All About Basics: Prints - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

All About Basics: Prints

We love basics. Solids will always hold a special place in our hearts, but we cant help but obsess over all of the fun, bright, colorful prints that surround us every day! We think that adding a dot, a stripe or a chevron to your project can give it that extra something. It can turn a plain top into something hip. It can add that pop of color that you didn’t know you were missing. Incorporate prints into your projects (and stash) and keep them feeling fresh, fun and colorful.

Our best selling printed basics are Robert Kaufman’s Spot On, Ann Kelle’s Remix and Riley Blake’s Chevrons. These three groups fly off our shelves and wind up in trendy quilts and projects. Here are the top ten sellers of each of these groups. If you see something you like, just click the link and add some to your stash.

1. White on Black Polka Dots 2. White on Red Polka Dots 3. Bright on Hot Pink Polka Dots 4. White on Orange Polka Dots 5. White on Hot Pink Pindots 6. Bubblegum on White Polka Dots 7. White on Pink Polka Dots 8. Black on White Pindots 9. White on Pink Pindots 10. Sorbet on Lime Polka Dots

Our top ten prints from Robert Kaufman’s Spot On are full of color. From larger dots to pin dots in almost every color imaginable, there is definitely a spot for everyone. Add some to your stash, we know you will love them.

1. Lime Scatter Dots 2. Bermuda Zig Zags 3. Red and White Zig Zags 4. Red Scatter Dots 5. Tangerine Scatter Dots 6. Aqua Scatter Dots 7. Pink Scatter Dots 8. Chocolate Scatter Dots 9. Sunshine Scatter Dots 10. Bermuda Fun Dots

Our top ten Remix prints are primarily scattered dots and zig zags in all different colors, but the collection has so much more to offer. Ann Kelle’s Remix collection contains over 110 skus and is growing! Her prints are bold and hip and the patterns range from whimsical butterflies to bold zig zags.

1. Gray Medium Chevron 2. Aqua Medium Chevron 3. Red Medium Chevron 4. Navy Medium Chevron 5. Hot Pink Medium Chevron 6. Yellow Small Chevron 7. Orange Medium Chevron 8. Red Large Chevron 9. Black Medium Chevron 10. Girl Small Chevron

Chevrons are all the rage. They are spotted in fashion, home decor, graphic design, quilting (of course!) and much more. Riley Blake Designs has a comprehensive line of chevrons in a variety of sizes and colors, making it very easy to incorporate them into your projects. And they will soon be introducing Holiday and School Colors Medium Chevron, so be on the look out!

What is your favorite print? Are you seeing spots or crazy for stripes? We would love to know!


  1. I am a polka dot girl through and through. But I love all of these basics. It's so nice to have a thorough selection of them to choose from!