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!



Almost Famous: Spotlight on Fresh Batiks by Clothworks

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We have an emerging celebrity working amongst us here at the Works!

She makes her debut in the latest edition of Quilter’s World magazine, Summer 2016.

Quilter's World Cover

In an ad spotlighting the gorgeous Fresh Batiks fabrics by Clothworks, we introduce you to the superb modeling talents of Ms. Calliope!

Fresh Batik Ad

Ms. Calliope is sitting atop the adorable quilt called Splash by The Quilt Factory made up in Clothworks Fresh Batiks .  The colorful vibrant tones of the Fresh Batiks fabrics add some zip to a typical overcast day on the Puget Sound here in Seattle, WA.  Ms. Calliope adds her mega-watt charm to elevate Fresh Batiks to star status!  We feel so honored to be represented by this special celeb and thank her mama, September- Graphic Designer Extraordinaire, for snapping this fabulous pic & creating this ad!  Well done, ladies!

Fresh Batiks® Botanica Featured in June 2016 American Patchwork & Quilting

Based on a design by Marcia Harmening. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. 2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

“Sea Stars” quilt in Fresh Batiks® Botanica III. Based on a design by Marcia Harmening. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Summer’s on the horizon and what better way to celebrate the tropical vibe of the season, but with this gorgeous quilt using Clothworks Fresh Batiks® Botanica III fabrics.  Quilt tester Laura Boehnke was inspired by the summery bright colors and lush batik designs in the Fresh Batiks® Botanica III line to make her version of Marcia Harmening’s “Sea Stars” quilt.  Starfish appliques dance across a pieced background, framed by a striking zig-zag-design border.  Find out how to make this unique quilt design in the June 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.


Head to your local quilt shop now or your favorite news stand to pick up a copy of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine June 2016 edition, sold at retailers through the beginning of June.  Head to All People Quilt and watch a fun video previewing the projects featured in this magazine edition, too!  And be sure to head to your local quilt shop to stock up on Fresh Batiks® Botanica fabrics by Clothworks before they run out.




Amazing Show & Tell: Fresh Batiks® by Clothworks!

Toni's Whirlpool batik wallhanging

Our resident quilting queen and sample room extraordinaire, the talented Toni B., recently went on a quilting retreat and came back with some beautiful batik goodies to share.  Working in the Clothworks sample room and warehouse is kind of like being a kid in a candy store for a quilter and fabric lover. So many temptations every where you turn.  Especially those beautiful Fresh Batiks® Minerals and Botanica prints, offered in bold, bright colors with a soft hand, to boot!  Toni B. had taken a class from a local quilter, Eda Lee Haas, and created the wall-hanging (perfectly square matched to the grid) shown above in the pic.  The technique was a quilt-as-you-go, called the Whirlpool.  What a wonderful  use of Fresh Batiks®Minerals, with a few print designs thrown in for interest.  This design reminds me of a color wheel- so bright and cheery- with lots of movement for the eyes.

Collage Batik Bag

The second fun show & tell project is from a pattern called The Mondo Bag by Quiltsmart.  Toni B. created this fun, multi-color harlequin patchwork using various patterns and colors in the Fresh Batiks® Botanica line.  Find out more info about the Quiltsmart Mondo Bag here.

Thank you Toni B for sharing these lovely, inspiring projects with us.

To find a local quilt shop that stocks Fresh Batiks® visit this link and Happy Sewing!


Fresh Batiks® Minerals featured in Quilters World Magazine

Quilter World Collage

Winter may have you in its grips, but Spring is just a few months away.  With a few flips of the page in the current issue of Quilter’s World magazine, you’ll find the ‘Sunny Spring Sunrise’ quilt, featuring the vibrant colors of Clothworks Fresh Batiks® Minerals.  With a skill level targeted for the confident beginner, ‘Sunny Spring Sunrise’ designed by Nancy Scott, appears to be a fun weekend quilt project to help cope with that cabin fever.

mineral batiks

These cheerful Clothworks Fresh Batiks® Minerals featured in the ‘Sunny Spring Sunrise’ quilt warm me with delight!  If this color scheme doesn’t float your boat, there’s a plethora of other choices in the Fresh Batiks® Minerals color palette– from cool blues & teals to earthy browns & forest greens, and deep lush pinks, violets, and neutrals galore!

'Sunny Spring Sunrise' quilt picture from Quilter's World magazine Spring 2016 edition.

‘Sunny Spring Sunrise’ quilt by Nancy Scott.  Quilted by Masterpiece Quilting. Picture from Quilter’s World magazine Spring 2016 edition.

I don’t know about you, but just staring at this quilt is enough therapy for me to shake those winter blues!  Purchase a copy of Quilter’s World magazine Spring 2016 at your favorite local quilt shop or newsstand, or head to the Quilter’s World website to purchase it for download.  To find a shop that stocks Fresh Batiks® Minerals by Clothworks, head to this link.

Happy Sewing!

Shipping Now! Fresh Batiks Botanica III by Clothworks

Botanica 3 Collage

A new crop of batiks from Clothworks have started shipping to a local quilt shop near you.  The Fresh Batiks® Botanica series is back by popular demand, with a 3rd installment flying off the shelves in our warehouse. Fresh Batiks® Botanica III are sure to bulldoze away any ounce of winter blues with their gorgeous array of rainbow bright colors and new floral and organic-inspired batik designs!

magazine Collage

Perhaps you spotted the wonderful write-up about Fresh Batiks® Botanica III in Machine Quilting Unlimited November/December 2015 edition.  It’s not just the tropical-inspired colors and prints that make Fresh Batiks® Botanica and the solid watercolor-inspired Fresh Batiks® Mineral fabrics such a stand out…..but the hand of the Clothworks batik fabric is so soft (never stiff), right out of the box (literally)!  No wonder our tagline is ‘Feel the Difference’!

Batik Botanica 3 Collage 2

So head to a local quilt shop near you to ‘Feel the Difference’ of the Fresh Batiks® by Clothworks, and scoop up some Fresh Batiks® Botanica III fabrics before this limited edition of batiks run out!

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’14 Issue Features Fresh Batiks


Need a weekend project that’s sure to melt away those winter blues?  Hot off the press this week is the new Spring 2014 issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, which hit the stands on March 4th.  We’re pleased to announce that a quilt featuring Clothworks fabrics is in this issue.  The warm, fiery colors in the Botanica line of Clothworks Fresh Batiks blaze in this foundation-pieced quilt pattern called ‘Firelights’ by designer Shayla Wolf.  Sure to ignite dramatic effect, the ‘Firelights’ quilt pattern makes great use of the intense colors offered in the Clothworks Fresh Batiks line.  Head on over to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks for more info on where to buy or how to purchase the digital issue for download at this link.  Now fire up that sewing machine!!

Happy Quilting!