Here at the Works we’ve been furiously preparing for the Spring Quilt Market held in Salt Lake City, Utah this year from May 20th- May 22nd. American Made Brand solid cottons will be featured at Market as we continue to attract more quilters & crafters interested in cotton fabric from the USA that’s not just made here, but grown here! As our color palette increases each year since launching American Made Brand a few years ago, we are pleased to finally offer AMB solid cottons in Precut Goods. American Made Brand solid Precuts are sold in Strip rolls, 5″s squares, and 10″ squares in some beautiful color themes from Pastels, Brights, and Neutrals to Autumn, Blues, and of course, Patriotic! Do stop by your LQS to pick up some American Made Brand precuts and make that gorgeous quilt project that’s been on your mind.
Speaking of quilt projects and precut goods, this is a wonderful segue to feature our quilter friend, Robin Long, of Robin Ruth Design!! Robin specializes in the Mariner’s Compass block piecing and has developed some super cool tools that make it easy (and approachable) to take a stab at constructing the complex Mariners Compass quilt block. Sheer Genius!!
Robin uses strip piecing along with her special rulers to construct gorgeous Mariner’s Compass block quilts. Her intricate blocks translate well using the radiant solid cottons from American Made Brand. We’re so lucky to have such unique collaboration with her and since Spring Quilt Market is just around the corner, Robin was anxious for us to show you a sneak peak of some the quilts that she will be showing. In fact, she used some of the new American Made Brand precuts to create these beauties below……
Notice those gorgeous color schemes? From top to bottom- Neutrals, Patriotic, and Brights– all from the American Made Brand Precuts!! Well done, Robin!!!! Our amazing long-arm quilting friend Loretta Orsborn, will lend her magic to finish these quilts to be displayed at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City in just a few days!
If you can’t make it Quilt Market to see these stunning quilts in person, do check out Robin’s website! She offers a wealth of information on how to make Mariner’s Compass quilt blocks with video tutorials to coax even the most hesitant quilter. And in this technological era, did you know there’s also an app for that? 🙂
Joking aside, Robin has a free app for designing her Mariner’s Compass blocks using the colors from the American Made Brand palette.
You can design and preview color combinations and take your shopping list to your LQS to purchase some American Made Brand solid cottons to make your splendid version of a Mariner’s Compass quilt! How cool is that?!!