Introducing Ruby Star Society

When we first heard last spring that textile designers Melody Miller, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Sarah Watts, Alexia Abegg, and Kim Kight were leaving behind their iconic Cotton+Steel brand, we anxiously awaited their next creative move. That move turned out to be a fresh, fun new label, Ruby Star Society for Moda Fabrics!

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What Do You Do With…Japanese Fabrics?

Sometimes, you just need a fabric that’s really special and different. While there are tons of amazing prints out there, if I’m looking for something truly unique, I always check out Japanese import fabrics!

While many American designers use Japan’s manufacturing facilities for their quilting cottons, there are incredibly talented Japanese designers making fun, elegant, and one-of-a-kind fabrics too.

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How to Prepare Quilts for Longarm Quilting

Your quilt top is done (yay!) backing is chosen, and now it’s time to send your labor of love to the longarm studio! But wait– there’s still a few more steps before your quilt is ready to be handed off to your favorite longarm quilter. These steps help your quilt to look perfect after quilting, and makes the process easier and more efficient for the quilter.

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What Do You Do With…Flannel?

Fall and colder weather will soon be upon us, and flannel is the perfect fabric to turn to for the warmest, coziest quilts! While flannel is a fairly common and well-known substrate, there’s still a lot of confusion and lack of knowledge about what flannel is and what projects are best.

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