Last-minute Father's Day Project

Father's Day is just around the corner, this Sunday, 15th. If you're still looking for a quick project for Dad, we've got one that can be made up in just a couple hours: a Dopp Kit.

Originally Lindsay of The Cottage Mama made dopp kits with our Fox and the Houndstooth fabrics, but they are great in any variety of our quilting cottons, as well as our denims.

This version, made with our heavy weight Vintage Draper Denim with a sports-themed interior.

We used The Cottage Mama's great dopp kit tutorial with a couple alterations, including making the strap a few inches longer and attaching it to the end, rather than the side.

Make your own design choices, using denim, corduroy, or quilting cottons for a quick project that is certain to come in handy for Dad's next business trip or family vacation!

Find the tutorial in our extensive pattern collection: http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/dopp_kit/

Dubstepper Messenger Bag {free pattern}

Ann Kelle is back with more cuteness with Beatbox, a collection of record players, boom boxes, headphones and cassettes. With a fun retro feel with her characteristic whimsy, Beatbox is perfect for accessories, including this messenger bag designed by The Craft Junky.

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"I designed this bag for all of you tech savvy people. With an adjustable cross-body strap and a sturdy carrying handle, toting all of your gadgets will be easy peasy.
Dubstepper features a large exterior zipper pocket on the front of the bag as well as a smaller interior zipper perfect to stow away your mp3 player and ear buds. And the well-padded sleeve on the inside provides the perfect protection for your tablet or e-reader."

-Amanda, The Crafty Junky

Download the free pattern from our site and get started making your own version of the Dubstepper. And look for Beatbox at your local quilt shop!

Shine On with new Remix Metallics

Shine On with new Remix Metallics

You know how fabulous Ann Kelle's chevrons are in her Remix collection. Now she's taken it up a notch, adding a bit of glitz and glimmer with her Remix Metallics collection. Using both wide and narrow chevrons, with plenty of color variety, the fabrics are perfect for so many projects, including this little Chevron Shell Clutch. Designed for us by Ramona Rose, it requires only two fat quarters of fabric and a few notions.

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Quilt Market Clothes

Quilt Market Clothes

Despite the name of the event, we wanted to showcase some clothing and alternate uses for our fabric beyond quilts. With a wide range of new releases this fall, it was great to show off Ann Kelle's new Slicker and flannel fabrics, as well as alternate uses for quilting cottons.

Urban Zoologie Slicker and Remix Flannel made a fabulous raincoat combo, perfect for the rainy days of winter. The umbrella was re-done using Remix Slicker to coordinate.

Appliqued tops and flannel footies we made using Ann Kelle's new Urban Flotologie flannel .

The free pattern is available on our Patterns page at robertkaufman.com.

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