Do-It-Yourself is an adorable group of sewing novelty prints in bright, saturated colors. Pins, scissors, and cute little buttons… What’s not to love?
We’re sharing some fun project ideas today that are perfect for that special sewist in your life. Why not whip up some of these for the holidays?
First up is the Note Taker, a pattern from Pink Chalk Studio. Perfect for taking notes on the sewing patterns you’ve been using, or for doodling new quilt block ideas.
Also from Pink Chalk Studio is their Pencil Roll pattern. We can imagine using this for knitting needles and crochet hooks as well…
We are in love with these giant pincushions, and we’ve also been using them as pattern weights! This is the Biscuit pattern from Jaybird Quilts.
And finally we’ve got these adorable bags from Atkinson Designs. We’ve been cramming ours full of bobbins and pins, and the largest bag is perfect for storing our rotary cutter! The pattern is Bridget’s Bagettes.
We are loving all of the Do-It-Yourself projects we’ve seen popping up. Don’t forget to use the #dearstella hashtag when you upload photos of your projects, so we can see them too!
Do-It-Yourself is in stores & online now, so be sure to get your hands on some!
Before we begin the holiday weekend, we wanted to share a little sneak peek at something coming up for next year.
The Union Jack is back, and we’re feeling jolly good about it. Jack and Lulu are at it again, bringing iconic English images to fabric with their brand new collection London Calling!
Double-deckers, Big Ben, and a spot of tea… Oh, we just can’t wait to share the full assortment of prints in this collection! London Calling will begin shipping to stores early next year.
And one more thing before we go -
The holidays are right around the corner, so today we thought we’d share the perfect quilt to make for the occasion.
We featured this quilt in our booth at Quilt Market last month, and it features our brand new line of metallic gold polka dots – Confetti Sparkle. They really do gleam!
The pattern is “Splendid” – new from KarrieLyne of Freckled Whimsy. Head over here to purchase it for yourself! We are in love with how this quilt came out. She used both original-sized and mini Confetti Sparkle, and the combination is stunning.
We can certainly imagine wrapping ourselves up in this quilt in December… Or give it as a gift! This is sure to be treasured for years to come.
Confetti Sparkle is in stores and online now. For another Confetti Sparkle idea, check out this blog post from last week – Kristin from skirt as top stopped by to show off her adorable “Everyday Skirt” using Confetti Sparkle (Stella-M37) in Navy. We’re also planning on stitching up some holiday napkins… What are your ideas!?
Have you heard about the new Jaybird Quilts pattern Disco? It’s a stunning design that uses the Hex N More ruler (also by Jaybird Quilts), and Julie made a Disco quilt using our Confetti Dots collection! We featured the quilt in the center of our booth at Quilt Market and it was certainly turning heads. This colorful version of the pattern looks like jewels!
When we got back to NYC after Market, we had a little photoshoot on the roof of our downtown building. It was so much fun photographing this quilt, and we loved the way it looked against the classic New York buildings in the background.
It was a bit windy during our photoshoot, so we had to share a video on our Instagram.
So beautiful! You can even see peeks of the backing fabric – Stella-253 Multi (Color Swatches).
Our Confetti Dots are in stores and online now, and the Disco pattern is available as well. We can’t wait to see your version!
It’s hard to believe that we showed you a sneak peek of our Mercer collection back in September and now it’s already mid-November! We’re finally sharing images of all the prints in the collection, and you can view them on our website — just click here.
We are super in love with Mercer, and we have so many ideas for how to use it. The combination of navy, peach, melon, and grey is heavenly, and we are particularly fond of the delicate, fine lines used in many of the patterns. Plus, we brought back an old favorite! Our geometric chevron is so versatile, whether you want to use it in a quilt or apparel. We’re planning on stitching up The Staple Dress with it!
We also have some stunning quilt ideas, courtesy of Julie from Jaybird Quilts. Take a look and we bet you’ll be inspired!
“Giggles” – baby size
“Taffy” – lap size
“Varsity” – queen size
We’re swooning over these! This collection will be shipping in December. What will you make with Mercer?