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Here in Montreal we are up to our necks (almost literally) in snow. A typical February. While the white stuff is pretty, and fun to play in, those of us who are not escaping to warmer climates for a little mid-winter break are dreaming of sun-drenched, grassy meadows and al fresco dining. Perfect time, if you ask me, to make the Meadow Star table runner!

Once the weather warms up, I love to eat outside with pretty linens, my favourite dishes, delicious food and of course, great company. The bright and cheery florals of the Meadow collection make me think of brunch with friends or an afternoon tea in the garden. Thinking ahead to spring, Meadow would also be great for a handmade Mother’s Day gift (check out some of our free projects featuring the collection).

Enter this week’s #WINSDAY contest for a chance to win the Meadow Star Table Runner Kit! All you have to do is head on over to Instagram and 1. Follow us 2. Share this post. 3.Tag/mention us in your post. 4. Use #camelotmeadow  Good luck! Winner will be notified via Instagram DM on 2017/02/22.  Full contest rules are listed at the end of this post.

Happy Sewing!


Winsday Contest 2017/02/15 Complete Rules:  

To win the Meadow Star Table Runner Kit, head on over to Instagram and 1. Follow us 2. Share this post. 3.Tag/mention us in your post. 4. Use #camelotmeadow

Once you have followed these steps, you have completed your entry! Please remember you must complete all of the steps to qualify. All entries must be submitted by 2017/02/22 12pm EST. We ask that PRIVATE accounts are made PUBLIC during the giveaway in order to be entered. The winner will be notified via Instagram DM on 2017/02/22. Once confirmed, we will announce the winner on Instagram. Good luck!

As per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

15 February

Hi everyone!  We’re starting off February with a blog hop organized by Tricia Maloney to celebrate her newest book I Love Precut Quilts! published by C & T Publishing.  And it’s not just a blog hop, but there is a giveaway of Tricia’s book too! More about that in a bit…

We love to thumb through new quilting books and love the easy to follow instructions in Tricia’s book – perfect for beginner quilters. More seasoned quilters too will find some fun projects to stitch up in a moment’s notice.

Two of our favourite patterns in the book are:  Paper Lanterns (show left below, would be fun in Camelot Fresh Solids and Mixology), and the Serenity Table Set (shown right, we envision this place setting in Do What You Love).

Tricia is no stranger to Camelot Fabrics.  She has designed and created beautiful quilts for us to showcase our collections at Quilt Market. Pictured below are the quilts she made for our You Are Dino-Mite collection (left, arriving in stores June 2017) and Meadow collection (right, in stores this month!).  Not coincidentally, many of the quilts Tricia has created for us are well suited to precuts :).


LEFT: You Are Dino-Mite by Heather Rosas for Camelot Fabrics, RIGHT: Meadow by Camelot Design Studio

And now for the giveaway!

The giveaway starts today (February 1st) and ends on Sunday, February 5th at midnight, EST.  We’ll choose a random winner Monday morning, February 6th, and announce the winner here on the blog. To qualify for the draw, follow the instructions below.


To win a copy of I Love Precut Quilts by Tricia Maloney:

1- Sign up to the Camelot Fabrics Newsletter (the sign-up form is on the right side bar of the blog) AND
2- Tell us in a comment below about your favourite projects to make with precuts.
You can follow our Blog,Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest to stay connected!
Good luck! 
The blog hop continues tomorrow. Check out the dates below to keep reading about I Love Precut Quilts and for more chances to win!

C&T Publishing (Tricia will be the guest blogger on C&T’s blog to kick off the Blog Hop)     TUESDAY, JAN 31: Mark Lipinskis BlogJulie Cefalu — The Crafty QuilterBea Lee — Beaquilter     WEDNESDAY, FEB 1: Sandy Whitelaw — Upstairs Hobby RoomCamelot Fabrics — THAT’S US!, Cheryl Parker — Cheryl’s Teapots2Quilting     THURSDAY, FEB 2: Joy Lamphere — Am I Shouting Yet?Bernie Kringel — Needle and FootGeneration Q Magazine (Teri Lucas)     FRIDAY, FEB 2: Tricia Maloney — Quilt With a View

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01 February

Happy Monday everyone!  We hope you are all having a beautiful start to the week.  On to our Moody Monday!

This week we are featuring our Josephine Collection by Camelot Design Studio.  I love how this collection looks overall. It is retro, airy & light and who can resist the pastel purple and gold?


12 September

We’re taking all of you for a quick trip to Ireland today for our Fan Friday!

Bernadette used our Take Flight fabric collection by Vita Lane to make a first quilt and than decided to make a second one with all the leftovers.  Sounds familiar!


She cut all her remaining fabrics into 5 inch squares and organized them together.  She recalls: “I find it hard to go totally scrappy so I arranged the squares diagonally according to how many I had of each color.  I have always loved cross stitch , so I made my own cross stitch label. “

She makes lots of quilts and sells them.  “Sew What’s New ” is the name of her little craft business.

Thanks for sharing Bernadette !



09 September

Happy Monday everyone!  And this is a special one as it is also Labor Day!

This means that it’s our last chance for a weekend getaway before the summer ends. For students, it is the last chance to organize parties before school starts again. In some neighborhoods, people organize fireworks displays, barbecues and public arts or sports events. The football season starts as well and many teams play their first game of the year during Labor Day weekend.

As some of you may feel sad that we are slowly saying goodbye to summer, I thought of a great collection to feature on this Moody Monday:

05 September