Paper Piecing 101

If you're joining us for the Row by Row Experience this summer, you might have seen our Cascades Row. Constructed with paper piecing, it highlights the natural beauty of Oregon. While paper piecing isn't difficult, it can seem a little confusing at first. No worries, though, we'll walk you...

Round Two of the Kona Quilts

Kona Quilts at Fabric Depot

We were thrilled to get the chance to show off a series of Kona quilts last month and we're just as happy that we have another collection of ten quilts in-store now. With designs from 30 different pattern designers, bloggers and authors, the Kona 30th Anniversary quilts have showcased the wide...

Get Ready for Row by Row Experience 2015

Row By Row logoWe’re so excited to be participating in the 2015 Row by Row Experience, a shop hop that includes more than 1000 shops in the US and Canada, including dozens of shops in Oregon and Washington. Quilters visit as many shops as they want and can collect one free pattern at each store!

This year’s...

Sewing with Knits

sewing knitsKnits have scared away plenty of sewists, but the truth is that with the right tools and a little practice, you can get great results with your domestic sewing machine. No serger required! 

Knit garments are great because they require less fitting and finish work. Knits don’t unravel, so you...

Spotlight: Lemon Drop Dress and Tunic Pattern

AMH tunic

Have you thought about tackling knits, but weren't sure where to start? We're in love with this classic Anna Maria Horner pattern and used her knits in our recent store sample.  

AMH Lemon Drop TunicThe pattern is designed to be used with light- or medium-weight jersey knits. We have a wide selection of them,...

How to Enjoy English Paper Piecing Without Making 1,000 Patches

All Points Patchwork
[Today's guest post is from author, quilter and crafter Diane Gilleland. She will be visiting the store this Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm for an English Paper Piecing demonstration and we hope to see you there! More info here.]
 

English paper piecing (or EPP for short) is one of my...

Spring 2015 Quilt Market Recap

We're back from Quilt Market, full of ideas and inspiration and fabric orders. While we get that all organized, we wanted to share some of our Quilt Market: Minneapolis fun with you. Here's just a sampling of all we saw (there's so much more!), kicking it off with Brenda Ratliff's Schoolhouse...

This Just In: Natural History by Lizzy House

Natural History by Lizzy House

The newest collection from Lizzy House is a bit like a walk through the Museum of Natural History, which makes its name so perfect for this combination of dinosaurs, stars, gems, and butterflies. 

The Natural History prints work well with Lizzy House's previous collections, especially in her...

Come see the Kona Quilts

kona quiltsIn honor of Kona Cotton's 30th anniversary, Robert Kaufman Fabrics asked 30 quilt designers to create patterns using any (or all!) of their 303 Kona colors. The result was a beautiful collection of quilts that range from very traditional to super modern. 

This month we are lucky enough to be...

Get to Know: Sam of Hunter's Design Studio

Hunter's Design Studio Patterns
Are you familiar with Hunter's Design Studios? Sam Hunter sews and designs from her studio in Portland, Oregon and 
has designed dozens of quilts, written a book on paper piecing the alphabet, Quilt Talkand has taught quilting for more than 20 years nationwide. We wanted to get to know her a...