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as seen in quilt sampler: everything you wanted to know and more

Monday, June 11th, 2012

We all know the photos are one of the most exciting parts of Quilt Sampler magazine, and we get lots of questions about what the items in those photos are. So to help you out we’ve compiled a detailed list of each pattern & fabric shown in our spread in Quilt Sampler Spring/Summer 2012. If an item is still available in our web shop, it will appear as a link.  Our restocks arrive daily, so if an item is temporarily out of stock, just check back soon. And though the magazine is sold out in most places, we’ve got some left. So if you missed out you can still grab one right here! If you still have questions, just email us. And for even more photos of our shop and the others featured in Quilt Sampler, visit
As seen in Quilt Sampler S/S 2012 pages 4-5
1. styrofoam shapes wrapped in fabric & cellophane to resemble giant candies (no pattern) fabric: various Kaffe Fassett
2. pattern: European Taupe II (free download from Clothworks Textiles), fabric: Japanese Taupes
3. pattern: Sweet Pea by Blue Underground fabrics: various Kaffe Fassett
4. pattern: Cowboy Baby from the book Material Obsession, fabric: various Western
5. pattern: Villagers Rejoice (free download from Andover Fabrics) fabric: Castle Peeps by Lizzy House
6. pattern: Serenity by Julie Popa, fabric: various William Morris
7. pattern: A Bird’s Life by Lauren & Jessi Jung, fabric: Hideaway by Lauren & Jessi Jung
8. pattern: Pretty in Pink found in the book Livin’ Large by Anka’s Treasures, fabric: various Kaffe Fassett
9. pattern: Modern Day Diamonds by Threaded Pear, fabric: Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey
10. pattern: Triple Crown by American Jane, fabric: solid & printed Jelly Rolls
11. pattern: Come Fly With Me by Creative Sewlutions, fabric: Sanctuary by Patty Young
12. pattern: One-Yard Overlap Apron by Indygo Junction, fabric: Eggplant Patch from the Veggie Patch collection by Hoodie
13. fabric: Suburbia collection from Robert Kaufman
14. pattern: Wild Garden by Golly (temporarily out of stock) fabric: Loulouthi by Anna Maria Horner, KIT AVAILABLE AGAIN SOON
15. fabric: Loulouthi collection by Anna Maria Horner
16. pattern: Field Study by Tula Pink, fabric: Prince Charming collection by Tula Pink, kit available
17. fabric: 1001 Peeps collection by Lizzy House
18. fabric: Children At Play collection by Sarah Jane
19. pattern: Eloise & Elmore by Indygo Junction, fabric: from the Parisville collection by Tula Pink (print shown is sold out but similar options are available)
20. fabric: Prince Charming collection by Tula Pink
21. fabric: Prince Charming Voile by Tula Pink
22. fabric: Greenfield Hill Voile by Denyse Schmidt
23. pattern: found in the book On The Run by Anka’s Treasures, fabric: Honey Buns by Moda

As seen in Quilt Sampler S/S 2012 page 6
24. embroidery pattern: On Parade, quilt pattern: On Parade Mini Quilt (free instructions on our blog), fabric: Children At Play by Sarah Jane, KIT AVAILABLE
25. fabric: Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey
26. book: Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart
27. pattern: Mandala Embroidery (free pattern on our blog)
28. fabric: City Weekend Interlock Knits by Oliver + S
29. pattern: Jelly Roll Quilt tutorial coming soon on our blog–similar to this, fabric; Hullabaloo Jelly Roll (that particular Jelly Roll is out of stock but many others available)
30. Little Folks Voile wrapped in waffle cones
31. pattern: City Harbor found in the book City Quilts by Cherri House, fabric: various Kona & Bella solids, KIT AVAILABLE
32. pattern: Serenity by Julie Popa, fabric: various William Morris
33. reupholstered chair fabric: Innocent Crush Home Dec (that particular print is out of stock but many home dec fabrics are available.
34. lampshade covered with fabric: Damask Dot in Dusk from the Parisville collection, applied using 606 permanent adhesive spray
35. pattern: Pretty in Pink found in the book Livin’ Large by Anka’s Treasures, fabric: various Kaffe Fassett
36. pattern: Triple Crown by American Jane, fabric: solid & printed Jelly Rolls
37. pattern: Come Fly With Me by Creative Sewlutions, fabric: Sanctuary by Patty Young
38. pattern: Sugar Pop, fabric: Sugar Pop collection by Liz Scott for Moda
As seen in Quilt Sampler S/S 2012 page 8
39. pattern: Villagers Rejoice (free download from Andover Fabrics) fabric: Castle Peeps by Lizzy House
40. pattern: Serenity by Julie Popa, fabric: various William Morris
41. pattern: I Do by Cherry House (temporarily out of stock), fabric: various batiks
42. pattern: Pleated Tote by Jen Giddens
43. pattern: Birdie Sling by Amy Butler, fabric: Love collection by Amy Butler
44. pattern: Multi-Tasker Tote by Anna Maria Horner
45. fabric: Zoo Menagerie collection by Eleanor Grosch
46. pattern: Eloise & Elmore by Indygo Junction, fabric: from the Parisville collection by Tula Pink (print shown is sold out but similar options are available)
47. pillow made with free-form Thread Doodling technique (tutorial coming soon)
48. pattern: Hoot ‘n’ Annie Owl Softies, featuring Texture Magic
49. pattern: Polly found in the book Softies Only A Mother Could Love (other softies books are available)
50. pattern: Hoot ‘n’ Annie Owl Softies,  featuring Texture Magic
51. book: Countryside Softies
52. pattern: Apple Picking Dress by Oliver + S, fabric: Wallpaper Flowers in Coral from the Children At Play collection by Sarah Jane
53. doll pattern in the book: Wee Wonderfuls

As seen in Quilt Sampler S/S 2012 page 10
54. pattern: Does Not Compute in the book Dare To Be Square Quilting by Boo Davis, KIT AVAILABLE
55. pattern: Modern Alphabet by Tula Pink, fabric: Parisville collection by Tula Pink, KIT AVAILABLE in cool colorway (colorway shown in photo is out of stock)

Then of course, there’s the Colored Pencils quilt which we designed just for this issue of Quilt Sampler. The pattern is in the magazine, and we’ve got kits featuring 162 different fabrics for those pencils.

Which are your favorites? Tell us in the comments!

quilt sampler is out!

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Now that it’s officially out, the Spring Quilt Sampler issue is in many of your hands and we are thrilled at the chance we’ve already had to meet so many great new people because of it. By the way, we do still have copies of the magazine available, in which you will find we are featured as the very first article! And of course you can pick up the Colored Pencil quilt kits, featuring 162 different fabrics for the pencil bodies, in our webstore.with linzeeWe’re currently in Kansas City at International Quilt Market and where we ran into Linzee McCray, the author who interviewed us and wrote our feature article. Finally we were able to meet her in person!
quilt samplerAnd today the American Patchwork & Quilting editor, Jennifer Keltner, made a lovely presentation of this year’s top quilt shops featured in the issue. Our pencil quilt is hanging in the booth for all to see so if you’re in KC stop by on the 2600 aisle to check it out up close!

We’ve got lots more news from Market, as well as more info about some of the projects featured in our article.  Stay tuned!

quilt sampler release party

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Quilt Sampler
We had a 700 pound surprise a few days ago when boxes and boxes of Quilt Sampler Magazines arrived earlier than expected. The very magazine where you can read all about Suppose! It’s such a thrill to see our Colored Pencils quilt splattered across the glossy pages. The magazine is available in our shop already, but we’re gonna celebrate on the official release date on Tuesday, May 8 with some good times in our classroom.

Quilt Sampler Release Party

Tuesday May 8 9am-9pm

Colored Pencils
There’s tons going on that day, so here’s the nitty gritty.

  • 15% off store-wide sale (even clearance!)
  • 10am-4pm – complimentary chair massages by Heaven & Health from SLC
  • giveaways all day
  • see the famous Colored Pencils Quilt in person

Then from 5-9 the festivities really get serious…

  • 5pm – Free Paper Piecing Mini Class (so you can make the pencil points in the Colored Pencils quilt without fear)
  • Tons of yummy food provided by the NY Deli
  • Larger-than-life game of Pictionary
  • Insanely awesome prizes to give away, from charm packs to big bundles of fabric

You won’t want to miss these prizes. Lots of loot to go to many winners, from our favorite brands including Andover, Clothworks, Moda, Shannon, Quilters Dream Batting, Quilting Treasures, Timeless Treasures, and more.

We’ve got some adorable party favors too. That’s probably uncouth to brag about the party favors before a party, but they just make me smile and I can’t wait to give them out (starting at 5, be there early in case we run out!).

See you Tuesday at Suppose in Preston!

mandala embroidery

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

mandala dishtowel

It’s the 10th of April, and we are still celebrating being named a Top 10 shop in North America. We’ve been counting down with a free pattern or tutorial each month on the 10th until the official release of our feature in Quilt Sampler magazine on May 8. Just wait till you see the quilt we designed for them. I can’t wait to show you!

But back to the free pattern. One of my favorite classes to teach here at Suppose is hand embroidery.  In planning the first class, I wanted the students to be able to practice a bunch of stitches but also end up with something they didn’t just want to throw away, so I designed this simple sampler of concentric circles.
mandala embroider
It reminded me of the mandalas I learned about in high school, so that’s what I named it.  It’s very simple, but we’ve had so many requests for the pattern so I wanted to share it. Just go here to view the full Mandala Embroidery Pattern or to download your own copy.

mandala close-up

On Parade Mini Quilt

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

As we await the release of our feature in Quilt Sample Magazine (since you asked–it’s out May 8), we are marking our countdown on the 10th of each month and celebrating being named a top 10 quilt shop by sharing a tutorial or pattern. Last month it was our heart bunting, and this month it’s my beloved On Parade Mini Quilt, featuring Sarah Jane’s On Parade embroidery.

We’ve even got kits with everything you’ll need, right down to the floss and the batting. This quilt has made me smile more than most quilts I’ve ever made, and I hope you enjoy it too! View the instructions here.
on parade mini quilt

valentine’s bunting

Friday, February 10th, 2012

heart bunting
Today is an exciting day. We have a tutorial featured for the first time on Moda Bake Shop! We made this heart bunting for them with a Domestic Bliss charm pack, and guess what–it takes no sewing whatsoever. Low effort/high payoff Valentine’s Day decorations! Check out the simple step-by-step instructions here.
strung f

By the way you may have noticed that today’s date is the 10th. Since Quilt Sampler Magazine named us a Top 10 quilt shop, each month on the 10th we’ll have something fun here for you, as we count down to the magazine release date in May. Only time will tell what next month holds!


quilt sampler preview

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Anyone who visited the shop at the right time on a certain day last September was probably a bit confused to find the lights off and cords all over. They camera crew were mostly pretty stealth and quiet, but the lighting was the giveaway. Some may have figured out that those shots were going to be for Quilt Sampler magazine! The crew was a blast, we even got to go out and celebrate with them at the end of the long day.
photo shoot
Part of our feature in the magazine will include a quilt pattern we designed. The quilt itself is actually in Iowa right now so they can style & shoot it. So Monday when we had our big live announcement we unveiled a miniature version. Right now we’re calling it Pencilmania, and for this version we used a bunch of polka dots that are in the original, larger version.
mini pencilmania

Kathy and I have both always loved school supplies. Back-to-school shopping was so exciting, and we still love picking out new pens or getting markers in every single color. So this quilt really suits us, and is sort of the patchwork version of neurotically arranging your writing utensils in color order. Personally, I think it would make a really adorable gift for a child’s teacher. We’ll be making several versions of the pattern, who knows what form it might take next!

secret keepers

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

One great thing about 2012 is that we don’t have to keep our secret any longer. We found out last Summer that we would be featured in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine! The catch was that we couldn’t tell anybody, all while being interviewed, having photo shoots, and designing and making the quilt that would be featured in the magazine. Well we’re thrilled to finally be able to share this exciting news!

Quilt Sampler comes out twice a year, from American Patchwork & Quilting, published by Better Homes & Gardens, and features the top quilt shops in the country. What an honor to be chosen after only being open 2 years! The issue is released May 8, so mark the calendar for a big celebration in our shop that day. We’ll be counting down till then with some fun stuff that we’ll be updating you on.  In the mean time, we made the big announcement on Monday in our store by drawing for some prizes, and unveiling a miniature version of the quilt pattern we designed for the magazine.

The American Patchwork & Quilting ladies gave us this bag to give away, and Ann won!

ann winsJulie was the winner of the $100 Moda bundle. Lucky!

julie wins

Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate our big announcement! We’re so lucky to have the supportive customers and staff who make our jobs not just possible but so much fun.