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Quicker By the Dozen BOM

UPDATE: See this post for U.S. stores carrying Quicker by the Dozen.

We have a brand new project that we are so excited to announce!

Cotton+Steel is honored to be collaborating with Lynette Jensen, one of RJR Fabrics’ most prolific and successful designers, to release a Block of the Month pattern called “Quicker By The Dozen.” This quilt pattern is made up of twelve blocks that use twelve different fabrics, and can be easily modified to be either a throw or a queen. Makers can use fabrics from Lynette’s new Thimbleberries line Riversong, or they can choose a selection of Cotton+Steel Fabrics - either works!

Lynette Jensen is a pioneer in our industry. She was one of the first pattern designers to partner with a fabric company to create fabrics and projects that coordinated. She was also one of the first to create a Block of the Month program for quilt shops, and her Thimbleberries BOM ran for 22 years with over 300,000 quilters participating. Thimbleberries changed the face of the quilt pattern industry, becoming the benchmark for easy to follow and clear quilt patterns. Lynette has always felt that she wants every person who picks up one of her patterns to be successful.

Cotton+Steel shares the belief that sewing should be accessible and inclusive. Clear instructions and well written patterns are timeless. They transcend taste and trend, and they offer a reliable resource for passing techniques on to those less experienced, regardless of anyone’s individual fabric preferences.

Because really, what is quilting? No matter the genre, quilting is the interaction of shapes and patterns, of colors and prints, of beauty and utility. It can be a study in geometry, or making the most of scraps, or both. It is humble, it is grand.

And it’s fun.

We hope you'll enjoy creating this quilt and feel united by the community making it with you, whether you use Thimbleberries or Cotton+Steel.

Because either way, it’s the same craft, same pattern, just a different stash.

The Quicker by the Dozen BOM will be available for shops to order at Fall '16 Quilt Market, and will be available to buy in stores starting in 2017.


The first month of #cottonandsteelcloset was awesome! We had over 600 entries and there are so many amazing C+S garments to browse on the hashtag. Thanks to everyone that posted! Remember, this is an ongoing giveaway that we'll be doing every month, so keep on a'posting!

It was a tough choice, but for our first winner we chose this dress from @peneloping. She made her own version of a RTW (ready-to-wear) dress out of a navy and gold metallic cotton lawn from Alexia Abegg's Mesa collection:

Ping will be getting a 3-yard cut of any C+S fabric for winning. Woohoo!

We had to share some of our other favorites as well: