Kim Kight shares her love for vintage fabrics by reproducing historical prints or taking elements from their designs to create something new. Her favorite fabrics come from the mid-century period - the 1940s through '60s. She loves their quirky little designs that can be recreated in such a timeless way.
Kimberly Kight helped shape and influence the modern fabric and quilting scene in the mid 2000s with her very successful, now-shuttered blog True Up, but at heart she is a traditional quilter. From the time she started sewing she has collected vintage fabrics, scouring Ebay, thrift stores, and flea markets for the best finds. As one of the founding designers of Cottton+Steel, she took elements from these vintage fabrics and reworked them in fresh new ways for the modern sewer.
Sewing is fundamentally an act of love. Starting with heart-motif dresses and feedsacks from her extensive personal vintage fabric stash, Kim created a collection that offers a chance to literally sew love into your creations. A sweet poem along the selvage is perfect for quilt backings, garment tags, or anywhere you might want to leave a little love note. Heartburst was adapted from a vintage dress fabric. This mordern version is printed with neon print ink on unbleached cotton, and the other colorway uses gold ink on navy.