Doe Wholecloth Quilt and Doe Wide.

Doe Wide Fabric_Carolyn Friedlander


Also new on the fabric front, is Doe Wide which is a new 108″-wide design. I wanted more wide fabric options to use for backs that were non-gendered or age specific, so I took the bias check from Doe and have it in four colors, carrot, ash, pacific, and black.


While it’s great for backs, I’m also piecing with it too. Here’s a small version of Outhouse that I made up this week. Doe Wide is the background.




Outhouse quilt blocks_Carolyn Friedlander


Because, it’s so versatile (and really soft), I decided that this particular design would also be perfect as a whole cloth project–the grid gives you a bit of structure for any number of designs. You can use it as a canvas for big stitch, free motion, appliqué or anything else you can think up.


Enter, Doe Wholecloth.


doe wholecloth_tied_carolyn friedlander


This one I made by tying off with a lots of different colors of perle cotton thread. The texture and color that the ties create is so much fun.


doe wholecloth_tied colors_carolyn friedlander


doe wholecloth_tied binding_carolyn friedlander


I also gave my friend Ellen a bit to work with. She used the printed grid as a guide for lots of big stitch quilting with more beautiful colors of bright threads.


doe Wholecloth folded by Ellen


I created a pattern for this that will be up on the Robert Kaufman website soon here. The idea is simple, but there is so much you can do with it.









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5 Responses to Doe Wholecloth Quilt and Doe Wide.

  1. Leanne November 15, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    I really love this particular line and am excited to say I found some in a Canadian shop and it is on the way to me. The widebacks are beautiful, I love the whole cloth ideas using them.

  2. Pat H. November 15, 2014 at 9:44 am #


  3. Cheryl Arkison November 25, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

    So freakin’ awesome. Also, how did you get all this done in that short amount of time?


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