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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.


  1. 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!

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

  3. 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??

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

  5. 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 12×20 that is included in the kit.
    I have to say that I am very impressed with the quick response!!

  6. 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) :-)…

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

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. Love the Mustang collection because I love the wild horses I see in Nevada when I'm riding my own horse! πŸ™‚

    deanne AT deannedelvecchio DOT COM

  11. 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

  12. 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!