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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

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.

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

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

Bear Hugs

March is National Quilting Month and Bear Hugs would make the perfect quilt for your little one. These super cute baby panels & coordinates are brightly coloured, fun and contain pure sweetness!

Panels: Item# 0349062 | 100% cotton | 112cm Width

Coordinates: Item# 0349063 | 100% cotton | 112cm Width

Blanc & Noir

What’s black, white and grey allover? The stylish new Blanc & Noir collection, of course! A crisp, defined group of prints perfect for quilting, cushions or any other inspired project.

Item #0647092 | 100% cotton | 112cm

These small, dainty florals in colour combinations that are sure to suit your new project are new now.

Easy to cut and easy to sew, these cotton prints are great for aprons, patchwork quilts and many craft projects.

Item 0649116 | 100% cotton | 112cm

It’s that most wonderful time of year for festive cotton craft prints.  From elegant poinsettias to friendly snowmen and winter scenes, a wide selection of new looks are available now for quilts, crafts, apparel and your home decor.

Item 0111345 | 100% cotton | 112cm

Item 0111704 | 100% cotton | 112cm

Item 0111708 | 100% cotton | 112cm

Item 0111706 | 100% cotton | 112cm

Pick your favourites and make this Quilted Table Runner to cherish for holidays to come.

‘Tis the time of year to start thinking about festive decor. The table tends to be the heart of the home whether for a family dinner or a holiday party. Pick your favourite craft prints and dress it up with a made-by-you Quilted Table Runner.

Download printable instructions here.

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