We all love to sew, and whether we sew for ourselves or for others, sewing is fundamentally an act of love. For “Yours Truly,” my sixth collection for Cotton + Steel Fabrics, I wanted people to be able to literally sew love into their creations. The selvedge includes an old rhyme “Loved you yesterday, loved you still; always have, always will,” which can be incorporated into quilt backs, garment tags, or anywhere you want to include a little love note.
In creating the collection, I started with feedsacks and dress prints from my vintage fabric collection that featured heart motifs. “Tanuki” features the raccoon-like creatures in awe over their first encounter with flowers as they bloom in the spring. There’s a bold strawberry print, quirky little bows, and the abstract, dizzy “Head Over Heels.” “Heartburst” adds a bit of zing with neon pink on unbleached cotton and gold on a navy ground.
The 18 SKUs form a compact and versatile group of quilting cottons that coordinate wonderfully with Cotton and Steel collections past and present. It was released in January 2017 and is still available wholesale — visit the Cotton + Steel website for more information.
*New*! Kim has created some custom iPhone cases and other fun products with some of her favorite prints from Yours Truly. Check them out in her Etsy shop.