Crescendo is now shipping!

My Crescendo line for Contempo of Benartex is now shipping to local quilt shops!

It is such a happy line, and you can see more about it in this video….

There are three patterns that go with this line.  Pineapple Passion, which makes great use of fat quarters….

Paradise, which is 10”-square friendly and even has a download code for embroidery-in-the-hoop files!  (The files are in many formats for different brands, but for reference the table runner files fit in a BERNINA Oval Hoop and the quilt files fit in a BERNINA Maxi Hoop.)  I used 50 wt. Aurifil thread for these designs.

And last, but not least, Plumeria – a fun table topper that teaches trapunto.  I used 28 wt. Aurifil for the Applique!

The patterns for all three are available as a discounted printed bundle here and a discounted PDF bundle here.

If you love this line and/or the project give your local shop a call.  If you aren’t lucky enough to have a local shop I do have a LIMITED amount of Pineapple Passion kits and Paradise Quilt kits.

Happy quilting!

Amanda

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My favorite things about my Laurastar Smart U ironing system!

I’ve had a lot of people write to me asking about what I think about my Laurastar Smart U Ironing System, so I put together a little video to show you my favorite features.

It is definitely on the more expensive side, but I’ve never had an ironing system like this and it has changed the way I piece!

You can find out more about Laurastar by clicking on my affiliate link below:

Happy quilting!
Amanda

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Shops that are stocking Cotton Shot!

Hi there!

I’ve had a lot of emails about where people can locate my new line of basics – Cotton Shot!  Cotton Shot has the look of a shot cotton weave, but it is printed on a tight quilting cotton, so it is the perfect choice for embroiderers and quilters who are looking for a bit of texture, but nothing too overpowering.

There are 50 beautiful colors in this line, only some of which as shown above.

Although it is still early days and I’ll have a lot to add to this line in the future, I asked Benartex to send me a list of shops that ordered Cotton Shot directly this month.  Keep in mind it isn’t a complete list as I do not have access to distributor information which means that I don’t have access to the names of shops who might have ordered the collection from U.S. distributors or any international orders.  It is also early days for this new basics line but at least this is a place to start:

Arizona
35th Avenue Sew & Vac
Sunshine Quilts
Quilt n’ Sew Connection

Arizona
The French Seam

Florida
Once Upon a Quilt
The Inspired Sewist

Georgia
Tiny Stitches
Fabric.com
Thread Bear Fabrics

Iowa
Tillie’s Quilts

Maryland
Material Girls

Missouri
The Quilted Cow

North Carolina
Creative Sewing Machines
Loving Stitches

Ohio
Heavenly Stitches

Oregon
Quilting Delights

Pennsylvania
Burkholders Fabrics

Utah
Nuttalls

Wisconsin
Sew Smart

If you are a shop, or you know of a shop, that is stocking this line, please let me know so I can add that information!  I really appreciate it as I want to support all the shops who are kind enough to support me!

There will be some fun new projects later this year, but in the meantime I’ve adapted some of my existing patterns to this group (see below) and you can find SKU information for them here.

Folk Art Flowers in Cotton Shot

 

Linked in Cotton Shot

 

Night Garden in Cotton Shot

 

Constellations in Cotton Shot

 

Skyscraper in Cotton Shot

 

Bubbles in Cotton Shot(free pattern on my Downloads page)

Hope you enjoy sewing with Cotton Shot – stay safe and happy quilting!

Amanda

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