Quilt Trends for 2020

We are SO excited for this upcoming year; not only is it a new year, but a NEW DECADE! Just like every industry, the quilt world is sure to see upcoming trends in the next twelve months. These are just some of the trends we predict for this year.


1. African Mudcloth Inspired

The home decor world is seeing quite the surge in this beautiful, traditional Malian fabric. Anywhere from pillows to framed fabric as wall-art, Mudcloth is making quite the statement; we have a hunch it’s going to fall over into the quilting world as well. It may take a few years to show up in mainstream quilting, but 2020 could be the year it makes an entrance.

 

@modgranitehouse @modgranitehouse  @modgranitehouse

2. Classic Patterns in Solid Fabric

Classic quilt patterns will continue to shine in 2020. Think of your grandmothers quilts, do you see a red and cream mesmerizing 1930’s ‘barn raising’ quilt? Or a pale pink and kelly green ‘double wedding ring’ quilt? How about a pastel ‘orange peel’ baby quilt? Yep, we do too! Now reimagine those patterns in an array of fresh, modern solids and BAM - welcome to quilting in 2020! Not only do solids scream confidence, they’re usually a cheaper option, win win!

 

@helenonfabric @katebasden @bev.mcclune.quilting

 

3. Straight Line Quilting

Straight line (aka “matchstick quilting”) is a fantastic way to modernize any quilt. These simple, straight quilting lines give a finishing touch that don’t compete with the pattern; it’s a versatile quilting approach that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This technique is also a great way for you to quilt your quilts on your domestic machine at home. Here is some insight for straight line quilting:

https://quiltsocial.com/7-great-tips-for-straight-line-quilting/

https://suzyquilts.com/6-tips-for-straight-line-machine-quilting-a-k-a-matchstick-quilting/

https://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2016/05/matchstick-quilting-tutorial.html

 

@jennyscreativeplace

 

4. Warm Nuetrals

Don't get us wrong, we love a cool grey and a moody blue as much as the next person… but we are SO looking forward to this warmer trend! Cheryl Eisen of Interior Marketing Group (in regards to home trends) said, “In 2020, we're going to see a shift away from the cool color palette, that defined the last decade, towards warmer, more organic tones,” (see reference here). There’s a good chance this trend will spill over into the quilting world as well. One of the great qualities of a warm-toned quilt is that it can instantly look vintage. So, instead of reaching for your stark white, try Free Spirit’s “Natural” or “Mist," they are some of our favorite warm-white background fabrics.

 

The most important trend of all…..

5. CREATE WHAT YOU LOVE!

We could sit around and speculate about upcoming quilt trends until we are out of bobbin thread… but the most important trend there ever was and will ever be is to be true to what YOU love! Quilting is a beautiful expression of creativity, love, individuality and patience; it should reflect who you are and the artist in you.

Thanks for reading and following us on on this curvy quilting journey! -Sew Kind of Wonderful Team

January 22, 2020 by Jenny/Helen Pedigo/Robinson

#SEWPINK Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative With ByAnnie


#SEWPINK




Hello! As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! We are happy to join ByAnniein their #SEWPINK initiative. In Doing so we have created a FREE pattern of the breast cancer pink ribbon symbol with our new ruler, Wonder Curve Ruler©. This pattern will be available October 21st on our website; our new ruler: the Wonder Curve Ruler© will also be available for pre-ordering on...
October 07, 2019 by Jenny

#SEWPINK Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative With ByAnnie

 

#SEWPINK

 

 

 

 

Hello! As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! We are happy to join ByAnnie in their #SEWPINK initiative. In Doing so we have created a FREE pattern of the breast cancer pink ribbon symbol with our new ruler, Wonder Curve Ruler©. This pattern will be available October 21st on our website. The Wonder Curve Ruler© will also be available (for pre-ordering) on sewkindofwonderful.com on October 21st. Link to the Youtube pattern tutorial is below! 

Please use the hashtag #SEWPINK when sharing images of this pattern online, as the purpose is to drum up support and awareness!      

The #SewPink Initiative was created by ByAnnie.com LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. They have pledged to raise funds to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through sales and to promote action through giveaways.

To see the calendar of events visit: https://www.byannie.com/2019-SewPINK#calendar

For more information please visit the official #SewPINK information page: https://www.byannie.com/2019-SewPINK

To donate directly to the BCRF visit: https://give.bcrf.org/give/31404/#!/donation/checkout

ByAnnie will be donating 30% of profits on all SewPINK items sold at their web store. You can search for SewPINK items on their website or see the list of items here: https://www.byannie.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=sewpink

Thank you! 

-Sew Kind of Wonderful

*Block is 14 x 21 in

CHECKOUT THE VIDEO FOR THE PATTERN ON YOUTUBE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25_09zMeqHc 

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Going on a Quilting Cruise!

  

We had a FANTASTIC time cruising to Alaska with Stitchin Heaven; it was our first quilting cruise. While on the cruise we were thinking of things that we wish we had known going into it. Perhaps this will help you too as you prepare for your at-sea quilting adventures!  

1. If you can, cruise with a friend! Even if they don't quilt, it's fun to be with a friend on shore days. If you don't cruise with a friend - it's a great opportunity to make life-long quilting friends. Unlike taking a class at a conference, you will sew by the same people day after day. Prepare to be social and make friends, it's fun to be with people that also share the same passion (aka obsession). 

2. You will need more non-sewing items than you think! 

  • Portable Phone Charger - That phone battery dies fast when it's constantly looking for service and used for picture taking. 
  • Good Walking Shoes - Yes you will be sewing a lot, but when you're not sewing you will be walking. Bring two or three pairs of walking shoes. Your feet will thank you when you switch up your shoes day to day. 
  • Case of Water - We constantly wanted water all week! 
  • Good Camera - A phone camera can only capture so much. Invest in a basic (but quality) point and shoot camera, totally worth it. 
  • SCARVES! Let's face it - our necks get cold! A scarf is just a good travel item in general, regardless of where you're going.
  • Snacks - although all meals are provided, by day three we wanted a basic snack to take on the go. 
3. Prepare to fall in love with other quilting projects that you can take home! Stitchin Heaven setup a "mini store" on the ship where you could purchase basic sewing things. Along with basic sewing items, they also had fun fabric, pre-cuts, fat quarter bundles and other quilt kits! 
4. Bring your own portable sewing light for your work station! Our eyes get tired, help yourself out by brightening up your area of work. 
5. This is YOUR cruise! Stitchin Heaven was fantastic about making sure you knew that this was your getaway. If you need to step away for a moment from sewing, do it! Walk around, give your eyes a break, or check out one of the entertainment shows on the boat. 
September 10, 2018 by Jenny/Helen Pedigo/Robinson

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Going on a Quilting Cruise!

We had a FANTASTIC time cruising to Alaska with Stitchin Heaven; it was our first quilting cruise. While on the cruise we were thinking of things that we wish we had known going into it. Perhaps this will help you too as you prepare for your at-sea quilting adventures! 


1. If you can, cruise with a friend!Even if they don't quilt, it's fun to be with a friend on shore days. If you don't cruise with...
September 10, 2018 by Jenny

4 Ways to Use Your Quilts as Home Decor

July 09, 2018 by Jenny

6 Tips for Quilting Success!

Here are some best practices for pattern making; it's all about setting yourself up for successful, happy quilting!

February 20, 2018 by Jenny/Helen Pedigo/Robinson

6 Tips for Quilting Success!

Here are some best practices for pattern making; it's all about setting yourself up for successful, happy quilting!


Step 1: If there is a free pattern that comes with your tool - make the free pattern first!

  • Make the free pattern that came in the packaging of your ruler (QCR and/or QCR Mini). You can also access these free runner patterns by clicking here (QCR) and here (QCR Mini). 
  • Read the whole...
February 20, 2018 by Jenny

30% Off Everything - 4 Day Sale!

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November 24, 2017 by Jenny

Building Your Fabric Stash

Building your fabric stash can be a daunting and overwhelming task. I know that we as sewers and quilters have quite the collection of fabrics already but do we have the right type of fabric in our stash that can be easily pulled and used for a particular project? I wanted to share some simple ideas and questions to ask yourself the next time you are at the fabric shop and wanting to buy some...
April 26, 2017 by Jenny