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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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…Blender Prints?

Welcome to a new series here on the Pink Castle Fabrics blog, “What Do I Do With…” which aims to help quilters and sewists learn about fabrics, substrates, notions, techniques, and more! Today, we start with a simple one: what do you do with blender prints? When a┬ámaterial lists for patterns recommend some of your fabric be blender prints,what does this mean?

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Which Batting is Best?

Your quilt top is done (hooray!) and it’s time to pick the middle layer for your quilt sandwich– batting! With so many options out there, choosing the right one for your quilt can be overwhelming. It’s great if you already have a favorite, but knowing how different batting weights and fibers affect the look and feel of the quilt can make a big difference in your next project.

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