TEN YEARS and still going strong!! In fact, ever since we introduced this novelty “not-so-solid” solid in 2007-08, they’ve just gotten better with time —
What separates our AGED MUSLIN from the look-alikes is a special dyeing technique that creates a faded, distressed, look. The result is an inherent overall shading that gives the cloth gives its rich, suede-like appearance. These qualities make our AGED MUSLINS an interesting complement for prints in pieced quilts, where a true solid would read too “flat”, and a texture print isn’t quite right either.
The 100% cotton range began with a few neutrals in paper-bag tones
Then it expanded to include blues and greys — Pair these with the season’s best denims & chambrays.
Next came the dusty midtones (NEW AGED MUSLINS)
And in 2017, we added eight saturated fashion colors to the New Aged Muslins category.
Perfect for Trendy and Traditional Quilts, Home Décor, Fashion…
They’ll give an authentic, aged look when paired with reproductions, or a casual effect when blended with contemporary prints.
AGED MUSLIN’s weave is slightly tighter than standard quilting fabrics, making it an excellent background fabric for appliqué, embroidery and other forms of handwork.
The collection also plays well on its own, as you can see in “Stargazing”, shown below our new Aged Muslin BOM program by Krisanne Watkins of Quail Valley Quilts. Watch for details on line soon!(Begins September 2018, 91” x 91”)
We’re thrilled to return this year as a sponsor and exhibitor at QuiltCon, the premiere event of the Modern Quilt Guild! It takes place in Pasadena, CA from February 22-25, and we’re busy putting the finishing touches on the booth and some special events. We’ll again sponsor the award in the category of Modern Traditionalism, and we’re also the proud sponsor of the MQG Leadership Breakfast meeting for chapter leaders, so we’ll see you there, bright and early on Saturday ; )
During the show, you’ll find us in BOOTH 911, where you can pick up your postcard for our Booth Hop – there’s a $1500 Quilter’s Prize Pack at stake — just visit our participating sponsor booths at QuiltCon and follow the easy instructions to enter…just pick up this postcard at our booth to get started! Sponsors include our own Studio 37 designers, along with Aurifil, Olfa, Sizzix, and Private Source Quilting – thanks to all of you!
When you hop over to Booth 530, you’ll see what’s new with Studio 37 designersNancy Rink and Sarah J Maxwell. They’ll be previewing a fun new #designerduo Quilt-Along (it begins in April!) and Sarah will demo chenille techniques using her Primo Plaid Flannels and the Olfa Chenille cutter.
There’s too much QuiltCon activity to share in just one blog post… stay tuned for Part II!
Be sure to check out the Olfa Holidays Giveaway, running thru the month of December! They’re offering 10 giveaways in all, including two chenille cutter prize packs, inspired by Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J.
You could win an Olfa Chenille cutter, expertly designed to make quick work of this age-old fabric craft, plus a bundle of Sarah’s PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: Color Crush II fat quarters!
Then you can create your own plush multi-layered fabric like this one by Sarah…
To enter OLFA Holidays you must:
1. Have an active Facebook account or an active and non-private Instagram or Twitter account
2. Follow @olfacreates on Instagram or Twitter OR @OlfaCutters on Facebook
3. Post a photo of what crafts you are working on this holiday season to either Instagram or Twitter with the #OLFAholidays tag OR enter on Facebook through the contest application form.
4. Be a legal resident of the United States of America (including its territories and possessions) or Canada (excluding Québec) and must be eighteen (18) years of age or older on the date of entry.
5. Enter by 11:59pm TONIGHT (Thursday, December 7, 2017)
This month we’re excited to welcome Kim Eichler-Messmer to the Studio 37 design team, with her gorgeous debut collection of batiks, entitled IMBUE.
To imbue means to inspire or permeate with a feeling or quality; permeate, infuse, tincture, soak. This is how Kim likes to think about hand dyed fabrics. “They are infused not only with color and pattern, but with the intentions of the maker as well. These modern batiks were printed and dyed by hand in Indonesia and the designs came from my own hand dyed fabrics. The colors are rich and saturated and the slight imperfections in the print add character, movement, and a glimpse into the process of their creation” she explains.
We love Kim’s creative philosophy, and the richness of her palettes. See all 22 designs online at Studio 37 Fabrics. Visit Kim online and follow her on Instagram @kimemquilts. If you’re attending, QuiltCon in Pasadena, CA, February 22-25, 2018, you’ll also have a chance to take her lectures and workshops and meet her in the Studio 37 Booth # 911.
We’re thrilled announce another wonderful video by Sew Very Easy’s Laura Coia! This time, she shares her best tips for working with our Primo Plaid Flannels, while recreating our free quilt pattern. From pre-treating your flannels to cutting tips and more, you’ll love how Laura goes about her creative projects.
This particular palette of neutral greys and browns is perfect for the guys on your holiday list, and remember our Primo Plaid Flannels come in an ever-growing assortment, from Color Crush II brights to Twilight Tones jewel tones to Harvestand Christmas colorways! And as Laura shows us, the quilt goes together so quickly, you have plenty of time whip out several gifts, assembly-line style. Sewing daytime blankets for babies or children? Simply reduce the number of blocks, which will go even faster ; )
Thanks to Laura for another fun & easy sewing adventure, and Happy Flannel Sewing to all! If you haven’t subscribed to her YouTube channel yet, be sure to sign up to enjoy all of her great tips and tricks…Videos are posted each Tuesday & Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
We appreciate the major role our talented DESIGNERS obviously play in the twice-yearly production known as Quilt Market! You can find them stitching on their last-minute quilt bindings, demonstrating new techniques, making presentations to shop owners or sales reps, greeting fans at book signings, and more. In general, their schedules stay pretty packed throughout the show, both behind the scenes and on the show floor…
Our friends at Indygo Junctionhave a really fun giveaway going on right now! If you’re good at guessing weights, check out their blog post and make your best guess on the weight of this pumpkin (the real one, not the fabric ones ; )
You could win Indygo Junction’s Pumpkin Trio Pattern and a bundle of their fall favorites! You’ll also pick up a few fall crafting tips, and see how they’ve used some of their favorite PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS. Like many of you, they’ve used our Primo Plaid Flannels for years, enjoying its plush hand, yarn-dyed quality and ever-growing variety of colors and designs. Hurry…the contest ends on October 15! BE SURE TO ENTER YOUR GUESS ON INDYGO’S BLOG POST! We don’t want you to miss your chance to win ; )
If so, you’ll enjoy these ideas featuring our Holiday 2017 collections, starting with Laura Berringer’s FROSTY FLAMINGO. Laura’s a longtime fabric designer, and though she’s relatively to sewing and quilting, she’s quickly moving beyond her “Newbie” status ; ) We love her tropically festive holiday stockings with contrast cuffs!
Then Brandy Browner took the “tropically festive” theme to another level with her imaginative interpretation – check out her realistic yet whimsical wing and beak accents – she drafted her own pattern pieces to achieve the look.
And Miriam Rawson found table runner inspiration in Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s GREEN AND RED prints! This pattern is called “Checkmate” by Lella Boutique, is actually for a 16-block quilt, but Miriam adapted the pattern using just four blocks…
And or course, we love Victoria’s own take on her GREEN AND RED collection, in her signature Double Wedding Ring design!
Be sure to also mix in PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS, the WOOL COLLECTION and other basics for easy Holiday style. Whatever you celebrate, whatever you make — and whenever you start — Happy Holiday Stitching to All!!