Just Basics

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

Reduce your consumption of single use plastic with this Mesh Bag DIY! Simple to make and easy to wash; perfect for your next trip to the supermarket!

Step 1 – Cut a 40cm x 60cm rectangle of mesh. Increase or decrease the size based on the desired size of the bag.

Step 2 – Fold both side edges in 1cm and pin. Fold the top edge down 2cm and stitch 1.5cm from the fold to make a casing for the cord. Clip side edges just below the casing.

Step 3 – Fold the rectangle in half wrong sides together and stitch .5cm along side and bottom.

Step 4 – Turn right side in and hand press the seam. Stitch .5cm along side and bottom to make a french seam.

Step 5 – Turn right side out. Cut 55-60cm of cord. Attach a safety pin to one end and pull through the casing.

Step 6 – Add a cord stop and secure the ends with a knot.

Tip: Heat the ends of the cord with a lighter to stop fraying. * don’t try this with cotton cord!!!

Download instructions here

Botanical prints with palm leaves, flowers and birds mix with lush velvets and interesting textures to bring the hot tropical trend of 2019 to your home.

Garden of Eden home decor collection photo with tropical prints and solids to match

An oasis of greens with soft colour highlights add a natural element for a relaxing, peaceful look in any room.

Luxe velvet and Aria texture solids to coordinate with Garden of Eden prints
Garden of Eden home decor collection colour card

And exaggerated palm leaf printed cushion covers are a quick way to embrace this trend or add extra punch to a decorated space with a tropical theme.

Tropical leaf cushion cover photo

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

A versatile addition to your wardrobe, a kimono is great for an evening event or a daytime outing. Plus, with breezy, sheer fabrics, kimonos also make a beautiful cover-up to wear at the pool or beach. Use our DIY how-to and make your own; a great piece for your upcoming Summer vacation!

TIP: If using a fabric that frays easily add some bias binding along the front and neckline edges instead of turning under for added strength.

Download printable step-by-step PDF here.

Download printable neck hole template here.

There are so many fabrics to choose from … here are some new examples.

Item #3495 658 Chiffon Dot | 100% polyester | 147cm
Item #3495 659 Decidedly Digital Chiffon Prints | 100% polyester | 150cm

Soft greens and blues dominate the ‘Into the Mist’ home decor collection creating an airy look that’s sure to be a favourite. These perennial colour combinations are easy to live with for a relaxing and serene feel.

Room setting with soft greens

Luxurious velvets and rich textures pair with pretty prints in misty colours. Mixed with a hit of bright chartreuse, this collection is timeless.

Into the Mist decor collection fabric stack
Luxe velvets and Aria texture from the Into the Mist decor collection

View the entire collection in stores now.

Into the Mist colourcard

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.

With rising temperatures and sunny days ahead, these featured new fashion fabrics are a great choice for your summer sewing projects.

Crisp cotton-blend shirting in classic stripes are accented with delicate print designs for a clean, fresh look.

Cotton blend shirting fabric stripes with small florals used in Vogue 8810 dress pattern
Item #3639886 Novel Nautical Prints| 55% polyester 45% cotton | 147cm

Sophisticated & feminine prints that make a seamless transition from day to evening. A little added stretch provides comfort, but is stable enough for easy sewing.

Rose floral stretch fabric featured with Burda pattern and colour swatches
Item #3510358 Aristocrat Prints | 88% polyester 12% spandex | 147cm

A collection of freshly picked floral prints in an assortment of patterns and colours. Ideal for romantic flowy dresses & breezy boho blouses.

Flowy polyester fabric floral prints used in McCalls 7898 dress pattern
Item #3479558 Marnie Prints | 100% polyester | 147cm

Elegant jacquard fabrics in soft summer hues are sure to make a statement. Perfect for your next special occasion dress, skirt or jacket.

Large floral jacquard fabric used in Butterick 6131 dress pattern with fabric swatches in colours rose, purple and blue
Item #3289658 Amore Jacquard | 100% polyester | 147cm

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.

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