Monday, June 18, 2018

We love Dots!

Who doesn't love a GREAT polka dot? There's something so playful and fun about little round dots. What about a polka dot batik? Our new Bali Dots Great collection features 22 different dotted fabrics. Rich batik colors with gorgeous shading are the perfect background for dots. Use the collection by itself or pair it with a solid or tonal for extra pop!

Every color in the rainbow: deep reds, pinks and purple; warm golds and crisp greens; refreshing shades of blue.

Click here to see the Bali Dots Great prints used in a modern Flying Geese block on p. 4 of the most recent issue of Modern by the Yard.

Click here to see the entire Bali Dots Great collection.
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

More Summer Fun: Color Calypso

The new Color Calypso line from Kanvas is perfect for a summer project! 
The daisies, dots and petals have a cool watercolor effect that we love. Even better, the collection comes in soothing blues, aquas and purples or punchy pink coral and violet. Choose your favorite!

Sew our free quilt pattern, Boxed In, using your favorite colorway. 

This pattern will be available for download soon! 

Click here to see the entire collection.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

New Butterfly Jewel collection from Kanvas

Butterflies are truly Mother Nature's jewels--exquisite details and bold colors that shine. Our new Kanvas collection, Butterfly Jewels, shows off butterflies at their best. This elegant collection comes in both a pink and blue colorway and is enhanced with metallic gold details. Butterfly Jewels features a large panel of fluttering butterflies, as well as a patchwork print of squares perfect for fussy cutting and eighteen coordinates. Gorgeous! 

Butterfly Jewel in pink:

Butterfly Jewel in blue:

Use these prints to make the free Flutter Glow pattern designed by Heidi Pridemore.

Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

Click here to see the entire Butterfly Jewel collection.
Click here to download the free quilt pattern. 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Cheryl Haynes' Virtual Trunk Show!

We've shared both of Cheryl Haynes' new collections, Moose Lake and My Secret Garden with you. Now it's time for the quilts! 

Moose Lake collection

First the moose was loose, then he got in the Christmas spirit. 
Now his adventures continue at the lake! 
Read Cheryl's interview here.

Moose at the Lake by Cheryl Haynes

Keep an eye out for this pattern and kit, available through Missouri Star Quilt Co. soon.

Moose Crossing by Cheryl Haynes
Make your own moose quilt with this pieced and appliqued quilt using the tonal prints from Moose Lake.
Click here to order Cheryl's pattern.

Download the free quilt pattern featuring Moose Lake:
Cabins at the Lake
Piece cabins and add in appliqued trees and a moose for a rustic wall hanging.
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

Click here to see the full Moose Lake collection.
Click here to visit Cheryl's website.

My  Secret Garden collection
Soft blues and yellows with a garden-themed panel. 
Read Cheryl's interview here.

My Secret Garden by Cheryl Haynes
This is the quilt that inspired the My Secret Garden collection. Piecing paired with applique--this sweet bunny is hiding among the flowers and tall grasses.
Click here to order Cheryl's patterns.

Weeds in the Flowers by Cheryl Haynes
An update of Cheryl's original rag quilt pattern, this fun quilt is packed with flowers!
Click here to order Cheryl's patterns

Download the two free quilt patterns featuring My Secret Garden:

Fields of Daisies by  Cheryl Haynes
This quilt is so pretty in person! It uses the three daisy prints and a stripe for sashing. And of course a bit of applique...
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

Panel Quickies by Cheryl  Haynes
Four quick and easy small quilts that use sections of the My Secret Garden panel. 
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

Click here to see the full My Secret Garden collection.
Click here to visit Cheryl's website.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

My Secret Garden

Cheryl Haynes has not just one, but two collections coming out! We showed you Moose Lake here; today we're sharing My Secret Garden. Wouldn't you love to have this garden in your backyard? 

Tell us about My Secret Garden.
I love bunnies. They’re one of my favorite things to use in designs. I have a pattern called My Secret Garden that was the inspiration—a soft little bunny hiding in the tall grass and flowers.

How did the panel come together?
I doodle a lot. The garden theme came first, and then the ladder and the boot. I had a free quilt pattern of a booth with flowers in it for my Sunshine Garden collection, and I wanted to include that here. The ball jars came next. I’m a sucker for birdhouses. We have so many in our yard.

Do you have a favorite section of the panel?
Probably the garden scene. That’s my vision of my secret garden—the iron fence, birdbath, and bunch of flowers and birds. I’d really enjoy sitting there.

Let’s talk about the color palette.
This is lighter colored collection that I normally do. Warm yellows and soft blues, tan and green. The colors keep it soft.

Tell us about some of the coordinates.
The leaf and berry print is one of my most favorite tonals ever. There’s just enough pattern so it’s not like using a solid.

I also love the daisies; all three color versions.

More coordinates:

Click here to see the entire My Secret Garden collection.
Click here to visit Cheryl's website.

We'll be sharing My Secret Garden quilt patterns later this week!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Moose is back!

Cheryl Haynes' new collection, Moose Lake, is her third moose-themed fabric line. Fans of this lovable guy will be thrilled that the moose saga is continuing...this time, he's going fishing! 

We asked Cheryl to talk to us about Moose Lake. 

So, the moose is back?
Yes! This is my third moose collection. The original collection, Moose on the Loose, was inspired by a moose quilt pattern I’d created after a trip to New Hampshire. He returned in the second collection, A Moose for Christmas, which was based on a cross stitch moose design. Now the adventures of the moose are continuing, as the moose goes fishing.

Is your family into fishing?
My husband’s family has an annual reunion on a trout fishing river. I have fished over the years, so I know a bit about it. We have a garage full of fishing gear.

Tell us about the panel.
My favorite section is probably the large moose head. He is all tangled in the fishing pole—what would you expect a moose to do with a fishing pole?! It reminds me of the Farmers Insurance “Swing Set Standoff” commercial where a moose gets twisted up in a swing set.

Can we see some of the coordinates? 
The panel always comes first, and then the coordinates are pulled from it. There are moose heads with the tangled fishing pole, a fishing print, and one of my favorites, the pine and stars print. It's great for sashing.

Do you have a favorite print?

I particularly like the tonal prints, especially the Moose Crossing print. I like to use fabric shading in my quilt palettes, so I like prints that have enough texture to have interest, but without being distracting.

 A few additional coordinates:

What do you like about this collection?
It’s a fun line—it works for kids; it works for men. It features the darker colors, which tend to be what I go for. You can do so much with the panel.

Click here to see the entire Moose Lake collection.
Click here to visit Cheryl's website.

We'll be sharing Moose Lake quilt patterns later this week!

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mr. B's Preview Pack Club

Are you part of the Mr. B's Preview Pack Club? Members receive a pack of at least twenty 5" squares from a new fabric collection four times per year, as well as our Fat Quarterly newsletter. The printed newsletter features eight pages of fabric inspiration, designer profiles, new collection sneak peeks, and a project using the included swatch pack of fabrics. 
Be the first to know what's new from Benartex! 
Click here to find details on how to subscribe to the Fat Quarterly. 

The current Fat Quarterly: Summer 2018 
This issue features a swatch pack of 5" squares from Kanvas' Palermo collection. You'll also find the pattern to make the Stars & Swirls quilt shown on the cover. 

Also in this issue:

Looking back: 
The Spring 2018 issue, featuring Cherry Guidry's Front Porch collection: 

The Picnic Time project featured in the Spring 2018 Fat Quarterly, using Front Porch fabrics:

The Winter 2017 issue:

And Pansies & Butterflies project, featuring the Pansy Noir swatch pack:

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