That's "Frequently Asked Questions" and we'll answer the ones we've heard so far!
What is the Designing Duo?
Two very talented ladies! Nancy Rink (pictured on the left above - many of you have participated in one of her Block-of-the-Month programs) and Sarah Maxwell (pictured on the right above). Nancy and Sarah design fabric for Marcus Fabrics. They have created a Quilt called Kaleidoscope (shown below).  

 Seagrass - Nancy Rink   Bubby - Sarah Maxwell 
What is a Quilt Along?

Starting April 6th - and continuing every Friday for 8 weeks - you can sew along with Nancy and Sarah as they create two different versions of their Kaleidoscope Quilt. They will have a blog and tutorials and will be demonstrating various techniques and the rulers that will be used in making these quilts!   
There Are Two Designers, Why Do We See Three Quilts? 

Tiffany Sherman is the creator of The Goddess Ruler and she is a guest designer for the Quilt Along. Tiffany created a quilt using Edyta Sitar's Batik Collection, "A Splash of Color".  

Can I Use My Own Fabric?
Yes you can! All you need is the pattern and one of the featured rulers (which you may already have!) 

If you need background fabric, we have plenty to choose from.  
What Does Fabric Essentials Have to Do With This?

We are an official Sponsor Shop for the Designer Duo Quilt Along. We carry the Designer Duo official quilt kits, Patterns, Boo-Boo Bundles, Backing, Rulers and more!  

P.S. We recommend that you Pre-Order your kits and rulers well in advance of the Quilt Along. Our fabric will be arriving soon and we will cut kits once the fabric arrives.
What are Cutting Diagrams?

A BIG thanks to Marlene, who created a set of our famous Cutting Diagrams especially for the Quilt Along, which are included in the Fabric Essentials Designer Duo Quilt Kits!

Cutting Diagrams show you visually what you need to cut. For those of us who are visual, this is a big help! Cutting Diagrams are available for the Fabric Essentials kits only. 

I Like the Quilt. Can I Just Buy a Kit? 
Certainly! There is no actual requirement that you participate in the Quilt Along, although we'd hate for you miss out on the fun!    

Which Rulers Will Be Used in the Project? 
Two rulers will be featured:
 The Goddess Ruler   Tri-Recs Ruler 
How does the Quilt Along work? 

The first post will detail the schedule, guest designers, where to buy kits for the fabrics shown, where to purchase the pattern booklet, notions recommended, how to join the Facebook group, social media hashtags, etc. PS If you plan to purchase a quilt kit for the Quilt Along, we urge you to place your order now so you can receive it in time for the start of the Quilt Along. 
Designer posts will follow each Friday for the next eight weeks with wrap up posts the following week.   

How Can I Join the Facebook Group? 

Join the Quilt Along Facebook Group Here!

PS. You can "like" the page, but it is best if you also Join the Group so you'll receive all announcements. Just add your name to the Add Members box on the right hand side of the page.


Nancy Rink's Painter's Garden BOM starts soon!

Choose Applique or Pieced Centers! 
Choose Queen or King! 

Luscious fabrics!

Applique Detail - Choose Hand or Laser-Cut Applique!




Our Store in Concordia Kansas is open Monday-Friday from 10-4:30 and Saturday by appointment. (PS We are often at the store later, but it's best to call first!) 

Thank you for being our customer!


Marsha Doyenne
Fabric Essentials
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Concordia, KS 66901 USA

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