Quilt Trends for 2020
We are SO excited for this upcoming year; not only is it a new year, but a NEW DECADE! Just like every industry, the quilt world is sure to see upcoming trends in the next twelve months. These are just some of the trends we predict for this year.
1. African Mudcloth Inspired
The home decor world is seeing quite the surge in this beautiful, traditional Malian fabric. Anywhere from pillows to framed fabric as wall-art, Mudcloth is making quite the statement; we have a hunch it’s going to fall over into the quilting world as well. It may take a few years to show up in mainstream quilting, but 2020 could be the year it makes an entrance.
2. Classic Patterns in Solid Fabric
Classic quilt patterns will continue to shine in 2020. Think of your grandmothers quilts, do you see a red and cream mesmerizing 1930’s ‘barn raising’ quilt? Or a pale pink and kelly green ‘double wedding ring’ quilt? How about a pastel ‘orange peel’ baby quilt? Yep, we do too! Now reimagine those patterns in an array of fresh, modern solids and BAM - welcome to quilting in 2020! Not only do solids scream confidence, they’re usually a cheaper option, win win!
3. Straight Line Quilting
Straight line (aka “matchstick quilting”) is a fantastic way to modernize any quilt. These simple, straight quilting lines give a finishing touch that don’t compete with the pattern; it’s a versatile quilting approach that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This technique is also a great way for you to quilt your quilts on your domestic machine at home. Here is some insight for straight line quilting: