Join in the Fun!

Mark your calendars! The Designer Duo Quilt Along starts Friday, April 6, 2018, with blog posts by Nancy Rink and Sarah Maxwell. We are honored to be a Sponsor Shop for the Quilt Along!

What will we be quilting?
The Quilt Along features the Kaleidoscope quilt, a new design by Nancy Rink and Sarah Maxwell, who also design fabric for Marcus. Nancy Rink has written the pattern for both quilts.

There are multiple colorways to choose from. Nancy's quilt showcases her new "Seagrass" collection (literally hot off the press!) and Sarah's quilt highlights her "Bring on the Bubbly" collection. A third version has been created by Tiffany Sherman, using Edyta Sitar's new batik collection for Andover, "A Splash of Color". We will also create additional versions if time allows!

 Seagrass  Bring on the Bubbly   A Splash of Color 
Can I use my own fabric?

Yes! You can use your own stash to make this quilt. All you need to purchase is the pattern and ruler (if you've done our Mystery quilt, you will already have the ruler). If you need background fabric, we have plenty to choose from. Click on the link below to pre-order. 

Fabric Essentials is a Sponsor Shop!

We carry the Designer Duo official quilt kits, Patterns, Boo-Boo Bundles, Backing, Rulers and more! 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!

P.S. We recommend that you Pre-Order your kits and rulers well in advance of the Quilt Along. Our fabric will be arriving early in March and we will cut kits as soon as the fabric arrives.

For those of you planning to use your own stash, we have Pattern Booklets and Backgrounds available! 

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.
Designer posts will follow each Friday for the next eight weeks with wrap up posts the following week.

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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