Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Rainbow of Colors: New Hue

We'd like to introduce you to your new favorite basic collection, New Hue from Kanvas. 


This textured tonal is available in 43 vibrant, saturated colors, all sprinkled with speckles. They work beautifully on their own, or as a blender to coordinate with those prints you just bought. Some of the prints even have metallic accents.


A rainbow of colors!

New Hue is available as yardage, as well as a pinwheel of 2-1/2" strips and a 5x5 square pack.


Heidi Pridemore designed the Rubick Cube Quilt using New Hue. 
Click here to download the free quilt pattern. 

Click here to see all 43 New Hue colors.

Click here to find the free quilt pattern. 
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Happy Farms Make Happy Kids


What kind of kid prints make you smile? How about patchwork cows, patterned pigs and fussy sheep?  Each print in Happy Farms from Kanvas is cuter than the next! In addition to the sweet farmyard animals, you’ll find tractors, swirls, and a scenic farm print. 


Don’t forget the panel and a barnyard stripe—both are perfect to make a quick quilt that’s bursting with detail! 



Need a kid quilt? Try our On the Farm free quilt pattern:
Click here to download the free quilt pattern. 
Click here to see the entire Happy Farms collection. 
Click here to find the free quilt pattern.
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Spring-spiration!

It's mid April and we're all eager for spring flowers. If Mother Nature isn't cooperating, we can enjoy those flowers in fabric! Today we're featuring two magazine quilts packed with florals. These issues are on sale now, so grab your own copy and start sewing!

Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton used Kanvas' Floral Impressions collection to create the lovely Romantic Impressions quilt. The name describes this soft rose and ivory quilt perfectly! 

"Romantic Impressions" designed by Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton;
quilted by Naomi Polzin; featured in Quilter's World Summer 2018

 Joanie talked to us about this quilt: 
What attracted you to the Floral Impressions fabrics?
I think what pulled me in first is the background print of loose petals and flowers. I actually worked backwards on this design—I knew I wanted that in the background because it was so romantic and fresh.

This collection comes in two colorways. How did you choose which to use?
I’m not usually much of a pink person, but the blush and cream combination was such a fresh coloration.

Tell us about the design.
The orange peel is such a nice gradual curve to work with, and I love the effect it creates. I like on-point layouts because it changes the feel of the block. It really creates movement and helps the circles to show up. We added a thin border to help stabilize the bias edges without standing out too much.

What do you like best about this quilt?

I just think it’s pretty. It has such a soft, romantic feel and I always love a good butterfly print. And I really love how the background fabric pulls everything together.

Click here to see the entire Floral Impressions collection.
Click here to find the Summer 2018 issue of Quilter's World.


Jackie Robinson designed this striking wall quilt using the delicious blues and yellows from her Hydrangea Blue collection. Made up of a simple block, the Color Drift quilt flows from blue to yellow with plenty of blooms along the way! 

"Color Drift" designed by Jackie Robinson;
pieced and quilted by Pat Szymanski;
featured in Easy Quilts Spring 2018
Jackie talked to us about her quilt: 
What inspired this quilt design?
It’s a take-off of my Easy Trip Around the World pattern. It uses the same simple block, but I changed the layout and color placement to create this design.

What makes this quilt so easy to sew?
It’s made from strip sets—you make what I call a “fancy nine-patch” which is a 3x3 with a couple of double long units.

You love the blue and yellow combination, don’t you?
I do. This quilt gradates from blue to yellow. There are three main color combinations that make people happy, and this is one of them. The prints that are both blue and yellow help to bridge between the tonal coordinates.
Photo: The Quilting Company

Click here to see the entire Hydrangea Blue collection by Jackie Robinson.
Contact Quilting and Crafts by Mercer to purchase a kit for this quilt. 
Click here to see Jackie's other patterns featuring Hydrangea Blue. 
Click here to purchase the digital quilt pattern. 
Click here to find the Spring 2018 issue of Easy Quilts magazine.


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Monday, April 9, 2018

Enchanted by fabric!

A fabric collection called Enchanted has to be magical! Rich purples and soft lavenders combine with sage green, cream, and black in an alluring palette. Multiple florals play with a geometric print and leaf designs, and a fantastic stripe is perfect for fussy cutting! 


Want to make a quilt with this fabric collection? 
Check out "Enchanted Garden" by Tailormade by Design. 
This gorgeous free quilt pattern features Drunkard's Path blocks and a fussy-cut stripe border.
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

Click here to see the entire Enchanted collection.
Click here to find the free quilt pattern. 

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Jungle Jamboree

Adorable baby animals are perfect for a baby quilt! Jungle Jamboree from Kanvas features little lions, elephants, giraffes and zebras--each is cuter than the next! A soft blue, green and yellow palette makes this collection a great choice for both boys and girls. A variety of stripes and animal skin prints round out the coordinates, and a panel and extra large animal print help to make a quick baby quilt. 


An extra large animal print--what you see below measures 20" square. Ideal for backing fabric! 

Add borders to this panel for an easy baby quilt. 

Download our free quilt pattern, Sweet Safari. It uses the panel, a pack of 5x5s, and border yardage.
Click here to download the pattern.

Click here to see the entire Jungle Jamboree collection.
Click here to find the free quilt pattern. 
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

2018 Fan Favorite Quilt Pattern!

Congratulations to Christa Watson and her quilt pattern Rainbow Taffy! This fun quilt, made with Christa's Modern Marks prints, is the 2018 Fan Favorite Quilt Pattern, chosen by you, the voters. 

Rainbow Taffy by Christa Watson

Thank you to everyone who participated in our March Madness competition, helping to vote their favorite free quilt patterns into the next round. We hope you enjoyed it! 

Congratulations to Judy R., who was randomly selected as our voting winner. Judy has chosen to receive a quilt kit to make her own Rainbow Taffy quilt. 

If you missed our original Sweet Sixteen, click here to see all the quilts and use the links to download your favorite free quilt patterns. 
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Fan Favorite Pattern: Championship Game!

The votes have been counted, and we're down to just two quilts in our Fan Favorite Quilt Pattern bracket! Thank you to everyone who has played along! 




Make sure you vote in the Championship Game! Today you also have a chance to win the fabric to make the quilt top for one of our two competing quilts! 


Voting for this game has ended.

After you've voted, email us at socialmedia23 (at) gmail.com with Championship Game in the subject line. In the email, include your name, address, and quilt kit preference. On Monday after the voting closes, we'll randomly select one lucky voter. That person will receive the fabric to make either the Violette or Rainbow Taffy quilt top (their choice). 


Vote in our Championship Game: 
Violette vs. Rainbow Taffy


"Violette" by Shelley Cavanna featuring Gloaming


vs.



"Rainbow Taffy" by Christa Watson featuring Modern Marks



Good luck to these two beautiful quilts! (And don't forget to download the free quilt patterns for them if you haven't yet! Use the links in the quilt captions.)


Leave a comment below with your Championship Game vote (choose Violette or Rainbow Taffy ). One comment per person, please. You can also vote a second time on our Facebook Group – Sew Interesting, and Instagram as well. 

Don't forget to email us for a chance to win a kit to make one of these quilts! 
(See details above in this post.)
Voting for this game is open through Monday, April 2nd at 11:59 am EDT.

Voting for this game has ended. 
Watch for the announcement about the winning quilt!

Click here to see the entire Sweet Sixteen bracket.
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