So I’m in love with the Kona Cotton Ultra from Spoonflower.com – it’s my go-to fabric choice when ordering, but when the site ran a promotion on Lightweight Cotton Twill, I took a chance and ordered some.
I’m so glad I did!
I find the lightweight cotton twill launders well, is super easy to work with (easy to pin and presses well), has a subtle sheen I really like, and is sturdy enough that I don’t need to add lightweight fusible interfacing such as Shape-Flex as I usually do when using quilting-weight cotton to make bags, purses, or home dec items. (I still use foam interfacing when I want a structured bag – even with the twill.)
Here’s a comparison of the two fabrics (info from Spoonflower.com):
Note that while the Lightweight Cotton Twill is pricier than the Kona Cotton Ultra, it is both heavier and 16″ wider.
Earlier this month, I made a couple of bags out of my design Winter Romance 26 from my Spoonflower shop: the Poolside Tote, pattern by Noodlehead, and the Bellevue Pouch – pattern by SewSweetness, included in the Minikins set.
I look forward to using more of the Lightweight Cotton Twill in the future!