Uncommonly Corduroy by Stephanie Dunphy

Uncommonly Corduroy by Stephanie Dunphy

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Uncommonly Corduroy by Stephanie Dunphy, published by Martingale.

The hot news in quiltland is that corduroy is making a comeback and yes, it’s being made into wonderful patchwork and quilting fabrics. A number of manufacturers are busy getting their fabric stories made up in readiness for the corduroy fad that is well and truly on its way.

Stephanie commences with a little poem about corduroy that bought a smile to my dial! She reminded me of the 1970’s when corduroy was all the fashion. I was 13 at the time and thought my corduroy Levi jeans and battle jacket were the bee’s knees! Thanks Stephanie for the memories.

Stephanie Dunphy and Martingale and put together a terrific publication that uses corduroy in many different settings including quilts, clothing, bags, bags and more bags and lots more. Corduroy is very serviceable and has such has more body to it compared to 100% cotton quilting fabrics. It’s the perfect fabric for bag making and sometimes eliminates the need for stiffening – this fabric has attitude and stands up well on its own.

There are a few tricks to using corduroy and Stephanie takes the time to illustrate the tricks of the trade when sewing with corduroy, as well as the care and cleaning of the material.

The projects in the Uncommonly Corduroy are a little surprising – quilts are not what first comes to mind when thinking of corduroy. But congratulations to Stephanie Dunphy on a job well done, applying this very tactile material to the making of the most gorgeous warm sumptuous looking quilts. The patterns vary from easy for beginners to a little more difficult for the more advanced and they are truly stunning.

I think the bags that Stephanie has designed are super and the variation on a tote theme is to be commended. The instructions are clear and the diagrams very understandable. The photography in this publication is very well done, with concept photos to inspire.

Fabric manufacturer Robert Kaufman has a wonderful array of corduroy available in just about every imaginable colour way. Click here to see Robert Kaufman range of Corduroy quilting fabrics

I received a complimentary eBook of this publication and I am pleased to recommend it to any quilter who wants to investigate the wonders of corduroy.

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