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 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…
Fans of Victoria Findlay Wolfe won’t want to miss the grand opening of her new shop this Friday!! And in honor of the Quilters Take Manhattan mega-event this weekend, she’s planned special grand opening hours of 11am to 7pm this Friday, September 23, and 4pm to 7pm this Saturday, September 24.
If you’re in NYC, stop by to say hello, and to pick up her latest collections for Studio 37 Fabrics, plus her threads, templates and more. Learn more at VFWQuilts!
Congratulations, Victoria – we all wish you a fun and successful launch! Or, in your own words, “YAY!!” ; )
It seems a great time was truly had by all at the Tea Party in Livermore this weekend! We’ve got a few more pix to share — check them out below, then head over to Lynn Wilder’s Sewn Wild Oaks blog post for even more highlights of the day!
Here’s Pati (center) with Lisa and Lora of The Material Girlfriends. (You probably recognize them as the designers of our “Bird Walk” BOM.)
Thanks to everyone who attended this fun and successful event! We hope you’ve all been inspired to create gorgeous, easy English paper pieced designs.
Looking ahead to Fall, be sure to check out all that’s new at Studio 37 Fabrics, including A DAY IN SPAIN, the debut collection from Casey York. Casey’s gorgeous Lookbook will give you a glimpse into her inspiration for the line, reflecting her love for Spanish culture, art and architecture.
Casey also provides you with three stunning quilt designs to choose from, though the fabrics are equally perfect for dresses, fashion accessories and colorful room accents. She describes the collection as “A Love Letter to Andalucia”… Click on the cover below to share her passion.
Thanks to all who commented on last week’s post — some of you really have it bad! Apparently this fever isn’t about to break any time soon, and that’s a good thing. As promised, we’ve chosen the three lucky winners of our randon drawing, namely:
The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting quilts and blocks for the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12, and MQG members around the world are invited to participate. Visit this page for full details.
All of us at Marcus are saddened by the senseless act, and we wanted to help the #quiltsforpulse effort in some small way. So we’re offering 100 free FQs of the white and red “LOVE” prints from Susan Cousineau’s SO SWEET LOVE collection to our quilting friends who are making blocks and quilts for the drive. To receive your FQ, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name & mailing address. Thank you for all that you do... UPDATE: Thanks for your many responses – the offer is now CLOSED. We’ll be sending out over 140 FQs this week!
Quilt designer Marcie Patch used her own stash to create it, but it looks so similar to the colors in Judie Rothermel’s MACIE’S JOURNAL collection, we had to share it with you, in case the colors in your own stash weren’t sufficient to recreate it. Enjoy…