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.
Oooh, what lovely basics! I want the Splash bundle, thank you. =)
I love all the C&S fabrics, however Splash really sings to me!
Thanks so much.
I am crazy about this collection!! thank you for the chances to win!
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!
I really like the name of the company and the fabrics are to die for! Hope I win!
Wow and double Wow – just beautiful. Judy C
Beautiful, love the basics and splash
Splash is great. They are all great!
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!
My favorite is the Splash, but I find them all to be beautiful
These fabrics are so beautiful. I really like Kim K.s collection.
These fabrics have a cool mod look that my grandson would love. Thanks for the fun.
I have to go with Melody Miller this round, but I love prints in all of their collections!
These will look good with the other fabric I have selected for my neice's new quilt
I love them all, but I think Mustang is my favourite.
Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂
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??
I want to make the quilt using the basics collection and have already printed off the pattern! Hope I win…..
Love the way the colors pop, yet are sutle. Would love to add to my stash.
I love all of the C&S fabrics and designers. I'd love to make the Chameleon Quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!
Beautiful fabrics! I had a hard time choosing just one line as my favorite. 🙂
Cheryl from FQS just responded to my email about the measurements for the Chameleon quilt – the smaller dimension is what is cut from the 12×20 that is included in the kit.
I have to say that I am very impressed with the quick response!!
ohhh! the basics….
I'd love to make a weekender bag or a quilt, love this fabric line!
Those basics give a nice twist to solids or tone on tone prints!
Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love the basics, because sometimes, that's just all you need. Great giveaway. Thank you.
Love the quilt and I can't wait to see these fabrics in person.
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) :-)…
Beautiful quilts! I love the colors and simplicity of this collection. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
Love this refreshing new line. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Love the simplicity of the collection and how they match the designer's collections. Thanks for the give away!
The colors in this collection are basic with a modern twist. I love it.
So many gorgeous colors!
On this collection I like the colours, especially the aqua combination.
Thanks for this giveaway,
I love the colors. Makes me want to dive into creating a totally improv quilt!
What a great team of designers! I love all the collections!
I love all these collections thanks for the chance to win one!
Have been anxiously awaiting these collections!!
I love how the colors are all vibrant and unique and the patterns are fun without being overpowering. A seriously great collection of blenders!
This collection is such a wonderful change from the usual fabric "Basics"!
I love the colors and that all of the collections from the different designers all coordinate. They're beautiful.
Great team.Those are a delicious rainbow.Thanks for the fun!!
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
I'm not really a "modern" girl yet I love the modern color and look of the hatbox.
Each is so pretty, colors and patterns. I think I could use each collection in so many ways!
Love the name and the ladies just drag you right in with their designs.
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!
The colors; it's a rainbow in a quilt!
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
I love the patterns and colors
I love the colours and the animal prints.
The colors draw me in.
I adore that they all work together!
How do you pick a favorite??? They are all so AMAZING!!
What a great blender collection! Darn, I think I have to buy all of it!
So versatile !
I think I love the colors the best.
I love the rainbow colors of this collection
Love the animal prints – cats, horses, lion, etc.
I love Cotton & Steel fabrics because the colours and design of the fabrics make me want to start some new projects!
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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!
I absolutely LOOOOVE EVERYTHING about this collection!!! Perfect Basics Bundle….neeeeed it! giggle…
I love how modern and fresh it is!