Orbit
Orbit
Orbit
Orbit
Orbit
Orbit

Orbit

Regular price $10.00 $0.00 Unit price per

30" X 48"

Designed by Karla Overland, Cherrywood Fabrics

Precut strips make this a nice weekend project. The whole top is made from 24 strips (different colors) that you sew together, cut up and layer together. Raw-edge appliqué the circles on to the background (templates provided. Use a small zig-zag stitch to sew down the edges in a variegated thread.

TIP: This design also works with a Fat Quarter Bundle of ANY of our gorgeous 8-step gradations! Cut your own strips - The look will be more subtle because there are fewer colors.

Kit Includes:

  • Printed Pattern
  • 24 colors of precut strips for top and binding
  • 2 yards of 20" wide Mistyfuse® with directions

 

COMPLETE PACKAGE(Value $149.00) SAVE $14! 

  • Printed Pattern
  • 24 precut strips for top and binding
  • 2 yards of 20" wide Mistyfuse® with directions
  • 2 Yards Salsa backing fabric
  • 2-hour Pre-recorded Class: Two-hours of video instruction with Designer Karla Overland that you can watch at your pace! Fusing tips and techniques, plus design variations. Take the quilt all the way from construction to binding using the video at your leisure. A PDF file with a link to the video will be sent upon purchase. (The video is from the Cherry Vine class, but the technique is exactly the same for Orbit and translates to this project.)

Synthrapol: hard to pronounce, easy to use.

In the dyeing process, we use hot water and a Concentrated Surfactant (detergent) called Synthrapol to remove excess dye. This product suspends dye particles in water that have not bonded to the fibers. It does not change the color of the fabric. Darker colors have a high concentration of dye so pre-washing our fabrics at home is highly recommended to ensure color does not migrate. Cherrywood has already been washed 4 times in HOT water with Synthrapol before it leaves our studio. Please follow the directions below to make sure everything "behaves."

 

FIRST TIME Washing (Prewashing):

We encourage you to prewash all of your Cherrywood in a full load of WARM or COLD water with 2 teaspoons of Synthrapol. If you see a large amount of color in the rinse water, a second wash may be necessary. Synthrapol keeps those released dyes from reattaching onto other fabrics. If you have a front-loading machine, you may need to wash more times or use a laundry tub. Similar colors may be washed together as long as you use Synthrapol, but is wise to make keep very dark colors separate from very light colors while prewashing. We have tested Color Catcher Sheets by Shout: they work well but may leave a lint residue on the fabric.

 

SUBSEQUENT Washing (Finished quilts, garments, etc.):

Wash finished projects in Synthrapol in COLD water for the first several times. This is just a good practice to ensure the dyes behave. Complete the COLD cycle. Synthrapol is an inexpensive product to have on hand to use whenever washing hand-dyes and batiks.

 

Drying and Pressing:

Remove fabric from dryer when slightly damp and press with a dry iron. If dry, lightly mist with water and iron to remove wrinkles. DO NOT let finished quilts/garments air-dry as this may cause wicking (the dyes are pulled from one fabric into the next if they dry too slowly). It is recommended to dry projects in the dryer. Use steam, or lightly spritz with water and use a dry iron when pressing Cherrywood garments to keep them looking crisp.

• Cherrywood is preshrunk. It has been washed a minimum of four times and dried in a hot dryer before it is sold to you. Be sure to pre-shrink any other fabrics that you are combining with Cherrywood in a project.

• Cherrywood is colorfast. As with ALL textiles, keep Cherrywood out of prolonged harsh sunlight, and it will retain its rich color.

BUY SYNTHRAPOL HERE

Questions? Please call 1-888-298-0967