Freebies & Features

See You in Nashville!
Marcus and Studio 37 Fabrics are pleased to again sponsor QuiltCon! This year, it takes place in Nashville, TN from February 21-24, 2019. Join our BOOTH HOP for your chance to...Read More
Celebrate National Quilt Month in March with a New BOM Project!
This year, plan something special for National Quilt Month in March by starting a brand new BOM! Visit your local quilt shops to participate in programs by Sheryl Johnson of Temecula Quilt Co, Pam Buda...Read More
Introducing... Snowmen Snow Globe by Cindy Staub
Cindy Staub of Quilt Doodle Designs makes her Marcus design debut with the SNOWMEN SNOW GLOBE BOM. It features her 27" center panel (on cotton fabric), a circular snow globe motif, ready for your...Read More
How Do You Like LIVING CORAL, Pantone's Pick for 2019?
"An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and...Read More
Celebrate with Your Favorite Quilt Shop!!
Local Quilt Shop Day is a worldwide event designed to raise awareness of the importance of independent quilt shops to the local economy. It is a day for consumers and retailers to celebrate the creative...Read More
"Night Watchman" BOM
Featuring RIVER FALLS Batiks & AGED MUSLINS by Lisa W. Norton and Lora W. Zmak of Material Girlfriends Patterns Following the widely popular Bird Walk program by Lisa and Lora of Material...Read More
What's In Store (Literally) for 2019?
Well, we've three got big, bold BOM programs launching at your favorite quilt shops in January: (l. to r. Amish with a Twist IV by Nancy Rink; Mrs. Miller's Apprentice by Pam Buda; Posies Puzzles by...Read More
Introducing The Circa 1880 Club
featuring the CIRCA PRAIRIE BASICS Collection Fabric and Club Program by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts The Circa 1880 Nine Patch quilt is a jaw-dropping beauty of fabric scrappiness. The quilt is a replica...Read More
Learn Stuffed Work with Karen Phillips-Shwallon!
Karen's new collection, HEIRLOOM SPLENDOR, is perfect for creative techniques including stuffed work, one of Karen's favorites! Download her tutorial and give it a try, using an Heirloom Splendor panel...Read More
Introducing Temecula Album Quilt
BOM featuring the TEMECULA TREASURES Collection by Sheryl Johnson of Temecula Quilt Co. We're pleased to introduce TEMECULA TREASURES, the debut fabric collection by Sheryl Johnson for Marcus. Sheryl's...Read More
Introducing: Flutter & Fly BOM by Sarah J Maxwell
Flutter & Fly: Airplane Flutter & Fly: Butterflies "The sweet, inviting colors of my SEW SWEET BATIKS collection immediately called to mind spring flowers, kites floating in the sky on...Read More
Introducing: Queen & Her Court II BOM by Wing and a Prayer Design
Wing and a Prayer Design is pleased to introduce Queen & Her Court II, a very special 10th Anniversary quilt design! Originally released in 2009 as a 12-month program, the lovely Queen & Her...Read More
Introducing: Posies Puzzles BOM by Sarah J Maxwell
Flowers of all shapes and colors always seem to have magical powers to lift one's spirits... With its mix of bright, vibrant blooms and subtly shaded petals, the PRETTIFUL POSIES collection celebrates...Read More
Introducing... Mrs. Milller's Apprentice BOM by Pam Buda
Journey to the mid-19th century and read Mrs. Miller's diary, as she tells the story of meeting young Ellie who just moved into the neighboring farm with her widower father. When Ellie shows interest...Read More
Introducing... Amish with a Twist IV BOM
Nancy Rink has truly outdone herself with her newest Amish-inspired BOM design! It merges elements of a traditional Amish Trip Around the World with a unique center star and a variety of colorful blocks,...Read More
The FOUNDATIONS of Creativity
Our BASICS category continues to grow with new fabrications, colors and or course, end uses! Take a look at what's new and how they're being used: Unlock the Full Creative Potential of SHIRTINGS! The...Read More
Baltimore House -- New from Paula Barnes
Inspired by the Beautiful Work of Sue Garman Paula Barnes pays tribute to our fellow fiber artist Sue Garman, whose passing in 2017 was a great loss for the quilting community. Sue's passion for expert...Read More
Designer Duo Quilt-Along
Join Nancy and Sarah for their 8-week Quilt Along, as each creates her own version of the KALEIDOSCOPE quilt. Choose Nancy's version, done in her SEA GLASS collection, or Sarah's rendition, using her...Read More
Introducing the Stargazing BOM Quilt
Our NEW AGED MUSLINS have become q quilter's favorite new basic, often mixed in with Marcus prints for an interesting alternative to true solids. Now, designer Krisanne Watkins of Quail Valley Quilts...Read More
Doing DENIM for Spring 2018
TRENDS... It might seem strange to note DENIM as a trend because it never actually goes away, but lately, we see it Everywhere, and paired with just about everything! Denim blue, in its many shades and...Read More
Coming Soon...
Here's a sneak-peek at a BOM you'll love! Krisann Watkins of Quail Valley Quilts brings us a beautiful new BOM program, designed with our NEW AGED MUSLINS! While we're putting the finishing touches on...Read More
Handwork in Its Many Beautiful Forms...
... a reflection of our need to slow down and take a much-needed technology break! It also satisfies our love for unique details and our desire to heighten our needlework skills, whether it's the...Read More
Introducing... Twilight Twist, from Nancy Rink!
A great quilt pattern is one that can adapt to different collections, to appeal to different quilters, and Nancy Rink's Amish with a Twist Series One design is clear proof! The BOM quilt enjoyed huge...Read More
New GTKH Precuts & Patterns!
Nancy Rink's GTKH: Getting to Know Hue collection inspires a fresh new look for 2018, with a new 6" WIDE precut bundle (24 prints) and two new patterns designed by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes...Read More
We've Got the PRECUTS!!
For many of us, cutting fabrics for a new quilt project is often considered the grunt work of the craft. It's time-consuming, even boring. Fat quarters, strip bundles, 5" packs, 10" squares...Read More
With New Studio 37 Fabrics for Quilting & Crafts! PEEPS® confections, the iconic marshmallow treat enjoyed throughout the year at special seasonal and holiday occasions, will now be celebrated in fabric!...Read More
All About Our 60" Wide Quilt Backs
...and Why You Need Them NOW! We introduced our 60" Wide Quilt Backs several seasons ago as an alternative to the more common 108" backings. This innovation has a number of DISTINCT ADVANTAGES...Read More
Introducing... Four Beautiful, New BOM Programs
Aunt Grace Baskets of Scraps BOM by It's Sew Emma TWO SIZES: 96-1/2" x 102-1/2" King (shown) / 90-1/2" x 96-1/2" Queen Through the years, Judie's Aunt Grace fabrics have become It's...Read More
"Night Stones" BOM
Occasionally, our talented quilt designers are inspired to create a beautiful quilt sometime after a collection is released, bringing it back into the spotlight... Such is the case with NIGHT STONES,...Read More
"Living in the Moment" BOM
Rich tones of teal and fresh "Greenery" highlight this urbane group by Laura Berringer for Studio 37 Fabrics. Her updated take on classic patterns is the perfect look for the interconnecting...Read More
Support ALS the Fight Against ALS... You could Win This Quilt!
If you subscribe to the MarcusMentions blog, you might remember our project with Victoria Findlay Wolfe, and our many quilter friends at QuiltCon back in 2015... We asked booth visitors to stitch a simple...Read More
Coming to Quilt Shops Soon...
"Tokens of Thyme" -- Our First WOOL COLLECTION BOM Made with PRECUTS!! Marcus is thrilled to introduce its first WOOL COLLECTION BOM program, "Tokens of Thyme", designed by Darci...Read More
Carol Hopkins' New "It's Not A Square" Club features AMERICAN SWATCH BOOK
What began as a year-long block exchange between Carol Hopkins and her quilting friends has developed into a beautiful and unique 12-Month Club called "It's Not a Square." As Carol explains...Read More
Basics and Shirtings: Pam Buda Looks Back at the Prairie Mercantile Shops
"When visiting living history museums (a favorite past time), I walk into each building trying to absorb every element, imagining what life was really like way back then. A favorite stop is the...Read More
Sarah J Maxwell Communicates with a SHOUT, a whisper, a text
"Conversation is a daily part of our lives. Whether we're pushing buttons on our smart phone or "talking" online, every day is filled with communication. Finding ways for my quilts to...Read More
Introducing Pete The Cat ®
 Introducing... He's Here!!! And we're thrilled to present our newest licensed character, PETE THE CAT, undoubtedly the world's coolest, most laid-back feline! Created by artist James Dean over 13 years...Read More
Studio 37 Fabrics and Aurifil Threads Are a Perfect Match!
When you're ready to begin your MEADOW STORM and DANDY DAYS projects, be sure to check out the new Aurifil thread packs designed by Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Sarah Maxwell, respectively. And watch for...Read More
These familiar golden yellow-orange tones are a longtime Repro favorite, and Cheddar in its many variations is enjoying a resurgence for Fall 2016! Like the quilters long before them, modern quilters...Read More
Karen Styles' Tiny Stitches...
In our Marcus Makers area at Fall Quilt Market, Karen treated us to a demo of her Hexagon Star-A-Day pattern, available through Somerset Patchwork. She makes it look easy, shown in the center of the photo,...Read More
ICYMI: Catch Up with the Marcus Blog for these and other Marcus Mentions:
Plum Perfection Victoria's New Shop! Autumn in New York Read More
New STRIP-IT Fabrics... and New Creative Tips, Too!
For Fall 2016, our own Faye Burgos and Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek have teamed up again to introduce gorgeous new Strip-It designs and inspiring quilt patterns! Choose Faye's CLASSIC range -- deep reds...Read More
Victoria Findlay Wolfe Discusses Her LIGHT WORK Collection
LIGHT WORK makes me think of looking at old quilts, where the colors have faded away and you're left with a subtle color palette that still holds a power over the viewer. My own quilt, Cloudy Day, reflects...Read More
GTKH: Getting to Know Hue
by Nancy Rink of Nancy Rink Designs What began as a simple concept for a group of colorful blenders for larger scale prints has taken on a life of its own in GTKH: Getting to Know HUE, and these are not...Read More
Introducing... Elizabeth's Dowry
a Collaboration of Marcus Fabrics, Karen Styles of Somerset Patchwork and Quiltilng, and the Quilters' GuildInspired by The Quilters' Guild Collection Marcus Fabrics is thrilled to announce an exciting...Read More
Dandy Days
Fabric and BOM Program by Sarah J Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J "A lazy summer day... the possibilities are endless. Make a wish on a dandelion, fly a kite and watch the tail dance in the wind...Read More
Conestoga Crossing
A Block-of-the-Month Program by Pam Buda Travel back to a time when America's pioneers rode horse and wagon over the Oregon Trail. Their strong desire to settle the West and homestead is rich in history,...Read More
Bright Wools with Cotton Prints
As Interpreted by Deirdre Bond-Abel Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts introduces a new quilt pattern, "Borboleta," the Portuguese word for "butterfly". Hat Creek's own nine-month...Read More
Mill Girls Holiday
A 10-Part Sampler by Nancy Rink of Nancy Rink Designs Featuring the OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE COLLECTION by Judie Rothermel This OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE COLLECTION palette lends itself beautifully to holiday-themed...Read More
"Bird Walk" BOM Featuring Primo Batiks: RIVER ROCK
by Lisa W. Norton and Lora W. Zmak of Material Girlfriends Patterns It All Began with Lisa's Inspiration: "Some quilts just sing to you. I designed this quilt while camping with my husband in a...Read More
PUTTY & MORTAR -- New Patterns Added!
The response to Dolores Smith's timeless motifs done in contemporary neutrals has been excellent, and we've decided to extend the creative possibilities with the addition of five gorgeous new prints!...Read More
New from Nancy Rink!
We're thrilled to unveil TWO new collections by Nancy this season! Learn more about her inspirations and the exciting projects she's designed for you...  COTTAGE VIEW BLUES Yellow and blue, a classic...Read More
Introducing MEADOW STORM by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Prairie weather and family connections prompted Victoria Findlay Wolfe's new collection for Studio 37. Learning about good fresh food, weather patterns and color from her grandparents, Victoria's second...Read More
Love Pam Buda? Love Mini Quilts? Love Patriotics? Love Pre-Cuts?
We've got you covered, with Pam's newest "Tokens" pattern pack, featuring 10" pre-cuts of STAR SPANGLED LIBERTY! Pam Buda continues her Tokens of the Past mini-quilt series with "Union...Read More
AGED MUSLIN -- Now in FQ Bundles!!
Are you familiar with our AGED MUSLINS? Maybe you're using them now to recreate Nancy Rink's "A New Age BOM," which has stirred up even more interest in one of our best selling basics, and...Read More
Judie Rothermel Pays Tribute to "the Real Aunt Grace"
With the introduction of the new AUNT GRACE collection for Spring 2016, Judie Rothermel pays tribute to "the real Aunt Grace," her beloved aunt, Grace Starkey. Here's the story of how the quilting...Read More
Color Trends: A Study in Contrasts...and Neutrals!
From most accounts, Spring 2016 shapes up as a season of color contrasts, from fashion to home dec to sewing and quilting. Muted tones, some metallicized, are used by themselves, or as interesting backdrops...Read More
Q & A: Judie Rothermel's New Sturbridge Prints
In 2016, Old Sturbridge Village celebrates its first 70 years as the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. And since 2004, Judie Rothermel has...Read More
Introducing Star-Spangled Liberty
Fabric and BOM Program by Pam Buda Star Spangled Liberty is an Americana celebration quilt, bursting with patriotic pride! As a unique row quilt, the design features a vertical "quilter's flag"...Read More
Mad for Plaid
(... and Stripes, Checks, Heathers and Solids!) Fun Fact: We originally developed our luscious PRIMO Flannels to be used in apparel, and soon saw their appeal for our quilting friends as well... Now,...Read More
Introducing Vintage Onyx
Fabric by Faye Burgos BOM Quilt by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek VINTAGE ONYX brings sophisticated color, refined styling and creative techniques together in a 6-month BOM program inspired by the Lucy...Read More
Introducing "Christmas Keepsakes"
featuring the WRAPPED IN JOY Collection by Rachel Pellman of Rachel's of Greenfield BOM Quilt by Jennifer Bosworth for Shabby Fabrics Christmas Keepsakes was inspired by Jennifer's thoughts and childhood...Read More
Make the Most of our Newest Pre-Cuts!
Are you a fan of pre-cut fabric bundles? From fat quarters to 5 x 5's and 10x10's to narrow strips, pre-cuts not only save time, but they're an easy and economical way to expand your stash, sample a favorite...Read More
A NEW AGE -- Create Nancy Rink's New BOM Your Way!
Nancy Rink serves up stunning design AND freedom of choice with her new BOM program, A NEW AGE! Her choice of not-quite-solid NEW AGED MUSLINS offers a more contemporary feel, and with the options of...Read More
It's Flannel Season!
  DOWNLOAD our new Flannel Tips PDF, an easy reference for successful flannel projects, whether you choose from one of our many PRIMO PLAIDS groups (inculding solids), COZIES FLANNEL from Sarah Maxwell,...Read More
New from Pam Buda...
Antique Cotton: Old Green Calicos Pam Buda adds to her signature bricks and browns (temporarily!) to create a look inspired by the prairie land itself -- trees, plants, dried grasses (greens) and the...Read More
Rev Up Your Next Quilt Project!
Sarah J. Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J presents REVVED UP RETRO, mixable motifs with a retro feel, in a vivid, but not-too-bright palette that would feel equally at home in vintage and contemporary settings...Read More
Introducing ...the Debut BOM Program from Designs by Sarah J
(It's Made with Pre-Cuts!) RIVER ROCK / RADIANT REFLECTIONS - The debut BOM program by Sarah Maxwell under her new Designs by Sarah J brand gives you two gorgeous color options in Primo Batiks. In either...Read More
Begin 2016 with the LATIMER FARMS BOM by Red Crinoline Quilts
Based on motifs from antique fabric prints, Paula Barnes' LATIMER FARMS collection highlights navy and leathery brown prints accented with gold, faded denim blue, olive, black and a touch of rusty red....Read More
Stitch Up Our BRIGHT WOOLS -- Perfect for Every Season!
The newest additions to our WOOL COLLECTION are bright and beautiful! Look for these, and the entire 44-color collection, at your local quilt shops, on the bolt and in convenient, collectible 1-yard...Read More
Ready for a brand new Twist?
Nancy Rink has designed an exciting new BOM... Amish with a Twist III: Best of Friends If you caught the recent buzz on Facebook, you know that Nancy Rink is at it again, with a stunning new BOM design...Read More
Spring 2015 -- Faye Burgos Refreshes Classic Themes of Red and Blue
Red with white and blue with white are perennial favorites for quilting and home décor. For Spring 2015, Faye Burgos refreshes these classic themes by adding gradations of color, plus shades of cream...Read More
More Pre-Cuts News... from Pam Buda!
Love mini quilts? Love pre-cut packs? Then you're sure to enjoy Pam Buda's Tokens of the Past, a series of miniature quilt projects. Her first set, entitled "Gathering in Red", features Pam's...Read More
What's the only way we could improve on a classic AUNT GRACE collection?
Offer it in PRE-CUTS! So that's what we're doing with GRACIE'S SCHOOLHOUSE CLASSICS by Judie Rothermel! These twenty traditional, small-scaled motifs and the all-inclusive color palette are not only...Read More
Paula Barnes Discusses Her Love for Historical Stripes
Paula Barnes loves reproduction stripes! "I am a collector of antique quilts and textiles -- sometimes I buy nice quilts, and sometimes I buy not-so-nice quilts. I have always been intrigued with...Read More
Davenport Gardens -- Inspired by 1800's Manor Homes
Rich hues of black, golden brown and purple are brought together beautifully in DAVENPORT GARDENS, a new collection by Paula Barnes that is sure to create a stunning quilt. Typical of wallpaper patterns...Read More
Marcus Introduces COLOR IT BLUE
COLOR IT BLUE features Faye Burgos' fabric collection of the same name, with cheerful and creative bluebird quilt design by Vicki Bellino. This new BOM translates the overall feel of last year's HOUSE...Read More
What's Treenware, and How Did It Inspire Pam Buda?
Marcus Fabrics is pleased to introduce a beautiful new collection by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts! TREENWARE & BERRIES is inspired by Pam's personal collection of early American Treenware. The term...Read More
Introducing TANNER CROSSING by Paula Barnes
The indigo blues, blacks, reds, madder browns, tans, cheddars and golds of Paula Barnes' TANNER CROSSING collection are colors typically found in fabrics of the 1860s through 1900. The "Tanner...Read More
...and See What's "In Stores" for 2015
New BOM programs..."Country Crossroads" is a medallion style BOM quilt by Nancy Rink, featuring her POINTE PLEASANT collection. (100" x 100")Always The Season is our 2015 Holiday BOM....Read More
Sew Many Trends for 2015...
This year we've enjoyed a wealth of trends and directions for quilting, sewing and crafting! So we'd like to bring 2014 to a close with a look back at some of our favorite inspirations that are...Read More
Back to Basics!
Well, technically, we're not going Back to Basics, because at Marcus, we've never actually left the Basics! In fact, our line of top-quality staples and newer "novelty basics" is one of our...Read More
Holiday 2015 - Always The Season
Marcus is pleased to introduce its 2015 Holiday BOM program, ALWAYS IN SEASON. Building on the success of previous holiday-themed BOM programs, this one combines a beautiful...Read More
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Fabrics 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 we...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 Fabrics 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
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 Fabrics 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