Modern by the Yard #12

Benartex

Find modern quilting inspiration in this new issue of Modern by the Yard!

MODERN

BY

THE

MEET OUR

SUPERIOR SOLIDS

YARD

Find your

favorite fabrics

New

projects you'll love


from the

editor

Starburst

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Solidly in Love

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As you may have guessed from our cover quilt, we’re

ecstatic about our new Superior Solids! We know modern quilters

love to work with solid fabrics, and we can’t say enough about our

50 new colors. This new line of high-quality solids have a soft hand

and rich, saturated appearance. You’ll see the Superior Solids a few

times in this issue—Tara Miller used them in our cover quilt, Starburst

(see p. 8), we officially introduce them in a Fabric Spotlight on p. 4,

and they also play a central role in this issue’s Modern with a Twist

feature (see p. 6). Ask for them at your local quilt shop—we know

you’ll fall in love too!

Publisher: Benartex, LLC

Editorial Director: Susan Neill

Editor: Lisa Swenson Ruble

Art Director: Julie Lambert

Photographer: Paula Kennedy Photography

& Erin Sutherland Photography

Tech Editor: Lucy Fazely

Volume 3, Issue 4

Of course, our e-zine isn’t solely focused on solids. The

bright and bold Color Pop quilt on p. 12 features Christa Watson’s

Geo Pop collection and Sarah Lauzon explores a gradating design

with Pearl Reflections prints in her Disappearing Plaid wall quilt on

p. 16. Check out Lemon Linens on p. 20 for ideas to freshen up your

kitchen with our modern Lemon Fresh fabrics.

Beyond projects, you’ll also find free quilt patterns, our

fabric gallery, and product and social media spotlights. We hope you

enjoy this issue of Modern by the Yard!

Happy Sewing!

Susan

Susan Neill

www.benartex.com

Have you checked out our website?

You’ll find all our latest fabrics (as well

as old favorites) organized by our three

studios: Benartex, Kanvas and Contempo.

We also have a wide variety of free quilt

patterns to download featuring our fabrics.

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Have a question about a project in this

issue? Interested in submitting a project

or article idea for our next issue?

Email modernbytheyard@gmail.com

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New

projects you'll love

contents

MODERN BY THE YARD

12.

24.

Fabric gallery

NEW COLLECTIONS

TO ASK FOR AT YOUR

LOCAL QUILT SHOP

Projects

8. STARBURST

Simple solids make this

sleek design pop off the wall

12. COLOR POP

One block done two ways

makes an ultra modern lap

quilt

4. FABRIC SPOTLIGHT

Our new Superior Solids

can’t wait for an invitation

into your sewing room

6. MODERN WITH A TWIST

Bold solids at work in some

classic favorite blocks

16. DISAPPEARING PLAID

Go from light to dark

using a cool palette of

pearlescent prints

15. STOCK YOUR STUDIO

New year, new supplies;

check out these

must-haves!

20. LEMON LINENS

Add a little citrus flair to

your kitchen decor

Features

2. EDITOR’S NOTE

19. SEWCIAL MEDIA

Add some sparkle to

your feed with these

recommendations

24. PROJECT GALLERY

New free quilt patterns for

your 2020 to-do list

32. LOOKING FOR MORE?

Keep in touch and

don’t miss an issue of

Modern by the Yard

MODERN

BY

THE

MEET OUR

SUPERIOR SOLIDS

YARD

Find your

favorite fabrics

On the cover STARBURST BY TARA MILLER

FEATURING SUPERIOR SOLIDS

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fabric

spotlight

We’re excited to introduce you to our new Superior Solids

collection! These high quality solids have a soft hand and cut and

sew beautifully. You’ll love them!

Superior Solids are available in fifty

luscious shades, from soft Bubble

Gum Pink to cheery Sunshine Yellow

and fresh Citron Green, and dreamy

Caribbean Blue to rich Eggplant. The

line even includes a wide range of

grays—must-haves for most modern

quilters! See all fifty colors on the

opposite page and click here for color

names and skus.

Try them out today; ask for them at

your local quilt shop.

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OUR FABULOUS FIFTY

These solids open the door wide to a whole new world of color. Fifty different hues

(with more to come!) provide plenty of options for a solids-only quilt, or as coordinates

to your favorite prints. You’ll love both the feel of these fabrics and the pop of color they

bring to your next project.

See a project made with Superior Solids on pg 8.

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MODERN

with a twist

Transforming traditional blocks

We’re continuing our celebration of our new Superior Solids collection here and showing some of our most

popular Modern with a Twist favorites reinvented in bold new palettes. Block design and fabric choices come

together to create surprising new patterns that we think you’ll love! We’ll be sharing directions for making

these blocks on social media—make sure you follow us to find them!

Big & Bold Monkey Wrench

Big & Bold Monkey Wrench

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Big & Bold Monkey Wrench

Working exclusively in solids offers

so many opportunities to play with

color palettes: Subdued or bright,

monochromatic or all the colors of

the rainbow. One easy way to make

a classic block modern is to choose

a boldly bright unexpected color

combination. The contrast these colors

create allow the crisp lines of the design

to shine—minimalism at its best.

Imagine this Monkey Wrench block

enlarged so that just one block makes

the entire quilt. Bold and beautiful!

Solid Lineup:

Tangerine (3000B-31)

Ciron (3000B-48)

Purple (3000B-68)

Follow the Leader Flying

Follow The Leader Flying

Geese

Follow the Leader Flying

What can’t you do with Flying Geese? This

is one of the most versatile patchwork units

ever. Stack them, combine them, use them

for star points…they’re simple to make and

fun to design with. This block uses four

stacked units that “follow” each other and a

controlled color palette. Shades of gray are

a popular modern background choice, and

pairing those grays with a monochromatic

palette of trendy teal creates a design with

maximum graphic impact.

Solid Lineup:

Gray (3000B-08)

Medium Gray (3000B-11)

Turquoise (3000B-84)

Teal (3000B-86)

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Improv Log Cabin

3Improv Log Cabin

Use a neutral palette of varying shades from

Improv Log Cabin

white to black to create a dramatic Log Cabin

design. Instead of choosing a more traditional

lights versus darks layout, this block mixes up

the values as logs are added for a boxy modern

patchwork feel. Play around with narrow improv

piecing insets on some of the logs to add

splashes of bold color that pop off the neutral

background.

Rainbow Drunkard’s Path

Solid Lineup:

Dove (3000B-01)

Gray (3000B-08)

White (3000B-09)

Medium Gray

(3000B-11)

Black (3000B-12)

Charcoal (3000B-13)

Squash (3000B-30)

Sunshine (3000B-32)

Lime (3000B-42)

Purple (3000B-68)

Turquoise (3000B-84)

Rainbow Drunkard's Path

Sometimes in quilting it’s all about size, and solids

offer you huge flexibility—no need to worry about

the scale of a print working in your design! This

Drunkard’s Path uses sixteen small quarter-circle units

and a full spectrum of colors in an inspired modern

interpretation. A simple layout emphasizes the rainbow

effect, and each color stands out from the neutral

background. We chose Dove—a hue that makes you

wonder…is it gray? is it taupe? Either way, it works well

with so many colors!

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Rainbow Drunkard’s Path

Solid Lineup:

Dove (3000B-01)

Light Yellow (3000B-03)

Scarlet (3000B-20)

Bubble Gum (3000B-25)

Berry (3000B-28)

Squash (3000B-30)

Tangerine (3000B-31)

Sunshine (3000B-32)

Lime (3000B-42)

Citron (3000B-48)

Olive (3000B-49)

Dark Blue (3000B-54)

Grape (3000B-62)

Purple (3000B-68)

Lilac (3000B-60)

Turquoise (3000B-84)

Teal (3000B-86)

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STARBURST


intermediate

A bold palette and clean lines make this twoblock

design shine!

Designed by: Tara Miller; quilt district

From the Citron:

(16) 2-½” x 6-½” pieces

(5) 3-⅝” x WOF strips; subcut into (64) each of

Template B and Template Br

From the Purple:

(4) 3-⅝” x WOF strips; subcut into (48) of Template A

Finished Size: 36” square

Block Count & Size: (4) 18” square

Fabric: Superior Solids collection

Diagram 2

Materials

• 1/2 yard Superior Solids Green (#3000B-45)

• 7/8 yard Superior Solids Citron (#3000B-48)

• 5/8 yard Superior Solids Purple (#3000B-68)

• 1-1/8 yards Superior Solids Eggplant, includes

binding (#3000B-64)

• 1-1/4 yards backing fabric

• 44” square of batting

Note: Keep the edges adjoining the 90-degree corner

of the template along the straight of the grain as

shown.

From the Eggplant:

(3) 3-⅝” x WOF strips; subcut into (32) of Template A

(16) 2-½” x 6-½” pieces

(4) 2-¼” x WOF strips for binding

Download the templates here

Cutting/Preparation

From the Green:

(16) 2-½” x 6-½” pieces

(2) 3-⅝” x WOF strips; subcut into (16) each of

Template B and Template Br

Make the Blocks

1. Sew a Citron B piece to a Purple A piece. Sew a

Citron Br piece to the opposite side of the A piece.

Trim to measure 3-½” square. Make 32 Citron/Purple

units.

Diagram 1

Diagram 3

Note: Keep the edges adjoining the 90-degree corner

of the template along the straight of the grain as

shown.

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2. In the same way, make 16 Green/Purple units and

32 Citron/Eggplant units.

Diagram 4

5. Sew (1) each 2-½” x 6-½” Eggplant, Citron and

Green pieces together lengthwise to make a strip unit.

Make a total of (16) strip units.

Diagram 4

3. Lay out (1) Citron/Purple, (1) Green/Purple, and (2)

Citron/Eggplant units into (2) rows of (2) units each.

Sew into rows and join the rows to make (1) star unit.

Make a total of (16) Eggplant/Purple star units.

Diagram 5

Diagram 7

6. Lay out (4) Eggplant/Purple star units, (1) Purple

star unit, and (4) strip units into (3) rows of (3) units

each. Sew the units into rows and join the rows to

make an 18-½” square block. Make a total of (4)

blocks.

Diagram 5

4. In the same way, join (4) Citron/Purple units to

make a Purple Star unit. Make (4) Purple star units.

Diagram 8

Diagram 6

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Assemble the Quilt

1. Lay out the (4) blocks into (2) rows of (2) block each. Sew the blocks into rows and join the rows to complete the

quilt top.

2. Layer the backing right side down, batting and quilt top right side up. Baste to secure and quilt as desired. Trim

backing and batting even with the quilt top.

3. Use the (4) 2-¼” x WOF Eggplant binding strips to bind the quilt.

Quilt Layout Diagram

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COLOR POP

Graphic geometric prints stand out in

this one-block fun modern quilt.


easy

Designed by: Sherry Shish; powered by quilting

Finished Size: 60" square

Finished Block Count & Size:

(16) 15" square

Fabric: Geo Pop by Christa Watson for Contempo

Studio and Superior Solids

Materials

Block A fabrics:

• 3/8 yard each of:

Op Squares Red (#3428-10)

Op Squares Raspberry (#3428-22)

Op Squares Yellow (#3428-33)

Op Squares Orange (#3428-38)

Op Squares Kelly (#3428-44)

Op Squares Turquoise (#3428-84)

Tiny Hex Sky Blue (#3429-05)

Tiny Hex Magenta (#3429-63)

From each Block B color:

(28) 3” squares

(4) 3” x 5-½” pieces

From the Mosaic Dots Black/Grey:

(7) 2-¼” x WOF strips for binding

From the White Solid:

(40) 5-1/2” squares

(64) 3” x 5-1/2” pieces

(288) 3” squares

Make the Blocks

A Block

1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (4) 3”

White squares. Position a marked square right

sides together on opposite corners of (1) 5-½” Op

Squares Yellow square. Sew on the drawn line, trim

seam allowance to ¼”, and press open. Repeat on

the remaining (2) corners

Figure

to make

1

(1) square-in-asquare

unit. Make a total of (5) units.

Block B fabrics:

• 3/8 yard each of:

Diamond Pop Red (#3425-19)

Diamond Pop Grey/Yellow (#3425-33)

Diamond Pop Green/blue (#3425-54)

Diamond Pop Magenta (#3425-63)

Mosaic Dots Fuchsia (#3426-26)

Mosaic Dots Grey/Yellow (#3426-33)

Mosaic Dots Blue/Green (#3426-55)

Tiny Hex Red/Orange (#3429-19)

• 5/8 yard Mosaic Dots Black/Grey for binding

(#3426-12)

• 3-3/4 yards Superior Solids White (#3000B-09)

• 4 yards backing fabric

• 68” square of batting

Cutting/Preparation

NOTE: Divide the 16 colors into blocks A and B.

From each Block A color:

(5) 5-1/2” squares

(4) 3” x 5-1/2” pieces

(8) 3” squares

Diagram 1

2. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (2)

3” White squares and (2) 3” Op Squares Yellow

squares. Position a marked white square right sides

together on (1) end of (1) 3” x 5-½” Op Squares

Yellow piece. Sew on the drawn line, trim seam

allowance to ¼” and press open. Repeat on the

opposite side to

Figure

make a White/Yellow

2

flying geese

unit. Make (4).

Diagram 2

Figure 3

3. In the same way, use (1) 3” x 5-½” White piece and

(2) 3” marked Op Squares Yellow squares to make a

Yellow/White flying geese unit. Make (4).

Diagram 3

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4. Sew (1) flying geese unit each from Steps 2 and 3

to make a double flying geese unit. Make (4).

4. Sew (1) flying geese unit each from Steps 2 and 3

to make a double flying geese unit. Make (4).

Diagram 4

5. Lay out (5) square-in-a-square units and (4) double

flying geese units into (3) rows of (3) units each,

noting orientation of the units. Sew the units into

rows and join the rows to make the 15-½” square

block. Make a total of (8) different A blocks.

Diagram 9

5. Sew together units from steps 1 and 4 to make

the 15-1/2” square B block. Make a total of (8)

different B blocks.

Diagram 5

B Block

1. Using 3” Mosaic Dots Grey/Yellow Squares and

5-1/2” White squares, follow the instructions in step

1 of the A block to make (5) square-in-a square

units.

Diagram 6

Diagram 10

Assemble the Quilt

1. Lay out the A blocks alternating with the B blocks

into (4) rows of (4) blocks each. Sew the blocks into

rows and join the rows to make the quilt top.

2. Layer the backing right side down, batting and

quilt top right side up. Baste to secure and quilt

as desired. Trim backing and batting even with the

quilt top.

3. Use the (7) 2-¼” x WOF Mosaic Dots Black/Grey

binding strips to bind the quilt.

2. Using 3” Mosaic Dots Grey/Yellow squares and 3”

White squares, follow the instructions in step 2 of

the A block to make (4) White/Mosaic Dots flying

geese units.

Diagram 7

3. In the same way, use (1) 3” x 5-½” White piece and

(2) 3” Mosaic Dots Grey/Yellow squares to make a

Mosaic Dots/White flying geese unit. Make (4).

Diagram 8

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Quilt Layout Diagram


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easy

Disappearing

plaid

This wall hanging depends on value

changes to create a gradating

design framed in white.

Designed by:

Sarah J. Lauzon; @cera.bee

Finished Size: 40-1/2" x 45"

Fabric: Pearl Reflections and Superior Solids

From Fabric B*:

(1) 3-½” x WOF strip; subcut (16) 2” x 3-½” pieces

(2) 2” x WOF strips; subcut (2) 2” x 8” pieces and (6) 2”

x 6-½” pieces

From Fabric C:

(8) 2” x 3-½” pieces

(1) 2” x 8” piece

(3) 2” x 6-½” pieces

From Fabric D:

(32) 2” x 3-½” pieces

From Fabric E*:

(1) 3-½” x WOF strip; subcut (16) 2” x 3-½” pieces

From Fabric F:

(16) 2” x 3-½” pieces

Materials

• 1/4 yard each of:

• A - Pearl Drop Dark Teal (#8813P-84)

• C - Shadow Dandelion Aqua/Teal (#8461P-84)

• D - Beaded Circle Light Peacock (#8464P-52)

• 1/3 yard of B - Floating Dandelion Teal

(#8462P-84)

• 1/8 yard each of:

• E - Pearl Drop Dark Peacock (#8813P-54)

• F - Floating Dandelion Sky Blue (#8462P-05)

• G - Pearl Drop Iris (#8813P-62)

• H -Beaded Circle Light Purple (#8464P-06)

• I - Floating Dandelion White/Purple

(#8462P-06)

• 1-5/8 yards Superior Solids White; includes

binding (#3000B-09)

• 2-1/4 yards backing fabric

• 49” x 54” piece of batting

Cutting/Preparation

Note cutting instructions for directional prints*.

From Fabric A*:

(1) 3-½” x WOF strip; subcut (8) 2” x 3-½” pieces

(1) 2” x WOF strip; subcut (1) 2” x 8” piece and (3) 2” x

6-½” pieces

From Fabric G*:

(1) 3-½” x WOF strip; subcut (10) 2” x 3-½” pieces

From Fabric H:

(20) 2” x 3-½” pieces

From Fabric I:

(10) 2” x 3-½” pieces

From White Solid:

(4) 8” x WOF strips for border

(5) 2-¼” x WOF strips for binding

Make the Blocks

Block #1

1. Lay out (2) 2” x 3-½” I, (2) 2” x 3-½” F, and (1) 2” x

3-½” C pieces as shown. Sew together lengthwise.

Make (2). Sew to opposite sides of (1) 2” x 8” C

Diagram 1

piece to make (1) light #1 block.

I

F

C

C

F

I

Diagram 1

H D

Diagram 3

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2. In the same way, make (2) medium #1 blocks and

(1) dark #1 block.

Diagram 2

H

I

D

Diagram 1 Diagram 2

B D H G E A E G

FB

C

C

F

I

Diagram 2

Block #2

1. Lay out (2) 2” x 3-½” F, (1) 2” x 3-½” C and (1) 2” x

A

2. In the same way, Make (2) medium rows and (1)

dark row.

3. Referring to the Quilt Layout Diagram, lay out the

light row, (2) medium rows, and dark row. Sew the

Drows B Dtogether H to G make E Athe E quilt G center.

4. Measure the length of the quilt across the center.

Trim (2) 8” x WOF White strips to that length and

sew to opposite sides of the quilt center.

5. Measure the width of the quilt, including the

borders just added. Trim (2) 8” x WOF White strips

to that length and sew to the top and bottom of the

quilt center.

3-½” I pieces as shown. Sew together lengthwise.

Diagram

Make (2). Sew to opposite Diagram 4

sides 2of (1) 2” x 6-½” C

piece to make (1) Diagram light #2 block. 3 Repeat to make a

Diagram 4

total of (3) HD

Dlight B BD

#2 DH

blocks. H E GA

EE

AG

E G

6. Layer the backing right side down, batting and

Diagram 1 Diagram quilt 2 top right side up. Baste to secure and quilt

F C

B F I A A

D as B desired. D H Trim E backing A E Gand batting even with the

H D B D H Gquilt E Atop.

E G

I F C F I

B

A

C

B

A

C

7. Use the (5) 2-¼” x WOF White binding strips to bind

the quilt.

H

B

A

Diagram 3

2. In the same way, make (6) medium #2 blocks and

Diagram 4

(3) dark #2 blocks. Diagram 3

Diagram 4

F

D

C

C

B

F

B

D

I

H Diagram E A 5E

A

G

D

B

B

D

H

E

A

A

E

G

Diagram 4

Assemble the Quilt

1. Lay out (1) light #1 block and (3) light #2 blocks in

a horizonal row. Sew the blocks together to make

Diagram 5

(1) light row.

Quilt Layout Diagram

Diagram 5

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Sewcial Media

Who do you follow? Between blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and more,

there’s so much inspiration at our fingertips! We’ll introduce you to a few of our favorites.

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IG: #Improv Piecing

If you’re new to it, improv

piecing can seem intimidating—

where are the measurements

and cutting directions? Scrolling

through this inspiring hashtag

can offer up some starting

ideas and help minimize the

fear. Find your favorites (and

maybe some new IG-ers to

follow!) and start playing around

with your own stash to broaden

the modern quilting possibilities.

FB:Benartex

Hopefully you already follow

us, but if you don’t, here’s a

heads up—make sure you do

for a chance to win free fabric!

That’s right—we host Win-It

Wednesday contests on both

Facebook and Instagram, as well

as introduce new fabric lines,

offer links to free patterns on

Fridays, and share background

stories from designers on

Showcase Saturdays.

Pinterest: Hexagons

What can you make with a fabric

hexagon? The question should

really be, “what can’t you make?”

Check out these Pinterest-ing

ideas—many of the pins include

tutorials or patterns you can

follow—for incorporating this

fun shape into a future project.

And just wait until you fall down

the rabbit hole of fussy cutting

your fabrics for hexagons! The

possibilities are endless.

Modern Quilt Studio

Follow the creative path of Weeks

Ringle and Bill Kerr on their

Modern Quilt Studio website.

You’ll see their latest Benartex

fabric collections (Dreamy!),

professionally styled photos of

quilts they’ve made, and have the

opportunity to shop for fabrics,

standalone patterns and kits,

and their gorgeously modern

print publication, Modern Quilts

Illustrated.

IG: #Selvedge Quilt

Do you keep your fabric

selvedges? If you don’t, we

predict you will start after seeing

some of the amazing quilts made

with them on Instagram. You’ll find

so many different ideas to try!

Selvedges are strippy, scrappy,

and sew much fun, and you’ll run

to your stash, inspired to cut off

and save these informative little

edges. Good thing almost every

fabric has them!

FB: Paula Nadelstern

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her page, you’ll be treated to

a heads up about her popular

online pop-up shop, see new

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and take a peek into her artistic

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here’s another opportunity to

see more!

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easy

Designed by: Laura Piland, Slice of Pi quilts

Finished Double Oven Mitt: 7” x 32”

Finished Kitchen Towel: 16” x 18-1/2”

Finished Flour Sack Towel: 27” x 28”

Fabric: Lemon Fresh collection

Materials

Double Oven Mitt

• 1/2 yard Bouquet Black (#7833-12)

• 1/3 yard Bouquet White (#7833-09)

• 1/3 yard Citrus Slices for binding (#7839-30)

• 14” x 34” piece of Insul-Bright

• 14” x 36” piece of 100% cotton batting

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Lemon Linens

Add a splash of citrus to your kitchen decor

Kitchen Towels*

(Makes 2)

• 5/8 yard Lemon Stripe Black (#7842-12)

• (2) 16” x 19” Bar Mop Towels

Flour Sack Towels*

(Makes 2)

• 5/8 yard Lemon Toss (#7834-03)

• (2) 28” x 29” Flour Sack Towels

*Washing and drying towels and fabrics sewn to them

before sewing is recommended to manage shrinkage.

Cutting/Preparation

Double Oven Mitt

From Bouquet Black:

(1) 7” x 34” piece

(4) 7” x 9-1/2” pieces

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Diagram 1

From Bouquet White:

(1) 7” x 34” piece

From Citrus Slices:

(3) 2-1/2”-wide bias strips (at least 100” total)

From both Insul-Bright and Cotton Batting:

(1) 7” x 34” piece

(2) 7” x 9-1/2” pieces

Kitchen Towels

From Lemon Stripe Black:

Fussy cut (2) 3” x 18” stripe pieces

Fussy cut (2) 6” x 18” lemon pieces

Flour Sack Towels

From Lemon Slices:

(6) 2” x WOF strips

4. Layer the 7” x 34” quilted rectangle Black Bouquet

side down. Position the 7” x 9-1/2” quilted pieces on

both ends as shown. Using a plate or bowl as a guide,

trace a curve onto each end. Use scissors to cut along

the line through all layers.

Diagram 2

Diagram 2

5. Join the (3) 2-1/2”-wide bias strips into a long strip

and press in half lengthwise. Cut (2) 8" strips and bind

the flat edge of each 7" x 9-1/2" quilted piece. Attach

remaining binding around the outer raw edges of the

double oven mitt using your preferred method. Note:

Using a walking foot is recommended.

Make the Double Oven Mitt

1. Lay the 7” x 34” Bouquet Black piece right side

down. Layer 7” x 34” Insul-Bright piece shiny side

down, and 7” x 34” cotton batting piece on top.

Position the 7” x 34” Bouquet White piece on top right

side up. Pin or spray baste layers together.

Diagram 1

Making the Kitchen Towels

1. Sew (1) 3” x 18” stripe piece to (1) 6” x 18” lemon

piece and press.

Diagram 1

2. Sandwich (1) each 7” x Diagram 9-1/2” 2 cotton batting

and Insul-Bright piece between (2) 7” x 9-1/2” Black

Bouquet pieces.

3. Quilt all three basted sandwiches as desired.

Diagram 3

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2. Press the top raw edge of the lemon section under

¼”. Press the bottom raw edge of the stripe section

under 1½”.

3. Trim approximately ½” off the bottom of the towel

to remove the factory sewn edge.

4. Using a washable marker, mark a horizontal line 1”

from the bottom on the back side of the towel.

5. With the right side of the pieced section from Step

1 face down, align the raw edges of the striped section

with the drawn line on the back of the towel. Be sure

the fabric is centered on the towel. 1” of the towel

should be showing below the fabric.

8. To finish towel sides, fold fabric raw edges even

with towel edge and press. Fold around to towel back

and topstitch in place to secure. Repeat on opposite

towel edge.

9. Repeat steps 1-8 to make a second towel.

Diagram 4

6. Sew the pieced section to the towel, using a ¼”

seam and the drawn line as a guide. Press the pieced

section toward the bottom of the towel.

7. Fold the fabric around the bottom of the towel to

the front and pin in place. Topstitch along top edge,

ensuring the raw edge of the lemon section is folded

under ¼”.

Making the Flour Sack Towels

1. Sew the (6) 2” x WOF Lemon Toss strips short ends

together into a long strip. Press in half lengthwise with

wrong sides together to create a double fold binding.

2. Trim approximately ½” off each side of the flour

sack towel to remove factory sewn edges.

3. Sew the binding strip onto the towels like you sew a

binding onto a quilt. Note: Machine sewing both sides

of the binding is recommended to increase the towel’s

longevity.

4. Repeat steps 2-3 to make the second flour sack

towel.

Diagram 5

To order the Lemon Slice quilt pattern, click here

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MEET YOUR NEW

FAVORITE FABRICS

We have packed so much color into these pages! Find your new favorite collection to use in your next project.

Lemon Fresh helps keep that summer day feeling all year long, and Geo Pop is bold and modern, and you

guessed it—geometric! We’re also introducing new lines enhanced with a pearl finish—a little extra sparkle

and shine that you’ll find on Pearl Reflections, Colorweave Pearl, and New Hue Pearl. We think you’ll love it!

Turn the page to check out our favorite new print collections on these gallery pages. Each

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put a name and SKU to your favorites!

LEMON

FRESH

PEARL

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COLORWEAVE

PEARL

GEO POP

CELESTIAL LIGHTS

NEW HUE PEARL

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LEMON FRESH

Show your kitchen some love with this refreshing line! Based on a citrus favorite,

these prints are both sweet and tart—delicate blossoms, bold lemon wedges,

lemonade pitchers, and a charming pin dot. Adding black and white to this yellowbased

palette ups the mod kitchen feel.

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See a project featuring Lemon Fresh on p. 20.


PEARL REFLECTIONS

Nature goes modern with these cool dandelion-inspired prints. These “weeds” have

never looked better—detailed feathery tips in a palette of blue, aqua, teal and purple.

The fabrics range from light to dark for fun gradation possibilities. And of course, as

the name suggests, these prints are enhanced with pearlescent for a unique finish.

See a project featuring Pearl Reflections on p. 16.

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COLORWEAVE

PEARL

The textured woven-look prints you love with a twist! We’ve chosen many of our

favorite Color Weave hues and enhanced them with a pearlescent finish. This

subtle addition adds glowing depth to your next project. Use these tonals alone or

combine them with your favorite print collection.

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GEO POP

by Christa Watson

Christa has done it again! Her collection of various geometric designs, including

diamonds, mosaic dots, and squares, is so much fun to use. The palette spans the

entire rainbow—from magenta and red to blue and purple—with pops of gray, black

and white to add contrast within the prints.

See a project featuring Geo Pop on p. 12.

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CELESTIAL LIGHTS

by Amanda Murphy

Up your machine quilting game with this starry collection from Amanda Murphy.

Designed with machine quilters in mind, the fabrics include ruler panels, orange

peel and scroll designs, and star medallions that can serve as a guide for your

stitches. Patriotic red, white and blue make beautiful home décor all year long.

Panels measure

approx 24" x 43"

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NEW HUE PEARL

The popular New Hue blender group got a makeover to become New Hue Pearl!

This mouth-watering palette of jewel-tones includes magentas, purples and teals,

mixed with blacks and grays. The mottled New Hue and speckled look received a

pearlescent touch for a little extra sparkle and glow.

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