Introducing The Cat’s Meow!

Happy Tuesday! We’re finally able to share our latest feline-friendly collection, The Cat’s Meow.

Shipping this month to stores, this collection coordinates beautifully with a rainbow range of our Net basic. You can even see the Net texture in some of the cats and mice!

We can’t wait to stitch up some fun projects for all the cat lovers in our lives. What will you make with The Cat’s Meow?

This collection will be in shops this month. Ask for it at your local quilt shop or from your favorite online retailer!

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Sneak Peek at Asuka

We’re bringing life to a new collection behind the scenes at Dear Stella HQ, and we’re sharing a peek of it with you today!

Simple dashed lines and graphic pop floral prints echo the elegant yet playful spirit of Asuka. You’ll find a modern mix of crisp colors in this collection – think: cream, mustard, orange, and shades of blue. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Asuka will be shipping later this summer, in August. Stay tuned for the full collection reveal!

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Spring Quilt Market 2015 RECAP + Giveaway!

We can’t believe another Quilt Market has come and gone! Today we’re sharing a peek into our booth from Minneapolis this past May, and if you stick with us until the end we’ve got a fun giveaway for you!

Fancy Fox by Elizabeth Hartman, using Intermix basics (this quilt was a show-stopper!)

Nest Egg Totes by Carolyn Friedlander, using Summer Love, Fragments, Floral Daze, and Glamo Camo (more photos here)

Top: Floral Daze
Second: Hilltop by Wee Gallery
Third: Dress Me for the Playground by Wee Gallery
Fourth: The Cat’s Meow

Fox River from Beyond Neutral by John Q. Adams, using Floral Daze (more photos here)

clockwise from left: Shelby Satchel by Sassafras Lane using Hilltop // Robbing Peter to Pay Paul tutorial by Modern Handcraft using Floral Daze // Dress Me Playmat Remix by Modern Handcraft // Noteworthy by Sew Many Creations, using Dear Stella basics // Star Gazer by Lunden Designs, using Hilltop (more photos here)

Hilltop by Wee Gallery

Follow Me free pillow pattern, using Hilltop

The Essential Spring Basket free pattern, using Dress Me for the Playground

The Cat’s Meow

Sundial (free quilt pattern), Follow Me (free pillow pattern), and Urban Escape by Sew Kind of Wonderful (more photos here) – all using Summer Love

Summer Love

Top: Bay Breeze by Jack and Lulu
Second: Glamo Camo
Third: Mount Snow
Fourth: Fragments

Bay Breeze bloomers + Glamo Camo Roller Skate dresses

Octoplushies from Sew A Modern Home by Melissa Lunden // Gimme Diamonds by Four Paws Quilting (more photos here) // Slice of Life free pillow pattern – all using Bay Breeze

Penguin Plushies from Sew A Modern Home by Melissa Lunden, using Mount Snow

Tourist Tote Bag by Sew Many Creations // Essential Spring Basket free pattern – both using Fragments

Bottom left: Tagged from Growing Up Modern by Allison Harris, using Fragments (more photos here)
Bottom right: Churn Dash quilt tutorial by Modern Handcraft, coming soon, using Mount Snow


We had such a wonderful time at Quilt Market. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and took a peek at what we’ve been up to!


Whew! Ready to enter to win a bundle of our brand new Intermix basics!?

1. Leave a comment letting us know your favorite Dear Stella collection from our booth in the photos above.

2. For an extra entry, follow us on either Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. You can leave an extra comment for each platform you follow – each comment will count as an extra entry.

We’ll be picking one winner at random on Monday, June 8th. Good luck! : )

******* GIVEAWAY CLOSED ********

Congratulations Kim D! You’re the winner of our Intermix bundle. We’ll be contacting you via email shortly.

Thanks to everyone for participating in our giveaway! Be sure to subscribe to our blog for future giveaway opportunities.

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Introducing Intermix!

Guys, we are SO EXCITED to share with you our Intermix collection of basics! 36 colors of pure goodness – these simple prints will mix into any project you’re working on, and they represent the Dear Stella palette. Intermix is composed of Net, which you already know and love, Polka Dots, including some exciting new colors, and the brand new Dress Stripe, which we’re anticipating will be an awesome binding fabric!

Let’s take a look at the spectrum a little closer, starting with the warmer colors.

And now moving into the cooler colors:

We’re loving how versatile Intermix is. You can go wild with the saturated Peony, bright Orange, and gorgeous Dandelion. Or you can choose the lovely neutrals – between the classic Navy, Charcoal, and Grey, you can’t really go wrong. There’s something for everyone, and for every project!

Here’s a breakdown by print, instead of color. First up is Net! The two newest colors to join this crew are Primrose (second from left) and Mint (seventh from left). These add a great texture to quilts, and we’ve frequently been using them in lieu of solids.

These Polka Dots have been popping up in our collections for a while, but we’ve officially made it a basic and we rounded out the colors to make this amazing rainbow. This irregular dot is the perfect size – it’s big enough to add texture, but small enough to be subtle.

Our Dress Stripes are brand new, and we brought them to life in some lovely colors. Each colored portion of the stripe is 1/16″.

Intermix is starting to ship to stores NOW! We can’t wait to see how you add these to your projects. Tag your photos with #dearstella and @dearstellafab so we can see!

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Free Pattern // Follow Me Pillow

Remember our Follow Me Pillow (a free pattern!) from last season? We made a couple new ones using Summer Love and Hilltop by Wee Gallery!

With this project there are a bunch of different directions you could go. You can make one that’s a little more sophisticated, like this one below. We especially love the use of the stripe in the gusset!

Or you could make a playful pillow, like this one with Hilltop! Who could resist these cute woodland creatures?


This pillow is a perfect gift for a baby shower, or a fun weekend project for your living room. Head to our Projects page to download the *free* pattern and get started today!

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