A Quilter in Paradise

I recently had the very good fortune to travel to the Hawaiian island of Maui.  Knowing that Hawaii has a rich quilting tradition, I checked to see if there were any quilt shops on the island.  With a quick online search I found the Maui Quilt Shop and also found that they offer introductory classes on Traditional Hawaiian Needle-turn Applique.  The shop was in Kihei, very close to where I was staying.  I signed up immediately!

Three Seasonal Quilt Kits now available at Fabricana!

Quilt kits are a great tool for quilters looking for a quick project.  They’re also very helpful for beginner quilters who lack confidence in selecting fabrics by taking the guess work out of how the finished quilt will look.  Many quilters have requested that we carry more kits and we are listening!  Here is a selection of seasonal quilts available now at Fabricana.

Introducing Moda Cake Mixes

We are excited to introduce Moda Cake Mixes! Here is the video showing how to make Cake Mix # 2
What is a Moda Cake Mix?

Row by Row 2017

We’re so excited to be participating again in the Row by Row Experience. The theme for this year’s Row by Row is “On the Go.”  Our pattern designs this year involve easy-to-piece arrows with an appliqued animal or creature on the front of each arrow moving in the direction of the arrow.
Coquitlam’s block “Fox Trot” includes a dragonfly, fox and an eagle.

Spotlight on B.C. Quilt Pattern Designers

Patterns in title photo (l to r): Roll N' Pop Gems by Designs to Share with You; Squared 2 Bag from Fun, Easy, Designed
As British Columbians, we often pride ourselves in being green and buying locally. If you are looking for a local pattern for your next quilt or craft project, check out these companies:
Designs to Share with You

FreeSpirit Fabrics Announces "I am an Artisan" Juried Challenge


Kaffe Fassett to curate 12 pieces from special exhibit

Fabricana is pleased to announce the FreeSpirit “I Am An Artisan” challenge where 12 quilters can earn the chance to be selected to exhibit a quilt with Kaffe Fassett at the 2017 Fall International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, TX.


4 Tips for Machine Piecing

''Quilting is easy!'' exclaimed someone who had never quilted before. Although quilting may look simple from the outset, accurate piecing requires patience and skill. It also helps to start with the right equipment and a few helpful tips. Keep reading for advice on both…
Make sure you have the right equipment.

Tips for Machine Quilting

The idea of making a quilt can be daunting for the first-time quilter, so we have compiled some tips to help ease your mind and help you find success with your project!
General Tips when starting out: