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RJR Supreme Cotton Fabrics Blog Hop!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been having so much fun choosing, playing, cutting, stitching and just simply swooning over all of these beautiful Cotton Supreme Solids by RJR Fabrics in preparation to join their RJR Supreme Cotton Fabric Blog Hop today!

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As soon as I was asked to be a part of it, out came the quilting books and Pinterest searches as I dove straight into planning what I could do to show case as many of the beautiful colours in the range as I could! And once I clasped eyes on the Crown of Thorns block, I knew instantly that it was the perfect one to use!

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Now, the idea to create this mini quilt like I have was purely down to the fact that I couldn’t choose between all of the wonderfully vibrant colours I had available to pick from! I was like a little kid with a box full of scrumptious chocolates as I opened the Colour Card that was sent to me! As I unfolded and unfolded and unfolded the card, my eyes lit up every time at the abundant amount of fabrics lined up in perfect colour order. (I’m quite sure a big, ‘Oh, wow!!’ escaped my lips as well!) So because of that, I chose four different variants of four different colours in the range, from lightest to darkest, along with three neutral shades of white, cream and grey to help showcase my colour choices.

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To be honest, I had never used Cotton Supreme Solids by RJR Fabrics before, so I was eager to know what the quality would be like. And wow! Was I impressed! The fabrics are so beautiful! Super-soft to handle, the colours are insanely vibrant and true, they’re easy to press and cut and, the best bit, they sew like a dream through the sewing machine! What more could you ask for?! They’re absolutely perfect for any fabric project you could ever dream of making!

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I think the thing that I loved most about using these fabrics was the gentle softness in their handle. You know how sometimes you can buy those cheap, nasty like solids that feel rough and stiff and the weave is just slightly more open than it should be…? Well, the Cotton Supreme Solids are the complete opposite to that! They’re like luxury to touch and use, and feel almost satin-like between your fingers…Hmm, heaven! And because of this, they were such a pleasure to sew with! I found it so easy to press, trim and piece the fabrics exactly the way that I wanted without having any unnecessary fuss with fraying edges or unwanted movement when it came to quilting it. And it’s those kind of experiences that make quilting the best thing ever!!

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For the quilting, I chose to explore a design I had never really attempted before: the grid! I quilted the lines kind of off-set to the Crown of Thorns block just to add a little bit of interest and movement to the surface of the quilt. It also gave me a great excuse to put to use my new Clover Hera Marker and to see if all the fuss around it was worth it! (And it is, by the way!) Being able to mark my lines before quilting them gave me a lot more confidence in being able to sew a decent straight line while keeping the grid pattern perfectly spaced and even!

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Now, if you yourself want to try out these fabrics and see just how wonderful they are to use, RJR Fabrics have hooked me up with a Fat Quarter bundle with every single Cotton Supreme Solid fabric that I’ve used in my mini quilt to GIVEAWAY to you!! Yay!

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To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post with what you would love to make with these fabrics if you’re the lucky winner! The giveaway is open internationally and the most creative answer will win! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

And also, because I’ve had so much fun making this little mini, I’ve made a tutorial for my YouTube channel showing you how to make it!

Enjoy!

Measurement and cutting info:

To make the quilt top you will need to cut from the white fabric:

– x16: 5″ squares

– x5: 4.5″ squares

– x2: 16″ squares

From the grey, cut:

– x4: 4.5″ squares

And then from each of the 16 colours, cut:

– x1: 5″ square

FINAL BLOCK SIZE: 20.5″x20.5″ approx.

To make the rest of the quilt you will need:

– x1: 36″x36″ square of backing fabric

– x1:36″x36″ square of cotton batting

– 12″xWOF cream fabric for the binding (cut into x5: 2.5″ strips)

FINAL QUILT SIZE: 30″x30″ approx.

Cotton Supreme Solid Fabrics I used:

Optical White (33): quilt top and backing

Graystone (155): quilt top centre

Linen White (32): binding

Colours – from lightest to darkest in colour groups:

Banana Cream Pie (336) / Carrot (131) / Mandarin (159) / Chilli Pepper (49)

Meadowland (352) / Grass is Always Greener (347) / Aloe Verde (349) / Shamrock (109)

Pool Side (327) / Turks & Caicos (292) / Bora Bora (328) / Denim (106)

Hydrangea (214) / Opera Mauve (123) / Amethyst (215) / Grape (121)

May we just take a minute to appreciate how awesome some of the names of these fabrics are! I think my favourite would have to be ‘Pool Side’! It’s currently winter in Australia and I couldn’t think of anything better than being pool side, drinking up the glorious warmth of the summer sun and watching the light sparkle on the surface of the water! Ooo, heaven!

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If you’re keen on giving this mini quilt a go, feel free to share your results with me on Instagram, Twitter or on my Facebook page!

Also, if you would like to know more about the RJR Supreme Cotton Fabric Blog Hop and are curious to see what other quilters have made using these fabrics, check out their Facebook page!

A big thanks to Laura and the team at RJR Fabrics for inviting me to join this Blog Hop! It’s the first one I’ve ever been a part of and I’ve had so much fun playing and making with such lovely fabrics!

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Happy Sewing, Friends!

xx

PS. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!!!

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93 thoughts on “RJR Supreme Cotton Fabrics Blog Hop!

  1. I am smitten with the beautiful Amish quilts, so I would love to see some of the colors in a nine patch with black. It reminds me of stained glass.

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  2. Oh Wow! How wonderful for you to be included in this event…SO, So happy for you! I’d love to win that wonderful bundle of bright, cheery fabrics. I think I’d make a kaleidoscope triangle quilt using white as the background to allow the colors to shine 😀

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  3. Those fabrics look so lovely. Your mini quilt is adorable and so clean looking. It would suit any occasion. I think I would make the Oklahoma Star quilt using the warm colours. I would use the white as my background so all the other colours would stand out. Thanks for letting me be a part of your quilting life.
    Lillian

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  4. First I’d like to say, what a beautiful quilt~! You did a masterful job making it. As for what I’d make with the fat quarters, hmm, I think I’d use it to make a quilt that expresses my emotional range. As a person with mental illness I’d love to showcase that we go though emotions like everyone else, and since colors are often used to show emotion I think that these colors would do a bang up job. Thanks for considering my entry. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  5. First, let me say how beautiful you’re quilt is~! You did a masterful job in making it. Now as for what I’d use the fat quarter bundle for… Hmm, I think I’d make a quilt that expresses emotions. As a person with mental illness I have people who think I don’t feel emotions like they do. I’m hoping that with the use of color as emotions that I can use it to show others that I do have a range like everyone else. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  6. You use a lot of clean clear solids and whites! I am a stash quilter, so I don’t use solids much except for backgrounds and accents it seems, and I always end up running to the store to find just the right solid at the last minute! and you’re right: so many solids are stiff and seem heavier. Your description of the RJR makes me ready to jump right in and get that next time! hopefully I can find a local shop which carries them, seems I end up purchasing “name brand” quilting fabrics online a lot, searching for the best price. Craftsy is great for that! Thanks for your helpful ‘critique’ and thanks for your generosity! Those fat quarters would get put right in to a bin I keep with just solid leftovers from my matching expeditions. I find in trying to match I often end up with a lighter shade of what I want just to get the right tone. We scrap stash users I guess have to live with that! not all lines play well together! Love your tutorials as well….
    Sharon in Colorado

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  7. Love the quilt you made…and you make the fabrics sound “delicious” :-). I just came across a pattern called: “Rainbow Lattice” by Sue Preece…these beautiful solids would be absolutely perfect for this! Thank you for the giveaway :-). Lynne in MN, USA. lmhoov68@gmail.com

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  8. Although I consider myself to be somewhat of a traditional quilter I love what you have done with these beautiful solid colors. The design may be considered modern but it harkens back to traditional. Your tutorials are great.

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  9. If I won these BEAUTIFUL fabrics I would use them to make a mini rainbow chevron quilt or simply add them to my stash! you never know when you’ll need a good pack of solids. and you did an amazing job on this quilt by the way 😉

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  10. Those colours are so amazing and vibrant – can’t wait to try this, but also would love to do an star block quilt or any number of rainbow ideas. Love your tutorials you make things look so easy and explain everything so well – can’t wait for next one 😎

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  11. Thanks for the blog and pictures. I enjoyed them. I would love to have these beautiful shades of color at my house to pet and play with. Then I would have to force myself to cut into them and make a colorful twin size quilt for my granddaughters bedroom, as she does spend the summers with us and I like making her bedroom bright and cheery. Thanks for letting me join in on the fun.

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  12. Congratulations on your first collab/blog hop! Thanks for such a lovely description of RJR fabrics, I haven’t seen any in person so this kind of description is invaluable and would give me the confidence to order online I think! I agree that it can be so hard to find a really excellent quality solid. What would I do with a fat quarter bundle… too tough to say! I’m loving the idea of really bright solids paired with white or grey. I’m so torn between 3 possibilities: 1) the sampler quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival 2) a gorgeous solid + white HST quilt handquilted with coordinating thread (from Pinterest, naturally!) or 3) Elizabeth Hartman’s Pointy! I’m totally charmed by your mini quilt (worth all the teasing on Instagram and Facebook!) so I think any leftover bits would have to become some sort of mini.Thanks for all your hard work, you give us all the confidence to try new techniques, new blocks, new colors, and new products! Here’s to many more blog hops!

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  13. love your little quilt
    I would like to blow up the block to make or bigger quilt or perhaps offset it in white backround so it is a larger quilt with the crown of thorns in the lower right hand corner.
    thanks.

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  14. These fabrics are so bright and look a very good cotton fabric. So i would use them on a colour graduation log cabin paper foundation quilt, where i would use just one colour way in one block, for example all the purples in one block, then all the blues in a nother block, then the reds orange and yellows in another and so on and so on, then i would gift this as a present for someone special in our family for Christmas.. i love the easy follow tutorial in your video once again and the fabrics just hit it off with the crisp white fabric, thanks again Amanda x

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  15. Oooh! Mini quilts! I love mini quilts so much. Of course, that would mean a. choosing a pattern and b. cutting into that beautiful fabric. So while I’d love to win, I’m not entirely sure I would be decisive enough!

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  16. Your quilt is gorgeous! It is so clean and fresh and bold and joyful! The proportions and the color placement are just masterful too. I would use these wonderful colors for throw pillows, using a crown of thorns design on a small black/white print background. And hopefully I’d have some scraps left to include in a couple scrap quilts. Thanks so much for the chance to win, and thanks for all the eye candy and inspiration on your blog!

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  17. I would love to make loads of colorful small half square triangles! Would make an excellent pieced border i think and using those colors for a childs quilt.

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  18. Dear Amanda, Thanks for sharing your project, your youtube, and the giveaway. I have a nurse friend (who helped care for my mom, before Mom passed away )who is expecting soon and I want to make a bright quilt for her little boy. I would have lots of choices with this delightful set of solids. Kathy in Colorado

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  19. Lovely quilt and great tutorial! Wonderful job.
    I’d pair these great solids with some shirts from a loved one that I’ve been saving and make a memory quilt!

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  20. The sky’s the limit as to what I’d make with these beautiful fabric, they are so vibrant! I’m looking to get a head start on Christmas presents so I’d probably use them to make this years handmade presents, totes! Beautiful tutorial, Amanda!

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  21. Thank you for sharing your Tutorial! Love your Quilt! Think I would love to make one too! 🙂 The Fabric Bundle is Gorgeous! Would probably use in a fun Quilt for our Grangirlie! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

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  22. Not too long ago, I pinned a quilt design that incorporated all solid fabrics into geometric shapes. It was/is just beautiful and I’d love to make one like it…all I need is a solid fabric bundle!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  23. Thank you for your giveaway! Your quilt is stunning …I love the contrast of all the bright colors with the white fabric. I would love to make some tote bags with coordinated zipper bags for gifts. I would repeat your choice of contrasting the colors with white, making them very eye-catching and stylish.

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  24. I have a sketch in my note book for a triple pin-wheel block. It’s designed to get darker the closer it gets to the middle. I had a colour scheme in mind, but now I think a rainbow would be good too.

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  25. I love how bright solids can really change the look of a traditional block.

    I’ve been very inspired by people who’ve made quilt based clothing recently. I’d love to have some frantic to play around with. Honestly, I suck at garment making, so I’d probably make a circle skirt, bug that’s what I wear when I’m not in jeans anyway. If even hand wash fat quarters for that sort of experiment.

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  26. Since the fabrics are crying out for something bold and bright, thats what I would do. Something for the local UniQ (queer youth) group, one of my kids belongs to. Something uplifting, affirmining. Maybe something they could use to cover a table, when setting up at local varsities on Clubs Day.

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  27. The colors of those fabrics are so cheerful and your quilt using them looks super happy and fresh! I would love to make a quilt with these fabrics — so far I haven’t had the chance to try this brand of solids.

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  28. I have been waiting for this tutorial!! Thank you so much for sharing it and for the chance to win this bundle. I would have to duplicate this quilt (maybe just a tad bigger) for dear friends of ours who just had their first baby.

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  29. Thanks for the info on the feel of the fabric- I am a fabric “petter” and these aren’t in any shops close to me so I’ve been hesitant to order without petting them first! I would love to make a ROYGBIV quilt! You quilt and the grid quilting is lovely!

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  30. I have wanted to make a ROYGBIV quilt for a very long time – my two granddaughters are crazy about rainbow colours and I have collected a few ROYGBIV patterns – and now have the one in this post! – to choose from. It could even be a project that Tess and Neve will work on with me – they are itching to learn how to sew and use my machine.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  31. Amanda, I know exactly what I would make: a 3-D Pinwheel Quilt!! Those saturated colors look absolutely amazing and would be so eye-catching as playful pinwheels on a white background. With the added softness of the fabric, I can just see my niece running her little hands over and over the pinwheels. I can’t imagine a more bright, wonderful, fun, and happy quilt than that!
    Once again, a huge congratulations to you on being invited to RJR’s Blog Hop! It’s a huge honor and you are very worthy to have received it!
    Ann 🙂

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  32. I love your quilt with the RJR solids. I also love the liberated patchwork style of Gwen Marston–I’d use the solids for a liberated star quilt surrounded with white. I’m new to machine quilting, but I’d like to try the quilting design of offset lines that you used on your quilt. Thanks very much.

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  33. I love the fact that the bundle has the same colors you used in your mini, I would do the same, but maybe find a print to use as the binding to give it a little “pop”. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. Thank you for sharing your ideas and tutorials! I would make a hexagon quilt. I have been having fun with a new 60 degree ruler and I’m seeing hexagons everywhere. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. Wow, that shot of those delicious rainbow solids got me so excited I licked my laptop screen (amazing that there was no flavour, despite it being an ‘Apple’ !). I would love to win your giveaway, with which I’d try make my first ever Dresden plate blocks. I’m seeing a whole set of circular rainbows, alternate blades being a constant background colour, and smaller than the coloured blades to really make them ‘shine’ !! Love your blog and your YouTube channel, now following your Pinterest board, Amanda (and looking forward to your Etsy shop). ~Diana from Toronto

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  36. A warm toned mini quilt and a cool tone mini quilt to hang in my sewing/quilting room. of all the years I’ve been playing w/fabric, I’ve never made myself a mini:) Thank you for the tutorial too…I appreciate that so much.

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  37. I would really love to make a beautiful /colorful sewing machine cover, and sewing machine mat with this fabric! The colors are just so bright, I love them! Plus, I really need a new sewing machine cover lol! Thanks for sharing Amanda, the mini looks beautiful! : )

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  38. Thank you so much Amanda. I find such inspiration when watching your tutorials. I really enjoy learning new techniques and coming up with designs and colour combinations. If I were the lucky recipient of these gorgeous solids I would love to make a quilt with half square triangles, and create a rainbow effect throughout. Keep up the fantastic work you’re doing 🙂

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  39. I have a lot of blank walls in my apartment, so I think I would make a square in a square wall hanging to put over my bed and some minis for smaller areas. Ohhh lots of great Ideas for such bright, fun, happy colors!

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