Oakshott Cottons

Oakshott Cottons

A couple weeks ago I received a fat eighth bundle of Oakshott Cottons to play with from Michael Oakshott. I’m going to guess that many of you have maybe seen some of these fabrics around in blogland but haven’t had a chance to work with them yet. That was the case for me at least.

Oakshott Cottons is a family run British business which ethically manufacturers their fabrics in India. They have a photo story on their website that was really fascinating for me. I highly encourage you to check it out!

Oakshott Cottons

I sort of assumed Oakshott cottons were similar to the Kaffe Fasset shot cottons or Moda Crossweaves. This is partially true – however these have proven so much easier to work with from a quilter’s point of view. While the others seemed to slide and stretch a lot, these just seem much sturdier when piecing. And that’s in a good way. This color bundle is Lipari – Fat 8ths Pack. This bundle has been shot with black to create beautiful jewel tones.

Oakshott Cottons + Nightshade

I decided to pair some of the fabrics with Tula Pink’s Nightshade fabric for Halloween. I’m actually not sure I will get this quilt done for Halloween (this year) – I’ve been so busy prepping for the Sewing Summit! But I have started cutting. I’m using my Prism quilt pattern, but I decreased the block size down to 6″.

Oakshott - Nightshade Prism

I’ve had a lot of people ask me on Flickr and Instagram where they can get these fabrics. Oakshott does deliver to the US via FedEx from their website. Of course international shipping can be pricey. It might be a good idea to pair up with a couple friends and place and order and have them all shipped together. Happy sewing everyone!

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13 Comments

  1. Reply

    Karen

    October 8, 2012

    Those fabrics look fabulous together. Good info about the fabrics too, I love shot cottons but there are SO slippery!

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    Vanesa

    October 8, 2012

    Hi Faith! Those solids look great with Nightshade and the Prism block! Love it!! I share your love of these Oakshott shot cottons. My source for Oakshott in the US is pinwheels.com, they are in New York.

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      Faith

      October 8, 2012

      Thank you so much for posting a US source!

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    Emily

    October 8, 2012

    Wow, that is going to be beautiful!

  4. Reply

    nicke

    October 8, 2012

    lovely! those oakshotts are beautiful!

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    Tamie

    October 8, 2012

    I love the Oakshott that I have seen online. I’m going to France next month and have been trying to see where they sell them there and have had no luck. Do you have a contact at the company?

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    Anne Simonot

    October 8, 2012

    I believe Mad About Patchwork, a Canadian on-line fabric shop, sells Oakshott cottons. Just Google it for the address.

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    Pip

    October 8, 2012

    I just bought some Oakshott while I was in New Zealand visiting my family (I live in Australia) I haven’t used it yet but the colours are just gorgeous, I’m looking foward to working with it.

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    Debbie-Esch House Quilts

    October 10, 2012

    I love that Oakshott bundle – just gorgeous! It looks wonderful with the Nightshade too – great choice πŸ™‚

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    Ann

    October 11, 2012

    ooohhhh that colour combo is simply to die for (in keeping with the Hallowe’en theme). Well done, can’t wait to see the finished quilt

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    erica

    October 13, 2012

    Wow love this color-combo, would have never come up without it…that’s why reading blogs is so inspiring!

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    Leona

    October 31, 2012

    I was wondering if they fray at all?

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      Faith

      October 31, 2012

      They fray a bit, nothing crazy, but more than a traditional quilting cotton.

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