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We’ve had our hands full this Tuesday, convincing our in-house bulldog Roxy to pose for pictures of dog-themed DIYs. Not a bad task for a Tuesday, right? Well, it took a little coaxing but she sat for us in the end.

Pet Themed Projects in Dog-Gone It

Fortunately for us, the DIYs took no convincing. For the dog-lovers out there (and we know there are a lot of you!), here’s a couple of playful little projects for your favourite pup. The fabrics? We dug into our Dog-Gone It collection, of course! This preppy group by Jackie McFee walks the line between sartorial style and lovable doggishness. Our gal Roxy may not have been too impressed by our choice of breed, though – both the collection and the table runner feature Dachshunds, not bulldogs.

Pet Themed Projects in Dog-Gone It

We kept the bow tie classically geeky and chic in a tight gridded check. The pattern comes from Awaiting Ada, where Skylar addresses the important stuff: “how to make your dog fancy.” Spoiler: a bow tie does it. This one sits nicely on a pet’s collar, thanks to a small elastic loop mounted on the back of the bow.

You can find full instructions for the bow tie in Skyler’s post at Awaiting Ada.

The other project modelled by Roxy is a scrappy leash from Sew Can She, and for this one we mixed it all up! Houndsteeth, starbursts, darts and Dachshunds all come together here. The group’s tight colour palette and the narrow dimensions of the leash keep things calm and orderly.

Caroline walks you through the steps of making this project in her Scrappy Leash Tutorial at Sew Can She.

Pet Themed Projects in Dog-Gone It

Finally, let’s talk about that table runner. The pattern came to us from Revel Designs in the form of a beautiful little booklet for The Ziggy Quilt. The original pattern makes a 56″ x 61″ quilt, featuring five rows of Dachshunds nested head-to-tail, but we opted for a table runner made from a single row. By the way, Revel includes tips for adapting this quilt pattern to be a bolster pillow as well.

Pet Themed Projects in Dog-Gone It

Pet Themed Projects in Dog-Gone It

We love the bold look of a colour-blocked back, taking advantage of these prints’ textural qualities.

What we showed in this post:
Dog-Gone It collection by designer Jackie McFee
Dog Bow Tie from Awaiting Ada
Scrappy Pet Leash from Sew Can She
The Ziggy Quilt from Revel Designs

Like this collection? We’ll be following up with a Dog-Gone It giveaway on Instagram next week, and this time it’s your turn to share pet photos!

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08 August

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 :).

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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!

MONDAY, JAN 30: 
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

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Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a lovely one. Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day which fits in perfectly because…

 

It’s our Winsday! This week we hosted our Botanical FQ Bundle Giveaway on our Facebook Page. We wanted to know which of our Winter 2016 collections was your favorite. We love doing these mini surveys, so see what you all love and would want to see more of. We always have trouble choosing our favorites, as each collection is equally special to us, so it’s great to hear feedback from our fellow fabric enthusiasts. And now, of course, the winner! The winner of our Botantical bundle is…

 

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Congratulations, Shannon Rowlett! We cannot wait to see what you create. Please email us your mailing address to info@camelotfabrics.com by February 24th, 2016. And a huge thank you to everyone who entered!! Stay tuned for next week’s Winsday…

 

 

 

Happy Sewing!

 

 

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17 February

Hi everyone,

 

 

 

Happy Friday!! YAY – we’re ready for the weekend! Wishing you all a great Valentine’s Day – hearts and love all ’round!

 

Ending our week with one of our loves… Fan Friday! Today we are sharing a super fun, Clamshell Baby Quilt by Serena Bean Quilt – featuring our Spectrum collection. We absolutely adore how she mixed the orange, mint, and blue prints together to create such a vibrant and playful look, almost like a scenic view of the sunset amidst the mountains. So gorgeous!

 

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Thank you so much for the fabric love, Serena. The quilt is just stunning! You can find more from Serena on her Instagram and blog. Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

 

 

Happy Sewing!

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12 February

Time for this week’s What We Love ♥ Lots of gorgeous colors have been inspiring our Pinterest board… from the Pantone hotel to this stunning geometric carpet by Matt W. Moore. And of course, with Valentine’s Day coming up with weekend… red and pink have definitely been on our minds (and in our hearts!). See what else we’ve been loving… ♥

 

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Vivian: Matt W. Moore; Colorful Graphic Blankets
Ciana: Pantone Hotel
Vanessa: Coeur de Pirate
Shannen: Jessica Raine from Call the Midwife
Valeria: Ceviche; Peruvian Kitchen
Sara: Happy Valentine’s Day; Pusheen
Juan: Marvel Dress
Marion: Kid & Friend

 

We hope we have inspired with today’s post ♥ Let us know what you have been loving most!

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11 February