Thursday, December 5, 2013

Text Prints and Low Volume Fabrics

 Have you noticed from time to time
even though you might be a seasoned quilter
 there is new
Quilt Slang
being spoken?
I belong to the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild
and our board asked if we would like to
participating in either a
 Text Print
Low Volume
 Fabric Swap
Half the room went
Because our guild is probably the norm
I thought it might be nice to clarify
some of the latest
Modern quilt jargon.
Text Prints 
have greatly increased in popularity
especially in the Modern Quilt movement
usually contain 
 or phrases
Low Volume 
seems to be a new word for an old term.
We used to call them 
or Lights
Our grandmother's called the same look
 *Sun Print collection by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
 The fabric is often used
as a back ground 
in place of a solid.
We normally think of Modern Quilts
as bright geometric shapes 
mixed with
 large open spaces of 
solid color.
The trend now seems to be leaning 
towards a more scrappy background mix 
often in black and whites
to provide a 
effect next to those brights.
 If you have more questions
my friend Sherri McConnell
has written an excellent article on 
for Moda Cutting Table
that explains these 
terms in even further detail.


Needled Mom said...

It's always fun to see their new titles. I am such a scrap addict and I love all of these for backgrounds.

Nat Palaskas said...

Thanks Nedra. I can't keep up so it's nice to read about them - Hugs Nat

em's scrapbag said...

I too love the effect a soft scrappy background provides.