Thursday, January 26, 2012

RPQ Admin

Just a few things that need a mention today.

1.  I have received numerous email inquiries regarding the black/white stripe fabric I so often use for quilt binding here at RPQ:

It is certainly no secret and I am happy to share with you that this fabric is a print by the Japanese manufacturer Lecien.  The fabric selvedge doesn't provide much more information that just that:

I have lucky to find this stripe fabric at my local fabric store (GJ Discount Fabrics) as well as at times at Purlsoho, or at various Etsy Stores (search Supplies for "lecien stripe").  There are several substitute fabrics including Robert Kaufman Clown Stripe which is a wider stripe but more readily available.

2.  My lastest quilt pattern ~ Quilter's Palette Quilt Pattern (pdf format) is now also available from The Fat Quarter Shop as an instant download pattern:

Good news!

And last ~ Wishing all of my fellow Aussie readers, at home and abroad, a wonderful day

as we celebrate everything that's great about Australia.

Happy Australia Day!


  1. Happy Australia Day to you Rita and all Aussies everywhere - especially those who have just 'become' Australian citzens.

    Also, thanks for the info on the stripe - I have long admired it on your quilts and did wonder where you got it.

  2. Happy Australia day to you too. I have my eye on your quilters palette pattern, I just need to start organising and keeping the right scraps to suit.

  3. Yay! I hadn't asked about the binding but I am so glad you posted about it as I had also had my eye on it. Happy Aus day :)

  4. Happy Australia Day to you too!

  5. Happy Australia Day, Rita and there's nothing happier than a gorgeous stripe ;-)


  6. Been wondering too about that stripy stuff, thanks for posting about it!

  7. Happy Australia Day, Rita! Hope your day is lovely, and spent with those you love the most!

    From Patricia in Sweden (brrrr....)

  8. Hi Rita, Thanks for sharing. I always love looking at your quilts on the blog, the clarity of your photographs show them off brilliantly.

  9. Happy Australia Day! Your quilts always brighten my day.

  10. Happy Australia Day! I enjoy your style!

  11. Happy Australia Day! I was in Sydney waaaaay back in 96 and had the BEST TIME ever. I still have my Aussie flag that's up in my sewing room to celebrate with you all!!!

  12. Happy Australia day, from an Aussie in upstate NY! (homesick)

  13. Happy Australia Day!
    The strips are cool. May see about finding some for a future quilt or two

  14. Happy Australia Day to you too ! I love your stripey bindings - have just ordered some quarter metres of Lecien stripes in a few colours to try them out for myself. Now to get as good as you at machine binding :-)
    I'm new-ish to quilting (and blogging) and have been recording my sewing endeavours so far on - I have linked to your blog as one of my favourites... really like your modern style and clean lines. Keep up the good work!

  15. Hi Rita! I emailed Lecien twice asking about availability of that wonderful stripe and never have received answers. Do you have any idea if they are going to reprint that fabric?

    Thanks for the blog and inspiration!

  16. Hi Rita, I have emailed Lecien twice to ask if that stripe will be reprinted and/or available in North America. No answer either time! Have you heard if there will be more available at some point?

    Thanks for the blog and the wonderful inspiration!


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