Introducing… New Calico Colors!

Last season we introduced a sweet Calico print on cotton shirting in a couple of our collections. We loved how seamlessly they fit into the assortment of prints. They’re just the right amount of texture, but not so overpowering that they distract from some of the more intricate designs we love to work with.

This season we’re introducing new Calico colors! We’ve created a fun rainbow you can pick and choose from for your next project – and really, who can resist a rainbow?

(Not us!)

Take a look below at this new collection of color, and let us know which one is your fave!

You’ll see the new colors popping up in shops this November!

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Sneak Peek at French Lessons!

Jack and Lulu is BACK this season with a graphic spin on one of our favorite themes – Paris!

For now, all we have is this little peek into the brand new collection, French Lessons, but be sure to stay tuned. We can’t wait to show you each adorable print in this group.

Paris is reinvented in Jack and Lulu’s signature bold, illustrative hand and a palette of bright mint, pink, deep navy, and red. It has a certain… je ne sais quoi. J’adore French Lessons!

French Lessons will begin shipping in December. Ask for it at your local quilt shop or on your favorite online retailer’s website.

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FREE PATTERN! Journal Cover for Composition Notebook

Happy Friday, guys! We have a super fun free pattern for you today that’s perfect for back to school.

Even though we’re not hitting the textbooks this fall, we’ve been looking for a cute way to spruce up our boring marble notebooks. Luckily, the ladies at Snapdragon Studios helped us out! They designed this awesome notebook cover exclusively for Dear Stella, and we’re offering it as a free pattern download!

Click HERE to download this free pattern, and then check out our versions below!

This notebook cover uses prints from our Mika collection. We used the Pinwheels and Net prints in Turquoise and Beige. Check out the little “project journal” label in the corner! This will be great for drawing out quilt block ideas and writing down pattern notes.

Next up is our version in Flirt. We love the floral femininity of this notebook! We used the Paisley, Rose Buds, and Polka Dots prints. As a cute alternative to a label, Kim and Elizabeth added some adorable buttons in the corner.

And finally, take a look at this elegant notebook cover using Emerson. We used the Emerson print, and Polka Dots in Ocean and Navy. The label on this one says “bright ideas” in the corner. Love!


Emerson, Mika, and Flirt are all in stores now. Ask for it at your local quilt shop or look for it online.

We are over the moon for this fun project idea and we hope you are too! If you make your own version be sure to add it to our Flickr group, or tag us on Instagram with @dearstellafab and #dearstella. Can’t wait to see!

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Mika // Fifteen Degrees

A few weeks ago we introduced our bright and cheery new Mika collection, and ever since then we’ve been swooning over the punchy patterns and saturated hues. We couldn’t wait to see the projects pour in made with this new line!

Enter: Karrie Winters of Freckled Whimsy, who made an amazing Mika quilt using her pattern Fifteen Degrees. Take a look below for some fun photos!

We love how Karrie used the Cream Net print for the background – the pinwheels really pop against the neutral hue! She also included our Stella-Solid Charcoal to the mix, and we’re huge fans of the contrast it adds to this quilt.

And how could we not show a close-up of the backing fabric, binding, and gorgeous quilting?! Amazing.

Mika is hitting stores now! Ask for it at your local quilt shop or look for it at your favorite online retailer. Can’t wait to see what you make!

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Ashe // Plume Quilt


Our Ashe collection has starting shipping to stores! This gorgeous collection on soft cotton shirting is the perfect group of neutrals for your stash. Whether you’re planning a quilt for your bedroom or your new favorite dress, Ashe has you covered.

We’re sharing a beautiful quilt idea today, using the Plume pattern from Fat Quarter Style by It’s Sew Emma.

Ask for Ashe at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer.

What will you be sewing during the long weekend? We have a couple ideas up our sleeve!

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