Introducing Lucky Strikes!


I have formative memories of watching Bowling for Dollars from our sunken den in 1970s suburban Ohio. My parents were both on bowling leagues. My mom made eight strikes in a row while super pregnant with me! So bowling is kind of in my blood. For Lucky Strikes, I thought of a fictional ladies’ league from the 60s-70s. It is a working-class league, maybe in Cincinnati or Milwaukee, including women of all ages, in the heyday of women’s lib. Like they would wear “To Hell With Housework, I’m Going Bowling” T-shirts. They’d go bowl on Tuesday night, and après bowling they would sit in the cafe drinking coffee and smoking Tareytons and Virginia Slims (sorry!).


There are 18 quilting cottons in two loose colorways. A print called Nine Pin is in two colorways on cotton lawn, and the Lucky print is printed at a slightly larger scale in two colorways on cotton-linen blend canvas. Check out the portfolio page to see each print up-close and learn the stories behind them.


The collection will be in stores in July 2015. Look for it at independent brick & mortar and online fabric stores. If you would like to carry Lucky Strikes in your shop, visit the Cotton + Steel website or phone 1 (855) 355-7267.