Patchwork and Quilting’s popularity never wavers. Throughout the years quilting and patchwork has seen a keen interest from makers looking to take on the traditional techniques. New innovations have kept the craft relevant and on trend in the modern craft world, which is attracting new audiences.We’ve seen some key craft trends taking the patchwork and quilting industry by storm this summer, with Pantone’s ‘Greenery’ inspiring a fresh wave of colour to the softcraft techniques.
Fresh, bold and bright colouring is key for patchwork and quilting!
Pantone’s colour of the year has had a big effect on the whole of the craft and home décor industry. The colour, Greenery, has paved the way for the majority of trends for 2017. We’ve seen many soft craft projects with a variety of fresh shades of green incorporated into the design. This shows the big effect Greenery has had on the Patchwork and Quilting industry in 2017.
Another key trend for the soft craft has been identified by sewing expert and Sizzix Hochanda Presenter Mandy Noble. To create eye catching designs, Mandy has seen a rise in matching together bold and majestic colours.
Mandy Noble commented: “I’ve been loving the trend for matching strong, jewelled colours together to create some really bold quilts. Green has been a strong colour for 2017. I’ve loved using it in my projects and I’m really enjoying pairing it with other bold colours for some eye catching projects.”
Cutesy florals have been replaced for 2017! Realistic floral and botanical prints have been on the rise since the craze for all things cacti and palm leaves. The trend is producing lots of home-décor inspired projects for quilters.
Florals have always been a trend within the industry, but for 2017, the shift is towards realistic botanical designs.
We’ve seen a rise in makers who are using the quilting and patchwork technique, personalising their creations as much as possible. It’s not just adding small personal touches like adding names or symbols. To create truly unique projects, makers are using fabrics and colours they find comforting, as well as adding their favourite prints or original screen prints to their creations.