It’s TIme to Quilt-Along with Nancy Rink!

Then get started now, as she shares her expertise in creating this pretty project using her own TWEET FOR TWO collection!  It’s a sophisticated folk influence you’ll love to live with all year long whether your style is traditional or contemporary, or mixed. Get all of the details on Nancy’s blog!

Visit your local quilt shop for the fabrics and pattern.

Get Ready for Winter Quilting Fun…

We’re pleased to sponsor two very exciting Winter 2013 quilting events. You can view gorgeous quilts of every description, meet new quilting friends, learn techniques, and shop, shop, shop! Treat yourself to one – or both – of these special events, and start the year off creatively!

Marcus is thrilled to return as a sponsor of the 17th Annual Road to California Quilt Conference & Showcase, taking place in Ontario, CA January 24-27, 2013.

Next up:  QuiltCon, presented by the internationally active Modern Quilt Guild.  It happens in Austin, TX from February 21-24, 2013.  We are equally excited to be involved as a sponsor of QuiltCon, catering to the modern quilt movement!  If you’re a fan of our Studio 37 offerings, then QuiltCon is the perfect show for you!

So, make your travel plans and dedicate 2013 to the enjoyment of your craft!


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)