Press | Pretty Patches (UK) and Modern Quilts Unltd

Lots of love in the Nov/Dec 13 issue of Pretty Patches, including a giveaway promotion for new subscriptions featuring Elizabeth Olwen’s upcoming Grey Abbey. Also nods to Goodnight Moon and Fanfare. {really a lovely magazine}
In the Fall 13 issue of Modern Quilts Unltd there’s a super mod patchwork project for GeoCentric as well as a Mad Mend highlight. Lots of wonderful project ideas within.

Fanfare | Changing Pad Cover

Photo: Rae Hoekstra
It’s very fitting that our free project download for Fanfare comes from the designer herself! She’s a pattern-making powerhouse and her projects never fail to please.
Foxes in Gold Photo: Rae Hoekstra

Make a few of these in her delightful and soft Fanfare flannel prints and parent and baby alike will be thrilled (if you’re not keeping them for your own bebe, that is!).

Elephants in Gold Photo: Rae Hoekstra
Bunting in Gold Photo: Rae Hoekstra

Make a few of these in her delightful prints and any new parent will be thrilled (if you’re not keeping them for your own bebe, that is!).

This project would pair perfectly with our Burpcloths pattern!

Press | Quilt Trends and Quilt It… today

The Pigeonholed Quilt, designed by Michelle Engel Bencsko and pieced and quilted by Linda Spiridon.
Quilt kits available from Quilt Basket of Wappingers Falls, NY.

Two great projects with some recent releases: Mo Willems’ Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Fanfare by Rae Hoekstra – both available in kits! See more info in the link below the photo.

Animal Fair Quilt by Jocelyn Ueng.
Quilt kit available from The Fat Quarter Shop.

Tsuru + Geranium

Have you caught the amazing series on Made by Rae this past week? Stop by her blog to see the fruits of her collaboration with Rashida Coleman-Hale and Karen LePage. Here’s a sneak peek- but the rest of the images are totally worth the click! Inspired? You can find the Geranium Dress pattern here.

Indigo Cranes in the Geranium Dress and Indigo Old Lace on Elliot Part III
Motif Madness in variations of the Geranium Dress Part II
Indigo Feathers and great use of the border print Blossom Festival, both variations of the Geranium. Part IV
Cerulean Cranes with a bold border in Vermillion Old Lace Part I

Meet Our Newest Designer | Rae Hoekstra


Bright sewing pattern star, Rae Hoekstra, swings into surface design. Look for a sneak peek of her upcoming August release soon!

Rae Hoekstra has loved fabric ever since her mom taught her to sew as a small child. She began her sewing blog, Made By Rae, shortly after leaving her job as a high school physics teacher six years ago to stay home with her first child. Her website is now a popular spot for DIY and sewing tutorials and has a large and enthusiastic audience.

Look for a special collaborative project between Rae, Rashida Coleman-Hale and Karen LePage next week on Made By Rae!


You can buy the Washi Dress here.

Rae spends her work time blogging and designing sewing patterns for digital and print release. Her patterns include the Charlie TunicFlashback Tee, and Geranium Dress for children and the wildly popular Washi Dress for women. She also has an extensive collection of free online sewing tutorials and patterns on her blog.  

Rae hosts a number of popular online sew-alongs and events on her website, including the Spring Top SewalongKNITerviews (interviews with fellow bloggers about sewing with knit fabric), and Celebrate the BOY. She also hosts monthly sewing meetups and teaches the occasional sewing class in Ann Arbor.

You can buy the Geranium Dress here.

Her work has been featured in Cloth Magazine, Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine and on popular websites such as Sew Mama Sew, True Up, and Instructables. She has contributed sewing projects to the book One Yard Wonders and the online magazine Petite Purls. Rae lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and two children.