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Jeni Baker: Geometric Bliss

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Oct 2, 2014 4:03:00 PM

New this week, Jeni Baker's Geometric Bliss! Jeni does what she does, blending modern and vintage beautifully. Here are a few choice prints...just look at the colors!

Geometric Bliss
Radical Blooms in Fresh
Geometric Bliss
Polygons in Callalily
(also available as a knit)
Geometric Bliss
Vertex Tulips in Mint
Geometric Bliss
Cuboid in Orchid
Geometric Bliss
Poppie Coordinates in Petal
Geometric Bliss
Parallel Segments in Quartz
(also available as a knit)
Geometric Bliss
Radical Blooms in Blush
(also available as a voile)

As you can see, select prints are available in voile and knit as well. See the whole collection over at our shop!

Topics: Jeni Baker, Fabric

Jeni Baker's Lined Drawstring Bag

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Jul 29, 2014 10:55:00 AM

Well, it's summer, and that means two things: travel, and kids going off to camp. We'll soon send our eldest off for a week at sleepaway camp for the first time, and I'm starting to think about all the supplies she'll need. I remember my mother made me a laundry bag when I went to camp.

Lined Drawstring Bag - PDF Bag Pattern

Jeni Baker's got a great laundry bag solution,the lined drawstring bag. The pattern has directions for eight different sizes. It has a myriad of uses.

Jeni Baker Drawstring Bag

Recently, Pink Castle Fabrics's owner, Brenda (who blogs at Just a Bit Frayed), whipped up a few lined drawstring bags for her family's summer travels. I especially like the one with the koalas on the beach!

Jeni Baker Drawstring Bag

She has also put together a kit for making that adorable Little Red Riding Hood bag. Using these darling fabrics by Tasha Noel, and a coordinating red dot, it also includes the full pattern.

Topics: Bags, Jeni Baker, Techniques

All of the Solid Fabrics: Pattern Suggestions

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on May 21, 2014 5:58:00 AM

In continuation of my post last week, I wanted to share a few pattern suggestions for using solid fabrics (lots of great colors found here!). Some of these are old favorites, and some are brand new to me.

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First up, there's Arithmetic by Jeni Baker and Bourbon Street by Sassafras Lane. These bold, graphic quilts work well in solids!

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There's also Chain Link by Esch House Quilts and Echo Star by Wise Craft. These designs offer more negative space (great for a blend of similar colors!), but equally bold statements.

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Last up, there's Orbits by Amy Stevenson and Crosshatch by Empty Bobbin. Solids add depth to designs like these.

In addition to these lovely designs, don't be afraid to try your favorite patchwork elements in solids. You might be surprised by the effect!

Topics: Debbie Grifka, Jeni Baker, quilts, Techniques, Quilting

A Golden Afternoon Fat Quarter Bundle With Jeni Baker, And More

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on May 4, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Our schedules are busy and it's easy to miss an interesting bit of news. To help you catch-up, I've rounded up all the best odds and ends from the week right here. Time to grab a new fat quarter bundle!

25% Off Bundle Sale!

We've had a great bundle sale going all week long and it's not over yet! Until midnight tonight you can get 25% your purchase of any in-stock precuts just by entering BUNDLE25 at checkout.

While you're at it, check out this blog post from earlier in the week where all the Pink Castle peeps dish on their favorite bundles! Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know!


Golden Afternoon Quilt Kits

We're also celebrating the release of Jeni Baker's Dreamin' Vintage with Golden Afternoon Quilt Kits! These kits come with everything you need to make a 70"x70" quilt top (and we have the backing kits as well!).

Even better, when you order one you also get an exclusive quilt label designed by Jeni just for Pink Castle Fabrics.


It's Time For Dresses!


It's May now, which means dress weather (well, maybe everywhere except here in Michigan)! Jacey tells us what's on her mind as she prepares for another hot Houston summer. Check it out and tell us which patterns are your favorites!




Sewing With Knits

And Amy gives us the first of what we hope will be several posts about her adventures with knits. Some great tips here! Take a look and check back to see what happens next. 

Topics: Jeni Baker, Fabric

Pink Castle is Dreamin' Vintage with Jeni Baker!

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Apr 25, 2014 12:16:00 PM
Dreamin Vintage by Jeni Baker!

Kicking off Vintage Week at Pink Castle is Jeni Baker's Dreamin' Vintage. It's a gorgeous collection that, as Jeni talks about over on her blog, was inspired by vintage fabric from her mother's stash. I love the palettes here; the blues and purples of Sweet Meadow in Orchid soothe me, and its rosy sister just makes me happy.


Dreamin' Vintage is available from Pink Castle right now. And if you order a bundle or the Golden Afternoon Lap Quilt, you'll receive a special quilt label designed by Jeni herself just for Pink Castle!

Don't forget to check out our coordinating solids as well. And if you need more coordinating ideas, Jeni has even more suggestions (many of which are available at Pink Castle).

Topics: Dreamin' Vintage, Jeni Baker, Fabric

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