Limited Edition | Ribbon Box Quilt Kits


Grey Abbey was our first collaboration with Elizabeth Olwen who has gone on to produce some our most beautiful and popular fabrics. The Ribbon Box quilt is also our most downloaded Make It Sew project. Furthermore, we get more requests for this quilt kit than for any other we’ve developed (and it’s worth noting that we do not even sell kits). So, it made sense that we bundle up some kits while we can.

But hurry, this is a limited edition kit (38 to be exact!) and once they’re gone, they’re gone – sadly, a number of these fabrics are no longer in stock.

To order, follow this link. The cost is $74.95 + shipping. International orders welcome. The kit includes a hardcopy of the pattern, the prints for the topper and the binding, but it does not include the white and backing.

Ribbon Box Quilt

Ribbon Box Quilt Closeup


Ringing in the New

ringing-in-the-new2015 has been a blast and above you can see some of the stunning recent releases we’ve produced. Elizabeth Olwen, Sarah Watson, Jessica JonesLittle Cube – the list goes on and on! So does the list of our substrates — we introduced baby wale corduroy, barkcloth, knits and added 10 new colors to our popular Cirrus Solids.

We always wonder how we’re going to top the year that was. Thankfully we’re off to a brilliant start with new collections both from past collaborations and new designers such as Lorena SiminovichLeah Duncan and Holly DeGroot. We’ve also got a few more new faces waiting in the wings, including that of the beloved children’s book character, Don Freeman’s Corduroy.

As we look forward to another year, we want to express how grateful we are to have your support! Many thanks and our best wishes for a peaceful, healthy and prosperous New Year. – The Cloud9 Team

Now Shipping | Rain Walk by Anna Graham

rainwalk_nowshipping_IGIs it June already? Then it’s time for a walk in the rain (?)! {at least here in NJ}. If you don’t have the sprinkles, you can always take a dip into Anna Graham’s stunning Rain Walk – it’s so lovely. Printed on unbleached cotton, it really lends itself to the summer vibe. Oh, and there’s a variety of amazing canvases as well! Click through!

Press | While She Naps Podcast with Cofounders Michelle & Gina


Abby Glassenberg of While She Naps blog, interviews Cloud9 Fabrics co-owners Michelle Engel Bencsko and Gina Panastico about their professional backgrounds, the what, why and how Cloud9 came to be. Also learn a little about the design and production process and things that are going on in the background of our blossoming business. Listen to the podcast here!

Meet Our Newest Designer{s} | Ink + Spindle

Ink + SpindleThis has been one heck of a month: holding on to secrets is not our strong suit! But finally, we can announce our latest collaboration. Last year, our Director of Operations, Gina Pantastico, visited Australia, and while she was there, she dropped in on these talented ladies in their amazing studio. We are so pleased to be bringing Ink + Spindle to the quilting world at large. You’re all in for a real treat! Their’s is a business that has been a source of inspiration and admiration for the Cloud9 principals since day one and we’re so happy to be working together. Their debut collection with us will be revealed at Quilt Market this May.


The Ink + Spindle studio – hand screen printed textiles on organic base cloths.

Ink & Spindle is a small, boutique textile studio located in the old Younghusband Wool Store in Kensington, Melbourne. Owned and run by designers Caitlin & Lara they design and hand screen print organic meterage on their 10m printing table. Their fabrics are most often found in the home in the form of cushions, lamps, upholstery and window furnishings.


Duvet and cushions

Caitlin and Lara draw inspiration from Australia’s native flora & fauna, and also the energy of the urban environment in Melbourne. They design for longevity – rather than following current design or fashion trends too closely they aim to develop beautiful textiles that will fit in your life for many years to come.



They love working within the limitations of screen printing and hand printing, with all of their designs requiring only one or two colour separations. They use overprinting, screen flips and displacements to create beautiful results from only a single screen.

tablesettingTheir textiles are mainly sold as metreage, kits and a small range of homewares. When it comes to finished product they love to collaborate with fellow local creatives! Their textiles can be found around Melbourne & Australia made in to bags, lampshades, homewares and much, much more thanks to the amazing skills of a range of talented people.

Find Ink & Spindle on Instagram at @inkandspindle_




Lara Cameron

Prior to Ink & Spindle, Lara established her design career working as a web and graphic designer under her own name. Frustrated by the limitations of digital mediums she began experimenting with surface design & textiles, receiving lots of positive feedback and support via her personal blog. Co-founding Ink & Spindle was a natural progression that allowed Lara to engage with her creative output in a more tactile manner, whist enjoying the technical challenges of the medium.

Find Lara on Instagram at @laracameron



Caitlin Klooger

Caitlin is a multidisciplinary designer who studied Interior Design at Griffith University then completed a post grad in Landscape Architecture at Melbourne University. She worked as a Landscape Architect until the birth of her second child when she started her own Textile Design label, pippijoe. With her three children now at school and kinder, she enjoys spending her days designing and creating beautiful things in the Ink & Spindle studio after joining the team in 2014.

Find Caitlin on Instagram at @caitlinklooger

Be Inspired | NYC Metro Mod Quilters Cirrus Solids Challenge


Finished Cirrus Solids HST Challenge quilt

We had the opportunity to work with one of our local quilt guilds, NYC Metro MOD Quilters, on a Cirrus Solids HST Challenge. The challenge was to create a block using one of three color combos and using only half square triangles, with an added touch of only one or two accent triangles in the block. The results are amazing! Here is the finished piece of all the member’s blocks, which were jointly arranged and then pieced by Maria Gualdoni and quilted by Rachael Dorr. You can see the 3 winning blocks below (one block from each of the color combos).


Details of Rachael Dorr’s quilting.


Winning block by Andrea Murray


Winning block by Emily Klainberg


Winning block by Nellie Wu


Maria Gualdoni (on left) pieced the top and Rachael Dorr (on right) did the quilting and binding


Our Spring 2015 Line Up

Looking forward to a great International Quilt Market this weekend where we’ll be debuting our upcoming ranges.SPRING15_LINEUP