Sneak Peek at Enchanted!

We have some fun new collections coming up soon, and we’re so excited to share them with you!

Today we’re revealing a little peek at Enchanted…

Creatures roaming, fireflies twinkling, bare feet skipping, and cool summer nights exploring. With its enticing mix of fairy tales and folk art, you’re in store for a magical adventure in our upcoming collection, Enchanted.

Stay tuned for images of the full line – shipping later this summer!

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Bay Breeze // Gimme Diamonds

Bay Breeze by Jack and Lulu is hitting stores now! We have some quilt inspiration for you with this bright, nautical collection, and we used one of our favorite patterns to show it off.

Gimme Diamonds by Four Paws Quilting is a lovely pattern to use with the wide range of graphic prints in Bay Breeze. It beautifully shows off all the fun patterns and is a dynamic layout!

Check out some of our close-up shots of this lovely quilt. We’re envisioning it in a beach house – perfect for keeping you warm on those cooler summer nights!

We used the main print – Under the Sea – from Bay Breeze on the back. Love those mermaids! And such gorgeous quilting, as usual, by Shelly Pagliai.

And who can resist those Pineapples and Watermelon? In case you missed it, see the full collection here and here!

What are you planning with Bay Breeze?

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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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