Quilt Market is well underway, just look at the booth decor!
1. NEXT WAVE is featured in quilts, decor and children’s clothing, all with equal flair!
2. and 3. Vicki Bellino’s brand new patterns highlight our PRETTY SPECIAL baby girl and baby boy collections.
4. VISUAL EFFECT’s contemporary color and prints in a traditional block setting.
5. Marcus BOM’s – HAMPTON RIDGE (by Red Crinoline Quilts) and PARTY OF TWELVE (by Homestead Hearth)
See it all in person through Sunday, May 19 – BOOTH 2203
It’s a Greta Songe fabric giveaway!! Check out Spoonflower’s blog post about Marcus Fabrics designer Greta Songe, and maybe win a fabric bundle, too!
Ever wonder how Judie continues to bring us so many beautiful fabric collections season after season? Meet Judie’s design assistant, Abbey Road…
Judie says, “She is a Lilac color point British shorthair cat. She is two years old and follows me where ever I go.”
She’s even looking forward to reviewing the entries for the upcoming “JUST JUDIE” quilt competition, running from January through July 2013. Check out Judie’s 25 Anniversary Collection, the basis for the competition, add fabrics from your Judie stash, and plan your entry now!
Paula Barnes recently shared her quick tablecloth project, and we had to share it with you…give it a try!
“I was so excited this week to receive our 108” wide backing fabric from my new FREEDOM RINGS line. It features a cream background with tan stars or a tan background with navy stars.
To make a quick tablecloth from this or any other Marcus quilt back fabric, measure the width of your table and add 24½”. My table is 36” x 73” so after adding 24½” I need a piece that is 60 1/2” x 97½”. Serge the edges and turn under ¼” and stitch in place. That’s it … for 1¾ yards of wide with quilt back fabric, I have a really cute tablecloth.”
Thanks, Paula ; )
(Editor’s Note: See our Creataive Uses for 108″ Fabrics)
OK, we’re biased, and we love just about everything Vicki Bellino creates over at Bloom Creek. So we think you’ll also enjoy her tote bag kit, featured in the Sept/Oct 2012 issue of McCall’s Quilting. It’s sewn up in HICKORY HOUSE prints by Faye Burgos in the taupe/black combo, a smart look for city, country or anywhere your busy life take you ; ) And Vicki’s even offering a convenient KIT for it, too!
I’ve had reproduction prints on the brain this morning, and while my personal quilting style doesn’t scream “repro”, my working here at Marcus I’ve gained an appreciation for them. So I started thinking about how I could use them beyond a Civil War quilt…I’ve always pictured them as a perfect look for decorating a den – a mix of plush pillows (complete with tassels & embellishments), upholstered valances, covered lampshades…or a great quilt for your favorite uncle. Do you use reproduction prints in “non-repro” ways? Tell us how!
— lisa s