Benartex Wholecloth Quilts by Holice Turnbow from Christian Lane Quilters
(Picture shown is Queen Garden Bouquet.)
Complete instructions are included in each kit. The quilting lines are clear, and easy to see. They are removed by soaking the completed quilt in cold water. Heat or chemicals can set the lines and make them difficult to remove. Do not press your top, and do not add detergent to the cold water soak.
Benartex wallhanging and crib-sized kits include top, backing, and an overage around all sides of the top which are used for the binding
Queen-sized quilt kits include the top and binding. You may order the backing separately, or see our Backings page for a printed backing.
We also offer machine basting of the Queen, Wall, and Crib sized wholecloth quilts for quilters. The basting is about 1/2" long and about 4" apart. Basting on our frames creates a quilt that will be flat and square. The basting holds the layers in place securely, yet is easily removed as you quilt. Batting choices include Wool, Poly, 100% Cotton or 80/20 Cotton.
Please note: we do not ship Queen-sized basted Wholecloths outside the USA.
Other Ideas for your Wholecloth Quilt Tops!
Quilt your queen wholecloth quilt using one of our FatBacks®. When the quilt is finished: flip it over and use the printed side as the top!
Trapunto. This is an ideal product to experiment with "trapunto". Trapunto is often called "stuffed" quilting, because certain areas or motifs of the quilt are overstuffed to make them more pronounced, and to give them greater loft or height. Refer to a good basic quilting book for more information about trapunto. We especially like Anita Shackleford's book for trapunto techniques. Many of the wholecloth designs lend themselves wonderfully to applique work. See examples of different ways to use these kits in our Wholecloth Gallery.
Leave out or add lines. The blue lines are a guide to help you make a beautiful quilt. You can individualize the design by adding or omitting lines, or not quilting certain areas.