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!

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!

Frou-Frou to Premiere at LQS this Weekend!

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The newest addition to the Clothworks product line, Frou-Frou, will be debuting at a LQS (local quilt shop) this Saturday, August 6th.  If you’re lucky to be near Chelan, WA, head over to Woven Threads Quilt Store for an ‘evening in Paris’ as our Clothworks representative, Angela, will debut the fabrics, trims, and notions from this exclusive French brand!

Clothworks was thrilled to introduce Frou-Frou at their booth during Spring Quilt Market this past year.  So far, we’ve received a lot of interest in Frou-Frou and have started shipping this exquisite line of color-coordinating fabrics & trims from France to our customers scattered across the USA.  Besides the matching fabrics, trims, and notions, Frou-Frou also offers easy-to-make clothing and accessory patterns–making it a no-brainer for the modern sewist who is pressed for time, but passionate about creating something cute and DIY.

Head to your LQS to inquire about Frou-Frou.  And mark your calendar for Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 6-8pm (PDT) to attend the Frou-Frou event hosted by Angela from Clothworks at Woven Threads Quilt Store in Chelan, WA.  Oh-la-la!

Frou-Frou Makes US debut with Clothworks at Quilt Market

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Last weekend at the International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, UT, Clothworks was pleased to present the US debut of French sewing brand, Frou-FrouClothworks is thrilled to partner with Frou-Frou, a highly revered sewing brand from Paris, which blends the generations passed-down tradition of sewing with a modern, artful elegance.  A portion of the Clothworks booth at Quilt Market was set up to mimic a typical Frou-Frou display found in the shops throughout France.  Amidst the buzz generated during the US debut of Frou-Frou, we managed to snap a few pics of the booth to show those who weren’t able to attend Spring Quilt Market.

FrouFrou - 1-2-3 VoilaMix and Match and Easy Sewing are two of the key elements of the Frou-Frou brand displayed here in our booth.  Frou-Frou effortlessly mixes and matches prints released in their range of fabrics with their trims such as ribbons, bias tape, elastic, and spaghetti to buttons, as well as dyed-to-match thread, and applique patches.  Even notions, such as sewing boxes and scissors, coordinate with Frou-Frou’s playful prints and classic color palette!  The Frou-Frou brand’s approach to marketing its sewing products is similar to the approach in preparing & making a recipe in the kitchen.  Starting with a simple sewing pattern, much like a meal recipe, Frou-Frou aims to deliver all of the necessary ingredients including the sewing pattern, fabrics, trims, and notions used to create an elegant creation in perhaps just an hour or in less than a day!

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This image above illustrates the ease of mixing and matching the fabrics and trims to produce all kinds of beautiful creations- pouches, bags, and garments, to name a few.  In fact, some of the trims offered in the Frou-Frou brand, like the iron-on bias tape, allow one to create a no-sew tote bag in just minutes!  Oh-la-la!

If you missed the Frou-Frou booth and Clothworks at Quilt Market this past weekend, you can visit our Frou-Frou website to learn more and sign up to become or retailer.