We’re “Beach Bound” this summer.
Sew along with us in our Eight Week Program
Join our eight week program: BEACH BOUND
Our program includes all the fabric you need for the top and binding of a generously sized throw quilt (66 x 78 inches) and the patterns for 7 summertime fun blocks and setting instructions. The entire program price is just $135. We’ll include some construction notes from our Ruby Street Sample Makers to help you navigate through any stormy patches.
Starting Friday, July 6th: Each week, for eight weeks you’ll receive a kit with all the fabric you need and instructions for making one of the design elements. We believe in Ice Cream first! You can elect to pick up your kits in the store or we’ll ship them to you with FREE SHIPPING! Sign up in the shop on Ruby Street or ONLINE HERE.
The Row by Row Experience
Starting June 21st and rambling through the Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer!
Travel the world, visit quilt shops, collect free patterns, make a unique vacation souvenir quilt, maybe win a prize! The theme this year is “Sew Musical.”
This year instead of rows, shops may offer blocks of varying shapes and sizes. Our block is the “Short and Sassy" and measures 12 x 27 inches finished.
Stop by Ruby Street Quiltworks this Summer and pick up a free pattern for our block “Aria.” We’ll also be offering a kit which includes all the fabric we used in our sample, a full sized layout pattern and real Jasper stone beads
The Events of Summer are coming!
Float your Flip Flops on Ruby Street
Keep Reading! Check back for more soon!
Dear Cotton + Steel Fans (both avid and evolving),
It was a sad day in May when we learned that the five designers at the heart of Cotton + Steel were leaving the brand.
The original designers: Melody Miller, Rashida Hale-Coleman, Alexia Abegg, Kim Kite and Sarah Watts worked collaboratively to create modern fabric collections that mixed and matched the differing styles of the individual designers, loosely pulling them together with a shared color palette and theme. A key feature of the fabric is the highly collectable selvedge.
If you are a fan of this edgy, ground breaking group of fabric designers you have already heard the news. If you are just hearing the buzz and want to learn more about how this group of five revolutionized the fabric industry, I highly recommend this article from the Bitter Southerner: http://bittersoutherner.com/cotton-and-steel/#.WxkvuS_MyIE
The Cotton + Steel brand is a subsidiary of California based RJR Fabrics and remains wholly owned by RJR. The company has announced its intention to continue the Cotton + Steel brand with a new roster of designers. At this point it is unknown what the future has in store for the ultra-talented original designers.
Fortunately for Cotton + Steel fans, we still have a lovely collection of fabric from the founding designers. The original designers showcased their last Cotton + Steel collections at the Spring Quilt Market in Portland. We’ll have selections of the newest (and last) designs arriving in July. Also, we still have several of the fun Cotton + Steel Collector’s boxes (40 unique FQs from the original designers) at a per FQ price just a tad less than $2.50! Each box is unique mini-retrospective of past Cotton + Steel designs.
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