Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cotton + Steel at Fat Quarter Shop




The most anticipated launch of 2014 is finally here. Cotton + Steel, a new division of RJR Fabrics has taken the quilting world by storm with its collaborative designs from five emerging designers. These five designers are Melody Miller, Alexia Abegg, Sarah Watts, Kim Kight and Rashida Coleman-Hale. Each designer created their own unique collection that's vintage inspired, modern, versatile and perfect for any project. 

Ever since their exciting Schoolhouse debut at the 2014 Spring International Quilt Market, we've been waiting on pins and needles for these groups to arrive.



To celebrate this paramount event, RJR and Cotton + Steel teamed up with FQS to bring you exclusive designer interviews. We will be featuring a Cotton + Steel designer every day for one week, PLUS a surprise! You will get to know who they are, what they are inspired by, and more on their collections as well.


Speaking of collections, Kimberly has fallen in love with the Cotton + Steel Basics collection and created this Chameleon Quilt to showcase all the colors and prints. We've asked Kim Kight (who is practically our neighbor), to create a quilt using the same Chameleon pattern in Cotton + Steel prints. She chose to use blues from her Homebody collection as well as the other designers' collections to mix and match!

Kimberly's Chameleon quilt in C+S Basics Collection
Kim Kight's quilt in various C+S Collection

Although each of their collections stand alone and represent the designer's distinct voices and aesthetics, Cotton + Steel is unique in that they've left room for your point of view. All the collections can be blended into different fabric stories, and you are encouraged to create your own! Watch this video to see Kimberly and Kim Kight's Chameleon quilt, then download the Chameleon pattern. Choose your own favorite Cotton +Steel prints to tell your personal fabric story, and go for it! 



SURPRISE! RJR and Cotton+Steel have graciously donated fat quarter bundles for us to giveaway! Today, we are giving away Cotton + Steel Basics Fat Quarter Bundle Set to one lucky winner. Just enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter below! The more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win.

66 comments:

Evie H said...

Oooh, what lovely basics! I want the Splash bundle, thank you. =)

Nettie said...

I love all the C&S fabrics, however Splash really sings to me!
Thanks so much.
nettiecrain@live.com

sophie said...

I am crazy about this collection!! thank you for the chances to win!

Katherine said...

Oh, that bundle of Cotton + Steel basics is so gorgeous! It's been on my wish list since I caught the first glimpse of it post-Market. Thanks so much for a chance to win some!

Country Girl said...

I really like the name of the company and the fabrics are to die for! Hope I win!

JudyCinNC said...

Wow and double Wow - just beautiful. Judy C

Kay Strong said...

Beautiful, love the basics and splash

SashaGirl said...

Splash is great. They are all great!

Jackie Papallo said...

I really like prints in each of the collections, but I'm mad for the lions in August! Very reminiscent of vintage Lilly Pulitzer prints!

Judy1522 said...

My favorite is the Splash, but I find them all to be beautiful

Debi Schepers said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Joan H. said...

These fabrics are so beautiful. I really like Kim K.s collection.

Debi Horne said...

These fabrics have a cool mod look that my grandson would love. Thanks for the fun.

jinsnapp said...

Love mustangs!

Ali said...

I have to go with Melody Miller this round, but I love prints in all of their collections!

Deb Peters said...

These will look good with the other fabric I have selected for my neice's new quilt

Miriam said...

I love them all, but I think Mustang is my favourite.
Thank you for the chance to win! :)

J said...

I'm looking forward to making the Chameleon Quilt out of C&S but I don't understand the initial measurement of 12 x 20 and then cut to 8 1/2 x 18 1/2. Can someone help me with that, please??
Jaylene

Julie said...

I want to make the quilt using the basics collection and have already printed off the pattern! Hope I win.....

Maggey and Jim said...

Love the way the colors pop, yet are sutle. Would love to add to my stash.

Jennifer said...

I love all of the C&S fabrics and designers. I'd love to make the Chameleon Quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

Weatherbee ;) said...

Beautiful fabrics! I had a hard time choosing just one line as my favorite. :)

J said...

FYI
Cheryl from FQS just responded to my email about the measurements for the Chameleon quilt - the smaller dimension is what is cut from the 12x20 that is included in the kit.
I have to say that I am very impressed with the quick response!!
Jaylene

Unknown said...

ohhh! the basics....
zanalou999@gmail.com

Aideen said...

I'd love to make a weekender bag or a quilt, love this fabric line!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Those basics give a nice twist to solids or tone on tone prints!

Pat Seidle said...

Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

vkh6210 said...

I love the basics, because sometimes, that's just all you need. Great giveaway. Thank you.

Michele said...

Love the quilt and I can't wait to see these fabrics in person.

QLT812 said...

I love the entire collections of Cotton+Steel to include The Basics because you can coordinate the fabrics with whatever you're sewing and that's a wonderful thing! To have a stash of these fabrics would be a joy (I want it ALL) :-)...

StarSpry said...

Beautiful quilts! I love the colors and simplicity of this collection. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Nancy said...

Love this refreshing new line. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Jacklynn said...

Love the simplicity of the collection and how they match the designer's collections. Thanks for the give away!

Karen said...

The colors in this collection are basic with a modern twist. I love it.

Tori said...

So many gorgeous colors!

Veronika B. said...

On this collection I like the colours, especially the aqua combination.
Thanks for this giveaway,

Veronika

Kristi said...

I love the colors. Makes me want to dive into creating a totally improv quilt!

Country Girl said...

What a great team of designers! I love all the collections!

Jill Trentacost said...

I love all these collections thanks for the chance to win one!

Jeanmarie said...

Have been anxiously awaiting these collections!!

Marti Taylor said...

I love how the colors are all vibrant and unique and the patterns are fun without being overpowering. A seriously great collection of blenders!

Emily Kim said...

This collection is such a wonderful change from the usual fabric "Basics"!

GO STARS! said...

I love the colors and that all of the collections from the different designers all coordinate. They're beautiful.

Rosa said...

Great team.Those are a delicious rainbow.Thanks for the fun!!

Kelly Wilson said...

While the collections are individual, they coordinate. Plus all the basics! I can't wait to see future collections. Thanks for the opportunity. Notwendy gmail

Suze said...

I'm not really a "modern" girl yet I love the modern color and look of the hatbox.

Anonymous said...

Lovely colors!

Alice McD

renée @ Singing With Birds said...

Each is so pretty, colors and patterns. I think I could use each collection in so many ways!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Love the name and the ladies just drag you right in with their designs.

ThirdMargaret said...

The Basic collection is Basic, but it is more than basic! I can see some of it showing up in nearly every type of quilt, but is strong enough to be fabulous by itself!

lynnquiltsalot said...

The colors; it's a rainbow in a quilt!

Deanne said...

Love the Mustang collection because I love the wild horses I see in Nevada when I'm riding my own horse! :)

deanne AT deannedelvecchio DOT COM

Carmen N said...

I love the patterns and colors

Anita said...

I love the colours and the animal prints.

GranChris said...

The colors draw me in.

Karen Caves said...

I adore that they all work together!

Josie McRazie said...

How do you pick a favorite??? They are all so AMAZING!!

Emerauld said...

What a great blender collection! Darn, I think I have to buy all of it!

Gill said...

So versatile !

Tiffany said...

I think I love the colors the best.

Margaret said...

I love the rainbow colors of this collection

Ali K said...

Love the animal prints - cats, horses, lion, etc.

Anonymous said...

I love Cotton & Steel fabrics because the colours and design of the fabrics make me want to start some new projects!
sugar_lin2 at hotmail dot com

Asheligh said...

I love how the fabrics are all different styles and patterns but they are all of similar and coordinating color schemes. And lovely colors too!

OhioLori said...

I absolutely LOOOOVE EVERYTHING about this collection!!! Perfect Basics Bundle....neeeeed it! giggle...

Kaylee said...

I love how modern and fresh it is!