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Have you ever fallen in love with a pattern, taken it to the quilt shop, only to be completely disillusioned by the overwhelming fabric selection. Or worse, you pick everything out and think it will be perfect – you can see it winning best of show in your head – but once the last piece...
Nothing chills the sunny swelter of summer like visions of snowflakes and sugar plum fairies dancing in your head. For those of us who create for the holiday season, it’s time to get busy. Thankfully, the Christmas fabric has arrived! Download the AQS Lookbook and let the holiday mood take over. Fix a cup of iced...
What do fabric design descriptions really mean? Do you know the difference between abstract and stylized, for instance? How about herringbone vs. chevron? Abstract Motifs that are not recognized as anything specific. Airbrush An airbrush effect in fabric design is one that imitates the use of a painter’s air spray gun. Alleyways Unintentional lines formed...
Oh, to be as carefree as this pretty pink piggy! Cheerful and contented on her grassy lime-green hilltop, she’s having fun with the bees and butterflies that dart through the tall pink flowers. Even the bees wear a smile. The high-quality, 100% cotton This Little Piggy fabric panel is approximately 36” x 44”. Because it’s...
At White Birch Cove, you’ll find guided fishing tours, private docks, and the finest waterfowl in the North! This 100% cotton fabric panel includes eight scenes from a sportsman’s dream location, each measuring nearly 9” x 9”. The 22 ½” x 44” panel also contains four bonus blocks, 7” x 4 ¼“, reminiscent of the...
The Party’s Here with Latin Flare Fabric! Olé!  A fiesta of animals in a flare of vivid colors dance across this Latin-style fabric in high-quality 100% cotton. You’ll find a wide range of colors: green, brown, aqua, navy, orange-red, hot pink, lime, and yellow on white.  So many fun rabbits, roosters, goats, birds, and fish—and...
For the uninitiated, the term “selvage” can conjure up images of wrecked and decrepit vehicles languishing in a junkyard. But to intrepid quilters and sewers, lots of colorful images and fun projects materialize. Let‘s take a moment to review what selvage means to a quilter. Selvage refers to the tightly woven area that runs along...
Nancy Prince is the author of the AQS books,  Thread Painting with Style and Quilt Savvy: Simple Thread Painting. Nancy’s introduction to needle and thread came from a very creative mother who introduced her at an early age to a sewing machine. As a result, fabric and a trusty assortment of sewing machines have been...
Are you afraid of color? Is it difficult for you to pick out fabrics that go together? If so, you aren’t alone. Fear of color and buying the wrong fabric combination rank as some of the top concerns for many quilt makers. Let’s take a step back to our elementary school days and review some...