One of the things I’ve searched for over the years, as a crafter and a quilter, are cotton fabrics that feature a stained glass pattern. It’s not quite as easy as you might think to find satisfactory ones. There have been a few beautiful lines of Art Deco or Tiffany-looking stained glass prints, such as Deco Delight by Fabric Freedom (which, I admit, I also snagged), but churchly-looking stained glass is a little trickier to come by. Here are a handful of nice ones that I’ve managed to find over the years, however.
A very pretty Easter panel, though I have no real label info for it, sadly.
A fabric patterned with diamonds and cross or quatrefoil shapes, labeled “Marblehead” by Ro Gregg for Paintbrush Studio. Also a Psalm 23 panel by Springs Iindustries.
Detail of the Psalm panel.
This is a very lovely and quite rare bit of fabric from 2006 that I’d hunted unsuccessfully for some time. With a tremendous stroke of luck, I found a quantity on Etsy some time back for a decent price. It is labeled Lloyds and Barton for Timeless Treasures.
An adorable retro-style Christmas print with round windows, depicting different scenes. A small print and very charming. Unfortunately the label is cut off in the half-yard I have.
Detail. Isn’t that cute?? There is metallic gold detail all over the architectural components, too.
This series of coordinates is called “Rose Windows” by Samarra Khaja for Timeless Treasures.
I got a whopping 6+ yards of this for something like $18 on eBay, so I snapped it up. It looked much nicer in person than in the eBay photo, nice colors. I love brightly-colored windows. 🙂 It is marked only with the label “Hi Fashion Fabrics, Inc.”
Finally, there’s this one, which I also found a few yards of on eBay. I had previously seen it for something like $14 per half yard, so I was delighted to find a larger quantity at a much cheaper price. It’s a really lovely striped print with a beautiful print that look very convincingly like decorative neo-Gothic-style church windows. It is marked Mary Ellen Hopkins Collection for SSL(?).
Other than small quilts, I thought that boy’s neckties would be an excellent use for a couple of these fabrics, particularly the smaller prints. I’ve made one already for my son with the “Rose Windows” fabric. Accent material for church banners would also look pretty cool, I think. Any other ideas for things to make?