Newton's Lullaby Dream in Quick Quilts!

There’s nothing sweeter than a baby quilt, in my opinion. I just love making baby quilts and thinking of the precious little baby who is going to grow up feeling safe, soft, and secure while snuggling in it. Check out this adorable quilt called “Counting Sheep” designed by Heidi Pridemore using the Newton’s Lullaby Dream collection by Leslie Clark.

Counting Sheep appears in the August/September issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, so be sure and check it out! You can also purchase the quilt kit from Heidi by calling her at 888-499-5715.

Also be sure to check out our adorable free pattern for Newton’s Lullaby Dream here!

Happy Sewing!

Video: How to Make Fabric Coasters!

I just love these little fabric coasters–they are SO great for using up little scraps of fabric. I had some leftover Moon Dancers fabric from a magazine project that I pieced for Jean Ann Wright that will be featured in the November 2010 McCall’s Quick Quilts. So I did the fabric coasters, the free pattern, and some little mini wall hangings to demonstrate how to do mitered corners. All of these videos are coming soon, so stay tuned and subscribe to our YouTube Channel now!

12 Days of Christmas FREE pattern!

My quilting buddy Pat Proctor tested this stylish little table runner for the 12 Days of Christmas collection by Sharyn Sowell. Isn’t it CUTE?! I must confess, however, that when I first saw this pattern I thought it was a little goofy. In fact I told September (my partner in crime on this blog, pictured on my right in the “About” photo) that I adored the fabric, but that the pattern was quite decidedly the most odd pattern I had seen for some time. Then she informed me that she had designed it. OOPS!
Ahhh, but it’s one of those projects you just have to see all made up. It’s much smaller than I thought it would be, but it’s just the right size for a nice little accent at the Christmas dinner table, or on a side table with some candles. Now that I’ve seen it all made up I think it’s one of the cutest patterns I have seen in some time! 12-Days-Free-Pattern2
I think it’s just darling. It’s even a pattern you can do without quilting or binding–doesn’t that sound dreamy?! You can topstitch if you like, but it looks just as cute either way. Click here to download the project.

So get going on those holiday projects…the holidays will be here before you know it!

Congrats lucky #15!

I had a visit to this morning, and the lucky number from the Favorite Magazines post was #15! Congrats to Jillayne Wickware! Jillayne said, “I think my favourites are American Patchwork & Quilting and Quiltmania. When McCall’s first came out it was my favourite for a long time but not so much now. Truthfully, any issue of any quilt magazine that has something that really inspires me is my favourite!” You can visit her lovely blog here.

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments, and have a fabulous weekend…Happy Quilting!

Favorite Magazines and a giveaway…

Have you seen the latest quilt magazines? We’re very lucky to know a handful of very talented designers who love to work with Clothworks fabrics, and so we enjoy having their patterns featured in some of the best quilt magazines that are out there. This month we are especially excited about a quilt designed by Anita Peluso using the Blue Bouquet collection which was featured on the cover of Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting!
In the Quiltmaker this month, there is an adorable baby quilt designed by Caroline Reardon featuring our On the Go fabric–isn’t this to-die-for cute?Puddle-Jumpers_Quiltmaker
…and the talented Helen Weinman of Heartbeat Quilts designed this striking quilt which appears this month in The Quilter, using the Dancing Horses collection.
So we’re curious…what’s your favorite quilt magazine? Or if you don’t read quilt magazines, do you have any other favorite magazines? We’d love to hear from you, and we have a special little giveaway for one lucky person! We’ll draw a winner at random from your comments on this post this Friday 6/18 to win this adorable little backpack in Bird Talk fabric! Please, just one comment per person, thank you!

New collections for November 2010!

NEW NEW NEW…I have three new collections for you–what fun! These beauties are November 2010 collections just now pre-selling to quilt shops. Can’t live without them? Let your local shop know!

Here it is looking stunning…the new Laurel Burch collection, Celestial Dreams!
…and what a fabulous free pattern!

Here is a new collection from the lovely ladies of Joined at the Hip! This one is Farmgirl’s Garden. You can watch a video of Tammy and Avis telling you all about it here on YouTube! Tammy and Avis also have a great little blog going, and you can check that out here.
…and the gals even designed this cute little quilt themselves!

Last, but certainly not least, is Le Jardin de Papillons by Chris Chun! Chris also has a very cool blog you can visit here. Le Jardin de Papillons was a huge hit at quilt market–check out fabric blogger True Up’s review of Le Jardin and other collections here.
I LOVE this free pattern too…it uses mitered borders which are surprisingly easy to do. I’m going to be doing a video demo on these to release when the free pattern comes out in November!
That’s it for November! We’d love to hear what your favorite November collection is…comment on this post and you’ll be entered for a chance to win fat quarters from your favorite collection! Only one comment per person, please. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wearables on the GO!

Do you “GO!?” We got our very own Go Cutter from AccuQuilt awhile back, and let me tell you–these things are VERY cool! There are numerous books written specifically for “GO! Friendly” projects, and here is one of them–Wearables on the GO! by Vivian Peritts for Design Originals.WOTG-Cover1Vivian used several Clothworks collections, including Piccadilly by Pamela Mostek shown on the cover in the “Yoke Purse”.Piccadilly_WOTG…and my personal favorite, these adorable embellished shoes and purse in Folk Dance fabric by Christine Graf.Folk-Dance_WOTG…and last but certainly not least, the precious “Yoke Dress” using Baby Buggies by Sue Zipkin.Baby-Buggies_WOTGSo much fun! Thanks for the lovely book, Vivian, your projects are creative, unique, and beyond CUTE!