Thursday, December 6, 2018

Shimmer and Shine: Metallic Mixers

Gold and silver metallic blenders? Yes please! Meet the Metallic Mixers from Kanvas! These large collections--36 each silver and gold--shimmer and shine on their own, and add a little sparkle to any fabrics you pair them with. 

Here's a sampling of the collection; each print comes in a cream and a black background. 

Gold:

Silver:


Watch for the Sublime Stars FREE quilt pattern, available on our website soon! Make it in either silver or gold. 


Click here to see the entire Metallic Mixers Gold collection.
Click here to see the entire Metallic Mixers Silver collection.
Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email

Monday, December 3, 2018

Dragonfly Dance

The dragonflies are back! Our first dragonfly collection was so popular that we created a follow-up, Dragonfly Dance. The collection features dragonflies (of course!) along with water lilies, swirls, a wavy stripe, and a great textured wing print. It's available in both purple and blue colorways. 

 Purple colorway:

Blue colorway:



Choose your favorite colorway and sew the Dragonfly Pond free quilt pattern. The free pattern will be available on our website soon! 


Click here to see the entire Dragonfly Dance pattern.


Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Holiday Countdown Bonus: Stocking Tutorial

Ready for one more holiday idea? 


Cherry Guidry used her My Happy Place fabrics to create three adorable stockings. She's shared the tutorial for how to make all three on Bernina's blog, We All Sew.


Click here to find the tutorials.
Click here to see Cherry's My Happy Place collection. 
Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email

Friday, November 30, 2018

Holiday Countdown: FREE Quilt Patterns!

 The turkey leftovers are almost gone, "Jingle Bells" is playing in every store, and holiday lights are sparkling! It's the perfect time to squeeze in one more festive quilting project. Our holiday collections are available in your local quilt shop right now.

Holiday quilts are so fun--pull them out in December for a month or so of cozy couch time, and then pack them away until the next year. The quilts shown below are all free quilt patterns available on our website; if you don't have time to make one now, save the pdf to your computer and get started in January! Make sure to check your local quilt shop for the fabric now, though--the collections shown are currently available and you don't want to miss out. 

"All Is Bright" featuring Merry & Bright:
Isn't the holly stripe a great border for this quilt?!
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

"Snow Flowers" by Cheryl Haynes, featuring Winter Wonderland:
Capture the beauty of a simple bloom in this two-color quilt. 
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

"Christmas Blooms" by Cheryl Haynes, featuring Winter Wonderland:
Use the same block to make a poinsettia table runner.
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

"Let It Snow" wallhanging by Cherry Guidry, featuring Let It Snow:
Use the panel from the collection to create a cheery wall quilt! 
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

"Merry" by Cherry Guidry, featuring Let It Snow:
A quilt full of presents, all wrapped up in holiday fabric! 
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.


"Snowflake Stripes" by Jackie Robinson featuring A Festive Season 2:
Keep this snowflake quilt out all winter long! 
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.


Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Holiday Countdown: In a magazine near you...

The turkey leftovers are almost gone, "Jingle Bells" is playing in every store, and holiday lights are sparkling! It's the perfect time to squeeze in one more festive quilting project. Our holiday collections are available in your local quilt shop right now. 

Have you seen these two quilts featured recently in magazines? We love the modern feel of Cherry Guidry's "Jolly Good Night" quilt using her Let It Snow prints, shown in the December 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.

"Jolly Good Night" by Cherry Guidry;
Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. 
©2018 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.



Click here to see the Let It Snow collection.
Click here to purchase the Jolly Good Night quilt. 
Click here to find American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.













***********************************************************


Go more traditional with the rich elegance of Carol Hanson's "Decked with Holly" quilt, featured in the November/December 2018 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting. The quilt pairs simple stars with pinwheels and surrounds it with the gorgeous split stripe from Jackie Robinson's A Festive Season 2 collection. 

"Decked with Holly" by Carol Hanson;
featured in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine


See the full quilt: 



Click here to see Jackie's A Festive Season 2 collection. 
Click here to purchase the Decked with Holly pattern.
Click here to find Love of Quilting.



Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Holiday Countdown: Let It Snow and Merry & Bright

The turkey leftovers are almost gone, "Jingle Bells" is playing in every store, and holiday lights are sparkling! It's the perfect time to squeeze in one more festive quilting project. Our holiday collections are available in your local quilt shop right now. 

Looking for whimsical or bold holiday prints? We've got you covered!


Cherry Guidry's Let It Snow: Wave a warm hello to this sweet snowman! Traditional red and green get a modern twist with grays and limes in this snowman-themed collection, complete with a panel!

Click here to see quilt patterns made using Let It Snow.

***********************************************************

Merry & Bright is a contemporary take on the holidays: bold colors and graphic designs, all touched with metallic gold. 
Click here to find a quilt pattern using Merry & Bright.

Click here to see our other holiday collections. 
Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email

Monday, November 26, 2018

Holiday Countdown: A Festive Season 2 and Winter Wonderland

The turkey leftovers are almost gone, "Jingle Bells" is playing in every store, and holiday lights are sparkling! It's the perfect time to squeeze in one more festive quilting project. Our holiday collections are available in your local quilt shop right now. 

If traditional prints are more your style, look no further than these two lines: 

Jackie Robinson's A Festive Season 2: These classically elegant prints are enhanced with metallic gold, and the gorgeous split stripe features holly and berries with swirls. 
Click here to see quilt patterns made using A Festive Season 2. 


*************************************************************

Cheryl Haynes' Winter Wonderland is packed with folk art-style snowman fun! Start with the panel and add in coordinating prints in green, red, cream and beige. 
Click here to see quilt patterns made with Winter Wonderland.
Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Women Are...

We love this new Contempo mini collection! Women Are features a panel of empowering quotes about women and two text print coordinates. Fussy cut the blocks in the panel and use them in a quilt, or transform them into tote bags, pillows, placemats or other easy gift ideas for your favorite women! 



Use these prints in the "Women Are" quilt, designed by Cherry Guidry. The free pattern will be available on our website soon! 

Click here to see the Women Are prints.
Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

My Happy Place Virtual Trunk Show

You've seen Cherry  Guidry's My Happy Place collection; now it's time to admire the quilts! These fun sewing-themed designs are perfect for your sewing room or to give as a gift to a quilting friend! Take Cherry's virtual trunk show tour below.

My Happy Place
59” x 80”
"This quilt is primarily applique and a little hand embroidery, with very little piecing. It contains all of a sewist’s favorite things! The spools are pieced—super easy strip piecing, because I thought they were the perfect way to finish the quilt. I think this pattern would be fun even if you just picked your favorite blocks and made smaller wall hangings.”
Click here to purchase the My Happy Place pattern.

  

Maker
30” x 32”
“This is a fun little project! It has a simple pieced background to make it look like it’s sitting on a table. This is similar to the sewing machine project from my original class. I was happy to use the machine print in the border. I even used metallic thread to stitch the pins.”

Click here to purchase the Maker pattern.


Retro Spools
60” x 70”
“This pattern is made up of three spools inside each other. The little star has a heart in the center. The buttons hanging from string are actually appliqued.”

Watch  Cherry's website for the Retro Spools pattern - available soon!


Vintage Blossoms

70” x 77”
“These quarter log cabin blocks are meant to look like flowers. It uses 2-1/2” strips, plus the background fabric and the border. It’s also super easy to piece!”

Watch  Cherry's website for the Vintage Blossoms pattern - available soon!



Sew Wordy
44" x 55"
"This free quilt pattern uses the 5" squares from the Sew Wordy print, stacked with coordinating strips so they look like spools of thread! Watch for this free quilt pattern on my website."

Click here to see the entire My Happy Place collection.
Click here to visit Cherry's website.

Click here to read the interview with Cherry about My Happy Place.
Love It? Share It! Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Email