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Take a Fresh Look at Reproduction Prints
for Today's Quilting, Crafts, Home & Fashion We know so many of you favor Repros for their intended use in recreating Civil War and other historical projects. Even beyond this, keep in mind that Reproduction...Read More
 
Flannel Project Idea Round-Up
We'd thought you'd enjoy some of the great project inspiration based on the various PRIMO PLAID FLANNEL and SUEDED HAND-DYED FLANNEL collections for Fall 2014. Quilt shops everywhere are well stocked...Read More
 
"Who is Lucy Boston...
... and How Did You Make That Gorgeous Quilt Block"? Paula Barnes is Hooked! Have you see the Lucy Boston quilt style? This intricate-looking method of English paper piecing employs carefully fussy-cut...Read More
 
TRENDING: Australian Quilting Influences
Multiple techniques on a single quilt / A love for detail, "slow quilting" approach / Unique interpretation of colors You've probably noticed the increasing influence of Australian designers...Read More
 
Paula Barnes Discusses LANDON CREEK
"In 2005 when we started Red Crinoline Quilts we made a black and red quilt that we called Sherman's March, and ever since, we have had a love affair with red and black! Some of our favorite designs...Read More
 
The Look of English Paper Piecing... but SIMPLER!
Try the Aunt Grace SIMPLER SAMPLER Quilt In creating this gorgeous quilt with classic Aunt Grace prints by Judie Rothermel, quilt designer Vicki Bellino was inspired by her love for English paper piecing....Read More
 
More About Pam's Inspiration...The "Gatherings"
Eighteenth and nineteenth century women were in large part unable to leave a significant lasting record of their lives. They were all too often denied an education, did not have a say in shaping policy...Read More
 
Love to Combine Wools with Cottons?
Judging from the already overwhelming response to THE SEASONS WOOL COLLECTION and companion POMEGRANATE LANE cotton prints by the Quilted Crow Girls, we're sure that many of you are eagerly awaiting...Read More
 
Recreate this Judie Rothermel Favorite with Judie's Album Quilt
Judie Rothermel's latest collection is simply named JUDIE'S ALBUM QUILT, a mix of teals, reds and golds, anchored with earth tones from brown to cream prints, along with Marcus' AGED MUSLIN. True Judie...Read More
 
Introducing A Prairie Gathering
Fabric and Quarterly Quilt Series by Pam Buda Pam's newest line, A PRAIRIE GATHERING, features rich reds with golden tan coordinates, a favorite color combination among quilters, and made even better...Read More
 
Friends and Companions Designer SEW-ALONG
Are you ready to SEW ALONG with Marcus? Our new "Friends & Companions" sew-along blog tour begins on August 1. Join your favorite Marcus fabric and BOM designers as we create original...Read More
 
Top 10 Reasons to Try a Marcus BOM (Block-of-the-Month) Project
If you've never tried a Marcus block-of-the-month quilting project, this is a great time to consider one! BOM's, as they're called, are popular for lots of reasons, and we've listed them here for those...Read More
 
"Gallery" Quilt Design for 2014
Classics blues and reds paired with cream have always been favorites among quilters. Faye Burgos' GALLERY IN RED AND BLUE is the perfect balance of florals, geometrics and textures. With that in mind,...Read More
 
Another Successful Quilt Market Wraps Up...
We thought you'd enjoy a few pictures of our displays at Spring 2014 Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, including the booth displays of some of our designers, located in the vicinity. You'll find more on the...Read More
 
Marcus Fabrics Introduces Debut Fabrics from The Quilted Crow Girls
Known as "The Quilted Crow Girls" from Australia, Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel have been designing quilts for some time now, with a signature style that combines woven wools with rich...Read More
 
The Story of the Lowell Mill Girls Continues...
Introducing MILL WORKS by Nancy Rink Marcus is pleased to present the MILL WORKS collection designed by Nancy Rink of Nancy Rink Designs, with historic swatches from the American...Read More
 
Celebrate Flag Day on June 14!
What exactly is FLAG DAY? It's a US holiday commemorating the adoption of the American flag. In addition, the United States Army celebrates its birthday on the same day. Flag Day is part of National...Read More
 
New Strip-It Fabrics and Projects for Spring!
Look for these new Strip-It collections in your local quilt shops this spring! Love Solids? You'll Love EARTH, WIND & FIRE Quilts Leave it to Nancy Rink to create three exciting new designs, all...Read More
 
Color Love
Nancy Rink's "New-Fashioned" Palette of Geometrics & 5-Month BOM COLOR LOVE is Nancy Rink's new-fashioned palette of mid-bright textures and geometric motifs, anchored by a deep blue ground...Read More
 
Harriet Hargraves' Inspiration for SOFTLY SPOKEN...
Harriet's first collection for Marcus, debuts online in May. It includes beautifully scaled coordinates in terracotta, blush and aqua tones with neutral accents. The line was inspired by a medallion...Read More
 
Trending: Florals for Spring
After a particularly harsh winter in many areas of the world, the arrival of spring and its beautiful blooms will be particularly welcome this year! And with it, style trends are showing an especially...Read More
 
Blog Talk
Be sure to keep up with the latest features on our blog, MarcusMentions.com... We'll include more conversation with our designers, Marcus updates, tips, trends, inspiration and more...even an occasional...Read More
 
What Makes Our Flannel Prints and SUPER SOFTLY FLANNEL So Super?
True Flannel Season is in full swing, and this comfortable, easy-to-sew fabric has become a favorite all year long. We're celebrating with the addition of three gorgeous new fashion colors to our SUPER...Read More
 
Enduring Legacy
Fabrics by Judie Rothermel and Old Sturbridge Village With Quilt Designs by Carol Hopkins Read about Judie's beautiful new collection, our latest museum collaboration with Old Sturbridge Village,...Read More
 
PANTONE'S 2014 Color of the Year Is...
Well, what do you think? Will RADIANT ORCHID play a part in your 2014 creative plans? Do you think it works best for quilts, home decor, or fashion? It does play well with this orchid/plum colorway...Read More
 
The Story Behind Pam Buda's PRAIRIE STITCHES
Pam Buda's passion for both 1800s American prairie life and for quilting is more evident with each collection, so for her new PRAIRIE STITCHES group, we asked Pam about her latest inspirations... "Ada...Read More
 
Thank a Serviceman...
with Our LOVE & GLORY Quilt! When we updated our friends about the Quilts of Valor program and its tremendous growth, we decided to upgrade our existing free project by Heidi Pridemore, so that...Read More
 
COLOR LOVE -- Nancy Rink's "New-Fashioned" Palette of Geometrics
COLOR LOVE is Nancy Rink's new-fashioned palette of mid-bright textures and geometric motifs, anchored by a deep blue ground Jacobean-inspired floral. With subtle print motifs like plaids, fireworks,...Read More
 
2013 - The Year in Review
We'd like to bring 2013 to a creative close with a look back at some of our favorite fabrics and inspirations:   The BOM - Block-of-the-Month programs continue to soar in popularity, and...Read More
 
UPDATE: The Quilts of Valor Foundation
This just in...  We were thrilled to receive an update on the popular Quilts of Valor project (QOV), spearheaded in 2010 by industry luminary Marianne Fons. At the time, Marcus was one of several fabric...Read More
 
Mastering Miniatures -- a New Block-of-the-WEEK!
Designed By Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth™ FABRICS AVAILABLE January 2014 -- PROGRAM RUNS January 2014 through December 2014 A year-long, one-evening-a-week, truly fun, traditional...Read More
 
What Is The Marcuset Process?
We've developed an innovative fabric process we call the Marcuset Process. You'll find it on many of our yarn dyes and novelty weave fabrics, including MOLLY Bs CLASSIC WOVENS, PRAIRIE WOVENS by Pam Buda,...Read More
 
Taking a Closer Look at Shot Cloth
You've probably seen shot cloth (a.k.a. "shot cotton") for years, but never knew it had an actual name! Shot cloth is a yarn dyed woven fabric, created in its most basic form with one color...Read More
 
Recreate the Colorful History of El Camino Real
Fabrics and BOM by Nancy Rink You'll want to clear some time on your creative calendars for this dazzling BOM by Nancy Rink! With it, she recreates the vivid combination of Native American, Mexican and...Read More
 
Marcus Introduces M For Mystery
Sometimes, you see a gorgeous fabric like the large-scale floral in the M FOR MYSTERY collection, and you know you want to use it, but you aren't sure how. As you experiment with design options, you...Read More
 
New from Pam Buda!
American Gothic No doubt you recognize this classic American painting, created by Iowa native Grant Wood in 1930. It's been enjoyed, analyzed, and even spoofed for decades. "American Gothic"...Read More
 
Need a Quick Quilt? Just Add Borders!
Whether you're a newbie in search of a beginner-friendly project, or a more experienced quilter who's time-challenged, or any one else who just wants to quilt, check out our ideas for the easiest quilts...Read More
 
OMBRE HAND DYES - They're BACK and BETTER than Before!
We're pleased to announce that our OMBRE HAND DYES Strip-It™ is back, and better than ever! Because of the tremendous popularity of these colorful fabric strips, and their accompanying quilt projects,...Read More
 
Insider's View of Spring Quilt Market
Take a look behind the scenes at the recent Quilt Market in Portland, OR. You'll find it all on the Marcus blog! Quilt Market Begins Sharing Tips at Schoolhouse Check out the Booth! It Comes Down...Read More
 
Summer Quilting... with the Kids!
Got kids in your life? Looking for ways to entertain them? Take a little time during the summer months to ignite their creativity with fabric & thread! Start with a trip to your local quiltshop,...Read More
 
Father's Day
Need some fresh ideas for Father's Day gift-giving? We've got the perfect fix: a quick and simple-to-sew quilt done in PRIMO PLAIDS! Just choose his favorite colors and recreate Vanessa Goertzen's design...Read More
 
Pam Buda's PIN MONEY and Much More
The PIN MONEY collection by Pam Buda takes its name from a phrase coined in the late 1700s by First Lady Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams. As the story goes, while President Adams was making...Read More
 
Were YOU at QuiltCon?
We've got pix right here! Plus, quick instructions to make our colorful Circle Garland! Read More
 
Let's Celebrate Quilts on March 16, 2013
Whether you call it National Quilting Day Sponsored by the National Quilting Association, or Worldwide Quilting Day (sponsored by the trade organization FabShop Network), the message is to plan onsomething...Read More
 
Marcus Fabrics Introduces the HAMPTON RIDGE BOM for Fall 2013
(Finished Size 88" x 88") In creating this BOM, Red Crinoline Quilts designers Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison combined successful elements...Read More
 
Will We See You at QuiltCon?
Be sure to visit the Marcus booth while you're at QuiltCon, and check out our demo featuring OMBRE HAND DYES! We're thrilled to be a part of this inaugural event that celebrates modern quilting in all...Read More
 
Join Marcus Fabrics' Saturday Soiree
Join Marcus Fabrics' exciting new Saturday Soiree program, running January through December 2013 Saturday Soiree is designed to be offered in a monthly format, similar to the old "Saturday Sampler"...Read More
 
Introducing PARTY OF TWELVE -- Beginning March 2013
Marcus is pleased to present PARTY OF TWELVE, an innovative program designed to inspire and educate quilters in the use of reproduction fabrics. The program guides quilters to create the quilt with an...Read More
 
Try Our 60" Quilt Backs for Value and Versatility
For our quilting friends, retailers and longarm quilters and who are creating larger quilts like AMISH WITH A TWIST II (or quilting them for customers), our 60" QUILT BACKS is the perfect solution!!...Read More
 
What's a PickleDish Quilt?
The PickleDish (or Pickledish) is a traditional quilt design from the 1930s, closely related to the Double Wedding Ring design, with blocks that are arranged to create an intricate interlocking circular...Read More
 
Two Exciting New Programs for 2013!
AMISH WITH A TWIST II: The Classics Featuring CENTENNIAL SOLIDS - Quilt & Program by Nancy Rink Begins January 2013 Marcus is pleased to present the eagerly-awaited follow-up to Nancy Rink's...Read More
 
It's a Private Party... and You're Invited!
Get ready for the "Just Judie" Quilt Competition, beginning in January 2013! We're celebrating Judie's 25th Anniversary with a special collection, and a great new way for you to complete for...Read More
 
Civil War Melodies -- Fourth in a Series -- Program begins January 2013!
New! Continuing its innovative Civil War BOM series, Marcus now introduces CIVIL WAR MELODIES, centered on Judie Rothermel's latest historiccollection of the same name. Like the three previousCivil War...Read More
 
Our Top Ten Reasons for Making a Bed Runner NOW!
The bed runner is a luxurious decorator touch that was first seen in higher-end boutique hotels, quickly becoming a familiar and welcome bedroom accent. As quilters, we can...Read More
 
The MODERN Quilt Movement
No doubt you've been hearing more and more buzz about the "modern" quilt movement, and new fabrics, patterns, books, guilds, blogs and magazines dedicated to the genre seem to be popping up...Read More
 
Pam Buda - Inspired by Life on the Prairie
MarcusFabrics welcomes Pam Buda to its family of designers, with the introduction of HEART OF THE PRAIRIE. The collection is inspired by her passion for prairie life, as she explains it: "I love...Read More
 
Open Call Quilt Designer Contest
Thank You to everyone who submitted their SPINTASTIC quilt designs! We've narrowed the entries down to two,based on the criteria of overall visual appeal of the design, skilled use of the fabric collection,...Read More
 
Introducing the Modern Side of Marcus...
Spring 2012 marks the launch of the new Studio 37 brand by Marcus Fabrics, with three gorgeous new collections focused on the contemporary quilter and crafter. DIY enthusiasts will love the offerings...Read More
 
Happy 25th Anniversary to the New England Quilt Museum!
Begun by an enthusiastic group of local quilters in 1987, the New England Quilt Museum celebrates its Silver Anniversary in 2012. The museum is a landmark in the heart of America's historictextile-producing...Read More
 
Create Your Own "Potholder Quilt"
In 2011, as we marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, the New England Quilt Museum presented "One Foot Square, Quilted and Bound", an exhibit of uniquequilts,...Read More
 
The American Valor Fabric Collection Continues in Popularity
Winter 2012 -- Just a reminder that our AMERICAN VALOR FABRIC COLLECTION by Faye Burgos is still available! Asour troops prepare to return to the U.S., we know that many of our quiltilng friends will...Read More
 
OASIS CANVAS Update!
As themes of environmental responsibility and "eco-friendly" products have become familiar to today's consumer, this new direction in consumerism has already taken hold in the quiltingworld....Read More
 
Fun with Flannel
Here we've gathered a few project ideas that are perfect for our PRIMO PLAIDS... McCall's M6231...Read More
 
Win Fabric by Judie Rothermel!
Do you have a project using Judie's fabrics that you'd love to show off?  This is your chance to share it with the world, and WIN FREE FABRIC in the process!  Beginning in January 2012,one lucky winner...Read More
 
Check Out Our Own Summer Projects
We took a quick survey of the Marcus office staff to find out what the season's hot projects are, and we thought it would be fun to share them here with you. Brandy...Read More
 
Get Ready for National Sewing Month in September!!
Sewing and quilting continue to enjoy an exciting resurgence, fueled by a combination of factors, from saving money to expressing one's creativity. In the end, all sewing enthusiasts sew just for the...Read More
 
New! Aged Muslin 108" Quilt Backs
We've taken one of our best-selling fabrications and expanded the creative possibilities, not only for quilting, but for creative home décor, crafts & fashion, too! The neutral tones of our new AGED...Read More
 
Check Out Our Great New PATCH-IT How-To!
Looking for a great pieced look with minimal effort? You'll love these easy piecing & appliqué project ideas featuring PATCH-IT™ by Faye Burgos, shown in her NEW LONDON collection! This specialty...Read More
 
Plan Ahead for these Block-of-the-Month Projects
COTTON CLUB Program runs September 2011 through August 2012 Marcus Fabrics is pleased to introduce COTTON CLUB, a gorgeous collection designed by Paula Barnes. To accompany the fabrics, Mary Ellen Robison...Read More
 
It's Our Anniversary...
Just a reminder that in honor of Marcus 100th Anniversary in 2011, we're inviting all of our quilting friends to submit photos and/or stories of the Marcus quilts you've created over the years.  These...Read More
 
The Next MARCUS Innovation...
PATCH-IT Debuts with the RAILROAD TIES Collection by Faye Burgos Patch-It is the latest fabric layout innovation from Faye Burgos, making its debut for Spring 2011 as the highlight of her RAILROAD TIES...Read More
 
Our Anniversary Quilt
... was unveiled at Quilt Market in Houston last October. Created by Charlotte O'Leary, it features a nostalgic mix of Marcus prints.  We thought it might be challenging for Charlotte to incorporate...Read More
 
New Patterns from Paula Barnes
Create your next reproduction quilt with fresh inspiration from Paula Barnes! Now you can use her PAULA BARNE BASICS collection just as she intended, with three new Paula Barnes' patterns that are perfectly...Read More
 
New! Chestnut and Vine, Our BOM Program for Holiday 2011
Like to plan ahead? Marcus prepares you for Fall/Holiday 2011 with another beautiful BOM project, this time featuring CHESTNUT & VINE by Faye Burgos, in a quilt design by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek....Read More
 
About the Quilts of Valor Program
Marcus Fabrics is proud to create its own AMERICAN VALOR FABRIC COLLECTION for the 2011 Quilts of Valor program, organized by Marianne Fons of Love of Quilting. This cooperative collection will feature...Read More
 
Aurelia's Journey - A Commemorative Civil War Project
The AURELIA'S JOURNEY collection is comprised of various Marcus reproduction fabrics, brought together to create a series quilt project that explores the secondary causes of the Civil War. Read more......Read More
 
Announcing AURELIA'S JOURNEY
A Commemorative Civil War Project by Homestead Hearth and Kansas City Star Quilts, Featuring Reproduction Prints by Marcus Fabrics View the Featured Fabrics When Dolores Smith and Sarah Maxwell of Homestead...Read More
 
Back-to-School = Back to Quilting!
It's no secret that there's plenty of math involved in quilting, and as you send the kids back to school this month, remember there's no reason quilting can't become a fun & creative part of the curriculum! ...Read More
 
Sneak Peek! KC Star Quilts BOM Program Features ADELAIDE!
  Stay tuned for more details about this pair of beautiful quilts featuring ADELAIDE by Faye Burgos.  They form the basis of an upcoming book by KC Star Quilts entitled "Faithful & Devoted:...Read More
 
Introducing Civil War Chronicles
Fabric by Judie Rothermel BOM Quilt Design & Patterns by Homestead Hearth January 2011 ~ December 2011 View the collection Civil War histories so often focus on the military commanders who led various...Read More
 
It's Summer -- Teach A Kid to Quilt!
Summer break is the perfect time to introduce quilting to a child!  We've gathered some tips & suggestions to make even the most informal lessons enjoyable and productive... Let the initial goals be...Read More
 
Aunt Grace Circle of Friends
An Exclusive Block-of-the-Month Program September 2010 through March 2011 View the collection Click photo to view the entire Quilt design and complete program details! In honor of the 100th birthday...Read More
 
Holidays at Home - BOM 2010
Holidays at Home 6-Month BOM Program Fabrics by Faye Burgos • Quilt Design by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek Create an elegant home accent for the holidays, as Marcus introduces its Holidays at Home...Read More
 
Our Civil War Tribute Block-of-the-Month Has Begun!
We’re thrilled at the response to our block of the month program, from quilters and retailers alike.  Remember that each month’s pattern includes historical details of a particular Civil War battle,...Read More
 
Pansies for All Seasons
Season after season, quilters have always loved Marcus pansies!  With two new collections by Faye Burgos debuting in January 2010, we thought it would be fun to share a few interesting facts about...Read More
 
The Civil War Tribute Collection and BOM - In Quilt Shops Now!
We appreciate the enthusiastic response to our Civil War Tribute and its Block of the Month program, beginning now in your favorite quilt shops, where you'll now find...Read More
 
Holiday Gift Ideas
Short on time, and cash?  You can still celebrate the spirit of giving with minimal stress, whether you need gifts for friends that quilt, or for those that depend on your creative handiwork! ...Read More
 
A Celebration of Crazy Quilting
  Crazy Quilt print from TWELVE OAKS by Judie Rothermel (R33-2459-0132) The collection is named for one of the plantations in the classic novel, Gone with the Wind. The prints are reminiscent...Read More
 
Easy Fundraising Projects for Breast Cancer Awareness
Need "Pink Ribbon" projects for October, or any time of the year? When Faye Burgos designed the CLOSE TO MY HEART collection, she included two very unique panel layouts, each with countless possibilities...Read More
 
"Women of Influence" Book by Homestead Hearth
Release Highlights the Popular 2009 Block of the Month Quilt Program featuring Marcus Fabrics View the Featured Fabrics Now Kansas City Star Quilts is pleased to announce the completion of its book,...Read More
 
SNEAK PREVIEW!!
Marcus Introduces CIVIL WAR TRIBUTE Block-of-the-Month Program for 2010 As we approach the 150-year commemoration of the American Civil War in 2011, Marcus Fabrics and Judie Rothermel are partnering with...Read More
 
The Basics of Color Value
Color value is a term that refers to how light or dark a color is, in relation to other colors. Value is an important characteristic because it helps quilters decide how to arrange the fabrics so that...Read More
 
As the Eagle Flies...
Did you know that in traditional Americana art and textile designs, the positioning of the eagle's head has special significance?  In its talons, the eagle commonly holds a spring of wheat in one (signifying...Read More
 
May is National Mental Health Month - Quilt Something!
We all know that quilting is a wonderful stress reliever, and since May is celebrated as National Mental Health Month, it's the perfect time to indulge in our craft!  For some of us, it's the visual...Read More
 
What is Furoshiki?
With all of the emphasis on minimizing use of plastic bags and other environmentally friendly practices, and with Mother's Day coming up in the US next month, we wanted to introduce you to one of the...Read More
 
Product Update: STRIP-IT Fabrics
Some of our quilting friends have brought to light an interesting observation about our new STRIP-IT fabrics.  It seems that in a portion of our production, the actual print motifs measure just...Read More
 
Fun Uses for CLOTHESLINE KIDS FLANNEL
It's flannel season, so check out our new CLOTHESLINE KIDS FLANNEL line and stitch up something great for your favorite small people!  Occasionally, we are asked about the warning label printed on...Read More
 
Attention, Judie Rothermel Fans...
Our Judie Rothermel fabric collections continue to make news.  From her Aunt Grace lines (the original 1930's reproduction prints) to her historic groups and museum collections, to her latest series...Read More
 
Introducing STRIP-IT - Design-It-Yourself Strip Quilting Fabric
  Strip quilting has taken on new importance in recent seasons, made easier with precut, pre-coordinated strip bundles available today.  Marcus takes strip quilting to the next level with...Read More
 
Are You a "Green Quilter?"
With the exciting debut of our new certified organic OASIS CANVAS made with eco-friendly dyes, we thought it would be great to share your best tips for ecologically responsible quilting. Big or small,...Read More
 
How to Use "Lil' Bits" 5" Square Charm Packs:
You can create simple yet beautiful projects with pre-cut, pre-coordinated fabric square packs. Marcus offers various collections in these timesaving assortments, in both 5" and 8" squares.  Here...Read More
 
Quick-to-Make: Embellished LOVE AND INSPIRATION Hankies!
The beautiful handkerchief panel from Faye Burgos' LOVE & INSPIRATION gives you lots of creative opportunities!  In the office, these samples brought back fond memories of pretty hankies for several...Read More
 
Quilting with Children
Summer vacation season is nearby, and there's no better time to share your passion for quilting and creative sewing with your favorite little people. Whether they've expressed an interest in learning...Read More
 
Judie Rothermel - 20 Years of Outstanding Design
Marcus Brothers is proud to announce that 2007 marks the 20th year of Judie Rothermel's unique influence on the quilting world! Judie Rothermel has been a true innovator in the quilting industry, and...Read More
 
TOP Gift Ideas for Quilters!
It's that time of year, so we thought we'd ask some of our industry friends (and Marcus staffers who quilt) for suggestions on the Perfect Holiday Gift for quilters. here's what they said:Jan Mullen:...Read More
 
The Lasting Appeal of 1930's Reproduction Prints
The first Aunt Grace collection debuted at Quilt Market fifteen years ago, to the delight of other quilting enthusiasts who, like Judie, previously couldn't find the historically accurate prints they...Read More
 
Our Newest Museum Partner - The New England Quilt Museum
Marcus Brothers proudly continues its commitment to the preservation of quilting history with the announcement of its newest museum partnership, this time with the New England Quilt Museum, located in...Read More
 
Popular Patchwork!
Like many creative activities, the ancient art of patchwork began with humble utilitarian roots, as a way to lengthen the life of a threadbare garment by sewing patches to it. In time, artistic influences...Read More
 
Using DOTS and STRIPES!
Quilters are enjoying a renewed interest in dots and stripes, fueled in part by home decor trends. Just like any other design motif, these versatile designs can be used to define the mood of a quilt,...Read More
 
This Year, We Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Aunt Grace
What's Your Favorite? ...and you can help us to create the next collection! Aunt Grace 1930's prints by Judie Rothermel are the industry originals, and still the best! For this very special Anniversary,...Read More
 
American Quilting, 19th Century Style!
With all of the buzz about our various quilt museum collaborations and the collections we've created with them, we wanted to give you a glimpse into the history of quilting in the late 19th Century. What...Read More
 
About Our Museum Collections...
Marcus Brothers is proud to be affiliated with Old Sturbridge Village through the development of special fabric collections inspired by their permanent collections. This museum is an esteemed institution,...Read More
 
Creative Uses for 108" Fabrics
With our ever-expanding range of extra-wide quilt backs, we began to think of all the creative uses for them, aside from beautiful backing for your quilts... and this is what we came up with. Do you have...Read More
 
Top 10 Creative Uses for Muslin Shoppe Double Face Quilt Fabrics!
Versatile pre-quilted fabric is popular for so many projects, and in our classic muslin tones, the possibilities are even greater! Try any of these ideas using the double-faced quilt fabric as it is,...Read More