It’s that time again… International Quilt Market is here! Quilt Market is trade show held twice-yearly for the fabric industry (unfortunately, it’s not open to the general public), and every fall it takes place in Houston, TX.

If you’ve been following along with us on social media (either on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter) you’ll know that we’ve been super busy getting everything ready for our booth! While at our warehouse, we may have poked around a bit in the aisles… It’s always so fun to see all of the fabric hanging out!

Make sure to come and say hi to the Dear Stella team at Market if you’re there! We’ll be in Booth #1336. There will be loads of quilts, pillows, fun projects, giveaways, and of course – new fabric!

If you can’t make it to Quilt Market, don’t worry! We will surely be posting updates to social media, keeping you in the loop on everything happening (and maybe some silly behind-the-scenes photos).

Make sure you’re following us on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter for all of our updates!

See you in Houston!

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A Sneak Peek at Fragments

Did you catch our preview of our upcoming Floral Daze collection from earlier this week? We have another fun one for you today!

Designs reminiscent of pixels and cross-stitching intertwine with floral patterns in cheery, saturated hues to bring you our upcoming Fragments collection.

Fragments will be here in January 2015. Stay tuned for the full release!

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A Sneak Peek at Floral Daze

Quilt Market prep is in full swing, but there are still a ton of new designs in the works behind the scenes! Today we have a sneak peek at one we’re very excited about – Floral Daze.

Hand painted floral designs etched on delicate rice paper shine in an unexpected wash of soft yellow, shades of orange, and olive green. These gorgeous prints are tied together with classic, effortless navy and our simple Net print in a range of colors to mix and match.

Keep your eyes out for this collection, debuting in January 2015!


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Sunday Morning // Arcs

It’s no secret that we love Carolyn Friedlander – she has an amazing eye for design and color, and she also happens to be incredibly down-to-earth and sweet. We loved this quilt she made last year with our Take A Hike collection and her Tangelo quilt pattern!

This year, Carolyn came out with her first book: Savor Each Stitch. It’s full of beautiful project ideas and patterns, and we couldn’t wait to make one up with one of our new collections!

Check out this version of the Arcs mini quilt from Savor Each Stitch, using Sunday Morning. You’ll be seeing this lil’ guy in our booth at Quilt Market! It finishes at 13.5″ x 22.5″.

This mini was made by Shelly of Prairie Moon Quilts. How gorgeous is the quilting?! So dreamy.

Sunday Morning will be hitting stores next month. Ask for it at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer. We can’t wait to see what you make!

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Emerson // Alder Shirtdress

Have you seen the latest pattern from Grainline Studio? Released this summer, the Alder Shirtdress has been popping up everywhere in the blogosphere. It was hard to choose between the two versions the pattern offers, but we thought we’d keep it classic for our first go.

A classic shirtdress needed a classic fabric choice, so we went with the simple navy Sprigs print from Emerson.


(Even though they’re invisible in these photos, we love the shirt pockets on this dress – they’re the perfect size.)

The Alder Shirtdress is a perfect fit in our book – loose-fitting and comfortable but oh-so flattering! Plus, this is a great pattern to try if you haven’t yet made a button-up garment, since Jen led a sewalong over on her blog! Check it out here.

Do you have plans to make an Alder Shirtdress? We think the prints from Emerson are beautiful for this pattern, but we’re also dying to make one in our cotton shirting next. Maybe View B (with those sweet gathers!) in the grey Calico print? That just got moved up to “next” on our sewing list!

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