We’re back with another installment of the Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack series! For this bundle, I partnered with Kimberly and the team at the Fat Quarter Shop to build a collection centered around the Cross Stitch Bees print in Stone, my favorite print from Melody Miller‘s newest line, Ruby Star Spring. From there, I pulled together coordinating prints that play off of the tones of teal, orange, raspberry, and plum. I found that Melissa Averinos’ line, Dazzle, and Rashida Coleman-Hale’s I Heart line look great alongside the focus fabric.
I love how this bundle turned out, and I already have a quilt pattern in mind. I will likely supplement my bundle with additional yardage of the bee print as well another solid — maybe a linen or other fabric with some texture, in a dark earth tone.
I hope you are as inspired as I am by this fantastic fabric pack! If so, you can find this Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack here.
For this installment of the Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack we’ve partnered with the wondrous Cathy of Wondrous Woven Fabrics, our favorite spot to shop for some of our favorite hard-to-find fabrics. Cathy’s got a great eye for fabric and stocks an eclectic mix of prints that includes Isso Ecco & Heart, Daisy Janie organics, Lonni Rossi, and Sharon Sowell.
For this fabric pack — one of our favorite (and most modern) yet — we’ve pulled together some of our current obsessions: Moda Cross Weaves, Marcia Derse, Modern Madness champion Habitat, some Anna Maria Horner, and a mosaic print by Meera.
We hope you love it as much as we do! You can purchase the fabric pack here … and be sure to say “hi” to Cathy for us!
Today we’re excited to welcome our newest sponsor, Nicole from Log Cabin Yardage.
Log Cabin Yardage is an online shop selling a selection of fabrics, patterns and even finished quilts. We’ve put together a fun new Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack together with Nicole, but before we unveil it we wanted to get to know a little more about the shop.
Tell as a bit about Log Cabin Yardage? How did it come about?
Log Cabin Yardage came about as I was getting interested in quilting, and frustrated by the lack of selection at my local chain fabric store, as well as lack of quality for price. At the same time my sister was starting her own home based sewing business, and had the same issues, so I decided to start Log Cabin. It also allowed me to access the designers I was seeing in magazines and blogs from the states, albeit shipping does take longer. Log Cabin is presently operated out of my house part time and serves as justification for my fabric addictions and inability to resist colour and pattern when I get the fabric line headers to order from.
You are planning on opening a brick and mortar shop in the coming future? Tell us more…
I do plan to open a shop, but the location will be at my daughters’ school, which is going to rebuilt. It is a private Montessori school, and the new building is now taking longer than planned. We all know what has happened to the economy and mortgages, and while not as bad in Canada as the States the economic situation did stall the building plans. So timing is a bit up in the air. But I am fixed on the location!
I have a background teaching kids (arts and sports), and classes would form part of the shop, specifically for kids. Their school does teach sewing, so the interest is there. My husband, who is a stay home dad, also a photographer, and helps at the school, would be in the shop and able to work close to the girls. So while the plans are a bit out of my control it will come to be at some point.
Are you a quilter? What are you favourite projects to work on?
I guess I am a quilter. I also sew with my girls, or make projects on demand and the occasional skirt….. My 7 year old was convinced I should do her solo costume but I avoided that!
I love to juxtapose colours and pattern – be the colours solids or just the colour of the patterns. I also like the puzzle of the construction of the quilt and the patchwork blocks. Although traditional quilting done by hand can be mindblowing, I use a machine currently due to too many years goaltending in soccer – my hands get stiff so I didn’t want to start something I won’t be able to keep doing.
My favourite projects – are whatever I am currently playing with. Finishing is not a strong suit of mine, I have a commendable number of wip’s or ufo’s – for the amount of time I actually manage to sew!
What’s your favourite fabric line at the moment?
I couldn’t tell you a favourite, there are too many. I just got into batiks, something I was never going to do, but I got some bright saturated colour ones and can totally see the use for them. For different reasons I like Basic Grey – the tight patterns and crisp lines with layers of detail. I still like Simple Abundance as it is so calm and detailed. I also like Deb French’s Fresh Flowers due to the vibrancy and colour. See – I am all over the map for different reasons!
1. Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey
2. Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey
3. Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey
4. Henna Garden by Sandi Henderson
5. Habitat Plaid by Bernatex
6. Bella Solids by Moda
7. Hushabye by Tula Pink
8. Java Coffee Type by Deb Strain
9. Habitat Dandelion by Bernatex
Do you like it too? If you’d like to purchase this bundle, simply contact Nicole and let her know. She’d be happy to pull it together for you!
It’s time for another installment of the Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack. We’ve partnered with Melanie of Above All Fabric to create this fun pack of 9 fat quarters. This particular bundle was inspired by the Topiary print in the center of the mosaic, from Tula Pink’s Parisville line. From there, we pulled some other prints that played off of its shades of purple, green, and blue. The Bella solid in Slate from Moda’s Bella solid line would be a great backdrop for block sashing or a quilt’s background that would allow the prints to really pop.
Top row: Treetop Downtown Turquoise, Clover Dot Aqua, Lady Dot Soiree
Middle row: Blue Tonal Dot, Topiary Mist, Bella Pistachio
Bottom row: Bella Hyacinth, Bella Etchings Slate, Orchid Feng Shui Seafoam
Just for fun, I expanded the bundle a bit to show how some other prints might work with the collection. You can be sure that I’ll be adding those 1001 Peeps prints to my collection when they become available. They really add a lot of life to this fabric pack!
If you make something with this (or any) Fat Quarterly Fabric Pack, we’d love to see it! Please add your projects to our Fat Quarterly Flickr group.
We’re excited to announce that Sew Mama Sew! has joined Pink Chalk Fabrics as our online partners offering the Fat Quarterly e-zine to their customers. You can find Fat Quarterly in the Sew Mama Sew! shop here. To celebrate, we’ve lined up a series of guest posts on the Sew Mama Sew! blog.
First, we had a blast pulling together a Guest Fat Quarter Designer pack … actually, two fat quarter packs! Introducing Summer Picnic …
… and Evening Breeze!
We selected these fabrics in honor of the warm days and cool nights of spring & summer. Both bundles are available in the Sew Mama Sew! shop.
Then, our own Katy Jones designed an all-new quilt pattern specifically for Sew Mama Sew! readers. To see Katy’s “Fit for a Princess!” picnic quilt made from the Honey Child line by Jennifer Paganelli, head on over to the SMS blog here.
And there’s more to come from FQHQ over on the SMS blog, so keep reading!
You can find us on the Fat Quarterly page in the Sew Mama Sew! shop. Single issues of Fat Quarterly as well as annual subscriptions (offered at a discounted price) are always available on our Buy Now page.
I have been eagerly waiting for my turn to have a go at the fabric stack game! Picking and auditioning fabrics has to be one of my most favourite parts of the quilting process. Imagining all the projects that could be from each stack – unfortunately just not enough time in the day to make all of the projects I would like!
I went virtual shopping at Lola Pink Fabrics and I could have bought everything! But I was drawn to this print:
Just love the mix of grey, purple, green blue and splashes of yellow.
So next I looked for co-ordinates to really showcase those colours.
Now I would buy ALL of these if I had the choice! I love making quilts with a lot of different fabrics in them. I think it gives them more depth.
But sometimes the wallet just won’t stretch that far so I forced myself to be a bit more selective….
Although to be honest I think I would have to get these as well….