Love Liberty fabrics (3)– making ideas …..

by Susan on June 14, 2012

Thanks to all of you who entered the recent Sewbox Liberty fabric ‘give-away’ and to The Sewing Directory for facilitating this. Entrants were asked for suggestions of what they would make, and out of which Liberty fabric.  I am amazed by the numbers who took the time to enter and the plethera of ideas you have for Liberty fabric projects. Here is a selection of the Tana Lawn ideas:

Liberty Tana Lawn …  obviously all the dress-making options, tops, skirts, dresses with a real slant towards retro, afternoon tea dresses, floaty dresses for summer weddings and barbeques with references to the cool qualities of the fabric for holidays etc.  Light pyjamas, baby dolls, ‘shortie’ nightwear, kaftan type tops, little girls summer dresses plus matching bags (one Mum has a vision of a 1930/40’s cute little dress ready for ‘evacuee’ day).  The jubilee has certainly made us all reminiscent of past times.  Then there are the ‘none’ dressmaking ideas – with a huge number of quilting uses – especially for children’s and baby bedding, baby sleeping bag etc.  Again the soft, silky and lighterweight qualities of the Tana Lawn are excellent for these uses.  Rosa is a real favourite here and one of the winners is making a Roman blind in this for her daughter’s bedroom.  One lady is making a quilt for her daughter’s VW camper van and a few are working on blue/white quilts and want to incorporate Pelagia and Ros Blue.  Tablecloths, aprons, curtains, cushion covers, bed cushions – either in one fabric or just incorporating a band of Lawn.  Laundry bags, quilted baby changing bags, laundry basket linings, matching accessories for baby rooms, lavender bags, bunting for parent’s 25th wedding anniversary etc, etc, etc.  Many referred to projects in the Liberty Home Sewing Book they would like to have a go at.  Most referred to Tana Lawns were:

Ideas for LibertyPoplin, Liberty Jersey and Liberty Kingly Cord to follow.

Liberty Tana Lawn for Quilting ……

As already mentioned the silky, cool tactile feel of Tana Lawn lends itself so well to quilts.  I just wanted to share a few of the quilts my dear friend Joyce Windsor has made up for me from the Liberty Tana Lawns.  Joyce started quilting less than 2 years ago and it has completely taken over her day to day life – she absolutely loves it!  Thank you Joyce!

Joyce with her Liberty Tana Lawn Quilt

Although a bit retiscent to work with Tana Lawn after the more traditional quilting cottons, Joyce has now completely fallen in love with working with this fabric and the results are beautiful.

Joyce's own design

Pelagia and Ros Blue

Samples of all the fabrics on the website are readily available –just ask though the website or send me an e-mail on

Love your Liberty sewing!


13 June 2012

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Emm McAndrew June 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Yay I won! What a great end to a marvellous week! Thank you Susan! Emm 🙂


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