Gingham is a checked medium weight 100% cotton fabric and comes in many colours. These are printed fabrics which will mix and match and blend with toning plain colours as well. Quilters will like the small checks for adding into quilting projects to create interest, especially when mixed with plain cotton patchwork fabrics.
Patchwork block patterns such as Nine Patch, Flying Geese, Drunkards Path and Card Trick would work well with these gingham fabrics either on their own or coordinating with plain cotton quilting fabric. Gingham fabric is a staple of school uniforms and busy mums who are dressmakers will love these fabrics for their ease of sewing both by hand or machine. The fabric is a good weight and will make up into lovely dresses and shirts. These cotton fabrics will also work well for casual and beach wear and for home décor, especially in the kitchen. The fabric could be used for Roman blinds, cushions, oven gloves, mats, tea cosies and runners either as it is or worked into a traditional or modern patchwork pattern.