Now Shipping // Seaside Carnival by Rae Ritchie

Lions, tigers and boardwalks, oh my! Seaside Carnival by Rae Ritchie is shipping to stores now! Ask your local quilt shop for this summer treat!

Read on to hear more from Rae about this collection.


// In May I took a holiday to New York with my mom, sister and nephew. We took the train to Coney Island for the day and had a wonderful time. I’m always interested in the history of places, so immediately did some research on the Coney Island attractions park area.

The history of the area is fascinating and the fact that it’s remained a place of amusement for so long through all the hands that have held it is quite surprising! Though I don’t agree with circus animal captivity or human oddities attractions, I do love a fictitious circus here and there! //


// When the book “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern came out, my sister and I flocked to the MPR interview with the writer at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul and hung on her every word. Quite a good read if you like magic!

Join me and my fair friends for a day of fun in the sun, with Seaside Carnival! //


Check out this Seaside Carnival project:

Pinafores and High Tea is a published pattern by Denniele Bohannon. Get the fabric requirements here.

We love the colors going on here—kind of reminds us of sherbet!


What will you make with Seaside Carnival? Happy creating!

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For Fox Sake // Fields & Furrows


We introduced For Fox Sake right here on the blog in December, and we’ve got even more fun in store today! We’re bringing you the inside scoop on Kathryn Patterson’s Fields & Furrows pattern. Keep reading for behind-the-scenes inspiration and tips, brought to you straight from the designer!

// When I saw the adorable prints in the For Fox Sake collection, I knew I wanted to design and sew with them. The whimsical creatures are kid-friendly, and the color palette is sophisticated enough for any grown-up room. To me, this meant any quilt I made with these fabrics would appeal to the whole family.

I especially love the hedgehogs and raccoons, but all the motifs are absolutely adorable. I called my design Fields & Furrows because that’s where the real-life versions of these animals live. The quilt is a great size for sofa cuddling! //



// Since the pattern calls for cutting the exact same patches from 7 different prints, stacking those ¼ yards before cutting really speeds up prep time. I cut them into two groups, one with 4 layers of fabric and one with 3. Much faster than cutting 7 different sets! Cutting for the 3 textured fabrics also goes really quickly as it’s mostly width of fabric strips.

It’s helpful to use a scant ¼” seam when sewing together the centers of the Kite Blocks. Those centers need to finish at 6 ½” x 12 ½” from raw edge to raw edge in order to fit with the rest of the piecing. If they come out a bit too big, you can trim them down, but if they are too small, things are going to get wonky. //


// Jill Coleman did the machine quilting on her Nolting longarm machine. We chose the Calla Lily pattern by Urban Elementz and Jill did an all over design. The curves of the leaves are a nice contrast to the straight lines of the piecing and fit with the theme of forests and fields. //

Look for Fields & Furrows at your favorite quilting retailer, or purchase the PDF pattern from Kathryn’s company, Hill Street Quilts, here.

Download yardage requirements for this quilt from our Projects page here.


Happy stitching!

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Now Shipping // Things That Go


Toot toot, beep beep! Say hello to Things That Go! This is perfect for any child who loves playing with planes, boats, and automobiles.

This chalky-fun collection is shipping to stores now—have you spotted it at your local quilt shop yet?



Pack a punch with the bright colors of this onomatopoeia fabric!


We’re thinking of playmats, bibs, and shorts to make out of these fabrics! What would you make?



Check out these Things That Go quilts—both patterns by Denise Russell.

Just Don’t Crawl is a free pattern that comes together quickly and showcases the fun colors of this collection.


Morning Commute is published pattern by Denise Russell.


Which one do you like? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Thanks for reading.

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Now Shipping // For Fox Sake


For Fox Sake is a sweet woodland collection that is hitting stores now! Ask for it at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer.

You can expect to find owls, foxes, hedgehogs, and night bandits in this cute range of fabrics!


Detail shot of the mini foxes!



The designs in For Fox Sake coordinate well with Scallop Dot: Peony, Guava, Mink, Whisper, and Clay.


Check out this For Fox Sake quilt! The pattern is Fields and Furrow by Kathryn Patterson.


Find more project #inspo here!

Thanks for reading.

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Now Shipping // Cold Comfort


In search of a versatile winter collection for all your holiday gifting needs? Look no further!

Cold Comfort is shipping to stores now. Grab these cozy designs at your local quilt shop!



These cute fabrics feature wildlife on the brink of hibernation! Grizzlies trudge across moose tracks in search of a cozy spot for the long winter ahead.


Bear Mountain is a published pattern by Jennifer Fulton. This Cold Comfort quilt finishes 50″ x 50″ and is perfect to cozy up in during the colder months!


Happy stitching!

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