Samantha Walker: Rodeo Rider

30 May 2015

We are so excited today to introduce you to Samantha Walker, designer of Rodeo Rider! Samantha is mom to three children, loves to cook, travel and hunt for treasures at thrift stores. Samantha designs for both paper and fabric. We can't get enough of her western prints! Any horse lover knows how hard it is to find cute cowboy prints for kids - especially for little cowgirls! Rodeo Rider's ballerina pink and sweet mint colors fit the bill! However, Samantha doesn't just design western-themed fabrics... She also designed these fun, retro prints for our Designer Novelty collection. And ... more

Doohikey Designs: Unicorns & Rainbows

29 May 2015

Who doesn't LOVE unicorns! They take us back to our childhood when we were trading stickers for our collections, rollerskating like a Xanadu star and enjoying the Donny & Marie show every Sunday night. Shari Butler, from Doohikey Designs, has created yet another fantastic Unicorn print for the RBD Designer Novelty collection. We think the combination on navy blue, coral and mint is sublime! Shari is giving away this little bundle on her site, so hop on over to her blog to find out more about this giveaway! Previous: Zoe Pearn Next: Samantha Walker Be sure to follow along as ... more

Zoe Pearn: Summer Song 2

29 May 2015

We couldn't ask for a more perfect way to head into summer than with Zoe Pearn's latest collection, 'Summer Song 2'. Zoe lives in Australia with her husband and two children. She works as a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs and as a product designer for My Mind's Eye. Zoe's first Summer Song collection, released in 2008, was so well-received, we never stopped receiving requests for a second run. Zoe certainly didn't disappoint with Summer Song 2! Hop on over to Zoe's blog for more about Zoe and this darling collection! Previous: Elea ... more

TBT Modern: Milky Way

28 May 2015

Love this quilt block! When Bonnie told me she was doing a 'Milky Way' quilt block, I had no idea what to expect, but in my mind, I saw stars shining in the night sky. I was thrilled to find that the Milky Way block was a simple variation of the 'Friendship Star' block. Stars!!! Of course, I had to go with a bright yellow star with basic black and white 4-patch blocks in the corners. Bright star/night sky. Now that I am becoming comfortable with basic quilting techniques and terms, I have found myself becoming particular about making ... more

Elea Lutz: Little Joys

28 May 2015

You may recognize Elea Lutz from her lovely and popular Milk, Sugar and Flower collection. Well, she is at it again with this super adorable Little Joys line! We can't get enough of the miniature Christmas cuteness! Elea is a designer with our sister company, Penny Rose Fabrics, and specializes in 1930's inspired fabrics featuring irresistible designs and color combinations. From stuffed toys, to clothing, quilts and home decor - the possibilities are endless with these adorable fabrics! Hop on over to Elea's blog where she talks about her collection and offers quite a bit more eye candy ... more

Melly & Me: Flutterberry

28 May 2015

Today, we are excited to introduce you to Melanie McNeice of Melly & Me. Melanie's latest collection, Flutterberry, is scheduled to arrive in stores this July, and we can't wait! With the classic bright, cheerful colors and happy little critters Melly & Me is known for, Flutterberry's cuteness is off the charts! This collection also comes with a darling doll panel, complete with instructions, so you can make one of these cute little butterflies for yourself! Visit the Melly & Me blog to meet Melanie and to find out more about this sweet collection! Previous: The Quilted Fish Next: Elea ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Saltwater Quilt

27 May 2015

Hi friends!  It's Amy from Ameroonie Designs, and I'm here to share a super simple baby quilt.   When I first saw this Saltwater line and especially the cheater print, I just knew I needed to make a quilt for my new baby that will be joining our family this summer.  The only thing better than a sweetly pieced quilt for a baby, is one that looks pieced, but isn't. ;)   Are you ready to quilt?   Saltwater "Cheater" baby quilt This quilt finishes at about 39" X 39"   Fabric Requirements: 1/2 yard Saltwater patchwork in White 1 yard ... more

The Quilted Fish: La Vie Boheme

26 May 2015

Next stop on the RBD 2015 Quilt Market Blog Tour takes us to The Quilted Fish and the amazing La Vie Boheme collection! Amanda, of The Quilted Fish, has a unique story behind the inspiration for this collection. Hop on over to her blog for more pictures of this stunning collection and for the story behind it! Previous: Simple Simon Next: Melly & Me Be sure to follow along as we meet our fantastic designers and get sneak peaks at their upcoming collections!5/15 - Where Women Cook5/18 - Becky Marie Designs8/18 - Pattern Anthology5/19 - Carina Gardner5/21 - Lori Holt5 ... more

Simple Simon: Four Corners

26 May 2015

Today, we are happy to introduce you to Liz and Elizabeth of Simple Simon & Co. Liz and Elizabeth are sisters-in-laws and best friends. The blog they share is chock full of beautiful photos and craft & sewing tutorials. Today, they are excited to show you their brand new fabric collection, "Four Corners." Featuring basic, bright colors, a little bit of sparkle, and desert motifs, this collection has endless possibilities. Head on over to the Simple Simon blog for more on this fabulous collection! Previous: Deena Rutter Next: The Quilted Fish Be sure to follow along as we meet our fantastic designers ... more

Stitched by Crystal: Saltwater Skirt Tutorial

25 May 2015

We are in LOVE with this sweet little Saltwater Skirt featured on the Stitched by Crystal blog. And guess what? It comes with a tutorial! The colors are just so soft and beachy, and the little see creatures are absolutely perfect for a warm summer day. Hop on over to Stitched by Crystal for more beautiful pictures and a free tutorial! more

Deena Rutter: Happy Haunting

23 May 2015

We are so excited to introduce you to Deena Rutter and her brand new Happy Haunting collection! Deena is a talented graphic designer and mother of four. Her Happy Haunting collection is playfully reminiscent of spooky Halloween nights. We just adore these little hexi shapes! Oh, and did you think those little black spots were dots? Nope, they are creepy crawly spiders! Even this arachnophobe things these little spiders are adorable! Stop by Deena's blog to learn more about Deena and this fabulous collection! Previous: Eleanor Dugan Next: Simple Simon Be sure to follow along as we introduce you ... more

Eleanor Dugan: Sashing Stash

23 May 2015


We are super excited today to introduce you to Eleanor Dugan and her Sashing Stash collection! Eleanor was a stage and film costume designer in New York City and Los Angeles for two decades, before stumbling into quilting. A cousin requested a baby quilt. "And BAM!" she says, "I was hooked." Since then, Eleanor has made more than a hundred quilts, as well as researching and writing more than 50 articles published in major quilt magazines. Visit Eleanor's blog to learn more about Sashing Stash! Previous: Cinderberry Stitches Next: Deena Rutter Be sure to follow along as we meet ... more
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