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!

Show & Tell: Craft Day Fun with Clothworks fabrics!

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I just had to share this fun show & tell piece with you today.  Debbie, Shipper Extraordinaire here at Clothworks, had some fun putting together this applique piece during a recent crafternoon session.  The name of the pink daisy dot fabric escapes me, but I do recall that being an older Clothworks release that Debbie dug out of her stash.  I adore how she used this print in her camper applique, as well as the other shades of pink fabrics.  They lend a ‘girly’ look to this scene.  The batiks from Clothworks Mineral Batiks line work perfectly as background prints for the sky and grassy ground- giving a textured feeling.

The Fresh Batik Mineral Batik fabrics are one of the many collections that Clothworks carries in their Basic range of fabrics.  Below are just a few colors showing off the assortment of rich colors and lovely watercolor textures in these soft-handed batik tonals!  Be sure to visit your local quilt shop to check them out!

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And if you’re curious about that cute Camper applique design, Debbie followed a block from Amy Bradley DesignsCampers Quilt Pattern‘.

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I’m anxious to see what she continues to make in this selection of camper applique designs.  After seeing how her first block turned out, it sounds as if Debbie has inspired her daughter to create her own version, too!  Hope we’ve lent some inspiration to your day, too!

Happy Sewing!

 

Valentines Craftiness: I ‘heart’ this Table Runner!

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Here’s a cute Valentine’s Day decoration that makes great use of  fabrics from your stash and is just as cute as can be!!  This quilted table runner was made by our crafty volunteer, Gabe!  She found the pattern in the February/ March 2014  edition of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine.  When she brought in her completed creation recently for a show & tell session, I just had to show it off to all of you!!  The multi-printed patchwork juxtaposed with the sweet hearts and lovebird appliques make for an adorable table runner to lift your spirits for Valentines Day.  And with just 2 weeks away from V-Day, what better inspiration to get you in the crafty mood?!

Can you spot the Clothworks fabrics in the square piecing, binding, and applique?  The Laurel Burch Glitter Basic in red adds another layer to the various pink, white, and rose multi-colored prints used in the patchwork.  And I think I spot some Impressions Moire in red, as well as some ‘Hug Me’ by Sue Zipkin!!

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I love how Gabe pulled together all of the various prints used in the table runner top with her backing fabric selection.  The red/pink colorway of the Laurel Burch Basic Bubbles print couldn’t be a better compliment!!

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Head on over to this link to find out more info on the Lovey Dovies Hearts and Birds Quilted Table Runner.  Nothing looks quite cuter when you ‘stick a bird on it’!  And Happy Valentines Day to all the fabric lovers out there, too!

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