Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Welcome, Mad About Patchwork!

I am thrilled to welcome a new sponsor today, a fabric store especially for Canadian friends!  Of course, Mad About Patchwork also ships to the US, but let's make sure that folks in Canada know where they can find lots of Kona solids, designer prints, quilt kits and more without ordering across the border.  No matter where you fall in North America, shipping is reasonable ($5 in Canada, $10 in US and free for orders over $100 for Canada and US) from Mad About Patchwork!

I knew I'd found a kindred creative soul when I began browsing around Mad About Patchwork.  Not only does the store offer 120+ bolts of Kona cotton, you can buy it up in tantalizing color bundles like so:

What a delicious way to build your solids stash.  And, yes, you really do need a solids stash!  Having a lovely palette right on hand allows you to experiment with ease and capture those inspired moments in a real life fabric stack.  I couldn't have designed Bottled Rainbows without fabric on hand.  Color inspires me!  You can buy up bundles in fat quarters and even some fat eighths at Mad About Patchwork, but I have to recommend buying 1/2 yards.  You can never have enough solids, but you can have not enough... 

Check out her shot cottons too.  I think when I make that curvey solids quilt, I'll do it in shot cottons.  A work that special deserves something a little luxurious.  I'm just wondering how the lightweight nature of Kaffe Fassett's shot cottons will handle all those curves for someone new to piecing them?

To go along with all these fabrics, Mad About Patchwork has a nice selection of modern quilt books and patterns that seem to especially cater to solid-lovers.  I stopped and stared for awhile at these quilt kit from "City Quilts" by Cherri House:

City Green Kit
City Lights Kit
I've never bought a quilt kit myself, but if cutting makes you nervous or bores you to pieces, it seems like this would be a great route to take.  I know that Pam of Mad About Patchwork is also willing to cut custom charm squares and 2.5" strips of Kona with her Accuquilt Studio cutter.  So you all that don't like cutting - go ahead and put her to work!

Well, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that Mad About Patchwork also stocks lovely designer prints.  I guess I have my mind on all the extras that I find myself needing lately - like muslin (for making my summer dress) and template plastic (for all sorts of things).  There's always a shopping list, isn't there?  Thank goodness for online shopping!  If you happen to need to do some, you can use coupon code STITCH10 for 10% off purchases valid until June 30.

Thank-you for choosing to support Stitched in Color, Pam!  It's really a pleasure to have you on board.


  1. I really like the idea of bundled solids. I especially love the beach glass one - wouldn't that look neat as a muted version of bottled rainbows? except i guess it would be bottled beach glass :)

  2. I'm with Bethany - love the beach glass one, and it'd be a great, muted bottled rainbow starter! :)

  3. That's funny, because the Beach Glass really stood out to me as well. Sounds like someone needs to make a quilt!

  4. what a terrific Canadian shop!! yay!

  5. I am a fan of the beach glass bundle, as well as the cool bundle available in the shop -- such pretty colors!

    Congrats on the new sponsor Rachel!


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