Nerida Hansen Fabrics

As many of you know, I attended my first Quilt Market in Houston a few months ago! It was so fun to see all of the many facets of the quilting industry in one place. There was sewing machines, notions, quilt patterns, and best of all, FABRIC. 

I have a few fabric companies that I work with regularly, but I was really excited to meet a new face in the U.S. quilting industry: Nerida from Nerida Hansen Fabrics

Nerida was gracious enough to sit down with me and share her vision and passion for her company. I was immediately struck by the GORGEOUS prints and collections that she carries! Each print is unique...some are pastel, some are vibrant. Overall, they all work so beautifully together to create a fun and quirky collection.

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Nerida Hansen is based in Australia, but she licenses her designers from around the world. I decided to use a collection from French print designer and illustrator, Jennifer Bouron. These designs were so fun and playful and I couldn't help but get lost in the little scenes that she portrays in her work! 

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You'll notice that the colors are very bright and saturated, which is a little outside of my comfort zone. I really appreciated, however, that there were several softer colors mixed into the collection, which really toned things down and makes the fabrics more accessible and versitle. 

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Another great thing about this collection is that the scale of the prints is perfect for quilting. If you are using a quilt pattern that requires smaller cuts, such as Vintage Lace, you'll still be able to capture key parts of the print. If you use a quilt pattern that has larger cuts, like Church Window or Celtic Crossing, then you'll also capture the larger scenes that are depicted in the fabrics. 

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The fabrics are ethically printed onto quality fabric such as cotton, cotton linen blend, sateen and jersey. I used cotton, and I will say, it has a nice, mid-weight feel! The fabrics were soft and flexible, yet sturdy enough to cut and manipulate without any warping or stretching. I did not feel the need to use starch for these fabrics, and I also loved that they didn't really seem to fray after I cut my pieces. 

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I ultimately decided to make a baby-size Celtic Crossing quilt and I really love how it turned out! The quilt pattern can be found in my shop.

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I arranged my fabrics in order by color so that they were "flowing" across the quilt. It was also a great way to display the gorgeous color gradients within the fabrics. Your eyes can't help but dance from one corner of the quilt to the next.

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I can't wait to quilt it up and see how it'll look after its had its first wash. Stay tuned for that!

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Comment below with how you'd like to use these fabrics!

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I think you'll be seeing a lot more of Nerida's fabrics in the near future! Nerida's precut bundles are available for wholesale via EE Schenck or via Nerida's wholesale site. Let your favorite quilt shop know that you'd like to see more of her bundles! You can also see her many gorgeous prints on her website. Don't forget to give Nerida a follow on Instagram!

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Giveaway is open worldwide. You must be 18 or older to enter. Giveaway closes Sunday, December 15th at midnight EST. Winner will be randomly chosen on Monday, December 16th and contacted via email shortly thereafter. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, I will randomly select another winner. Fabrics will be shipped Priority via the US Post Office. 

 

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