Quilt Market Begins…

Most of the sales, marketing & design staff is away in Portland, Oregon, ready for the start of Spring Quilt Market!  The actual show begins tomorrow, preceded by two grueling days of booth setup…

1.  First, we give thanks that the Big Crate arrived on time and intact!

2 & 3.   Next, the last-minute touch-ups on madeup projects that couldn’t quite be completed in the office before we left.  It looks like Pati, our Director of Advertising & Marketing, borrowed a machine from our friends at Bernina(?) These pix show projects made from: NEXT WAVE by Studio 37

4.  Finally the booth is taking shape – show here is the gorgeous HAMPTON RIDGE quilt (fabric by Paula Barnes, quilt BOM by Paula and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts).  As you can see, this traditional collection translates equally beautifully into trendy throw pillows, too.  If you’re here at the show, see it all in person - BOOTH 2203!

Stay tuned for more news from Portland!

Sew a Quick Tablecloth with Paula Barnes!

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)