Stitcher's Garden is the second collection in my Vintage Made Modern fabric line from RJR fabrics. I have a passion for all things vintage, and this fabric line allowed me to combine my love of vintage fabric and embroidery. I designed it to be versatile for all types of sewing. You can look through the Stitcher's Garden Inspiration Sampler here. In fashion sewing, here are a few of our top selling apparel patterns created in the new collection. The Boardwalk Dress shown here features the Lilac Collage and Small Gingham Indigo prints.

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I love the Meadow Plum print here for our Everyday Tank pattern.

Since Stitcher's Garden is made to feature embroidery as well, it's a great option for purses and other accessories. The Mad Money Mini Bag featured below features how you can fussy cut the Lilac Collage to feature your own stitching. We simply stitched over the daisy line art in the print using my 12-weight Crossroads Decorative thread from Sulky to add some embellishment to our bag.   Here again, we used the line art of the collage print to embellish our top selling Petite Stitched Purse pattern in the Strawberry Collage print.

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It's delightful for crafts around the house, shown here with Chloe our office cat, and the Tutorial Reboot I just did for Missouri Star Quilt Company, using their Love Notes quilt block and the Indygo Junction Banded Basket pattern. I love how the fabric pairs with my Crossroads Denim fabric line shown on the basket in Eggplant.


See that quilt behind Chloe? You can see the full quilt created for my fabric line - the Starstruck quilt on The Quilt Show's blog, and watch my interview from Spring Market with Tracy Mooney, talking about Stitcher's Garden and what inspired my design. Click the link above to download a FREE copy of the Starstruck quilt pattern.


And in the Fabriflair™ Brio Sphere! It's fun to add embroidery to these first before stitching them together, for a little extra texture and dimension.


The Collage Prints were made to be embroidered in all different ways. It's exciting to see how each person chooses to stitch this fabric, highlighting different colors and features of the print. If you'd like to learn more about the basics of embroidery, be sure to visit our YouTube channel to view my Crossroads Embroidery series where I teach the basics of hand embroidery as well as provide stitch tutorials.


We've also created printable Stitcher's Garden labels for you! Download the Stitcher's Garden Printable Labels here.


Stitcher's Garden is available in Independent fabric stores and online. Ask for it at your local Fabric Store!


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Yvonne Bolger on

At a flea market recently I picked up a small piece of needlework with no idea what I would ultimately do with it but it just appealed to me. Recently I was perusing my Vintage Notions book for the upteenth time and, low and behold, on page 193 in your book their was a picture of a wreath like piece of applique that matched my purchase at the flea market. It’s still in remarkably good shape for its age.

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