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NEW designs online now

I've just uploaded some new designs onto the website so why not have a browse?

Meanwhile, you'll be delighted to know that I'm going to continue selling Kekfesto Cotton fabrics here on the website and at small events into 2022.

I am, however, winding down, so be quick while stock lasts.

Best wishes,

Gilly Thomson

Find Kekfesto Cotton at these events

Quilters' Guild Spring Regional Day Scotland

Provisional date: 19 March 2022

North Inch Campus, Perth

Details to be confirmed

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Hungarian Blue Print Quilt Video

Luana Rubin of inteviews Hungarian textile artist Anna Maria Dolanyi - the founder and former President of the Hungarian Patchwork Guild - about the 'Hungarian Blue-Dyed Quilts' exhibit at the 2012 Quilt Festival in Houston.

youTube: Hungarian Blue Print Quilt Video

Enjoy one of my great Charm Packs

Ever since I launched my website with secure online shopping, fans of Hungarian blue print fabrics have been asking, 'When will you have Charm Packs?'

Well, now you have them!

What's in my new Charm Packs?

Each Charm Pack contains 50 different pieces of Hungarian blue print fabric. These pieces are square: 12 x 12 cm / 5 x 5 in, approximately. Patterns will vary with stock available. The image shows a representative sample.

A really great price!

Only £20 per Charm Pack.

Click to order Charm Pack

NEW Charm Packs now available

About Kekfesto Cotton

Kekfesto Cotton provides a vast range of hand-printed blue dyed fabrics imported from Hungary.

These 100% cotton fabrics are perfect for patchwork and quilting.

All of these fabrics are hand-dyed in small quantities. This means that most patterns are always available or can be re-ordered.

Because the fabrics are hand-dyed, the blue colour can vary slightly, which can add to the charm of the finished quilt or other creation. If you want to ensure a consistent blue colour, be careful to order fabrics with the same code letters. For example: "DB" or "SZ". The code letters identify the individual source of the fabric.

There are quite literally hundreds of patterns and I am always trying to add new fabrics to my collection - so come back often!

I hope you enjoy browsing through the fabric swatches. If you have any questions at all, please email me.

Email: Gilly Thomson

Gilly Thomson brings her Kekfesto Cotton
blue prints to World Textile Day Scotland

A bit of background

My first visit to Hungary was in 2002, when I discovered their traditional blue and white cotton. Then in May 2003, the Hungarian Patchwork Association [] held an International Exhibition of Quilts, made from the traditional blue-print/kekfesto cotton. Quilters from over 30 different countries contributed to the exhibition, but I was the only one from the U.K. who attended the Official Opening of the Exhibition.

One of the reasons for organising the event was to get the blueprint better known outside of Hungary. These quilts went on to be exhibited at the European Patchwork Show in Val d'Argent in France in September of that year.

The blue-print material is considered very ordinary in Hungary, as it used to be widely available. I liked it so much and felt that others would too, so the idea of setting up the website just fell into place.

The cotton is colour fast and fade resistant, and ideal for patchwork and quilting. There are only eight family run businesses left that produce the material in relatively small quantities, five of which I deal with on a regular basis.

Blue Birds by Gilly Thomson

Nordic Star by Gilly Thomson