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!
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:
35th Avenue Sew & Vac
Quilt n’ Sew Connection
Creative Sewing Machines
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!