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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

This is a very special FAN FRIDAY!

In June, I  went to Vermont with some friends (see previous blog) to visit the Vermont Quilt Festival!  And they have a special category dedicated to kids!  I always love seeing that section as I know how much work it can be to get our kids excited about quilting.  My two eldest boys have already made a quilt that was featured in this section and next year my youngest one wants to participate.  So I always view this section with great interest!

And this year I got a nice surprise!  I got to see a quilt made by a 9 years old boy using Camelot Fabrics Star Wars Glow in the dark fabrics!  He loves Star Wars and picked out the fabrics AND decided where they would go.  He also quilted the piece on a home machine.


Congratulations on a job well done!  We hope you enjoy your quilt for years to come.

26 August

I just love this week’s Moody Monday fabric collection!

Captivate_Inside_Board - Copy

Captivate by Alisse Courter is such a beautiful collection that sets the tone for a very feminine and romantic project!  The rich plum accent fabrics blend well with the soft pink and taupe fabrics.  There are so many ways we can combine these together.

15 August

This Moody Monday is all about our quest for calm and celebrates a softer side with Jackie McFee capturing the essence of the two Pantone colours of the year: Rose Quartz & Serenity!


This new collection, Rose Quartz & Serenity, brings a sense of calm and relaxation.  It reminds me of the beautiful sunsets I was lucky enough to see during my holiday in Cape Cod.  The fabrics offer a balance between a warmer embracing rose and a cooler tranquil blue and will surely help you enjoy the moment you spend working on that very special project.

Making a quilt featuring this collection will surely provide you with a much-needed sense of tranquility and inner peace.

What are you planning to make with this collection? Be sure to check out the full program  in your local quilt shop.  Click here to find the one nearest your home.

Happy Sewing!


25 July

Hi everyone,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having an amazing one.

Remember our Moody Monday blog?  I mentioned I wanted to make a special quilt for my sister in law who loves Mickey Mouse?  As I am sure many of you are going to have to make a quilt featuring the Mickey Mouse & Friends  collection. I thought it would be best to have the quilt featured in today’s How To’s Day.

Quilt project

The quilt pattern is from one of our quilt designers, Christa Watson of Christa Quilts. The Herringbone Quilt is a very classic and clean design.  Christa has great tips to help you make the quilt on her blog, including how to work with directional fabric!  We love this post because it really helps fine-tune the details of a finished quilt’s look.

You can check out the free printable PDF of this quilt pattern on our website. We hope you enjoy!



Happy sewing

26 April