern Quilt Kit
This quilt is made of pre-cut jelly roll strips and has tons of colors in shortened strips. This is an intermediate level kit, but it’s made easier by the fact that much of the fabric is pre-cut. It also includes other fabric for borders, but will need backing fabric, batting, and notions.
For more information on what type of quilt batting you should buy for any of these kits or any other quilting project you might want to take on, click here.
There are quilt kits for every skill level and taste. Check some of our other articles on Quilting Ace for more inspiration and tips!