Tinsel Town // Snowflake Tree Skirt

We’re celebrating Christmas in July today with Lynn Harris of The Little Red Hen! She’s sharing an adorable tree skirt she made using our Tinsel Town collection and Debbie Grifka’s Snowflake Tree Skirt pattern. We got to see Lynn at Quilt Market this past May and she’s so sweet. We’re lucky to have her here today!

By the way, Tinsel Town is in stores now – we’ll be sharing a few more projects using this collection next week. Read on to see what Lynn did with these vintage-inspired prints.

Hi, I’m Lynn Harris from The Little Red Hen. I grew up in a family where Christmas was a big deal. I love traditions and one my mother had was that we always had a live tree and all the ornaments (every single one) was handmade.  I remember making God’s Eyes together as a family with my father cutting the wood pieces and drilling the hook holes. We covered styrofoam balls with velvet and fancy trim. My sisters and I made embroidered felt ornaments as gifts for our grandparents. The build up and decorating for Christmas was just as exciting and fun as the day itself.

The trees and snowmen in these new Dear Stella Tinsel Town prints tickle me. The vintage tone of the graphics remind me of Christmases when I was young. Aren’t they cute? Those of you who know me, know that I like sewing with tiny pieces of fabric, and these little prints are right up my alley. I am also digging the addition of the blue shades to the traditional red and green. The snowmen, winter town, and ski prints, as well as the stripes and blenders will be great for a multitude of winter projects.

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I love making gifts and as soon as I saw Debbie Grifka’s Snowflake Tree Skirt pattern I knew that I wanted to make it and these cute fabrics were the perfect match for her clever snowflake design.

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This fabric line has a selection of prints on a white or light background. I pulled those prints and paired them with the blue snowflake print.

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I used three yards of the blue snowflake and a fat quarter pack of the prints and there is still PLENTY of fabric for other holiday projects.

Can you see those tiny deer in the forest? There is so much cuteness here and just the right amount of stripes and dots to keep things from going overboard.

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The prints are just the right scale for cutting up into these smaller pieces.

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I’m off to make some more Tinsel Town gifts.

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Introducing Mika!

We are SO excited to share this brand new collection with you today! With the ongoing summer we’ve been drawn to bright pops of color and bold prints. Our Mika collection (pronounced “mee-kuh”) is absolutely perfect for this time!

We have some amazing projects lined up, including a free quilt pattern, so be sure to stay tuned.

In the meantime, take a look at the full line below!

Punchy patterns and saturated hues glow in our whimsical collection, Mika. Between the playful pinwheels, scratchy lines, and vibrant geometric designs, your sewing projects will shine!

How luscious are these colors?! We are seriously loving this combo of mustard, turquoise, orange, and grey.

Our Net print is super versatile with just the right amount of texture for your projects.

Eek! We love Mika.

Here’s a peek at the larger prints from the collection.

This collection will begin shipping to stores in mid-August. Check with your local quilt shop or online retailer to see if they will be carrying Mika!

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Sneak Peek at Sunday Morning

We have a gorgeous sneak peek at an upcoming collection for you today, and it will be available on our heavenly cotton shirting!

Fresh, painterly patterns and soft, sparkling details lend a mellow feeling to our newest collection, Sunday Morning. An unruly garden has never looked so refreshing.

Sunday Morning will be available later this fall – we’ll show you the full collection closer to that time. We already have a ton of ideas!

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London Calling // Ultimate Tea Set

We have the perfect project idea for Jack and Lulu’s London Calling collection for you today! Looking for a quick, gratifying sew that happens to be adorable to boot? Why not try these out for yourself or a tea-loving friend!

These fun little tea-themed projects were featured on our London Calling shelf in our Quilt Market booth – they were such a hit!

First up are these quilted coasters. They are super easy to make, and undeniably sweet. Here’s a tutorial on how to make these – click here.

We also made these awesome tea wallets. Pop one of these in your bag and you’ll always have your favorite tea in tow! Check out the tutorial we used here.

How can you have a proper tea party without a tea cozy!? We made up couple fun patchwork versions for our numerous tea kettles, and we’re completely smitten. Here’s a similar tutorial for how to make these: click here.

We’re officially ready to host a tea party now, thanks to our London Calling tea set! This collection is in stores now – be sure to get your hands on some!


Woodwinked // Chopsticks Quilt

We hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! We’re back today with a truly awesome quilt to share.

Our Woodwinked collection was a hit at Quilt Market. Between the whimsical woodland scenes and the bright, unexpected palette – it’s hard to go wrong with this one. We knew this collection would look amazing with the Jaybird Quilts pattern, Chopsticks!

We love how this pattern shows off some of the larger scale prints from Woodwinked, while also mixing beautifully with the Confetti Dots and sweet Hearts prints that read like solids from far away. And all of that set against a crisp, white background… Love!

Here’s a peek at the backing fabric we used (Stella-326 Bone). It is the #YearOfTheDeer after all!

Woodwinked is in stores and online now. We can’t wait to see what you make!

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