In case you conduct a search on the net on quilting fabrics, the name Hoffman will certainly pop up. Hoffman focuses on screen-printed high quality cotton and cotton blends. They also produce dyed and hand painted fabrics. They introduce a brand new line of fabrics every single year and it is popularly known as ‘Luscious Balis and colorful prints.’ There fabrics are truly inspiring and its not a market hype. In case you take a glance at the wide selection of fabrics and colors that they must offer you wont be surprised why they are the first choice for quilters all over the country. Not only this, Hoffman has also shown a great deal of support to quilters. Hoffman challenge, which started in 1987, is proof of this.
Choice of ‘fabric’ (also known as “stoffen” in Dutch language) is the most vital consideration for a quilting enthusiast. The fabric that is selected makes or breaks the quilts beauty.
Each year, upcoming fabric design is selected by the talents of Hoffman fabrics to be used in the challenge. Doll-makers, accessory and clothing designers and quilt makers similar are challenged to make use of the fabric in designing an item that is original. The entries that win are featured in a travel show that is known to cease at museums, shops, galleries and quilting guilds. Quilters made 94 entries in the first year of the challenge. Up to 700 have been made since then. Not only this, the travelling show has gained immense popularity with 12 collections travelling nationwide. They even cease at Canada. You can also visit http://nnstoffen.nl for more details.
Hoffman promotes the quilting art in a considerable number of other ways apart from the challenge. Pine Needles Design’s designer McKenna Ryan has agreed to pair with Hoffman to generate patterns that are based on their fabrics. Because Hoffman batik fabric has an increased thread count that helps in stopping fraying, Ryan likes to make use of it for her appliqu work. Ryan, like a considerable number of other quilters, also deeply appreciates the texture and color depth offered by Hoffman Fabrics. He makes use of these fabrics to design immensely intricate and lush patterns that are based on nature.