Sneak Peek at Summer Love!

Coming later this season, we have a gorgeous floral collection that’s bound to make its way into your quilt and apparel projects. We’re sharing a sneak peek of Summer Love today, which will hopefully tide you over until we’re able to show you the whole group a little later this year!


A bouquet of blooms sparkle in our Summer Love collection, thanks to a combination of bright watercolor brushstrokes and a glowing color palette. Printed on our dreamy cotton shirting.

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Introducing Net – a new basic!


Happy Friday! We’re so happy to share with you today the full color spectrum on our latest addition to Dear Stella basics: Net!

We love the texture that Net brings to our fabric collections – it’s a great accent piece when you want to add something that’s not-quite-solid, but not too busy. Not to mention, it makes for a lovely binding! We used Navy for the binding on our Floral Daze quilt, plus Mustard for the backing, and we were so happy with the result.

You’ve seen Net pop up already in Mika, from last season, and in Fragments and Floral Daze this season!

Net comes in twelve great colors that span the rainbow, and we’re so excited to see how you use them in your projects! The newest color – Smoke – will be joining the others in stores by the end of this month.

Ask for Net at your local quilt shop or from your favorite online retailer!

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Floral Daze // Fox River

Floral Daze has begun shipping to stores! We are so excited to see what you guys make with this gorgeous collection. Once the yardage hit our office, we couldn’t resist stitching up a new dress for the holidays! We used Stella-395 Navy and the new Kim dress pattern from By Hand London – it was definitely a hit.

Today we’re sharing some quilt inspiration, using a pattern from John Q. Adams‘ lovely book, Beyond Neutral.

We used the pattern Fox River, and we love how the diamond details look between the larger patchwork squares! The gorgeous prints from Floral Daze shine in this pattern, and are tempered with our Net texture in Moss, Beige, and Navy for binding. This would look beautiful as a bed quilt!

Check out this quilt on our Projects page here.

Floral Daze is popping up into shops now! What type of project are you planning? A garment? Accessories? Quilts? Let us know in the comments. We can’t wait to see!


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Calico // Positive Space

If you’re looking for some rainbow-goodness, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re sharing a quilt that uses all thirteen Calico colors!

We used the pattern Positive Space by Jenna Brand for this colorful quilt. We love the rainbow gradient, and the addition of a soft grey keeps it light and airy.

This quilt hung proudly in our Quilt Market booth in October as we were celebrating the Calico print becoming a Basic. We love the texture this pattern brings to a collection! It also works beautifully in a garment, since it’s printed on our soft cotton shirting.

Find Calico at your local quilt shop or online. What will you make?

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Happy holidays!

Wishing you peace, warmth, and love

and a very happy 2015!

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