“Thankful” fabric and patterns are now shipping! (Info on where to find them and a giveaway!)

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NOTE: The winner of this giveaway (chosen by random number) is Brenda Ackerman.  Congratulations, Brenda! Please send me your snail mail address. 

We’ll have a giveaway for Christmas Magic soon!

Hi everyone!

I have some exciting news to share! My Thankful patterns and fabrics from Contempo of Benartex are both now shipping!  Perhaps you remember seeing sneak peeks of this line from Fall Quilt Market?

The “Thankful” portion of my Quilt Market booth.

 

Some prints from “Thankful”

 

The panel that goes with “Thankful”. This is one of my favorite panels I’ve designed.

There are two patterns that I designed specifically for this line.  The first is a pieced pattern called “Autumn Leaves” – it is quick and really fun to piece.

The second is called “Plenty” and includes instructions to make a pillow, a bed runner, and a table runner.  It includes a download for SVG files of course.

 

You can order these patterns from your local shop or, if you aren’t lucky enough to have a local shop, from my website.

There is also a free pattern for a lap quilt and pillow using the Thankful panel on the downloads page of my website.

I don’t stock fabric, but I asked Benartex to put together a list of shops that ordered the fabrics.  (This is not a complete list, as if shops buy from distributors I don’t have that information.  If you are one of those shops or you just have Thankful and are not listed for any reason I am happy to add you to this list if you contact me!)

ARIZONA
BERNINA Connection
The French Seam

COLORADO
eQuilter.com

FLORIDA
Once Upon A Quilt
The Sewing Garret

GEORGIA
Fabric.com
Augusta & Atlanta Sewing Centers

INDIANA
Rossville Quilts

LOUISIANA
Allbrands.com

MICHIGAN
Kean’s Store Company

MONTANA
Back Porch Quilts
Bernina Sewing & Fabric Center

NEW MEXICO
Gathering Stitches

NORTH CAROLINA
Sew Much Fun!

NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck Sewing & Quilting

PENNSYLVANIA
Pine Tree Quilt Shop

SOUTH CAROLINA
Bernina Sewing Center

TENNESSEE
Stitcher’s Playhouse

TEXAS
Cupcake Quilts
Quilt Country
Stitchin’ Heaven

Ok – now for a giveaway!  I have a bundle of Thankful fat quarters to give away., courtesy of Benartex! To enter comment below telling what you’d make with them.  One entry per person and the winner will be chosen by random number generator.  The deadline is end of day Saturday March 30th.  (International entries are welcome if you are willing to pay the difference in shipping.)

Happy spring and happy quilting!

Amanda

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Thankful Quilting Collection (Sneak Peek!)

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Hi everyone!

I’m back home after Quilt Market and Festival and, in addition to drawing fabric for next year, the holiday season is in full swing!  How did that happen?  I swear only two weeks ago it was July…  Does anyone else feel this way?

I thought that, given the time of year, it would be a great time to give you a sneak peek of what is coming NEXT year – my Thankful line for Contempo of Benartex.  A modern autumn-themed line to fill what I think is a hole in the industry. Are you with me?  If you love it please do me a huge favor and ask your local shop to place an order… I really want to prove that there is a market for traditionally themed prints but with a modern edge!

The Thankful portion of my booth at Quilt Market. (I’ll share the Christmas pieces and collection you can see a peek of on the far left another day.)
Some Thankful prints…

There are always so many traditional autumn-themed prints but very little in the more modern direction, so I made a case to Benartex that there was a market for a fall-themed line that coordinated effortlessly with one’s home. I am so excited about this line and can’t wait to see what you all make!

There are 18 SKUs in this collection, plus a panel with infinite project possibilities!

The Thankful panel

I used my favorite print print from the collection on the back of this pillow…

Only a quilter would show the back first, right?  So now for the front…  This new pattern is called, “Plenty”.

A detail from the pillow from my “Plenty” pattern. (Starring Thankful paired with Aurifil thread!)

Plenty is super easy as perfect placement is not required, and it can be finished into a pillow, table runner, or bed runner!  And it will come with a download code for SVG files for those of you out there who have digital fabric cutters.

The bed runner and pillow from “Plenty”.

The runner graces the cover of the pattern.

But, if you are more of a piecer, you might really enjoy my new Autumn Leaves pattern.   I’m excited about this one.  It is quick and super fun to piece.  There is a light version too that I’ll show you when the pattern ships.

Did I mention it is fat-quarter friendly?

 

Autumn Leaves was quilted with my new pantograph from my Pumpkin Quilting Collection LA80208 from OESD. It is digitized for both domestic embroidery machines and longarms.

 

Look at these lovely casserole carriers that By Annie made for me featuring the Thankful fabric… I love them!  (For those of you who haven’t tried Annie’s patterns, they are SO great.  Even a bag-novice like me can figure them out!)

Annie’s casserole carriers at Market. And did I mention there is a coordinating Thankful OESD embroidery collection? You can see some of it on the towels peeking out from underneath…
A casserole and pie carrier in Thankful by ByAnnie.com

The Plenty and Autumn Leaves patterns will come out late this year and the fabric will ship in March/April, so there is plenty of time to do projects for next year’s holidays!  If you want to be the very first to hear when the patterns ship, please join my Facebook Group, Quilting with Amanda Murphy.

Good Measure Rulers in the final packaging

Speaking of shipping, some of you have written to me about my Brewer Rulers.  They are expecting that shipment over at Brewer literally any day now.  It took a little longer than expected to get the packaging but as soon as the warehouse receives it I’ll post in my Facebook Group so dealers are aware and place orders. (BU orders will automatically ship.)

Good Measure Rulers – with lots of markings and a non-skid backing!

Oh – and one more thing. Benartex is kitting the quilts from my Diamond, Ruby, And Platinum Jubilee patterns, so if you are interested you can ask your local shop to order even if they don’t carry yardage!

Clockwise from the top right, Diamond, Ruby, and Platinum Jubilee, now available as kits through your shop from Benartex!

So thanks for letting me share Thankful. And thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support that keeps me and others like me designing for this industry.  Have a lovely Thanksgiving and happy quilting!

Amanda

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