New BOM from Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics

New BOM by Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics - Hampton Ridge

For all reproduction lovers, Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts have created a delightful new Block of the Month for Marcus Fabrics.

Hampton Ridge returns to the successful elements of their earlier BOM programs with 5 inch block designs and a colour palette based on some of Paula's favourite "Companions" colours.

The print patterns and colours of Hampton Ridge create sampler-style blocks that are varied yet cohesive. Patterned from antique fabrics the entire collection of small-scaled prints has been pulled together with a beautiful border print in Red Crinoline's signature colour combination of red and brown.

Hampton Ridge: Quilt measures 88" x 88"

The program will be available over the coming months; contact your favourite independent creative quilt and sewing shop for further details. Click here to see the Hampton Ridge collection.  

Belle by Amy Butler

Amy Butler's wonderful Belle fabrics are to be reprinted as part of the Stash Collection series. 9 glorious designs in 24 colourways. What a way to begin rebuilding your stash with these fabulous fabrics from Amy's stash. 

Click here to view the collection

Available at your favourite independent creative sewing shop from the second half of August.  

New Block of the Month Program to be released at Melbourne AQM

Following on from the hugely successful Amish with a Twist Block of the month program from Marcus Fabrics we are excited to announce the launch of Amish with a Twist II: The Classics at the Melbourne AQM this weekend.

Featuring fabric from Marcus Fabrics' Centennial Solids collection Amish with a Twist II: The Classics draws inspiration for both the block designs and colour palette from quilts that are considered to be quintessentially Amish by quilt lovers and collectors.

Designed by Nancy Rink
Designed for the beginner and experienced quilter
Designed as a "flex" program with recommendations as to how shops can regroup instalments to fit their needs
6 instalments with a total of 12 skill-building blocks
Instalments grouped by related technique
Instalments progress in level of difficulty
Detailed diagrams and visual guides

Finished quilt measures 2.667mtrs x 2.667mtrs (105" x 105")

Fabric will be shipped February/March and is available in 10, 15 or 20 kit programs.

Order at Melbourne AQM November 24 - 25 or with your local Representative during November/December.

September Release

XLN celebrates spring with a vast September release. Amazing new fabrics by amazing designers such as Valori Wells, Paula Barnes, Parson Gray, Judie Rothermel, Joel Dewberry, Annette Tatum, Studio 37, Jenean Morrison and more. Look out for these fantastic collections over the coming months.

The NEW Kaffe Collective Shipping September

The new Kaffe Collective will be available in your favourite creative independent shop from mid September. 

86 delicious prints to add to the ongoing palette that makes this such a distinctive fabric line. Featuring several of Philip Jacobs' best, including, Begonia Leaves, Grandiose, Foxgloves and Banded Poppy in original as well as new colour ways. From Kaffe we have the return of the ever popular Chard design as well as new designs such as Camillia and Trellised Blossoms. Brandon features with a lovely Mad Plaid, Lazy Daisys and Flutter Butterflies. 

Click here to see the entire collection.

Designer Rolls, Fat Quarter Packs and Charm Packs

Introducing Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler and Free Spirit Designer Rolls, Charm Packs and Fat Quarter Packs. 30 pieces of fabulous spots available from October. Don't miss out, supply is limited. 

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Australian Quilt Market - Sneak Peek


Merging timeless damasks and geometrics with whimsical feathers, vintage blossoms and butterflies, Marea is a classic collection with a modern day touch that Dear Stella is becoming synonymous with.

For some STELLA inspiration for Marea click here.  

XLN Exhibiting At Australian Quilt Market

With winter approaching our thoughts turn to the first AQM (trade show only, not open to the public) of the year. This year we have a fantastic new venue to exhibit at; the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay, Sydney. The venue alone should be enough temptation to attend.

The show dates are Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. For detailed information please click here and you will be taken to the AQM website.

As always we look forward to seeing you and being of service. Please stop by to see new collections by some of the industry's most prominent designers; including Amy Butler, Dena Designs, Anna Maria Horner, Judie Rothermel, Faye Burgos and Denyse Schmidt plus a lot more from all our fabulous suppliers, including Marcus Fabrics, Rowan, Dear Stella, Free Spirit and Quilting Treasures. Click here for a preview of Denyse Schmidt's new collection and here for Dena Designs

The First Dear Stella Collections Now Available Across Australia

The first collections by Dear Stella, a unique modern fabric brand, are now available across Australia. For any sewing enthusiast who is looking for a fresh, crisp look evoking modern sophistication the Dear Stella range is a must. This first release consists of eight fabulous collections complemented with luscious dots and solids as well as a number of laminated and canvas fabrics.

Contact XLN for stockists of your favourite Dear Stella collection. For some inspirational projects using Dear Stella click here

Introducing Molly B's Studio

Since 1987 the Marcus Fabrics company has been the benchmark for reproduction quilting fabrics. From their beginning in 1911 the attention to detail has been a hallmark of the fabric designs and this continues with the new Molly B's Studio brand.

Molly B's Studio specialises in traditional fabric designs that offer versatility for a variety of quilting and craft projects. The design team focuses on mixable motifs and colour palettes that can be used together as a group or blended with other Marcus collections. The first collection, Basics, Borders & Backgrounds will be available from April/May.

Preview the collection here then download a free pattern here.


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