Hello Marsha,

It's Watermelon Festival Time!

For over 115 years, the city of Clyde, KS (only 15 miles from Concordia) has been celebrating juicy watermelon and shows no sign of stopping. With delicious watermelon by the slice, barbecue for the truly ravenous, a demolition derby, dancing, games and many other activities taking place, head to Clyde KS this Labor Day weekend!

Whip up a Watermelon Project!

We have a nice selection of watermelon themed fabrics as well as coordinating trims.

Watermelon Deco Table Runner!

This easy-to-make table runner will be the star of your watermelon party!

Watermelon Deco Runner

Watermelon Tote Bag!

Our Watermelon Tote Bag kit has EVERYTHING you need to make it for the festival!

Watermelon Tote Bag

Watermelon Placemats!

You can whip these up in no time!

Watermelon Placemats
See All Watermelon Fabrics


The Nelsons ~ A Sewing Tradition Continues!

I thought you might like to know more about Marlene Nelson and her daughter Hannah!

Marlene Nelson!

Many of you know Marlene because she is the person who creates our wonderful cutting diagrams!

Marlene and I also design Block-of-the-Month quilts together. 

Hannah at Age 3

Hannah is the daughter of Lance and Marlene Nelson. Here she's modelling a cute little watermelon skirt made by her mom, Marlene.

Playing with Scraps

We just knew that Hannah would be a quilter when she grew up!

Hannah ~ Age 13

Hannah is now a teenager and a 4th year quilter! This year she won a Reserve Grand Champion in Fiber Arts at the Smith County Fair for her Choose to Be Block-of-the-Month quilt. Way to go, Hannah!

Next week, Hannah's quilt goes to the state fair in Hutchinson, KS. Good luck! 

Choose to Be

Starts January, 2023!

Autumn Splendor!

Announcing Deb Tucker's Modern Opulence batik collection and Autumn Splendor Block-of-the-Month program for Island Batik!

This program includes binding, backing, a boo-boo bundle of extra fabrics "just in case" and coordinating backing

Autumn Splendor ~ Exclusive King Size!

We've created an exclusive larger version for those of you who have larger beds. This size comes with all the goodies mentioned above.

Autumn Splendor
Pattern Ideas

Looking for Something New?

We have sections online showing Patterns by Project Type: for instance, Flying Geese patterns, Dresden patterns, Irish Chain patterns and so forth. In this newsletter, we'll focus on flying geese!

Here's one of our favorite flying geese patterns from Deb Tucker's Studio 180. This pattern can be made in a variety of sizes ~ from miniature to king size!

Love Links ~ Flying Geese!
The placement of dark blues vs light blues and teals gives the impression of two layers!
This version done in browns and tans uses a random placement approach.
Love Links

Here's Another Studio 180 Beauty!

The Summer Blossoms pattern features flying geese combined with other block elements to create a fascinating quilt!

Summer Blossom!

Summer Blossom

Wing Clipper I Ruler

I don't know about you, but I was never able to make a decent looking Flying Goose the old fashioned way.

I was thrilled when I found out about and tried Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper I ruler. 

Wing Clipper Geese are made slightly larger, and then trimmed down, which result in perfect flying geese!

Imagine making 4 Flying Geese at one time ~ and perfect ones at that!

Wing Clipper I
See More Flying Geese Patterns

Lockwood Manor!

This beautiful design is another stunning quilt by Kaye England for Wilmington prints!

Our program includes binding, backing, a boo-boo bundle of extra fabrics "just in case" and coordinating backing.

If you are interested, please sign up soon. We've already placed our initial fabric order and only have a small window of time to increase it.

Starts March, 2023.

Lockwood Manor ~ Exclusive King Size!

Here's a peek at our exclusive King Size Lockwood Manor, which measures 112" x 112".

Lockwood Manor ~ Block Guide!

Take a look at these blocks. Then, see if you can figure out how they fit in the quilt? The magic is how they are put together!

Lockwood Manor ~ Coordinating Shams!

We offer pillowcases in three sizes and coordinating shams!
Lockwood Manor
Bright & Happy!

Classy for sure!

We are excited to offer the Classy Block-of-the-Month program designed by Clarissa Horton, featuring Maywood Shadow Play fabrics. The nine-month program is available now and includes Binding, Backing, a Boo-Boo Bundle of extra fabric and our famous cutting diagrams!

We hope you'll join us!

~ Marsha

Bareroots Dishtowels ~ Individual Kits

These kits come with everything you'll need to make a beautiful dishtowel ~ high quality towel, pattern, floss and coordinating trim! A perfect small project to take with you on holiday or long drives in the car ~ assuming someone else is driving! :-)
Individual Bareroots Kits

Bareroots Dishtowel BOM Program

There are 13 Great Dishtowels in this program! Everything is provided except for the needle!
Bareroots Individual Kits
Bareroots BOM Program
New Kits!

Bear Path Quilt Kit!

This quilt is fresh, fun, and modern!
Bear Path ~ Hoodies

Bear Path Quilt Kit ~ More Colorways!

Lots of fun with this pattern!
Bear Path ~ Color Theory
Bear Path ~ Solids

Deco Sunflower Runner Kit!

We love sunflowers and have created an exclusive table runner featuring our state flower! This kit includes binding and backing.
Deco Sunflower Runner

Chroma Quilt Kit!

This Northcott project starts with precuts of the Chroma collection!
You'll have it made in no time! Pre-Order for October delivery.
Chroma Confetti Kit

Dainty Darling Quilt Kit!

You'll be filled with joy as you create this quilt with Blissful Blooms fabrics by Lila Tueller. The vibrant palette of navy, purple, pink, eggplant and fuchsia evokes feelings of wandering through summer gardens.
Dainty Darling Quilt Kit
Pathways Projects!

Pathways BOM!

We've featured the original Pathways quilt before. We've now created a larger version with extra borders and corner details. In addition, we've created new pillowcase kits, tote bags and shams. See it all!

Pathways ~ Available Now ~ Start Any Time!

See This Quilt in the Store Now!

Pathways BOM

Pathways Walk About Quilt Kit!

We love the Grizzly Gulch Walk About pattern as it's a great way to feature large focal prints. We've customized it a bit (as we tend to do) and this kit makes a 91" x 91" quilt!
Pathways Walk About Kit

Pathways Everything Tote Kit!

This is a great tote, whether or not you make a quilt!
Pathways Tote Kit

Pathways Twin Quilt & Bonus Sham Kit!

If you need a twin or day bed quilt this project is perfect! The kit includes a bonus pillow sham to complete the look!
Pathways Twin Kit
From Nancy Rink!
Amish With A Twist V!

Nancy Rink's Amish-themed BOM for Marcus Fabrics returns with a fifth installment, marking the 10th Anniversary of the series!

We Offer TWO Sizes!

The generous 98" x 98" Queen size is shown below!

Starts October, 2022

Backing Included in Your Program!

Nancy designed a great 108" wide backing for this collection.

King Size ~ 113" x 113"

For those of you who need larger sizes, we have one for you!

King Size ~ Four Inner Border Choices!

We couldn't decide which color we liked best for the inner border, so we'll let you pick!

What Else is Included?

As with all Fabric Essentials BOM programs, Amish With A Twist V will include the full-color pattern booklet, binding, backing, a boo-boo bundle of extra fabrics ("just in case") and our famous cutting diagrams.

BONUS ~ If you purchase a complete set of kits, we pay the shipping to any US destination.

Other Coordinates

We have created four different pillowcases. If you also need pillow shams or bed skirts, we can help you with your project!
Why Fabric Essentials BOMs?

Your Flexible BOM Headquarters!

We build our Block-of-the-Month programs around YOU!

  • Start Date? Register now, start when you are ready to sew!
  • Delivery? Take 1 block, 2 blocks, 3 blocks per month, or get the complete set of kits in one shipment. It's up to you!
  • Multiple BOMs? We can send them together to save on shipping.
  • Snowbird? We can change your shipping address to accommodate your travel schedule.
  • Payment Date? Tell us when you want us to run your credit card!

We hope you'll join us for one or more projects!
Marsha Doyenne

Toweling by the Yard!

The Perfect Gift ~ Everyone Loves Toweling!

Need a few quick gifts? Toweling on the roll to the rescue ~ 16" and 18" widths, pre-hemmed on the sides. Just cut and sew. What could be simpler?

Vintage to Modern ~ Something for Everyone!
See Toweling
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Marsha Doyenne and the staff of Fabric Essentials
Tina, Danny, Melissa, Marlene and Erin

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