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 led sewers and quilters to patch various fabrics together intentionally, mixing colors, patterns and even textures.

This season in particular, we're seeing patchwork applied to everything from quilts to clothing to fashion accessories to home decor items of all types! From the look of heavily embellished crazy quilting to simple, orderly fabric squares joined together row-by-row, the look is popular because of its creative and casual charm. Our designers are busy putting together some great patchwork projects for you to enjoy; until then, we've got a few tips to get you started: