Make Sarah’s Colorful “Checks Mix” Quilt with APQ!

It’s “Graduation Season”, which means you’ll have just enough time to turn this quilt around for your favorite graduate during the otherwise-dreaded “Dorm Move-In Season”! Use Sarah Maxwell’s COLOR CRUSH FLANNELS and “Checks Mix” quilt design shown here, and in the August issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine!  The group of bright plaids is one of our 100% cotton Primo Plaid Flannel groups, loved for its quality and plush hand.

 

See this project and other projects from the August issue.

Designed by Sarah Maxwell. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

You’ll Love Our Chill-Chasing Neck Warmer!

neckwarmercomp2So, who’s down to the wire on stitching up quick holiday gifts?  Here’s one FREE PROJECT you’ll love!  It’s really a perfect “anytime” gift for him or her, so if you don’t quite finish for the holidays, don’t worry, they’ll enjoy wearing these all season long.  We suggest you cut several at once and sew assembly-line style  ; )   It also makes a great beginner sewing project for all ages.

Simply choose your favorite combination of PRIMO PLAID FLANNEL and Marcus WOOL to create this easy Neck Warmer.  Here we used Primo Plaid Flannel #J369-0113 and Wool in Oatmeal Heather #7746-0148…by the way, we love it when our president, Stephanie, volunteers to model, but I digress… Finish with hook-and-loop tape closure and a decorative button.  Then wrap and adjust it as desired.  For a softer hand and worry-free laundering later, consider felting the wool before you begin (easy felting steps are included).  Just remember to make one or two for yourself, too!

On Trend: PLUM Perfection

Colornistas are surely enjoying the influx of PLUM in the market, and like you, we couldn’t be happier about it! Check out today’s featured email from Joss & Main:

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Photos: JossAndMain.com

Plum can be cool, tinged with blue, or lean toward magenta with a slightly red tone.  It’s the color of fantasy, royalty, relaxation and more.  Our own Plum Story for 2016/17 begins with ANTIQUE COTTON CALICOS: Old Plum Calicos by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts.  Pam covers a perfect assortment of values from deep to pale.  Her inspiration comes from the prairie life of the past, and the colors remain just as relevant today.

plumflannelsPlum also lends itself to a more casual mood, with new PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: Plum, perfect for loungewear, shirts, fashion accessories, plush toys, sofa throws and more, for guys and girls alike…

Try blending Pam’s gorgeous prints with the Primo flannels for a unique take on the trend. Or create a contemporary look with the subtle tones of Nancy Rink’s ON PLUMBERRY LANE, mixing plums with neutrals.  View the Lookbook.

plumb-lane-rinkFinally, if you like your Plum uninterrupted, remember the various solids available all year ’round in our WOOL COLLECTION and CENTENNIAL SOLIDS!

What’s your favorite Plum?  What colors do you mix it with, and in what types of projects?  Subscribe to our blog (at right) and share your thoughts below — comment by Tuesday, October 4, 2016 for a chance to win our Plum Surprise Pack!!

Stitch Up Sarah’s Giant, Cozy Constellation Blocks!

If you’re one of those quilters who can’t wait for fall, here’s a great project to set your quilting season in motion:  Cozy Constellation by Sarah Maxwell is featured in the September/October issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine.   She chose a mix of PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: Harvest II fabrics. The four blocks, each 36” square, are sure to go together fast.  Plus, a kit is available!  Quilt instructions and kit ordering details are in the magazine.

A Chilly Start to Spring…

OK, our calendars might say “Spring,”  but here in NYC we still welcome the cozy touch of a flannel scarf, especially for those unpredictable morning and evening commutes!   Which means there’s still time to whip a quick PRIMO PLAID scarf, or two…I uncovered this nice little stack in Brandy’s office (she’s our Merchandising Coordinator), along with these easy instructions on Ehow.com

Primo Plaids Stack

Personally, I enjoy a cool spring  ; )  And no doubt, soon enough, we’ll be reaching for the PRIMO when the office air conditioning get a bit too efficient  ; )  No wonder it’s a year-round favorite!    ———-  lisa s