Elephant’s Garden by Clothworks, the newest fabric collection from Printfresh Studio, has been spotted in Today’s Quilter magazine. Check out this gorgeous curve block design called Caesar’s Crown. The ethnic-inspired paisleys, florals, and elephant-themed prints in vivid blues, corals, pinks, and mints in Elephant’s Garden, are a fresh update on this classic pieced design.
American Made Brand solid cottons continue to fuel the creativity of many a quilter, sewist, and maker! Clothworks debuted 12 new colors in a Bright & Fresh palette at Quilt Market 2018 in Portland. These new colors certainly live up to their name and are guaranteed to energize your latest sewing project! Look for them to deliver this July in your favorite local quilt shop.
Clothworks was also pleased to feature the gorgeous quilts by Maria Shell, on display in our booth at Quilt Market. Bear Fence (shown in the middle of the pic below) and Hot Seat (on the right in the pic below) captivated the crowds at Quilt Market with their vibrant colors and dynamic piecing.
In case you missed Market, head to Maria’s blog, Tales of a Stitcher, to read about her creative process in making Bear Fence. For more inspiration, follow this link to her book, Improv Patchwork- Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape. Be sure to follow her on Instagram, too!
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The Stitch & Switch Pillow designed by Corey Yoder is inspired by traditional barn quilts, adapted to fit pillow size. The perfect project for a quilter who needs something quick and easy to satisfy their quilting fix! Shown below is a version of the pillow in a traditional color scheme.
The Stitch & Switch Pillow design is so versatile, quilt tester Martha Gamm gave it a completely different feel with the nautical-inspired, navy blue & white color scheme using American Made Brand cotton solids, as shown below.
Head to All People Quilt to download the Summer 2018 edition of Quilts and More™ magazine or pick up a copy of this magazine, due to hit your favorite newsstand, next week on April 24 through July 24th, 2018. And most importantly, support your LQS (Local Quilt Shop) by stocking up on American Made Brand solids.
A BIG THANKS to all who participated in the Jetset Europe Big Fabric Giveaway! Here’s hoping you all had fun finding a shop near you or road-trip worthy.
The winner is: Ellen with the comment:
‘Miller Dry Goods, Millersburg OH. Wish there was some place a lot closer!’
We will notify Ellen through email to get her shipping address to send her an assortment of Jetset Europe fabrics in 1 yard cuts (Cute Dog not included).
Check back here at the Works and @clothworkswa on Instagram and facebook pages to participate in future fabric giveaways!
To enter the blog contest:
- Use the Where to Buy feature on the Clothworks website to find a store that carries Jetset Europe.
- Post the name & location of the closest store near you in your comment after this blog post.
- This contest is open to those with USA mailing addresses.
- Please post your comment by April 9th, 2018 12:00 am Pacific Daylight Time
- Leave only one comment per person
One winner will be selected randomly from the comments. The prize will be an assortment of cute fabrics in 1 yard cuts of Jetset Europe (Cute Dog shown above not included). Check back here on April 10th, 2018 when the winner will be announced.
American Made Brand solid cottons by Clothworks make the front cover of the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Quilty Magazine in the adorable ‘Frenchie Pop’ quilt! What’s even more exciting is ‘Frenchie Pop’ was designed and made by me, Stephanie DiCola! Inspired by French Bulldogs and the colorful art of Andy Warhol, I challenged myself to use all 75 colors in the AMB Solid cotton palette to make this wall-hanging sized quilt.
Dog lover or not, ‘Frenchie Pop’ is sure to win the hearts of many with its cheery, bright color arrangement. The same French Bulldog applique is repeated in 9 blocks using a different color combination per block to create this eye-catching quilt. Read how to make this quilt by picking up a copy of the Jan/Feb 2018 edition of Quilty at your favorite newsstand. And stock up on American Made Brand solid cottons by visiting your local quilt shop (find a shop here)!
The vibrant colors of American Made Brand cotton solids are featured in another quilt in Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine. Spiked Pinwheels, by designer Melissa Dunworth, simply uses 2 contrasting solids from the AMB color palette to create this new take on a classic block design. With 75 colors in the American Made Brand solids palette, you’re sure to find a color combination that speaks to you!
Find a local quilt shop here that stocks American Made Brand solid cottons and let the fun begin in choosing your colors! Head to your preferred newsstand to pick up Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine which is packed with colorful diagram instructions and helpful tips. Soon, you’ll be making your own version of Spiked Pinwheels in no time!
American Made Brand cotton solids are featured in the newest issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine and even on the front cover! Cityscape, by designer Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, makes exquisite use of the AMB solids neutral color palette in this lap-size quilt pieced with 2 ½” strips. For added drama, a thin strip in a neutral floral print accents the AMB solid strips in this stunning diamond block design.
Head to your local quilt shop to stock up on American Made Brand solid cottons, and pick up Issue #21 of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine at your favorite newsstand. Follow step-by-step instructions and special sewing techniques to make your very own version of Cityscape.
Clothworks’ Fresh Batiks® are featured in 2 quilting magazines that just shipped! Labyrinth by Janice Averill is sampled in vibrant and cool watercolor Fresh Batiks® Minerals in purples, blues and greens. Her quilt is featured in the Fall issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Constructed from Flying Geese blocks, there is a handy tutorial under the Basic Lessons portion of the magazine offering an easy tutorial on how to quickly piece Flying Geese blocks.
Clothworks’ Fresh Batiks® are also featured in the October issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. Quilt tester Laura Boehnke combined these striking colors from the Fresh Batiks® Minerals and Botanica collections to create a single star design.
Laura’s color option is based on a full quilt called Rock Star by Tonya Alexander (shown below).
Rock Star uses contrasting color palettes to showcase the stars formed by the rail fence piecing, making Clothworks’ Fresh Batiks® the perfect fabric choice.
Pick up the October 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® at your favorite quilt shop through early October. Visit American Patchwork & Quilting online for more quilting inspiration, too!
Many thanks to all who participated in the giveaway in conjunction with the Adventures in Hexagons blog tour. We appreciate all your lovely comments about Laurel Burch fabrics and Hexagon quilts! We hope you enjoyed following along on the blog tour too….perhaps you came away with some inspiration to start a new quilt project.
Now on to the winners of the Clothworks blog giveaway:
The winner of the Laurel Burch Basics Fat Quarter Pack is:
Congratulations ladies! We’ll be contacting you soon for your shipping info to send your prizes.
Be sure to head over to the Clothworks Instagram Page to view the other winner of the Laurel Burch Basics Fat Quarter Pack.
Thanks again to all who commented during this giveaway. Check back here at the Works for more quilt and sewing inspiration, and more chances to enter giveaways!