Now Shipping // Tea Party by Rae Ritchie


Inspired by classic china patterns and antique decorative art, one of Rae Ritchie’s newest collection invites you to high tea complete with fancy pups, dancing porcelain pots and the sweetest treats. Tea Party has begun shipping to stores. Ask for it at your LQS or favorite online retailer!


Here’s a word from Rae about Tea Party:

// One of my favorite sections (among many) at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is the Decorative Arts section. Here, they house beautiful porcelain, furniture and of course, period rooms. This is a great source for motif and color inspiration; the colors often faded with time. I also live blocks from the Russian Museum of Art which once had a spectacular state china show, set in chronological order. Incredibly interesting, informative and beautiful! 

Tea has always been an important ritual throughout my day. It’s a time to reflect and slow down the thought process for a couple minutes out of the day; to recharge and refocus. Of course my tea breaks aren’t nearly as fancy, with sweet treats and fancy dogs, but I can always just draw them! \\


Below you’ll find projects that feature this sweet and dainty collection. Which is your favorite?


Tiny Dancer by Jaybird Quilts.


Pinafores and High Tea by Louanna Mary Quilt Design.


Chopsticks by Jaybird Quilts.

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Hipster // Tablet Sleeve + Sunglasses Case


We made projects using some of our favorite designs from the Hipster collection. They’re super practical and perfect for when you’re on the go!


Your love for man buns, eyewear and Frenchies can be satisfied with Hipster. Pops of orange highlight the details in this cool, neutral collection. Available now!


Dress your laptop or tablet in style! The Laptop Sleeve pattern is by Becka Rahn, from the book One-Yard Wonders.

Our iPad sleeve uses a fun mixed media print, Hipster Kit/Stella-660, and Dress Stripe/Stella-433.


We made the sunglasses case with the help a video tutorial by Crafty Gemini. It’s an easy sunglasses/glasses case to make—scrap friendly!

Our sunglasses case uses a popular favorite, Barbershop/Stella-658 (outer fabric), and Type/Stella-661 (inner fabric and detail).

How perfect is the Barbershop fabric for this fun little project!


There has been an abundance of love for this collection and we are ecstatic! We hope to see more projects using Hipster. Don’t forget to #DearStella—we don’t want to miss a single thing!

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Fall Quilt Market Recap

We’re back from Quilt Market and excited to share all of our photos with you today! We introduced our newest designer, the latest collections and lots of fun projects—be sure to check them out and let us know what your favorites are!

Here’s a glance at our booth:


Fabric: Flower Power
Pattern: Stereo by Jaybird Quilts


Fabric: Intermix basics
Wall Mounts: Unicorns Are Real by Jo Carter *free pattern*


Moon Garden by Rae Ritchie
Quilt: Late Night Lanterns by Denniele Bohannon (top right) *free pattern*

Trail Mix and Moon Garden by Rae Ritchie
Quilt: Nellie by GE Designs (top left)

On My Way
Quilt: Perfect Picture by Osie Lebowitz (bottom left) *free pattern*

Made With Love by Rae Ritchie
Clock: Art Clock by Erin Schlosser, from her book Sew Home


Into The Reef by Rae Ritchie
Quilt: Spinners by Sew Many Creations (top center)

Dear Stella Knits and Fresh Dew Knits by Paula & Waffle
Projects (far right):
Just Hatched Baby Leggings by Made By Rae
Knot Bow Headband by Coral + co.


This year we had Rae Ritchie with us! Here she is holding a few dresses in her designs. These sweet baby dresses were a huge hit in our booth. They are the Geranium Dress pattern by Made By Rae.



Hangin’ above and below the dresses were our sloth lovies! These sloths would be adorable additions to any room. They will be an upcoming free pattern by Wendi Gratz very soon!



The Handmade Made With Love panel is from Rae’s collection, Made With Love. A full repeat of the panel was hanging in our booth—embellished with beads, buttons, and embroidery detailing by Shelly Pagliai.


We introduced our newest designer Paula & Waffle!

Paula & Waffle is a fun-loving illustration and design studio based in New York City, with a focus on pattern and stationery design. Paula Cheng-Mehta is the illustrator and Waffle is her five-year-old Havanese pup, who keeps her company and is the joyful spirit and inspiration behind much of her work. Paula & Waffle’s sweet, heartfelt illustration style is sure to brighten up your day and bring a smile to your face.

Paula & Waffle’s first collection is Fresh Dew—shipping in January!


We introduced our newest substrate: knit! The collections we showed are: KnitsFresh Dew Knits by Paula & Waffle, and Wee Gallery Knits—all shipping in February.

We had darling knit baby clothes and accessories in our booth. DIY Baby Hat (below) and Knot Bow Headband patterns by Coral + co. Just Hatched Baby Leggings by Made By Rae. *All free patterns!*


Thanks for stopping by, whether you were at Quilt Market or you scrolled through our photos. We love sharing our fabric and projects with you! See you in St. Louis for Spring Quilt Market!


Dear Stella


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Quilt Market Ready

It’s that time of the year again…

Quilt Market is a biannual event for businesses in the fabric industry, where people travel from all over the world to feast their eyes on new fabric collections, patterns and books, and sewing and quilting machines. The show will be taking place this weekend, October 29 through 31.

If you’ll be at Quilt Market, be sure to visit us in Booth 1210! We are very excited to show off all our new and upcoming collections.

Rae Ritchie will be making an appearance on Saturday, October 29. Be sure to swing by our booth before 3pm to say hello!

Here’s a peek at some of the projects that will be at our booth!



Intermix Basics – Unicorns Are Real by Jo Carter (free pattern!)


On My Way – Picture Perfect by Osie Lebowitz (free pattern!)


Flower Power – Stereo by Jaybird Quilts


Moon Garden by Rae Ritchie – Late Night Lanterns by Denniele Bohannon


Trail Mix and Moon Garden by Rae Ritchie – Nellie by Gudrun Erla


Stinkin’ cute Geranium dresses by Made By Rae in some Dear Stella favorites!

If you won’t be at the show this weekend, don’t fret! We will be posting updates on our social media sites. Between behind-the-scenes snapshots of setting up the booth and fun photos during the show – we’ve got you covered.

Find us here: Instagram || Facebook || Twitter

See you in Houston!

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Introducing // Blossom


Enter a blooming meadow of lush floral beds bursting with color in Blossom. You’ll find cute little birds perched on trees that take delight in the meadow.

This collection is overflowing with florals, yet so airy and crisp!

How sweet are the bird motifs?!


We are loving this high volume tulip fabric.



One Way by Sassafras Lane Designs.


Orbit by Sew Many Creations.


Parade by Sew Many Creations.


What will you make with Blossom? This collection starts shipping in November – ask for it at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer!

Don’t forget to tag us so we can see what you make! #dearstella

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