Dear Stella Basics // Noteworthy Quilt

At Quilt Market last month, Jessica VanDenburgh of Sew Many Creations debuted her latest pattern, the Noteworthy quilt. This alphabet quilt uses Drunkard’s Path blocks and Jessica’s Pathways ruler, which makes for a beautifully unique project. The pattern is part of a booklet, which you can check out here, that includes instructions for cutting/sewing curves and making all 26 letters of the alphabet. There are five projects included in the booklet, so there are tons of possibilities!

Jessica used a bunch of our popular basics for this quilt: Confetti Dots, Calico, and Net. Check out some close ups below!

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We’re in love with the quilting on this!


We love the way curves transform a quilt block and add movement. Are you a newbie when it comes to sewing curves, or a total pro?

Find our ranges of basics (Confetti Dots, Calico, and Intermix) in stores now!


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Bay Breeze & Hilltop // Shelby Satchels

We hope everyone has had a wonderful week, and that you’re ready to check out two super cute projects!

This pattern is the Shelby Satchel, an adorable messenger bag designed with professional details. You can purchase this pattern from the ladies of Sassafras Lane Designs, and you can even get the hardware from them too!

Shayla and Kristy Wolf, the mother-daughter duo behind the pattern company, stitched up two for us using our more kid-friendly collections: Hilltop by Wee Gallery (above) and Bay Breeze by Jack and Lulu (below).

We absolutely love how they turned out. This is such a fun pattern to use to show off your favorite fabric, while mixing in those essential coordinates for the smaller details. We especially love the pops of mint in our Bay Breeze version!

Hilltop and Bay Breeze are both in stores now, so it’s time to get stitchin’! We can envision this bag made in some of our more sophisticated collections as well, like Asuka (see our sneak peek of this collection here).

Have you been doing some summertime sewing? Let us know what you’ve been working on in the comments below!

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Bay Breeze // Octoplushies

Okay, how ridiculously cute are these little guys?! When we came across the Octoplushies pattern from the book Sew a Modern Home by Melissa Lunden, we knew it was the perfect project for Jack and Lulu’s Bay Breeze collection!

We used the sweet Octopus print for the body of one, with the purple Gingham on the bottom, and the minty Anchor Grid for the body of the other, with the Under the Sea print on the bottom. These looked so cute on our shelves at Quilt Market!

This is the perfect collection for your summertime projects, and it’s in stores now! Be sure to get your hands on some and do some summer stitchin’.

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Fragments // Tourist Tote Bag

Happy Friday!

We wanted to pop in today to show you this stunning bag that was made using our Fragments collection + our Polka Dot in Peony.  The pattern is the Tourist Tote Bag by Sew Many Creations, and you can find it here. It’s great for showing off your favorite fabric! Our tote definitely makes a statement – we love how summery it feels.

This bag is SO roomy. Perfect for beach days, grocery store trips, or if you’re off traveling the world!

Fragments is in stores and online now, and we love the projects we’ve seen popping up on social media. Tag your photos #dearstella and @dearstellafab to keep us in the loop!

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Introducing Net Flannel!

We love using flannel in our quilts (especially for the back of quilts!) so we brought our popular Net texture to this super soft substrate for you. Available in eight gorgeous colors, our Net Flannel print will blend in beautifully with your cozier projects.

Take a closer look at the colors below: Primrose, Blush, Mustard, Mint, Turquoise, Beige, Grey, and Smoke. We’re in love with this palette, and we have a feeling it will win you over as well!

Net Flannel will begin shipping to stores later this month, so be sure to request it from your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer!

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