Made With Love // Sew Home Blog Tour + Giveaway

Erin Schlosser‘s new book, Sew Home, is now available from C&T Publishing. It’s packed with modern home projects – think drapes, wall decor, storage, and linens for bed, bath and kitchen. It also includes fun outdoor sewing projects to decorate your backyard!

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One of our favorite projects from her book is the Art Clock.

Rae Ritchie‘s labels design from her Made With Love collection is perfect for adding small personalized touches to any project… But it’s also beautiful as a whole. How pretty is this clock?! (Who else also loves roman numerals?)

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Erin and C&T Publishing are giving away a copy of her book to one lucky Dear Stella blog reader!

For a chance to win, comment below what Dear Stella fabric would you choose for the Art Clock! You have until 11:59pm on Friday, September 30th, 2016 to enter.

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To see more fun home projects, be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop tour:

Tuesday, September 20 – C&T Publishing & Joanna at Kustom Kwilts and Designs

Wednesday, September 21 – Sew 4 Home & Jen Carlton Bailly

Thursday, September 22 – Brenda at Just A Bit Frayed/Pink Castle Fabrics & Nicole at Modern Handcraft

Friday, September 23 – Janome Sewing Machines & Cristy at Purple Daisies Quilting

Monday, September 26 – Windham Fabrics & Rebecca at Bryan House Quilts

Tuesday, September 27 – Generation Q MagazineKaren Lewis Textiles & Latifah Saafir Studios

Wednesday, September 28 – Dear Stella Fabrics & Mandy at Mandalei Quilts

Thursday, September 29 – Erin at Schlosser Designs

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QuiltCon Charity Quilts

Remember QuiltCon West back in February? To help jog your memory, that’s when Dear Stella and Timeless Treasures, our sister company, shared a booth and combined efforts to make “helping hands” charity blocks with attendees.

Our goal was to use these blocks to give quilts back to the Pasadena community that hosted QuiltCon West. Catch the full recap here.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and lent a helping hand in making a block! Download the list of block contributors here. (If you contributed a block, but do not see your name on the list, send us an email at ttfabrics@ttfabrics.com.)

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We collected almost 200 “helping hand” blocks at the show and TEN beautiful quilts were made with the help of Osie Lebowitz and her generous team of volunteers: Debbie Balagia, Rita Barrett, Shirley Berry, Marge Lentricchia, and Becky Rodier.

The beneficiary of these quilts is Rosemary Children Services. Here’s a little information from their website about the organization and its efforts to help children:

// Rosemary Children’s Services continues as one of the oldest West Coast charities that helps boys and girls of all ages who have suffered abuse, neglect and abandonment. Our programs include a Foster Care and Adoptions agency, which helps nearly 400 children, annually, throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, a Wraparound program that provides helpful supportive services to our designated children and families, a Mental Health Program to provide individual and group therapy and training in various life skills, and the Residential Program which includes the Rosemary Cottage and four group homes. \\

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Follow Rosemary Children’s Services on their websiteFacebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. We encourage you to support this wonderful organization by donating your own handmade quilts or other children’s items (click the donate tab on their website to learn more about what they accept).

This “helping hands” quilt makes a great project for a guild or a charity sewing group.

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oimg_0885We love the cheery sky backings and colorful basics by Timeless Treasured used for the bindings on all of these quilts. We hope they bring a smile to each recipient’s face!

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped us make this happen.

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Now Shipping // Made With Love

oimg_0749 We’re excited to announce that Made With Love by Rae Ritchie has begun shipping to stores!

With novel sewing supplies and busy scissors, the newest Rae Ritchie collection captures our deep love of sewing and making. Packed with unique hand-lettering, Made with Love includes customizable fabric labels to add that final touch to all your projects!

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Rae shares the inspiration behind her Made With Love collection:

/// Sewing is really the thing that started my love of textiles and fashion. At about 15 years old I was obsessed with fashion and sewing my own clothes. Many hours were spent in the basement, dueling with my mom’s Elna sewing machine (which was passed down from her mother), making punk rock looking skirts and tops. I even bought some “made by” labels that I sent in for personalization. I believe they read “Made with Love for Baby by Rae”.

Later on, I went to UW-Stout to study fashion design & development – which was a spectacular program. There was LOTS of sewing to be had when I attended fashion design school, and I’m just now picking it back up!

I’m endlessly inspired seeing the things our customers make everyday out of the Dear Stella fabric line. I’m completely blown away by the skill and patience so many of you exhibit when making your lovely quilts, clothing and accessories. I hope you all are proud of your wares and mark them as yours with our new collection “Made with Love!” \\\

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The motif in Stella-SRR677-Multi is 24″ in length and repeats twice across the width (44″).

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Here are two patterns that feature Made With Love:

Churndash Court by Sassafras Lane.

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Set Sail by Jaybird Quilts.

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Whether it’s the focal fabric or the finishing touch, we can’t wait to see what you make with this new collection. Show us your Stella and tag us in your pictures, so we can see all your wonderful projects!

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Now Shipping // Hipster

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Your love for man buns, eyewear, Frenchies, and creative banter can be satisfied with Hipster. Pops of orange highlight the details in this cool, neutral collection.

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Details, details! This craft brew fabric is one of our favorites— how neat are the illustrations?

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Ask for Hipster at your local quilt shop. We can’t wait to see all the projects made with this fun collection. We have exciting projects of our own coming your way!

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Now Shipping // Timberland

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Timberland recently started shipping to stores! Forest plants and animals star in this new collection of modern neutrals.

1rectangleoptTimberland is a medley of creams, greys and mustard yellows. It unfolds amid acres of trees, peppered with dainty forest mushrooms. Majestic elk bask in the sun while foxes scurry along among fallen branches.

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Ask for this woodsy new collection at your local quilt shop or find it at your favorite online retailer today!

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The Diamond Detour pattern by Sassafras Lane Design features a simple, elegant cascade of diamonds. This is a perfect pattern to showcase all the beautiful illustrations in Timberland.

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Popped Art by Cozy Quilt Designs highlights the warm tones in Timberland and accentuates the high volume designs with solid white triangles to provide a clean contrast.

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Happy sewing!

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