AMB Solids in Spiked Pinwheels quilt: A Modern Approach to a Classic!

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!

AMB Solids Make the Cover Quilt on Modern Quilts Unlimited Issue #21!

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.

 

 

Fresh Batiks® Featured in 2 Fab Quilts!

Top Right: Rockstar- Based on a design by Tonya Alexander. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Top Left: Labyrinth by Janice Averill from Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall 2017.

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 greensHer 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.

Labyrinth by Janice Averill. From Quiltmaker’s Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall 2017.

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. 

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

Laura’s color option is based on a full quilt called Rock Star by Tonya Alexander (shown below).

 

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

 

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!

 

Also find Quilts from 100 Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks in your favorite local quilt shop now and visit Quiltmaker online for helpful quilting techniques and tips!

 

Happy Sewing!

Winners Announced: Adventures in Hexagons Blog Tour Giveaway

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 copy of Adventures in Hexagons by Emily Breclaw is:

Kathleen

 

The winner of the Laurel Burch Basics Fat Quarter Pack is:

Barbara Hosford

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventures in Hexagons Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 4 of the “Adventures in Hexagons” Blog Tour!  Clothworks is excited to promote our friend Emily Breclaw’s newest book, Adventures in Hexagons, released this year by C & T Publishing.   Emily, also known as the Caffeinated Quilter, has a passion for hexagon quilts!  Read about how her love affair with the hexagon quilt developed in her post on the C&T Publishing blog.

You may remember Emily from our American Made Brand License Plate Quilt Blog Tour a few years ago.   Emily was our Texas quilt blogger contributing a license plate block that captured the iconic Lone Star state flag with hexagons pieced to resemble the state flowers.

Emily’s passion for hexagon quilts continued to blossom through the years and now she has just published her first book filled with beautiful hexie quilt designs, clever techniques, and loads of inspiration! Clothworks is thrilled that 2 quilts included in Adventures in Hexagons were sampled using our Laurel Burch Basics.

“Meteor Shower” by Emily Breclaw

“Sparkler” by Emily Breclaw

Images of the book and the quilts are courtesy of C & T Publishing.
Copyright © 2017 by C & T Publishing.

And now for the fun part!

To promote the Adventures in Hexagons blog tour, Clothworks is hosting a GIVEAWAY!

One winner will be randomly selected from both the blog and the Clothworks Instagram page to win one fat quarter pack each of Laurel Burch Basics in 30 fabulous colors!

 

To enter the blog giveaway:

  1. Please leave one comment only after this post
  2. This contest applies to those with a USA shipping address
  3. Leave your comment by August 5th, 2017 11:59 pm PDT

 

Visit the Clothworks Instagram page for contest entry information.  A Laurel Burch Mythical Jungle fabric giveaway is happening right now on the Clothworks Instagram page, so why not participate in both giveaways for a chance to win lots of beautiful Laurel Burch fabric!

 

One more lucky winner will also be drawn randomly from the blog to win a copy of Adventures in Hexagons by Emily Breclaw.  Winners will be announced here on the Works on August 6th, 2017

 

Be sure to follow along on the “Adventures in Hexagons” blog tour too:

July 24- C&T Publishing www.ctpub.com

July 25- Generation Q Magazine http://generationqmagazine.com/

July 27- Marti Michell https://www.frommarti.com/

July 28-Clothworks Fabrics www.clothworks.com

July 29- Cathi Godwin, https://quiltobsession.blog/

July 30- Paper Pieces , www.paperpieces.com

August  1- Mary Huey, http://maryhueyquilts.blogspot.com/

August 2- Linda Franz, www.inklingo.com

August 3- Patty Murphy, https://pattymurphyhandmade.com/

August 4- Cheryl Sleboda, www.Muppin.com

August 5- Wendy Sheppard, https://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/

August 6- Emily Breclaw, www.thecaffeinatedquilter.com

Good luck!

 

The Hexi Quilt

The Hexi Quilt

Lights, Cameras and Action are on the stunning hexie quilt “Parisian Posies” created by Felicia’s World Quilting (on Instagram @feliciasworldquilting) that features Clothworks’ beautiful Frou-Frou Paris fabrics. Above is a sneak peek into the filming of the Fons & Porter’s … Continue reading

Winners Announced: Natalie Bird Fabric & Book Giveaway with Martingale!

Thanks to all who left comments in yesterday’s Book and Fabric Giveaway here on The Works for Designer Natalie Bird.  Clothworks has partnered with publisher Martingale to promote the new releases of Natalie Bird’s new book, Cottage-Style Charm, and her new fabric collection, All Afloat.

Everyone left some wonderful comments with fabulous project ideas.  It makes me want to start working on a new sewing project right now!

The following 3 lucky winners have been selected from the comments at random:

Delores Angus (will receive a copy of Cottage-Style Charm)

Kathy Luehrs (will receive a copy of Cottage-Style Charm)

Susan N. (will receive 1 Fat Quarter Pack of All Afloat )

Congratulations, Ladies!  I will be contacting you by email for your shipping addresses.

Thanks again to all who participated in the giveaway.

 

Designer Natalie Bird: Fabric & Book Giveaway with Martingale!

Clothworks is excited to team up with publisher Martingale, for a Book and Fabric Giveaway featuring designer Natalie Bird!  Martingale has just released Natalie Bird’s new book, Cottage-Style Charm, and Clothworks has recently released All Afloat, her newest fabric collection.

Cottage-Style Charm by Natalie Bird, features whimsical embroidery and quilt projects to add some sweetness to your sewing repertoire.  Head to the Martingale blog here to check out additional embroidery tips and to participate in their giveaway of one fat quarter pack of All Float.

All Afloat, the latest Clothworks fabric release by Natalie Bird is inspired by…all things that float!  Think feathers, clouds, balloons, birds, just to name a few of the whimsical motifs that float about in this charming collection.  And check out those darling samples shown above, that Natalie has created with All Afloat.  I’m in love with that wristlet with embroidery patch!

And now that we’ve tempted you….let’s talk about the Giveaway!

3 Prizes will be awarded to 3 lucky winners:

2 copies (1 per winner) of Natalie’s new book: Cottage-Style Charm, published by Martingale

1 Fat Quarter Pack of All Afloat fabric by Clothworks

To enter into the Giveaway:

  1.  Please leave only one comment after this blog post.  What would you make using the All Afloat Fat Quarter Bundle?  Tell us about your most favorite quilt and/or embroidery project that you’ve worked on.
  2. Leave only one comment no later than 11:59 pm PDT today, Wednesday April 12th, 2017.
  3. This contest is open to those with a USA mailing address only.

On Thursday April 13th, we will select 3 comments at random for the winners and will email the winners for their shipping addresses.  Please be sure to check your spam/junk email boxes just in case.  Winners will be announced here on the blog, too.

Make sure you head over to Martingale’s blog here, to participate in their giveaway today.

Good Luck!

Fresh Batiks Botanica Make Front Cover of Love Of Quilting!

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine May/June 2017 edition is out now and Clothworks is thrilled to make the front cover featuring the dazzling, bright Fresh Batiks Botanica III collection in this quilt called Hibiscus.

Hibiscus quilt featured in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine May/June 2017 edition.

Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner, and what an amazing quilt to compliment the colorful vibes of the seasons!  Hibiscus, designed by Krisanne Watkins, plays up the vibrant batiks with soft hand feel in the Fresh Batiks Botanica III collection by Clothworks.

Clothworks Fresh Batiks Botanica III collection is absolutely stunning in the Hibiscus quilt featured in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine May/June 2017 edition.

Star blocks set on diagonals with diagonal patch units combined with the bold Fresh Batiks Botanica III colors create a striking quilt design sure to turn heads!  Head to your local quilt shop to scoop up these Fresh Batiks Botanica III fabrics before they go!  And head to the Love of Quilting magazine website to find the May/June 2017 edition, as well as more resources (including video tutorials) to help construct this gorgeous quilt!

 

 

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!