Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cotton + Steel Collections and Pre-Orders!

Every season, we are always so excited to see what's new from Cotton + Steel. We got up close and personal with their newest collection at Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis and cannot wait to show you. 

Their booths are adorned with vintage memorabilia and accouterments. As usual, their individual collections are crafted to blend harmoniously, so you can't go wrong with mixing these ranges. 

Now let's take a closer look at their collections. Melody Miller's Picnic collection was inspired by vintage picnic icons and prints that will spark your imagination. 
Kim Kight's Lucky Strike collection tells a fanciful story of the 1970s Ladies' bowling league. Her prints range from score cards to small florals, and lucky charms as well.
Paper Bandana is an ode to the Japanese paper cutting craft, Kirigami. Alexia Abegg's hand made prints give the collection an earthy look. 
Honeymoon was inspired by Sarah Watts' honeymoon trip to Costa Rica with her husband. Her whimsical prints of sloths, horses, and birds takes you on a journey to this tropical destination. 
Lastly, Rashida Coleman-Hale's collection is so breezy! She translated wind in all of its beautiful form with her Zephyr collection. 

If you cannot wait to get your hands on these amazing collections, don't fret! We have them for pre-order at our shop so you will receive your favorites before anyone else, plus save with up to 11% when you pre-order!

Let us know which collection is your favorite in the comment section and happy quilting everyone! 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Moda Fabrics Collections

Spring Market is long gone but we are still reminiscing about some of our favorite Moda Fabrics Collections! Here's a quick recap on all of the NEW collections at Quilt Market just for you. 

Dot.Dot. Dash - ! by Me and My Sister Designs, the brights you've come to love in a swatch of dots and stripes we all need. A few of these quilts are in Precut Primer

Tucker Prairie by One Canoe 2 is fresh and bright, yet defined and grounded. 

Miniature Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings is a colorful deluge of miniature prints. Use them together of separate into select palettes to effect. 

Prints Charming by Sandy Gervais gives these colors an elegant tone. 

Bright Sun by A Quilting Life. This is the first fabric line for Sherri McConnel and Chelsi Stratton, Moda's newest mother/daughter duo!

Simply Colorful II by V& Co is the bookend collection to Simply Colorful, with cool colors to balance out the spectrum. 

Gooseberry by Lella Boutique has some sweet prints that we love!

Modern Background Paper & Ink by Zen Chic complement each other perfectly, but separately we see a lot of background options. 

Eliza's Indigo is Betsy Chutchian's debut group for Moda, so repro-lovers, rejoice!

Windermere by Brenda Riddle was inspired by the soft, sweet colors of pastoral England. 

Basic Grey takes you to the beautiful streets of France with Mon Ami

Prairie by Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby is bright, fun and playful! We love all things Prairie including our Prairie Summer BOM

Purebred by Erin Michael celebrates the equine lover in us all. Strap on your riding boots and get ready to tide! 

Sunflower Song by Kansas Troubles Quilts is summer in the Kansas Troubles world! 

Other fabric collections to look forward to....

And finally, a new basic group from Moda Fabrics, Concrete
Do you have a favorite collection from Moda Fabrics? Let us know if the comments below and we will pick a random winner for a SURPRISE PRIZE on Friday, May 29, 2015. Good luck! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Prairie Summer Block of the Month

Hello everyone! We're so excited to introduce our newest Block of the Month quilt called Prairie Summer. This beautiful quilt features the Prarie collection by Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby for Moda Fabrics and The Garden Grove Pattern by Sherri Falls of This & That Patterns.
During this six month program, we will send you over 14.5 yards of fabrics and pattern for each block, sashing, borders and binding. You will make two 14" quilt blocks per month starting from November 2015 to April 2016. 

If you're ready to join us, sign up for the Prairie Summer Block of the Month program today and don't forget to reserve your backing set as well. We also have Sherri's original Garden Grove quilt version in the Windermere collection  by Brenda Riddle. Thank you so much for joining us! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

20% OFF All Northcott Fabrics!

Enjoy 20% OFF ALL Northcott Fabrics 
with coupon code, NORTHCOTT20 for one week.

*This offer expires May 31st at 11:59 pm CST and offer not included in clubs, PDFs, or patterns. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

New Moda Fabric Designers!

Hi everyone! We're so excited to introduce four new fabric designers to the Moda Fabrics family. First, we have our longtime blogger and Fat Quarter Shop fan, Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby. Her Prairie collection for Moda Fabrics was inspired by the warm golden colors of a late summer afternoon. It's those last few lazy days when the colors of the season meld with the rich days of fall.

We've been long time fans of fellow Texan, Betsy Chutchian. Her beautiful 19th Century reproduction quilts are just breathtaking and her collection, Eliza's Indigo is no exception.

The mother daughter duo, Sherri McConnell and Chelsi Stratton of A Quilting Life is no strangers in the quilting world. Their first fabric collection for Moda Fabrics is called Bright Sun. This gorgeous collection was inspired by the southwestern sunrise and sunsets. This collection is filled with pinks, aquas, yellows, and some wonderful low volume prints as well. 

You might know One Canoe Two's amazing artwork, calendars, and stationery goodies that we all love. Their first fabric collection for Moda Fabrics is called Tucker Prairie and was inspired by their Midwestern surroundings, big open skies, and flora and fauna of Missouri, their home state. 

Can't wait to get your hands on these collections? We have all of them available for pre-order at our shop today. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Frivols Collectible Tins by Moda Fabrics

Hi everyone! It's Kimberly here and I wanted to show you something that I've been completely obsessing about for the past few months. They are Frivols Collectible Tins by Moda Fabrics!

What are Frivols exactly? Find out in our Quilt Market Frivols video

If you sign up for the Frivols Club, you will receive a Frivols tin with 42 - 7" square precut, a Moda quilt pattern, a block pattern and a Frivol surprise. Each month we will send you a new featured collection starting in August with Hello Darling by Bonnie & Camille. 

Then Polka Dots and Paisleys by Minick and Simpson in September.

Eliza's Indigo by Betsy Chutchian in October. 

And Windermere by Brenda Riddle in November and so on! 

We've also created the Frivols Club Finishing Kit which includes the background, binding and backing needed to finish the monthly Frivols Club Quilt! 

Are you ready to join the fun? Sign up for both the Frivols club to receive the Frivols and tins, then the Finishing Kit to complete the Frivols projects. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Star Crossed Sew Along!

Greetings fellow quilters! We are so excited to introduce a new It's Sew Emma pattern to you today called Star Crossed! This quilt was inspired by a vintage quilt we found at Quilt Festival a few years ago at the booth of one of our favorite antique mainstays, Cindy's Antique Quilts

We simplified the blocks and added the It's Sew Emma "touch," to make it our own. 

We sewed up our version using the Joyeux Noel collection by French General for Moda  Fabrics to create the classic red and white quilt we all love. 

Thinking about making this simple quilt into something a little more scrappy? 

Following the cutting instructions for one block in the Star Crossed pattern, cut out the pieces from fabrics of your choice to mix up in your scrappy Star Crossed blocks. In the block below, the outside of the star is scrappy and the inside is one fabric. You could also reverse this or make both parts scrappy as a variation.
Keep it scrappy and clean by pairing two fabrics for the inside and outside, like the bottom two blocks. From one half-yard, you can cut the pieces for the inside and outside part of the star block. 
(2) Half-yards = 2 blocks
(3) Half-yards = 3 blocks
And so on! 
Since this quilt is so versatile, we decided to invite some of our favorite bloggers to sew their own version of Star Crossed. Visit their blogs for some amazing inspiration and ideas on how you can make these blocks your own. If you would like to join us, use #starcrossedsewalong on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Natalia of Piece N Quilt
Daisy of Ants to Sugar
Riane of Vessel Quilts
Angie of Gnome Angel