The New Cheaters

Kokka Cheater Print

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echino patchwork

repro cowboy cheater

paganelli cheater print

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Backing up my assertion that cheater prints are back. And why shouldn’t they be? You get more prints for the money, and if you actually turn it into a quilt, no one will really think you’re a cheater. The Japanese have cornered the cheater print market lately, but I’d say the revival was really kicked off by Denyse Schmidt’s Patchwork Promenade print.

From the top: Kokka cheater print (taken by me at the Fall 2008 Quilt Market); newer Kokka cheater print spotted on Fabricworm; Echino ni-co patchwork by Etsuko Furuya; reproduction cowboy cheater print spotted at This and That From Japan; cheater print from Jennifer Paganelli’s newest collection Dance With Me; the popular Patchwork Promenade print from Denyse Schmidt’s line County Fair, done up in a beautiful blanket by Spool Sewing.

What have I missed in this mini-roundup? What are your favorites?

4 Comments

  1. Amber says:

    Love the cheaters – I have a few of this group in my stash!

  2. Mishkat says:

    There’s a nice cheater print that’s one of the Moda Wonderland fabrics – I think it is called Mad Hatter. I have only seen the twill print, but I believe there is one in quilting weight too.

  3. Sarah says:

    Ooh, love that quilt. I think the first one is my fav. Though I do like the purple mushrooms.