Frou-Frou Quilt: Monday’s Washday in Quiltmaker Magazine

Monday’s Washday quilt by Heidi Pridemore featured in Fons & Porter’s Quiltmaker May/June 2017 issue,

Spotted in the May/June 2017 issue of Quiltmaker magazine is this charming quilt featuring Frou-Frou fabrics and trims, Monday’s Washday, by Heidi Pridemore.  Clothworks has been exclusively distributing fabrics and trims from the French fabric company, Frou-Frou Fabrics, for nearly a year now.  Monday’s Washday, with its mix of playful applique and pinwheel block piecing, is the perfect quilt to showcase the star, dot, gingham, and floral prints that Frou-Frou is known for!  On a closer look, the button embellishment used for the flower designs even matches the fabrics, too!

Head to Clothworks to look for a local quilt shop that carries Frou-Frou fabrics & trims.  Find the latest issue of Quiltmaker May/June 2017 issue at your favorite newsstand or head to this link to find the quilt pattern for Monday’s Washday.

Happy Sewing!

Fabric Inspiration: Wildflowers by Teresa Ascone

Shipping soon to a local quilt shop near you is the newest Clothworks release, Wildflowers, by designer Teresa Ascone.  Inspired by the natural beauty of Alaska, Wildflowers comes alive with prints ranging from swirling auroras, dazzling florals, and vivid nature motifs.  Who knew Alaska could offer so much color inspiration!!?

Teresa’s talented friend, Chris Francis, has been just as inspired by transforming the brilliant fabric designs of Wildflowers by Teresa Ascone, into all kinds of beautifully constructed projects, such as the wristlet wallets pictured above.  Chris and Teresa are excited to share these beautiful works of art.  Take a look below….

Wildflowers will surely add some pizzazz to your wardrobe with these accessory and garment project ideas!

How about sprucing up your home with some colorful Wildflowers creations too?

A quilt made of Wildflowers is a no-brainer, but how about an elegant chair and ottoman re-upholstered in it, too?!

Thank you Teresa and Chris for sharing pictures of these gorgeous creations in Wildflowers.  It’s one thing to admire the gorgeous fabric designs of Wildflowers by Teresa, but seeing it crafted into functional, stunning works of art by Chris takes it to a whole new level!

And before we leave you today, all of these brilliant crafty projects by Chris could not have sprung to life without her trusty sewing machine (almost 60 years old and a gift from her husband during their first Christmas together), a Singer 401a Slant needle pictured here:

Chris comes from a long line of sewists and quilters, with her grandmother recycling worn-out clothing into handmade quilts to keep the family warm during long, cold winters.  Born into a family that created things out of necessity taught Chris the fundamentals of sewing.  As Chris continued to pursue her craft, she learned to manipulate patterns and replicate sewing techniques to create professional-looking creations.  Throughout her sewing career- she has tackled upholstery projects and bridal- developing a knack to take a bride’s vision of her wedding gown and transform it into a work of art.  As she put it herself, “An artist may call it a craft, but I believe it to be art.  My palette is fabric and I love to put together the most unlikely.”

Blue Porcelain by Ellen Crimi-Trent in APQ

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Based on a design by AGF Studio. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Spotted in the April 2017 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting is a nifty office organizer project using the Clothworks fabric collection, Blue Porcelain, by designer Ellen Crimi-Trent.   Quilt tester, Laura Boehnke, made a color version using  Blue Porcelain for the project called Office Space, designed by AGF Studio. The original version is shown in the photo below.

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Based on a design by AGF Studio. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

American Patchwork & Quilting April 2017 is available now.  Head to this link to purchase before April 3rd, 2017.

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And head to the Clothworks online store directory to find a local quilt shop to pick up some Blue Porcelain before it’s gone!

Fun Friday Show & Tell: Guess How Much I Love You III Quilt

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Guess How Much I Love You III, the latest Clothworks release featuring the whimsical rabbits by children’s book illustrator Anita Jeram, has just delivered to our quilt shops.  Our multi-talented Clothworks employee & Shipper Extraordinaire, Debbie, had a project in mind when she spotted the new fabric in our warehouse and immediately got to work.  In just a few days, Debbie whipped up this sweet baby quilt!

ghmily3-debbie-quiltSix fat quarters from the GHMILY3 line were used to make the half square triangles, with additional border fabric and a soft flannel print for backing & binding.  Debbie followed this quick & easy beginner level quilt tutorial, and away she went– piecing and quilting her project on her home sewing machine!  A family member due with her first child will be the lucky recipient of this quilt.  Nice work and thanks for sharing, Debbie!

Be sure to stock up on the new Guess How Much I Love You III collection before it sells out.  Find a local quilt shop by visiting our online store directory.

Happy Sewing!

 

Buckle Up Quilt with the Raspberry and Cream Collection

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Buckle Up, designed and made by Bev Getschel.  Picture from McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017

The vintage florals in Raspberry & Cream, the newest Clothworks release by Marsha McCloskey, receive a modern take in this bold, graphic quilt called Buckle Up, designed & made by Bev Getschel.

Spotted in McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017 edition, Buckle Up showcases a big block with a large floral print from the Raspberry & Cream collection.  Red and Cream American Made Brand cotton solids tie together the multicolor floral prints, while forming the graphic ‘belt & buckle’ design.

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Buckle Up, designed and made by Bev Getschel.  Picture from McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017

Head here to pick up a copy of McCall’s Quick Quilts April/ May 2017 edition, or look for it at your favorite quilting magazine retailer.

Find a local quilt shop on the Clothworks website to pick up some Raspberry and Cream before it sells out!

Introducing Frou-Frou Fabrics in Daisy Trellis Quilt

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Daisy Trellis, a stunning quilt combining trellis patchwork design, daisy applique, and Frou-Frou fabrics & trims, is featured in the new McCall’s Quilting March/ April 2017 edition!

Clothworks is the exclusive American distributor of Frou-Frou fabrics & trims, a company based in Paris, France known for their fine sewing products & masterful way of color-coordinating fabrics, trims, and notions!

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With 6 more weeks of Winter, Daisy Trellis, designed by Heidi Pridemore of TheWhimsicalWorkshop.com, is sure to bring on the Spring! Applique daisies pieced with trellis patchwork come to life in Frou-Frou’s ditsy, dot, and gingham fabrics with spaghetti trims and buttons for added flair.

cover-500Pick up a copy of McCall’s Quilting March/April 2017 edition at your local quilt shop or favorite seller of quilting & sewing media!  Or head to this link to purchase the digital version.

Visit the Clothworks online store directory here to find a local quilt shop to purchase some delicious Frou-Frou fabric, too!

Happy Sewing!

Cherry Mint Giveaway over at Suzy Quilts!

Cherry Mint Fat Quarters- just one of the prizes in the Suzy Quilts Giveaway!

Cherry Mint Fat Quarters- just one of the prizes in the Suzy Quilts Giveaway!

Cherry Mint, the first Clothworks release from multi-talented artist, Reika Hunt, is featured in a giveaway happening now over at Suzy Quilts.

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Suzy’s traditional-meets-minimal quilt pattern, Stars Hollow, could not be more perfect in capturing the loveliness of  Cherry Mint !

Head over to Suzy Quilts to participate in the Stars Hollow + Cherry Mint Giveaway for a chance to win one of the following:

Cherry Mint Fat Quarter Bundle

Stars Hollow Quilt Bundle

A $50 Credit on Longarm Quilting from Sew Shabby Quilting 

 

And by the way….Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting is the maker of that gorgeous Stars Hollow quilt in Cherry Mint seen above.

Good luck!

 

 

It’s ‘A Formal Affair’ with elegant Elcott Park by Clothworks!

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‘A Formal Affair’ quilt by Toby Lischko. Photo from the magazine Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Jan/ Feb 2017 edition.

The Elcott Park fabric collection by Skipping Stones Studio, released by Clothworks a few months ago, adds a sophisticated flair to this traditional log cabin block design by Toby Lischko, aptly titled, ‘A Formal Affair’Elcott Park, with its neutral-inspired color scheme of black and white and beige, will surely find a niche in anyone’s home with this cozy bed sized quilt!

‘A Formal Affair’ is featured in the newest edition of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Jan/Feb 2017, currently out on newsstands.   Head to your LQS to purchase a copy, or follow this link to purchase by download.

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Visit the Clothworks Store Directory to find a shop that stocks Elcott Park to purchase the fabric to make this beauty of a quilt!

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‘A Formal Affair’ quilt by Toby Lischko. Photo from the magazine Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Jan/ Feb 2017 edition.

Happy Sewing!

Ribbon Dance Quilt: Spectacular Color Play with AMB

ribbon-dance-qmAmerican Made Brand solid cottons make for a stunning play on color in this quilt entitled ‘Ribbon Dance’!  Spotted in the upcoming January/February 2017 edition of Quiltmaker magazine , quilt designer Scott Flanagan offers a new twist on the traditional Log Cabin by mixing vibrant AMB brights with shades of neutrals to create an eye-catching design with lots of movement!

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Be sure to stock up on American Made Brand solids from your local quilt shop and be on the look out for the soon-to-be-released January/February 2017 issue of Quiltmaker magazine , too!  Shop for all of the AMB cotton solids used in the ‘Ribbon Dance’ quilt by locating a shop on the AMB store directory.  Happy Sewing!

Winner Announced: Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol 14 Giveaway

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A Big Thanks to all who participated yesterday in the giveaway here at the Works for an issue of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 14!  Reading through all of your lovely comments, I must agree with you all that Quiltmakers 100 Blocks magazines are a wealth of inspiration for quilters of all levels!

And now without out further ado, selected randomly from the comments, the lucky winner is…….

Lee Ann L.

 

Congratulations!  We’ll be contacting you for your shipping address to send your issue of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 14 to you!

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In honor of the release of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 14, Quiltmaker is hosting a Blog Tour all this week from November 14 – 18, 2016.  Visit their blog each day to see 7 new designers featuring their quilt blocks.  There will also be plenty of chances to win prizes on the Quiltmaker blog, as well as the designers’ blogs.  Happy blog-hopping!