*PRE-ORDER FOR LATE AUGUST - Sashiko Pre-printed Sampler - QH Textiles - HF1115-22C - Yamazakura (Mt. Cherry Tree) & Asanoha - Navy - is currently on backorder. You may still purchase now though and we'll ship as soon as more become available.
Sashiko pre-printed samplers have wash-out stitching lines. Do not pre-wash. 100% cotton.
Cloth Size: 13" x 25 1/2" Finished Size: 12" x 12"
The design is printed on one half of the sampler. You can stitch through both layers for a little heavier fabric if using it for a quilt square or pillow and add your own backing. Or you can stitch through a single layer and use the attached piece as the backing. In Japan, the samplers are stitched through both layers, hemmed and use for tea towels or table decorations.
The Yamazakura (literally, "mountain cherry tree") is the representative type of wild cherry tree in Japan. The blossoms have five relatively small petals, and are generally sightly pink, though other color variations are possible.
The Yamazakura is the most common cherry tree variety of Japan that actually grows wildly in nature as opposed to cultivars such as the Somei Yoshino. Its blossoms are slightly pink and have five, relatively small petals.