Quilts for Kids is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that transforms fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse. 10% of net sales from the Dash Basic collection are donated to the organization. To date, hundreds of thousands of children have received handmade patchwork quilts from the organization, and millions of pounds of fabric samples have been kept from landfills and repurposed!
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To create these quilts, guild members paired up in teams of two. Each pair chose a fat eighth set of Dash and Hatch Basics. One person’s block would use a bright Dash color and a light background, and the second person’s block would invert the fabric placement. The fabric color selected was the determining factor for which block would be interpreted.
Turquoise was Churn Dash, Fuchsia was a Star Block, Orange was Log Cabin, Yellow was a Cross Block, and Lime was Flying Geese.
The pairs of two were free to interpret the block in a new way, and make a set of two, inverting the colors. The guild then collected the blocks, laid out three quilt tops, and volunteers pieced, quilted and bound the quilts.
We love the vibrant color palette of Dash Basic…
…and we just added 4 new colors to the collection!
These Dash Basic quilts will be donated to Quilts for Kids.
Special thanks to the NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild!
We hope you’re inspired to create with Dash Basic! Tag us on social media @sewtimeless and use #timelesstreasures—we’re always excited to see what you create.