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Trend Talk

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Trend Talk: Embroidery

Every month, we highlight a trend in quilting and show you how you can add this hip style to your projects!

As quilters, we know that handmade is hot! DIY decor, gifts, clothes, and parties are becoming more mainstream…and still continue to let us crafters make lasting and meaningful items to pass down! We’ve seen embroidery pop up, not only as embellishments on quilts, but also on wall art, tea towels, jewelry, and more. Embroidery is perfect for on-the-go-crafters: it’s portable, it’s relaxing, and you can talk while doing it. Even better, it allows us quilters to practice our stitches, get creative, and make something that will be treasured forever! And if you’ve been following along with our 2014 issues of American Patchwork & Quilting, you know that each month we’ve been featuring some of Sue Spargo’s brilliant stitch designs with instructions and video companions. Missed them? Buy back issues here.

 

See how to add this hot trend to your quilting.

 

 

Embroidery items for your shopping list (in order from top to bottom):

And now that you have the inspiration, browse our collection of free embroidery patterns. See them here.

 

 

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Trend Talk: Solids

Every month, we highlight a trend in quilting and show you how you can add this hip style to your projects!

 

Solid fabrics and solid lookalikes like tone-on-tones are becoming a popular way to add texture and interest to a quilt! Use them as backgrounds and borders to make prints stand out or use them in blocks as a way to show off quilting and beautiful piecing. See how to add this hot trend to your quilting.

 

 

Solids for your shopping list:

And now that you have the inspiration, browse our collection of free quilt patterns that feature solids! See them here.

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Trend Talk: Metallic Fabric

Every month, we highlight a trend in quilting and show you how you can add this hip style to your projects!

 

Quilts should be the shining star of your decor! And we’re seeing a lot of flash in new fabric lines. Metallic fabrics and metallic floss are perfect for adding sparkle to your projects. Whether it’s adding some merry and bright glitz to a holiday or winter quilt or highlighting colors and designs with a little sheen, these fabrics are sure to add some glimmer. See how to add this hot trend to your quilting.

 

 

Metallic fabric for your shopping list:

And now that you have the inspiration, browse our collection of free quilt patterns that feature sparkle! See them here.

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Trend Talk: Woodland Creatures

Every month, we highlight a trend in quilting and show you how you can add this hip style to your projects!

 

Woodland creatures are the cutest! And if you own the Fall/Winter issue of Make It Yourself, you’ll have a little taste of the fabric and projects we’ve been enamored with this season. (Buy the latest issue here.) Woodland creatures can look everything from whimsical to elegant to graphic. Just look at the variety of fabrics below! From owls to foxes, these forest friends are popping up in patterns, designs, and projects. See how to add this hot trend to your quilting!

 

 

Woodland creature fabric for your shopping list:

Latest books to satisfy your taste for your forest friends:
 

And now that you have the inspiration, browse our collection of free quilt patterns that feature animals! See them here.

 

 

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Trend Talk: Purple

Every month, we highlight a trend in quilting and show you how you can add this hip style to your projects!

 

We’re obsessed with the color purple! And if you own the Fall/Winter issue of Quilt Sampler, you can tell how much we love it by the beautiful purple batik quilt we featured on the cover. (Buy the latest issue here.) Stumped at how to use this color in your quilts? We chose some of our favorite new fabric lines that play with purple. As you can see below, purples range from light to dark and some shades that even border on blue. Use a graphic purple floral as the star of your quilt or a eggplant print as a subtle background. There are so many ways to add purple to your quilts! These fabrics are sure to have you running to the store to grab some and start quilting!

 

 

Purple fabric for your shopping list:

  • Eggplant Ogee  from the Simply Style collection by V and Co. for Moda Fabrics (top left)
  • Chevron Matilda Purple from the Apple of my Eye collection from Timeless Treasures (top right)
  • Jewel from the Fancy Flight collection by Nancy Mims for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (middle left)
  • Lavender from the Bungalow collection by Joel Dewberry for FreeSpirit Fabrics (middle right)
  • Piper Scallop Punch from the Piper collection from Dear Stella (bottom left)
  • Enchantment collection by Lonni Rossi for Andover Fabrics (bottom right)

And now that you have the inspiration, browse our collection of free quilt patterns that feature purple fabrics! See them here.

 

 

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