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Let’s talk about materials for Sashiko.
First, the fabrics. To be successful with Sashiko, it’s very important to start with right fabrics.
Traditional sashiko quilting is worked on indigo-dyed fabrics, but any evenly-woven, smooth fabric will work. Most of today’s fabrics made by machine are a lot tighter than old homespun fabrics. Since sashiko needles and threads are thicker than regular sewing needles and threads, it is harder to stitch through tightly woven fabrics.