Uppercase fabrics by Windham fabrics, basics quilting fabrics
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

For the Love of Fabric: Uppercase

Some fabrics just grab you. I subscribe to the Uppercase magazine, so I saw early last spring that Janine Vangool had designed a fabric collection for Windham. This news made me very excited! The colors and prints are so fresh and basic, I knew from the pictures that I would want this collection. It does not disappoint! You know I love colorful fabric, but my favorites are basic tone-on-tone prints...so easy to mix and match for scrappy looks and great for piecing because the the pattern doesn't interfere with the patchwork design. When I thought about my stash, I immediately knew...

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Flying Kites quilt kit with charm squares fabric by Moda
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Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest, Reflections Quilt

Quick and Sweet: Charm Quilts

In the old days, a charm quilt was one in which there was no fabric used in more than one block. Think of the old Postage Stamp pattern quilts, all those tiny squares, often hand-sewn together from bits and pieces of clothing, feedsacks and fabric scraps. I love the idea of a charm quilt, especially the concept of using the maximum variety of fabrics in a single quilt. Today, with modern quilting fabrics, many companies offer "charm packs" consisting of small cuts of an entire collection of fabrics. The packs can be 10" squares, 5" squares, or 2 1/2" squares,...

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Trillium Quilt modern hexagon quilt pattern by Color Girl quilts
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Finished Quilts, Trillium Quilt

Trillium Hexagon Quilt: Pattern is Here!

It seems like every new quilt is my "favorite" so it's hard to say this is my absolute favorite quilt, but it's close! I am happy to now offer the quilt pattern for Trillium so that you can make one, too. Click Here for the pdf pattern in my shop, or on Craftsy. I originally designed and made the Trillium quilt as part of Katarina Roccella's blog tour for her fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, Avante Garde. (see that post, here). I can say with certainty that Avante Garde is one of my very favorite fabric collections of all...

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