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We’re “Beach Bound” this summer. 

Sew along with us in our Eight Week Program

  • We’re going to make some Ice Cream Cones in yummy flavors: Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Marionberry, Mint, Orange Sherbet, Bubble Gum and Pistachio!
  • We’re going to make big tumbling Waves in fantastical blues!
  • We’ll create our own Sunshine in all the brightest colors of the sunrise!
  • We’ll play some Beach Ball volleyball!
  • We’ll build Sand Castles on pink sandy beaches!
  • We’ll hang out in a Coastal Cabana and a Happy Hut whilst sipping a beachy beverage (with an umbrella in it)!
  • We’re going to take our sewing machines to the beach … or maybe just out to the patio … and we’re going to make a “Beach Bound” quilt!

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

Click here to find all the details
Shop for Row by Row fabric and other goodies

 We’re not asking for much:

• Just a creative soul with a warm and outgoing personality to engage our customers and share their creative journey
• Someone who walks in our store and can’t keep their fingers off the fabric, loves the play of color and design and encourages our customers to make something of it
• A quilter, sewist, designer or other creative who loves to share their craft
• Someone who speaks the language of social media
• Someone who knows their way around a computer (at least part way around)
• Someone who can do fabric math in their head (or learn ... ok ... we use calculators)
• Someone who practices kindness and supports, laughs with and encourages co-workers to be their best selves.

If you think this might be you, download our Employment Application here. Return the completed application via email to rs@rubystreetquiltworks.com or in person, during business hours at our shop on Ruby Street:  Ruby Street Quiltworks, 100 Ruby Street SE, Tumwater, WA 98501, Questions: 360.236.0596.

The Events of Summer are coming! 

Float your Flip Flops on Ruby Street

  • Start with the 2018 Row by Row Experience. We’re in! The “Experience” starts on Thursday, June 21st and runs through the summer. 
  • Then hop on by for the Grandmamma of Shop Hops. The Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop runs for 9 fun filled days starting Saturday, June 23and ending Sunday July 1. 
  • Then … we’re “Beach Bound!” We’re taking our sewing machines to the beach (or maybe just out on the patio) to make the funnest, happiest, scrappiest beach quilt ever!
  • And then … in July our beloved Sizzling Summer Savings program makes a comeback!

Keep Reading! Check back for more soon!

The Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop

9 days of Quilt Shopping! A fabric extravaganza!
June 23 – July 1, 2018

This year visit 35 shops and shop until you drop … and … YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THE FABRIC!

The event fabric is designed by the Seattle fabric design houses:  In the Beginning Fabrics and Clothworks and is exclusively available at participating shops.

The fabric is not available until the start of the hop, June 23 but you can purchase it in advance on our pre-sale and pick it up in the store starting on June 23. Shop in the store on Ruby Street or online.

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.

Check out our entire Cotton + Steel collection here:

"Freshly Picked" Spring Bundle Now 50% Off!

Just 2 left! One 2/3 Yard (Four Placemat Panel) plus 12 half yard cuts from our "Freshly Picked" collection

 "Tea Time"
Spring Bundle

Now 50% Off!

Only One Left! 13 half yard cuts from Iron Orchid's "Tea Time" collection

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  • Telephone:   1.360.236.0596
  • Email: RS@rubystreetquiltworks.com
  • 100 Ruby Street SE
  • Tumwater, WA 98501