Subscribers recently received their February Quilter's Stash Box. We were excited to send them a new line of fabric from Hoffman California-International Fabrics. "Grand Bloom" won't be available in quilt shops until April.
"Grand Blooms is a Hoffman Spectrum Digital Print featuring a detailed bouquet of the most beautiful flowers," says Hailey Hoffman. "Capturing a photorealistic print like this can only be done in our digital printing process combining millions of colors to create a perfect print.”
The February Stash Box theme was "Fussy Cutting." If you're new to the concept, a “fussy cut” is a piece of fabric that's been cut so that a specific area of a print is the focus of the cut piece. For example, if working with a floral print design, fussy cutting would allow you to select and emphasize the flower heads or petals in your finished design.
Fabric & Thread
A full yard of Gold Bloom was included in the February Stash Box. This richly colored fabric includes large flower heads which can be fussy cut. Three coordinating fabrics provide the fabric requirements of the enclosed pattern, Fussy Cut Squared. One-third yard each of a patterned cream, speckled green-to-gold, and a pink batik provide enough material to complete the top of the pattern.
Thanks to our thread partner Superior Threads, we also included a 600-yard spool of MasterPiece Bisque. Specifically created for piecing, MasterPiece thread creates smooth stitches to avoid adding any bulk to your seams.
Cut Loose Press System
New subscribers to Quilter's Stash Box always receive the Cut Loose Press divider tab system. These patterns, a single colorful heavy-stock page, file easily into the dividers so that projects can quickly be identified by:
- Project Type: Quilt, Stitchery, Home, Craft, or Bag
- Fabric Type: Fat Quarter, Square, Strip, and Yardage
- Project Time: Under 2 Hours, 2-6 Hours, and 6+ Hours
Pictured below are some of the Cut Loose Press patterns we've enclosed in previous Stash Boxes.
Of course, subscribers aren't obligated to use their new fabric and thread on each monthly pattern, but we like to package contents that can work together for a cohesive project.
Fussy Cut Ruler
New and experienced “fussy cutters” will enjoy using the enclosed Multi-Size Fussy Cutter by Marti Mitchell. When placed over your printed fabric, the ruler allows you to center the fabric design elements perfectly on your pieces. Marti also sent along a catalog of her products and a coupon worth 20% off any subscriber's order from Marti's website.
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