Friday, September 29, 2017

Feels Like Fall!

October is knocking on the door!
Pumpkin spice is everywhere!
Leaves are changing!
Temperatures are dropping!

What says "fall" to you? 

Here are some things that say "fall" to us:

Find the tutorial here.

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Find the free quilt pattern here.

Find the free quilt pattern here.

Check out our Feels Like Fall Pinterest board for inspiration--quilt, decor, and food related! 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Denim Love

Love the look of denim but don't love sewing with such a heavy-duty material? 
No problem. 
Our new Denim Blues collection has the denim look you love printed on quilting cotton. Perfect for blue jean fans!

Take two different color denims, add in some fun spirals, pebbles and leaves, and you're ready to go!

Here's a closer look at the Denim Blues prints: 

See the entire collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall in Love: Pretty Foxy

Continuing our fall fabric theme for the week, meet the Pretty Foxy collection. 
Ro Gregg's newest fabric line features a gorgeously realistic fox panel. You won't believe the detail on it! Eight coordinating prints round out the line in sage, mellow golds, rusts, and warm reds. Ro says, "Foxes are quite clever and remarkably resourceful. They have always been dear to my heart and are quite popular and spiritual in nature. The Native Americans recognized them as messengers from beyond." 

Let's take a closer look. Here's the entire panel, which includes a patchwork square border. 

So much detail and shading in the fox's fur!

A grass print, available in three different colors:

A houndstooth print, available in two colors (it also shows up as the inner border in the panel):

A cool circle print, available in three colors: 

Wait until you see this! Pine Tree Country Quilts designed this quilt using the panel. The complicated looking design around the panel is actually quite simple--ladder blocks made in different color combinations. The quilt measures 56" x 66".
Find the free quilt pattern here

See the entire collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop. 
Find the free quilt pattern here.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall in Love: Bountiful Harvest

Is it feeling like fall in your neck of the woods? 
Are the leaves changing? 
Pumpkins growing? 
Temperatures falling?

Here's a little autumn inspiration for you to fall in love with: our Bountiful Harvest collection. Rich harvest colors, detailed prints, and gorgeous gold metallic accents. Perfect for a fall runner, door quilt, placemats...even a lap quilt! 

A closer look at the three focal prints: 
Leaves in different shapes and colors

Pumpkins, corn, grapes and leaves

A field of golden sunflowers

See the entire Bountiful Harvest collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Day at the Zoo: Born Free

Bright the great outdoors into your sewing room! Animals will adore these incredibly realistic looking prints. Birds, bears, raccoons, pandas, giraffes and's like walking through the zoo or a forest from the comfort of your own home!

North American animal prints:

 International animal prints:

 These fabrics make fantastic border prints, or you can fussy cut squares of the animals to use in block centers. Pair the prints with coordinating Painter's Palette Solids (black is always a great choice for a dramatic quilt), or try the small print neutrals in our Essentials 2 collection. 

Take a closer look at the incredible detail!

See the entire collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Summer of Sewing Roundup!

We hope you enjoyed following our Summer of Sewing series as much as we enjoyed sharing it with you! 

Here's a quick look at the projects we featured this summer; check out the tutorials and ask for the fabrics at your local quilt shop!

Polka Dot Pouches featuring the Thoroughly Modern collection by Virginia Robertson

Bargello in Blues featuring the Fleur de Bleu collection

Mayfair Placemats featuring the Mayfair collection

Farm Animals Soft Book featuring the Vintage 30s Ruby's Treasures collection

Walkabout Tote featuring the Walkabout 2 collection

Dino Balls Quilt featuring the Lost World collection

Pet Pillow featuring Love is a Four Legged Word collection

Hold Everything Fabric Boxes featuring the Goanna Walkabout collection

Patriotic Star Quilt featuring the American Pride collection

Pie Pincushions featuring the Farmer John's Garden Party collection

Garden Trivets featuring the Farmer John's Garden Party collection

Which was your favorite? 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

TV Alert!

Have you tuned into Fresh Quilting yet? 

What is Fresh Quilting?
To quote their website:
Fresh Quilting, the new public television show co-produced by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) and KS Productions, began airing in August 2017 with an all-star lineup of modern designers and quilters. In its second series, innovative modern quilters reinterpret traditional techniques with a fresh, modern aesthetic. 

In each episode, leading designers give a fresh twist on traditional designs and share quilting techniques to create high-impact quilts. By watching the show, viewers will learn design concepts and techniques they can use to create their own compelling modern quilt designs. Each episode also includes a segment on community sewing with tips from MQG members and leaders.

We're thrilled to be a sponsor for this exciting new show (and it's fun to see our Painter's Palette Solids take the stage!). Over the coming months, we'll be showing you clips featuring our fabrics, so stay tuned!

Head over to the Fresh Quilting website to see a preview, find tv listings, or even buy a DVD of the first 13 episodes of Seasons 100 and 200. 

psst....Modern Quilt Guild members can view the episodes online! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Ready, set, sew! It's Sew-a-thon time!

American Patchwork & Quilting's 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge is still in full swing, and we're ready for some night owl sewing! 

As a sponsor of this worthwhile challenge, we're happy to help spread the word.

So, You're Invited! join American Patchwork & Quilting magazine as we sew pillowcases for charity for the weekend of September 15-16, 2017. Quilt shops, guilds, and groups around the country are hosting events in conjunction with our 24 Hour Sew-a-Thon in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Visit to find an event near you (note: some events are held on alternate dates). No event nearby? Sign up to host one or join in virtually! APQ will be sharing videos and photos on social media throughout the event.

And if you're looking for an idea of a pillowcase to sew, check out the super-adorable new Owl Applique Band pattern on the AllPeopleQuilt website, featuring Charlie Zabarte's Woodland Friends collection. 
Download the pattern here.

Find plenty of pillowcase inspiration and more information on the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge here