Dear Stella + Nest Egg Tote

Have you seen Carolyn Friedlander‘s Nest Egg Tote pattern? We love this versatile canteen-like bag, and we can’t wait to carry it around town. It’s perfect for your everyday essentials, including your small sewing necessities!

We made one from four of our collections for this season. Check out this first one made with Glamo Camo! The accent fabric is Net in Navy. This one feels like a great mix of grunge and glamour – perfect for the New York City streets.

Next up is the main Cross Stitch print from Fragments. This one would be fun to add some embroidery or cross stitch detailing to! We paired this with Net in Peony for the strap.

How gorgeous is this Nest Egg Tote using the Tulips from Floral Daze + Net in Navy? We love this pop of unexpected colors.

Last but not least, we have the beautiful floral from Summer Love + Calico in Yellow. Check out that stunning quilting! All four bags were made by the talented Shelly Pagliai.

Glamo Camo, Fragments, Floral Daze, and Summer Love are all in stores now. We’re loving your projects so far and can’t wait to see more! Ask for these at your local quilt shop or from your favorite online retailer.

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Kiss the Cook // Grilling Tool Roll + Napkins Tutorial

Hi guys! We have Nicole from Modern Handcraft on the blog today sharing some super fun and summery tutorials with our Kiss the Cook fabric (in stores now). Read on to see what she made, and how she did it!

Hello Dear Stella friends, Nicole from Modern Handcraft here today with a quick project that is perfect for upcoming summertime cookouts and also makes for a great Father’s Day gift – the Grilling Tool Roll Tutorial.


My father in law is a big griller, and once I saw this new line Kiss the Cook by Dear Stella I knew I had to make something fun for him combining a couple of the fabrics. A grilling tool holder is something that he doesn’t currently have and would be so useful for helping him stay organized. Follow along with today’s tutorial and I will show you how you can create one of your own.

Materials needed

• 1 – 18″ x 29″ cut of Stella-376 Red (Grill Time) – exterior

• 1 – 18″ x 29″ and 1 – 5″ x 10″ cut of Stella-378 Grey (Meat) – lining

• Fusible fleece measuring 18″ x 29″ – quilt batting also can be used

• Velcro dots – 3 pairs of dots or regular velcro cut into 3/4″ squares

• Sewing machine and notions (cutting mat, rotary cutter, acrylic ruler, fabric marking pen, straight pins )

• Coordinating thread Continue reading

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Glamo Camo // Roller Skate Dress



Have you seen our Glamo Camo collection yet?! We’re making camouflage a bit more trendy this season with fun polka dots in white, hot pink, and gold metallic!

Check out these little girls’ dresses we made with the entire range of colors. The classic Roller Skate Dress from Oliver + S made for the perfect canvas to feature these wild prints!

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We love how Glamo Camo looks paired with our Net basic!

Here’s adorable lil’ Kensie modeling these dresses. So sweet!

Glamo Camo is shipping now! Find it online or at your local quilt shop. What will you stitch up?

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Summer Love // Urban Escape

Are you ready for some serious eye candy to liven up your Friday? Check out this gorgeous quilt made with our new Summer Love collection!

The pattern is Urban Escape from Sew Kind of Wonderful, which is perfect considering we’re located in the heart of New York City!

Check out some details of the quilt below. We’re over the moon for that binding, made with the Rainbow Stripe from the collection, and the sunshine yellow background (Calico in Lemon)! Pair these with the painterly floral and stunning quilting by Osie Lebowitz, and you’ve got a match made in quilty heaven.

Summer Love is hitting shops now – check with your local quilt shop or find it online. We can’t wait to see your projects!

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Introducing Mount Snow!

We are so excited to share our holiday collection with you today – Mount Snow. Between the cozy knits, adorable bicycles, and bad Santas, there’s something for everyone! There are two palettes in this collection: one more traditional, and the other a little softer. Choose your own wintry adventure!

We love the abundance of sweet, small scale prints in Mount Snow. Check out those cute penguins!

Mount Snow will be available in May. We’ll be back later with fun holiday projects!

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