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Do you need dots and stripes? Of course you do! We all do! The backbone of any basic cotton collection is a classic dot and stripe in different sizes and a wide range of colours. These never go out of style and are great for so many projects:

  • quilts and crafts
  • retro decor projects
  • fun and flirty dresses, skirts and more
.5 cm dot and stripe fabric stack photo
3 mm dot and stripe fabric photo

An oh-so-fun project just in time for back to school is this oh-so-fun backpack. Kids will love this little carry-all that can be customized in so many ways. Add extra pockets inside or out in a contrasting colour or make it special with appliques & trim. Simply add these extras to the initial pattern pieces before you begin sewing everything together!

photo of a drawstring backpack made using the .5cm dot in colour royal
Photo of a young boy using the drawstring backpack at school.

Check out the complete colour range in the .5cm dot and stripe…

.5 cm dot and stripe colour card

and all the same colours in a smaller 3mm dot and stripe.

3 mm dot and stripe colour card

Super versatile cotton blender prints are the foundation of any quilting project. Quilt designs use blenders for sashing, backing and binding. By definition, they’re tone-on-tone small scale prints that read as a solid and coordinate with or accentuate larger focal prints. These basic prints come in a wide colour range making them great for all types of projects beyond quilts; like pillowcases, little dresses, crafts and more.

Linen and Ditsy blender print fabric photo in peach, pinks, reds and purples
Linen and Ditsy fabric photo in turquoises and greens
Linen and Ditsy fabric photo in blues
Linen and Ditsy blender print fabric photo in greys, charcoal and wheat colours

Colourful block patterns using blenders make for a fun and easy blanket project.

See the complete colour selection in stores now.

Linen blender colour card
Item #0650035 | 100% cotton| 112cm
Ditsy blender design colour selection
Item #0650036 | 100% cotton | 112cm

Soft, watery floral cotton prints inspired by romantic afternoons in a shady garden feature fresh tulips and poppies with a coordinating shadow vine and paintbrush texture. Pretty patterns for dresses, crafts and quilts.

Watercolour garden cotton collection fabric photo

Classic opal colours of mauve, periwinkle and blue are peaceful and pretty…

watercolour florals and coordintating texture cotton print group in colours mauve, periwinkle and blue

mint julep mixes green and turquoise blues for a refreshing combination…

watercolour florals and coordintating texture cotton print group in colours turquoise and green

and petal pinks mixed with peachy tones offer a sweet and innocent look.

watercolour florals and coordintating texture cotton print group in colours pink mixed with peach

item# 0649117 | 100% cotton | width 112cm

From the Pacific to the Atlantic and North to the Arctic Ocean; Canada has so much to see. Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the provinces and territories with the Canada Postcard panel prints.

Canada postcard cotton print with provinces and territories
2nd Canada postcard print with provinces and territories
Item #0649120 | 100% cotton | 112cm

These panel prints are fun to make into a Canadian themed quilt in just the right size to cozy up at the cabin or use as an afternoon picnic blanket.

What you need:

1x each Canada Postcard panel
.8m of 112cm solid cotton for sashing
2.5m of 112cm cotton blender for border
2.5m of 112cm cotton blender for backing
Quilt batting of your choice

Panels, cotton quilting fabrics and materials needed to make the Canada Postcard quilt.

What you do:

1. Cut the squares apart leaving the 1/2” border around each. (total 15 squares needed)
TIP: use the border of each square as the guide for cutting.

Single Canada Postcard square from panel print

2. Cut 20 sashing strips 2.5 x 11.5” and 6 strips 2.5 x 46.25”.

3. Arrange the blocks in the order that you’d like.
Then, working left to right, sew on the vertical 11.5” sashing strips = sashing + square1 + sashing + square2 + sashing + square 3 + sashing.
Continue with other 4 rows.
TIP: If you turn the square to the wrong side you can use the border as your seam allowance.

Panel square example with added sashing

4. Sew the horizontal 46.25” sashing pieces to the top and bottom of the 1st row, in between all rows and along the bottom.

Complete panels squares with added sashing for quilt

5. Cut 2 vertical border pieces 6 x 60” and attach along side edges.

6. Next cut 2 horizontal border pieces 6 x 46” and attach along the top and bottom edges to complete your quilt top.

Panel squares with added borders for final quilt top.

7. Measure backing as fabric width x 72” length and layer backing (face down), quilt batting and quilt top (face up). Pin securely and trim. Baste close to edge.

8. To finish, quilt as desired and bind edges.

Close-up photo of quilting stitch and binding
Quilt front
Quilt back

Download instructions here.

Finished Canada Postcard quilt.

With the leftover square, why not craft an easy-sew bag to store and carry your Canada Postcard quilt for your next adventure?

Carrying bag for Canada Postcard quilt

If you’re wanting a more rustic look there’s a second colour choice in both panel designs with grass greens, deeper blues and burgundy colours.

We love Canada and we know you do too! Canada Day is coming fast so show your Canadian pride with craft fabrics, fleeces and more …

Oh Canada prints with the provinces and territories and maple leaf motifs
Oh Canada cotton prints with moose and maple leaf motifs with plaid

Item #0647093 Oh Canada | 100% cotton | 112cm

Canadian print fabric image

Item #0710200 Holiday Prints | 65% polyester 35% cotton | 112cm

Pick your favourite for this fun project …

A quick addition for your home on Canada Day are Canadiana themed cushion covers with our iconic moose, bear and maple leaf.

Canadiana themed cushion covers

A favourite fabric to sew is cozy fleece and here again, we’ve got Canada covered. With the Canadian flag colours, buffalo checks and plaids; there’s a fleece for everyone.

Canadiana fleece with red and white maple leaf and red buffalo check leaf prints
Canadiana fleece fabric stack
Canadiana fleece plaid

And if you’re a Leafs hockey fan, we’ve got the perfect print for you.

Maple leaf fleece in royal blue

Item #0264360 Mountain Fleece Prints | 100% polyester | 150cm

A great project for your fleece choice is this Waterproof Picnic Blanket backed with ripstop. This DIY comes with instructions for a carrying strap so you can fold up your blanket and be ready for your next outdoor adventure.

Our newest quilting cotton blender design is a subtle tone-on-tone print called Shadowplay. Although blenders are traditionally used for quilts, this new group will work in any project that needs a coordinate print as an alternative to a solid shade. And, with 24 colours to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the right match!

Quilting cotton design Shadowplay
Quilting cotton design Shadowplay colour card
Quilting cotton design Shadowplay photo colours cream, oranges, red, pinks and purples
Quilting cotton design Shadowplay photo in colours mauves and blues
Quilting cotton design Shadowplay photo in colours navy, greens, brown and greys

Item #0650505 | 100% cotton | 112cm

Digital printing is the latest innovation being used to create complex and photo realistic images on fabric. Using this exciting new printing method, the first group of florals, fruits, tropical looks and more is in stores now. Smell the roses … taste the lemons … enjoy the wonder of life-like images. Printed on quilting weight cotton, this new group will be sure to add an extra dimension for your next special project.

0649118000D | 100% cotton | 112cm

Organic cotton prints and solids are new additions to your craft and sewing fabric choices in stores now!!

The cotton is grown to have a low impact on the environment without the use of toxic pesticides and uses low-impact inks and dyes. It is strictly monitored from seed to finished product and must pass regular inspections to earn the coveted GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certificate.

With cute prints for baby and more and a coordinating group of solids, these GOTS certified cottons will be just what you need for your next special project.

Lil Safari

Let your lil animal lovers discover this collection of adventure. Lil Safari quilting panels and coordinates will make the journey to dreamland so much fun!


Panel – Item# 0349064 | 100% cotton | 112cm

Coordinates – Item# 0349065 | 100% cotton | 112cm

The magic of fairies has arrived! In addition to the unicorns and mermaids, the Fantasia craft cotton collection now has fairies available for all your enchanted project needs.

Item# 0647089 | 100% cotton | 112cm

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