Tigerlily // Through The Looking Glass

Tigerlily is shipping to stores! How can you not love these tribal prints with a Stella-spin? Between funky geometric patterns and a stamped elephant on hot pink, you really can’t go wrong.

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Wondering what to do with these fantastic prints? We have an idea for you!

Check out this quilt featuring Tigerlily – the pattern is Through The Looking Glass by It’s Sew Emma. We love the clean look of the bright prints set against classic white. Plus, this pattern is fat quarter friendly!

Here are a few close-ups, including a look at this awesome Starburst pattern for the backing!

Ask for Tigerlily at your local quilt shop, or find it online. Can’t wait to see what you make!

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Spring Street // Tipsy Triangles Quilt

Happy Friday!

We have some eye candy for you today. Check out this stunning quilt featuring Spring Street! The pattern we used is the “Tipsy Triangles Quilt” from Liberty Love, by Alexia Abegg. We love the look of the watercolor brights set against white, and that stripey binding is perfect!

Spring Street is in stores now – ask for it at your local quilt shop or find it online!

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Sneak Peek at Nutmeg!

It’s getting harder and harder to keep this one under wraps — it’s just too adorable. We can share this little sneak peek for now, but be sure to stay tuned for images of the full collection in the coming months!

Inspired by pumpkin patches, brisk bicycle rides, and the magical way that leaves crunch beneath your feet.

Here’s our preview of Nutmeg!

Subscribe to our blog for updates on when images of the full collection will be available. We can’t wait!

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Dear Stella <3 Valentine’s Day

We love Valentine’s Day here at Dear Stella HQ. A whole day dedicated to celebrating love? Sounds like the perfect day to us!

With one week until Valentine’s Day, we’ve been busy crafting up a storm. So we wanted to show you our projects… Stella-style.

First up are these super easy heart sweatshirts!

We used a roll of wax paper to draw our big heart design, cut it out, and then ironed it to the wrong side of our fabric. Before cutting the fabric, we drew a 1/2″ seam allowance around the shape, with a pencil, and then cut it out on that line. Next, we folded down and pressed the seam allowance. Leave the wax paper ironed on – this makes it easier to iron the seam allowance down, all the way around the heart. After you’ve ironed down the seam allowance, you can remove the wax paper.

Use a basting stitch to sew around the edge of the heart with a 1/4″ seam allowance, clipping notches into the folded down seam allowance of the two curves. Press. Center the heart on your sweatshirt (you can also use a sweater, t-shirt, or whatever else you have handy) and stitch it down close to the edge. Remove the basting stitches and you’re all set! The hearts we made are about 10″ high and 10.5″ wide.

Clare’s heart uses Stella-283 Red from Tigerlily.

Jessica’s heart uses Stella-S276 from Spring Street.

Next up is this adorable heart pillow using Stella-M37 Red! Who doesn’t love a little Confetti Sparkle?

This tutorial by Anna of Noodlehead and this tutorial by Ashley of Little Miss Momma are similar to how we made our pillow.

Finally, we made some of these little Valentine’s cards to mail to friends! All we did was cut out little hearts from various pink and red Dear Stella fabric, and then stitched them to cardstock! So easy, and so cute.

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From all of us at Dear Stella, YOU guys are our fave! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Savannah // Grocery Tote & Lunch Bag

If you’re suffering from the winter blues, we suggest getting your hands on our new Savannah collection. In stores now, this combination of patterns and colors is sure to brighten up your day (no matter the weather).

We made a couple projects from the book One-Yard Wonders, by Rebecca Yaker & Patricia Hoskins, using some prints from Savannah.

The Grocery Tote (pattern designed by Jessie Senese) is a quick, easy pattern ideal for your trips to the grocery store. And stitched up in the Honeycomb pattern from Savannah? Let’s just say it makes us want to go grocery shopping now!

We also made this adorable Quilted Lunch Bag (pattern designed by Mary Richmond). You can’t go wrong with combining the Floral Stitch with the Ticking Stripe in Green, and cut on the bias too! Love.

Ask for Savannah at your favorite local quilt shop, or look for it online!

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