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Shipping Now // Tonga Nutmeg by Daniela Stout!!

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DanielaStoutTONGABATIK-logoNutmeg-3Tonga Nutmeg is shipping to stores now!!

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Daniela Stout‘s newest Tonga batik collection features a fall-festive palette of neutrals, greens and deep reds. Click a swatch below to view larger images:

Tonga Nutmeg comes in 3 precut sizes in addition to yardage.

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This collection is featured in Tongan Escape, a gorgeous 7 month Block of the Month program by Cozy Quilt Designs. Continue on for even more project inspiration!

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Tongan Escape BOM– by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Sonata – by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Leaf it to Me – by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Nutmeg Island – by Pat Syta & Mimi Hollenbaugh, Bound to be Quilting

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Autumn Braid – by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Streak of Lightning – by Sue Pfau, Sweet Jane’s Quilting and Design

We’re excited to see what you create with these rich, beautiful colors! Remember to tag us using @sewtimeless #timelesstreasures

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Available Now // Spa Day by Daniela Stout

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Tonga Spa Day by Daniela Stout is shipping to stores now!

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We love the calm and soothing colors featured in Spa Day’s soft, breezy palette.  Click a swatch below to view larger:

 

Tonga Spa Day comes in 3 precut sizes in addition to yardage.

Spa Day Treats

 

Check out these beautiful patterns featuring Spa Day on our Projects page:

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Dancing Stars by Cozy Quilt Designs

 

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Sonora by Cozy Quilt Designs

 

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Three Layer Cake by Cozy Quilt Designs

 

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Transitions by Cozy Quilt Designs

 

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Bargello Pinwheel by Diane McGregor

Share your Spa Day projects with us! Be sure to tag us using @sewtimeless and #timelesstreasures. We can’t wait to see what you make!

 

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Now Shipping: Tonga Fireside by Daniela Stout

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Tonga Fireside by Daniela Stout is hitting stores now! Ask for this rich, warm batik collection at your local quilt shop.

We are loving this beautiful medley of burgundies, melons, and deep blues. Click a swatch to view larger.

Tonga Fireside comes in 5 Treat precut sizes in addition to yardage.

TREAT-Fireside

Check out these Fireside projects worth bookmarking! They are all published patterns by Cozy Quilt Designs.

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Southern Comfort by Cozy Quilt Designs

Tonga-Fireside-Paper-Lanterns

Paper Lanterns by Cozy Quilt Designs

Tonga-Fireside-Flower-Fields

Flower Fields by Cozy Quilt Designs

Which of these three is your favorite? Share in the comments below.

Be sure to share your Fireside projects using @sewtimeless and #timelesstreasures!

Thanks for reading.

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Now Shipping: Tonga True Love by Daniela Stout

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Tonga True Love by Daniela Stout is hitting stores now!

Earthy tones and aquas compliment each other beautifully in this new designer batik collection—be sure to ask for it at your local quilt shop.

Here’s the palette at a quick glance. Hover for style number, click for larger image.

Tonga True Love is available in our full Tonga Treat precut lineupnow machine cut!

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Check out the patterns by Cozy Quilt Designs featuring the True Love collection!

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Royal Gardens BOM by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Royal Gardens BOM by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Tranquility Place BOM by Cozy Quilt Designs

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At Sea by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Cosmic Stars by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Intertwined by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Pirouette by Cozy Quilt Designs

Continue for additional projects that use True Love!

The first one is a FREE pattern by Denise Russell.

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Pottery Shop by Denise Russell *FREE PATTERN*

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Taos BOM by Whirligig Designs

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Eclipse II by Main Street Market Designs

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Changing Way by Quilt Moments

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Jeepers by Kelli Fannin

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New Directions by Marlous Designs

Share your favorite quilt that uses Tonga True Love by Daniela Stout in the comments below!

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Celebrate Summer with Happy Hour by Daniela Stout!

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Daniela Stout‘s latest Tonga Batik collection is in stores now! Happy Hour shines bright with a fruity array of tropical colors. These fabrics are a perfect summer celebration — and just in time for the warm weather to arrive!

Below is the Royal Gardens Block of the Month by Cozy Quilt Designs, debuting this Spring!

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Royal Gardens Block of the Month by Cozy Quilt Designs

In addition to yardage, Happy Hour by Daniela Stout is also available in our popular Tonga Treat precuts. Check them all out via the links below.

StripJr
Mini
Shortcake
Quarter
6Pack

These quilt projects featuring Happy Hour by Daniela Stout are sure to bring a smile to your face. Click each quilt image for more information.

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Rainbow Sorbet by Jill Boyd (One Treat-6Pack precut – plus yardage – makes BOTH color options!)

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Winter Solstice by Cozy Quilt Designs (uses pre-cut Strips!)

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Emerging Diamonds by Diane McGregor (uses pre-cut Strips!)

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Happy Hour Diane McGregor

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Color Falls by Cozy Quilt Designs (uses pre-cut Strips!)

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Leftovers by Cozy Quilt Designs (uses pre-cut Strips!)

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Squared Fun by Marlous Carter (uses pre-cut Strips!)

Tonga-Happy-Hr-Cotton-Rainbow

Cotton Rainbow by Cozy Quilt Designs (uses pre-cut Strips!)

We can’t wait to see what you make with Happy Hour! Tag @sewtimeless and #timelesstreasures to share them with us!

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Introducing: Riviera by Daniela Stout

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We’re so excited to introduce Daniela Stout‘s newest collection, Tonga Riviera, which features jewel tone batiks ranging from amethyst to aqua!

This collection is available now—ask for it at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer! Or a find a shop carrying it here.

We hope these projects inspire you to create with Tonga Riviera. More information on the quilts below can be found on the Projects page of our website.

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Criss Cross by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Equinox by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Flower Fields by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Riviera Star by Cheryl Malkowski


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Up Square Down Square by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Easy Lane by Raija Salomaa, Quilters’ Treasure Chest


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Curvaceous by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Peeking Points by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Leftovers by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Color Crystals by Cozy Quilt Designs


Tonga Riviera by Daniela Stout is available in yardage as well as pre-cuts. Tonga Treats (pre-cuts) come in 5 sizes:

  • Mini (40 pieces, 5″ squares)
  • Shortcake (20 pieces, 10″ squares)*
  • StripJr (20 pieces, 2.5″ strips)*
  • Quarter (12 pieces, 18″ x 21″ fat quarters)
  • 6 Pack (20 pieces, 6″ strips)

*StripJr and Shortcake are the NEW Tonga Treats sizes.

Save time on your next project by creating with Tonga Treats!

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Look for our advertisement in the December issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. Click here to find retailers carrying Tonga Riviera.

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Tag us @sewtimeless or use the hashtag #TimelessTreasures in your photos so we see what you make! Happy creating! 🙂

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Spotlight on: Tonga Zen by Daniela Stout

We hope everyone had a lovely holiday! Here is a collection that should help you unwind a bit from all the excitement. Take a breather with Daniela Stout‘s latest batik collection, Tonga Zen. While her debut collection, Tonga Cabana, featured invigorating, summery colors earlier this year, these toned-down hues will be sure to leave you calm and mellow.

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We’ve got tons of fabulous quilt patterns for Tonga Zen to share with you, plus a beautiful block of the month program! Scroll down for photos and click each one for more information.

Look for this collection at your local shop, favorite online retailer, or at Daniela Stout’s Cozy Quilt Shop in El Cajon, CA, of course!

Tranquility Place

Tranquility Place Block of the Month by Daniela Stout – pattern includes FIVE bonus quilts, one for each chapter of the pattern book, to help you practice the technique learned in that chapter!

Bouquet Toss

Bouquet Toss by Daniela Stout

Brighter Side

Brighter Side by Daniela Stout

Drop Diamonds

Drop Diamonds by Daniela Stout

Three Layer Cake

Three Layer Cake by Daniela Stout

Winter Solstice Twin

Winter Solstice by Daniela Stout

ZEN 6PACK- 6Pack Magic

6Pack Magic – Free pattern by Daniela Stout, included in every Treat-6Pack-Zen package

ZEN QUARTER- Northern Sky

Northern Sky – Free pattern by Daniela Stout included in every Treat-Quarter-Zen package

ZEN STRIPS- Girls Best Friend

Girl’s Best Friend – Free pattern by Daniela Stout included in Treat-Strip-Zen package

ZEN SQUARES- Diamond Lane

Diamond Lane – Free pattern by Daniela Stout included in every Treat-Square-Zen package

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Skinny Runner – Free pattern by Daniela Stout included in every Treat-Mini-Zen pack

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Flight Plan – Free Downloadable Pattern by Marilyn Foreman, Quilt Moments

Now, inhale… exhale… We feel the tranquility already! Don’t you?

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Shipping Now // Tonga Nutmeg by Daniela Stout!!

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DanielaStoutTONGABATIK-logoNutmeg-3Tonga Nutmeg is shipping to stores now!!

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Daniela Stout‘s newest Tonga batik collection features a fall-festive palette of neutrals, greens and deep reds. Click a swatch below to view larger images:

Tonga Nutmeg comes in 3 precut sizes in addition to yardage.

Nutmeg-Treat-Collage

This collection is featured in Tongan Escape, a gorgeous 7 month Block of the Month program by Cozy Quilt Designs. Continue on for even more project inspiration!

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Tongan Escape BOM– by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Sonata – by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Leaf it to Me – by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Nutmeg Island – by Pat Syta & Mimi Hollenbaugh, Bound to be Quilting

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Autumn Braid – by Cozy Quilt Designs

Tonga-Nutmeg-Streak-of-Lightning-Bag
Streak of Lightning – by Sue Pfau, Sweet Jane’s Quilting and Design

We’re excited to see what you create with these rich, beautiful colors! Remember to tag us using @sewtimeless #timelesstreasures

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Available Now // Spa Day by Daniela Stout

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Tonga Spa Day by Daniela Stout is shipping to stores now!

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We love the calm and soothing colors featured in Spa Day’s soft, breezy palette.  Click a swatch below to view larger:

 

Tonga Spa Day comes in 3 precut sizes in addition to yardage.

Spa Day Treats

 

Check out these beautiful patterns featuring Spa Day on our Projects page:

Tonga-Spa-Day-Dancing-Stars

Dancing Stars by Cozy Quilt Designs

 

Tonga-Spa-Day-Sonora

Sonora by Cozy Quilt Designs

 

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Three Layer Cake by Cozy Quilt Designs

 

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Transitions by Cozy Quilt Designs

 

Tonga-Spa-Day-Bargello-Pinwheel

Bargello Pinwheel by Diane McGregor

Share your Spa Day projects with us! Be sure to tag us using @sewtimeless and #timelesstreasures. We can’t wait to see what you make!

 

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Now Shipping: Tonga Fireside by Daniela Stout

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Tonga Fireside by Daniela Stout is hitting stores now! Ask for this rich, warm batik collection at your local quilt shop.

We are loving this beautiful medley of burgundies, melons, and deep blues. Click a swatch to view larger.

Tonga Fireside comes in 5 Treat precut sizes in addition to yardage.

TREAT-Fireside

Check out these Fireside projects worth bookmarking! They are all published patterns by Cozy Quilt Designs.

Tonga-Fireside-Southern-Comfort

Southern Comfort by Cozy Quilt Designs

Tonga-Fireside-Paper-Lanterns

Paper Lanterns by Cozy Quilt Designs

Tonga-Fireside-Flower-Fields

Flower Fields by Cozy Quilt Designs

Which of these three is your favorite? Share in the comments below.

Be sure to share your Fireside projects using @sewtimeless and #timelesstreasures!

Thanks for reading.

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Now Shipping: Tonga True Love by Daniela Stout

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Tonga True Love by Daniela Stout is hitting stores now!

Earthy tones and aquas compliment each other beautifully in this new designer batik collection—be sure to ask for it at your local quilt shop.

Here’s the palette at a quick glance. Hover for style number, click for larger image.

Tonga True Love is available in our full Tonga Treat precut lineupnow machine cut!

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Check out the patterns by Cozy Quilt Designs featuring the True Love collection!

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Royal Gardens BOM by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Royal Gardens BOM by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Tranquility Place BOM by Cozy Quilt Designs

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At Sea by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Cosmic Stars by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Intertwined by Cozy Quilt Designs

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Pirouette by Cozy Quilt Designs

Continue for additional projects that use True Love!

The first one is a FREE pattern by Denise Russell.

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Pottery Shop by Denise Russell *FREE PATTERN*

Tonga-True-Love-Taos-BOM

Taos BOM by Whirligig Designs

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Eclipse II by Main Street Market Designs

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Changing Way by Quilt Moments

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Jeepers by Kelli Fannin

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New Directions by Marlous Designs

Share your favorite quilt that uses Tonga True Love by Daniela Stout in the comments below!

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Celebrate Summer with Happy Hour by Daniela Stout!

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Daniela Stout‘s latest Tonga Batik collection is in stores now! Happy Hour shines bright with a fruity array of tropical colors. These fabrics are a perfect summer celebration — and just in time for the warm weather to arrive!

Below is the Royal Gardens Block of the Month by Cozy Quilt Designs, debuting this Spring!

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Royal Gardens Block of the Month by Cozy Quilt Designs

In addition to yardage, Happy Hour by Daniela Stout is also available in our popular Tonga Treat precuts. Check them all out via the links below.

StripJr
Mini
Shortcake
Quarter
6Pack

These quilt projects featuring Happy Hour by Daniela Stout are sure to bring a smile to your face. Click each quilt image for more information.

Happy-Hour-Rainbow-Sorbet

Rainbow Sorbet by Jill Boyd (One Treat-6Pack precut – plus yardage – makes BOTH color options!)

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Winter Solstice by Cozy Quilt Designs (uses pre-cut Strips!)

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Emerging Diamonds by Diane McGregor (uses pre-cut Strips!)

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Happy Hour Diane McGregor

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Color Falls by Cozy Quilt Designs (uses pre-cut Strips!)

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Leftovers by Cozy Quilt Designs (uses pre-cut Strips!)

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Squared Fun by Marlous Carter (uses pre-cut Strips!)

Tonga-Happy-Hr-Cotton-Rainbow

Cotton Rainbow by Cozy Quilt Designs (uses pre-cut Strips!)

We can’t wait to see what you make with Happy Hour! Tag @sewtimeless and #timelesstreasures to share them with us!

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Introducing: Riviera by Daniela Stout

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We’re so excited to introduce Daniela Stout‘s newest collection, Tonga Riviera, which features jewel tone batiks ranging from amethyst to aqua!

This collection is available now—ask for it at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer! Or a find a shop carrying it here.

We hope these projects inspire you to create with Tonga Riviera. More information on the quilts below can be found on the Projects page of our website.

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Criss Cross by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Equinox by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Flower Fields by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Riviera Star by Cheryl Malkowski


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Up Square Down Square by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Easy Lane by Raija Salomaa, Quilters’ Treasure Chest


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Curvaceous by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Peeking Points by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Leftovers by Cozy Quilt Designs


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Color Crystals by Cozy Quilt Designs


Tonga Riviera by Daniela Stout is available in yardage as well as pre-cuts. Tonga Treats (pre-cuts) come in 5 sizes:

  • Mini (40 pieces, 5″ squares)
  • Shortcake (20 pieces, 10″ squares)*
  • StripJr (20 pieces, 2.5″ strips)*
  • Quarter (12 pieces, 18″ x 21″ fat quarters)
  • 6 Pack (20 pieces, 6″ strips)

*StripJr and Shortcake are the NEW Tonga Treats sizes.

Save time on your next project by creating with Tonga Treats!

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Look for our advertisement in the December issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. Click here to find retailers carrying Tonga Riviera.

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Tag us @sewtimeless or use the hashtag #TimelessTreasures in your photos so we see what you make! Happy creating! 🙂

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Spotlight on: Tonga Zen by Daniela Stout

We hope everyone had a lovely holiday! Here is a collection that should help you unwind a bit from all the excitement. Take a breather with Daniela Stout‘s latest batik collection, Tonga Zen. While her debut collection, Tonga Cabana, featured invigorating, summery colors earlier this year, these toned-down hues will be sure to leave you calm and mellow.

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We’ve got tons of fabulous quilt patterns for Tonga Zen to share with you, plus a beautiful block of the month program! Scroll down for photos and click each one for more information.

Look for this collection at your local shop, favorite online retailer, or at Daniela Stout’s Cozy Quilt Shop in El Cajon, CA, of course!

Tranquility Place

Tranquility Place Block of the Month by Daniela Stout – pattern includes FIVE bonus quilts, one for each chapter of the pattern book, to help you practice the technique learned in that chapter!

Bouquet Toss

Bouquet Toss by Daniela Stout

Brighter Side

Brighter Side by Daniela Stout

Drop Diamonds

Drop Diamonds by Daniela Stout

Three Layer Cake

Three Layer Cake by Daniela Stout

Winter Solstice Twin

Winter Solstice by Daniela Stout

ZEN 6PACK- 6Pack Magic

6Pack Magic – Free pattern by Daniela Stout, included in every Treat-6Pack-Zen package

ZEN QUARTER- Northern Sky

Northern Sky – Free pattern by Daniela Stout included in every Treat-Quarter-Zen package

ZEN STRIPS- Girls Best Friend

Girl’s Best Friend – Free pattern by Daniela Stout included in Treat-Strip-Zen package

ZEN SQUARES- Diamond Lane

Diamond Lane – Free pattern by Daniela Stout included in every Treat-Square-Zen package

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Skinny Runner – Free pattern by Daniela Stout included in every Treat-Mini-Zen pack

Zen quilt

Flight Plan – Free Downloadable Pattern by Marilyn Foreman, Quilt Moments

Now, inhale… exhale… We feel the tranquility already! Don’t you?

EQ Block Challenge with Timeless Treasures

Electric Quilt Block Challenge Featuring Tonga Cabana!

We’ve teamed up with Electric Quilt to bring you an exciting block design challenge featuring Tonga Cabana by Daniela Stout! This contest is open to all EQ7 users.

Visit EQ’s Free Fabrics of the Month page and download the Tonga Cabana collection. You’ll find instructions on that page about how to link the the Fabric Library to your EQ7. Once you get the fabric imported, it’s time to get started on your minimum 6″ x 6″ block! You have this entire month to design it.

Find the official challenge guidelines & entry instructions HERE, or click the graphic below.

EQ Block Challenge with Timeless Treasures

One Grand Prize winner will receive an EQ With Me book of choice, an EQ Stash Download of choice, and a FULL SET of Cabana Tonga Treats! That’s about $180 worth of fabric, and more than enough to get you started on any of Daniela Stout’s amazing projects that use the collection. The strips can also be used to make the gorgeous table runner we featured last week by Janaé King!

EQ Block Challenge with Timeless Treasures

Visit EQ now to get started! We can’t wait to see your beautiful block designs.

Tonga Cabana Table Runner

Tonga Cabana Tassel Table Runner Tutorial

We’re pleased to welcome Janaé King back to SewTimeless! Last summer, she brought us a fabulous Beach Set Tutorial. Today, Janaé is sharing another project perfect for the beach house, using Daniela Stout’s Tonga Cabana batiks.

Tonga Cabana Table Runner

Done!

Supplies:

  • One pack of Cabana Treat-Strips (2.5” x 42”) by Daniela Stout for Timeless Treasures
  • One Cabana 6-Pack (6” x 42” strips) by Daniela Stout for Timeless Treasures
  • 3 yards of Fusible Fleece by Pellon (thin cotton batting can be used as a substitute, if desired)
  • Thread to match fabric (thread will show on the outside of table runner)
  • Sewing Machine (capable of doing straight stitch and zig zag stitch)
  • Sewing Pins
  • Rotary Cutter
  • 6” x 24” Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board

I am completely in love with the new Tonga Cabana batiks by Daniela Stout for Timeless Treasures. The colors are beautiful! When I was first asked to prepare a tutorial using this delicious fabric, I immediately thought of placemats. But then, after working with the fabric, I decided a table runner would show off the collection even better! (Matching placemats would be fun and can be made easily using this tutorial. When you get to step 14, instead of sewing all four panels together, keep them separate and bind each one for a placemat.)

I will be showing you a super easy technique using ALL [40] 2.5” strips in your pre-cut package. Each strip will be backed with Fusible Fleece (or cotton batting), folded, and sewn. Strips will then be zig-zagged together to form panels that will later form your table runner.

Let’s get started!

Open your package of 2.5” strips and use a scissor to cut each 42” strip in half to yield [80] 21” strips.

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Cabana Treat Strips

I prefer not to precut the Fusible Fleece, but keep it in one big piece. Lay Fusible Fleece on ironing board, glue side up. Lay strips, cut from above, close together on top of Fusible Fleece. Using a hot iron, fuse strips to Fusible Fleece.

Fusible Fleece

Using rotary cutter, ruler, and mat, cut between strips to separate them.

Cut Between Strips

Fold and pin each strip by folding one long side in to the center.

Fold and Pin to Center

Fold in other long side to center.

Fold Other Side to Center

Fold in half and pin.

Fold in Half and Pin in Place

Continue down the strip until the whole strip is pinned.

Pin Entire Strip

Fold and pin all 80 strips.  That’s a lot of pinning! I like to break it up; if desired, pin 20 at a time, sew, then go back to pin more. Your fingers will thank you.

Pin all the Strips

Sew a straight stitch down the center of each pinned strip to hold the folds.

Sew down the folds

You will now have piles of beautiful sewn strips.

Beautiful finished strips!

Set machine to a zig-zag stitch, making sure stitch is long enough to catch both edges of two strips as you are sewing them together.

ZigZag Stitch

Zig-zag strips together in sets of 20.
Note: I kept my strips in color order of how I cut them. Forty strips (two of each fabric in the 20-piece collection) come in the 2.5” package. After I cut each strip in half, I separated out the halves so that I had four matching piles. Each pile became one set of 20 strips that were sewn into a panel. I arranged my strips from light to dark, ombré style.

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You should have four panels. At this point you will want to use a hot iron to press each panel flat. You might find that your panels get a little warped in the sewing process and that is normal. I used a very hot iron and spray starch and some stretching to manipulate each panel into a rectangle and not a wavy mess. Trim each panel down to your desired size. For the table runner I chose 18” wide; you may choose to go wider or skinnier.

Cut Sets

After you find a pleasing arrangement for your panels, zigzag stitch them end-to-end to form your table runner. At this point, you will have to roll each panel before sewing so that it fits under the bed of your machine. Note: If you desire placemats, do not sew panels together. Keep them separate and continue on with the tutorial by adding binding to each panel.

Zigzag stitch panels together

Time to pick up that 6Pack!

Cabana 6Pack

Choose four strips you would like for the binding. Cut a 2.5” strip from each 6” strip. If desired, cut each strip in half, in order to mix colors up a little. Sew all strips back together using a mitered seam to reduce bulk in your binding.

Prepare binding

Press binding in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, using a hot iron.

Press binding in half lengthwise

At this point, you can use your favorite method for binding your table runner, or follow along as I show you my preferred method. It’s fast, easy, and done all by machine.

First, lay binding on one long side of table runner with raw edges together. Start at the top edge. Binding and table runner will be flush with each other. Sew to the end of the long side and cut binding flush with table runner. In the same manner, sew binding on to the other long side of the table runner.

Attach binding

As shown in the photo, flip the binding that you just sewed above, to the outside of the table runner – or, I like to say “flip it up”. Start the short edge binding flush at the top with the previous binding. Sew down side to the end of the binding, making sure binding is flipped out. Cut binding strip flush with the end of the previous binding. Fold binding to the other side of table runner and pin in place for sewing. Binding will show on both sides of the table runner.

Attach binding

At corners, there will be no tails or extra fabric beyond the corners. You should only have about ½” of raw edge at the very corner.

Corner of binding

The side with the raw edge will be folded in first!

Fold raw edge in

Then the other side will be folded over and it should create a square corner.

Corner of binding

Stitch as close as you can to the folded edge of the binding. The trick here is to fold the binding far enough to the backside so that when you sew, the stitches on the front will be on the table runner, not the binding. If you are trying to stitch so that you catch the binding on the front… well, it’s just pretty impossible to get it to look good. So if you run a stitch right by the binding, it will just blend in with the other stitching and no one will notice that you didn’t spend hours hand-stitching your binding down.

Sew down binding

At this point, I loved my table runner, but I knew it needed a little jazzing up. So I figured tassels would do that trick. From a 6” strip, I tore off 1” strips. I tore five strips for the tassel and two for the top knot.

Preparing Tassels

Fold the five strips in half.

Fold Tassel Strips in Half

Take one contrasting strip, tie around top and knot it.

Tie Knot

Tie another contrasting strip around the top and knot it.

Tie 2nd Knot

Snip ends of the knots.

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I made a total of 14 (seven for each end).  To make life super easy, I used a fabric glue to attach the tassels to the ends of the table runner.

Attach tassels - done!

Ta Da! It’s all finished, and I’m in love with it. Now I just wish I had a real Cabana in my backyard to use my table runner in, but for now, I think I shall dream…

Cabana - Slice n Serve Quilt

Welcome Summer with Tonga Cabana!

Tonga Cabana by Daniela Stout is hitting stores, and we could not be more excited! Look for the fabric, quilt patterns (featured below), and Sweet Tooth book at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer. Or, at Cozy Quilt Shop, of course!

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Daniela, the force behind Cozy Quilt Shop, styled this batik collection and released lots of fabulous patterns to support it, many of which are featured in her new book, Sweet Tooth. The collection is available in our popular precut Tonga Treats line, as well as yardage. Cozy Quilt is well-known for their patterns using precuts, and this collection of fabric & patterns is no exception.

Cozy Quilt recently hosted a Cabana Party to celebrate its arrival. Watch the video to join in on the fun!

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Cabana Quilts featured in Daniela Stout's book, Sweet Tooth

Cabana Quilts featured in Daniela Stout’s book, Sweet Tooth

Fore more information on all the Cabana quilts in Sweet Tooth, download the PDF: Tonga Cabana-Sweet Tooth.

…You didn’t think those were ALL the quilts, did you?

Pebble Path for Tonga Treat 10" Squares and Minis (5" Squares) - FREE Broome Street Pattern!

Pebble Path for Tonga Treat 10″ Squares and Minis (5″ Squares) – FREE Cozy Quilt Designs© Pattern!

Fast Lane - for Tonga Treat 10" Squares

Fast Lane – for Tonga Treat 10″ Squares

Popped Art - for Tonga Treat Quarters

Popped Art – for Tonga Treat Quarters

Tonga Cabana will also be featured in Timeless Treasures’ very first pattern book, Pick Up a 6-Pack. The book will feature patterns exclusively designed for our Treat 6-Packs (6″ strips)! We’ll keep you posted right here on the blog when the books become available later this summer.

Now, what are you waiting for? Go hit the Cabana!