Painted Patchwork!

This happy collection contains 24 beautiful prints in berry and blue tones. What will you make?

Click on the image below to see the fabrics up close and personal!
Inkling ~ Twin Quilt!

This quilt gives you an idea of how the 24 fabrics in Painted Patchwork "play" together! This is a quilt that can easily be reduced or enlarged to the size you prefer.
Ring Around the Posies!

This wreath of flowers is made using a Jelly Roll or 2 1/2" strips in patchwork and stitch and flip corners for this 64 x 64" quilt. The flowers are made in 4 equal units that are rotated around the center, leaving a lovely place to sew decorative quilting in the center.
Two Colorways Within the Collection!

These two Bouncing Borders quilts show how a subset of the collection can be made to feature each colorway.
Town Square!

Look closely ~ this is a fast and easy way to use a panel or a fabric you just bring yourself to cut! In this case, the middle of the quilt is taken from the Painted Patchwork digital print, then blocks are added all around. Its easy block construction turns a panel (could be any panel or focal fabric) into a lap quilt (approximately 60in x 60in).
Bundles Available!

If you aren't sure what you'd like to make, you can't go wrong with these 24 piece bundles ~ available in Fat Quarters, half-yards and yards!
Looking for a New Project?!

We Have Kits ~ All Styles, Sizes & Colors!

Baby quilts, bed quilts & wall quilts ~ bags, placemats, table toppers, runners, pillows, tree skirts, panel quilts and more!
Prismatic ~ Coming in June!
New from Wilmington!

This fascinating new Prismatic quilt design featuring Wilmington Batiks is a tribute to color! It has a full spectrum of rich colors set against black creating a true showpiece quilt that will brighten a traditional room or enhance a modern decor.

Prismatic Queen Size!
Exclusive King Size!

As many of you know, we specialize in making larger size quilts. Here's our King size version of Prismatic.
What is Included?

All original Wilmington batiks, a Boo-Boo Bundle of extra fabrics ("just in case"), Binding, Backing and our Exclusive Cutting Diagrams!
Don't Miss This!

Calling all Deb Tucker Fans!

Deb Tucker's Studio 180 rulers are favorites for many of us. I remember being so thrilled after finding her Wing Clipper rulers many years ago. I could never make decent flying geese until then.

Deb has added many new rulers over the years and is now also designing BOM programs for island Batik, which of course, take advantage of the rulers she's designed.

Fair Isle ~ What a Stunning Quilt!
What's Included in the Program?

Our program includes all the original Island Batik fabrics as shown above, as well as a boo-boo bundle of extra fabric, binding, coordinating backing, and our famous cutting diagrams!

There are several Deb Tucker Studio 180 rulers required, which we can supply if you don't already have them.
The Collection

Here's a peak at the beautiful batiks in the Bellingham Bay collection used for the Fair Isle Quilt.
Don't Wait ~ We Limited Slots Left!

This is a very popular program, so if you are thinking about this project, please sign up right away to reserve your spot. You can start as soon as we have your kits cut, or anytime in the future. If you take the complete set of kits at one time, we'll pay the shipping to any US destination.
Available Now!

Galactic Explosion Mars ~ Two Sizes!

If you liked Nancy Rink's Amish With a Twist quilt series, you'll like Galactic Explosion. We've enlarged the quilt (as we tend to do!) and offer two sizes in two colorways!

P.S. We cut all kits in advance and put them in a bag. When you sign up, we put your name on the bag and you are guaranteed to get everything you have paid for!
Why Fabric Essentials?

Your Flexible BOM Headquarters!

We build our Block-of-the-Month programs around YOU!

  • Start Date? Register now, start when you are ready to sew!
  • Delivery? Take 1 block, 2 blocks, 3 blocks per month, or get the complete set of kits in one shipment. It's up to you!
  • Multiple BOMs? We can send them together to save on shipping.
  • Snowbird? We can change your shipping address to accommodate your travel schedule.
  • Payment Date? Tell us when you want us to run your credit card!

We hope you'll join us for one or more projects!
Marsha Doyenne

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