Tinsel Town // Snowball Games

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We have another Christmas in July project to share with you today, using our adorable Tinsel Town collection that’s hitting stores now!

We used the pattern Snowball Games from Cindy Lammon’s book Simply Modern Christmas. How amazing is this!? The “snowballs” are set against our grey Mini Confetti – they look like baby snowballs in the background!

As usual, we had to take this quilt up for a rooftop photoshoot – check out some of the photos below.

We are pretty much obsessed with the back of this quilt… Who doesn’t love a good Christmas sweater? We used this Sweaters print from Tinsel Town.

This pattern is absolutely perfect for showcasing these adorable little prints. Skiers, snowmen, vintage cars with a tree tied on top – eee! We still can’t get over the cuteness.

What are your plans for sewing with Tinsel Town? We have one more idea to share with you next week – stay tuned!

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Flirt // Playful Quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew

Today on the blog we have Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew. We absolutely love her quilt patterns, and she is so adorable in real life! Allison is stopping by to share with us her latest quilty creation, using our brand new Flirt collection.

Flirt is in stores now! Check with your local quilt shop or online retailer to get your hands on some.


Hi!  I’m Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew, and today I get to share my quilt made with one of Dear Stella’s newest lines, Flirt.

I’m usually not drawn to girly fabrics…but I JUMPED at the chance to sew with these when I saw them at Quilt Market.

The colors are PERFECT.

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I love that these fabrics work equally well for a baby or a teenager.  So you can make a baby quilt that they won’t outgrow in a year!

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With that stack up there I made a baby quilt using my Playful pattern.  The different pinks work so well together.

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I quilted it with diagonal straight lines, and machine bound it using this method.  After a quick wash and dry it’s ready to deliver to a new baby girl!

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Flirt is in stores now.  I promise you these photos don’t do the fabric justice and you will love these prints and colors!

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Tinsel Town // Snowflake Tree Skirt

We’re celebrating Christmas in July today with Lynn Harris of The Little Red Hen! She’s sharing an adorable tree skirt she made using our Tinsel Town collection and Debbie Grifka’s Snowflake Tree Skirt pattern. We got to see Lynn at Quilt Market this past May and she’s so sweet. We’re lucky to have her here today!

By the way, Tinsel Town is in stores now – we’ll be sharing a few more projects using this collection next week. Read on to see what Lynn did with these vintage-inspired prints.


Hi, I’m Lynn Harris from The Little Red Hen. I grew up in a family where Christmas was a big deal. I love traditions and one my mother had was that we always had a live tree and all the ornaments (every single one) was handmade.  I remember making God’s Eyes together as a family with my father cutting the wood pieces and drilling the hook holes. We covered styrofoam balls with velvet and fancy trim. My sisters and I made embroidered felt ornaments as gifts for our grandparents. The build up and decorating for Christmas was just as exciting and fun as the day itself.

The trees and snowmen in these new Dear Stella Tinsel Town prints tickle me. The vintage tone of the graphics remind me of Christmases when I was young. Aren’t they cute? Those of you who know me, know that I like sewing with tiny pieces of fabric, and these little prints are right up my alley. I am also digging the addition of the blue shades to the traditional red and green. The snowmen, winter town, and ski prints, as well as the stripes and blenders will be great for a multitude of winter projects.

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I love making gifts and as soon as I saw Debbie Grifka’s Snowflake Tree Skirt pattern I knew that I wanted to make it and these cute fabrics were the perfect match for her clever snowflake design.

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This fabric line has a selection of prints on a white or light background. I pulled those prints and paired them with the blue snowflake print.

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I used three yards of the blue snowflake and a fat quarter pack of the prints and there is still PLENTY of fabric for other holiday projects.

Can you see those tiny deer in the forest? There is so much cuteness here and just the right amount of stripes and dots to keep things from going overboard.

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The prints are just the right scale for cutting up into these smaller pieces.

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I’m off to make some more Tinsel Town gifts.

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Introducing Mika!

We are SO excited to share this brand new collection with you today! With the ongoing summer we’ve been drawn to bright pops of color and bold prints. Our Mika collection (pronounced “mee-kuh”) is absolutely perfect for this time!

We have some amazing projects lined up, including a free quilt pattern, so be sure to stay tuned.

In the meantime, take a look at the full line below!


Punchy patterns and saturated hues glow in our whimsical collection, Mika. Between the playful pinwheels, scratchy lines, and vibrant geometric designs, your sewing projects will shine!

How luscious are these colors?! We are seriously loving this combo of mustard, turquoise, orange, and grey.

Our Net print is super versatile with just the right amount of texture for your projects.

Eek! We love Mika.

Here’s a peek at the larger prints from the collection.

This collection will begin shipping to stores in mid-August. Check with your local quilt shop or online retailer to see if they will be carrying Mika!

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Sneak Peek at Sunday Morning

We have a gorgeous sneak peek at an upcoming collection for you today, and it will be available on our heavenly cotton shirting!

Fresh, painterly patterns and soft, sparkling details lend a mellow feeling to our newest collection, Sunday Morning. An unruly garden has never looked so refreshing.

Sunday Morning will be available later this fall – we’ll show you the full collection closer to that time. We already have a ton of ideas!

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