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So do I! If we're not at a quilt show coming to your town soon, or if you're unable to visit us here at the mercantile, I invite you to take advantage of our online shopping. Or perhaps you want more of the beautiful hand dyed, sueded cotton you bought at our booth.

You can order Liberty Homestead Quilt Books, Patterns, and Kits, as well as our own Hand Dyed Sueded Cotton right from your home. You'll also find other unusual goodies here at the Mercantile.

We offer secure credit card payments, as well as PayPal, and your order will be quickly shipped to your sewing room. (Unless we're at a quilt show! Check out our show schedule when ordering.) Feel free to email me with any questions you have about my designs or fabrics. I love to get e-mail!

Liberty Homestean Quilts

LIBERTY HOMESTEAD QUILT BOOKS

Liberty HomesteadI’ve been designing quilts and writing quilt books for many, many years now. This category includes all the Liberty Homestead quilt books that are currently available, including the popular Farmhouse Quilts series. I mostly make wall size quilts, but the books also include a few larger projects, small banners, and pillows. All my books contain color pictures of completed projects, full size pattern pieces, and complete instructions. I give instructions for rotary cutting, strip piecing where possible, and any other method that will simplify the process, making it more enjoyable to create and complete your project.
In my books you’ll find a variety of techniques including traditional hand appliqué, machine appliqué, & wool appliqué, hand quilting and utility stitching (the big stitch), machine piecing, and hand embroidery. Many of my quilts are scrap quilts. You can make use of that wonderful scrap stash you have! And, of course, I use my own Hand Dyed Cottons extensively, to give my quilts that slightly aged, well-loved, traditional look that has become the trademark of Liberty Homestead quilts. I hope you enjoy browsing through my books and – Make A Quilt!
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HAND DYED, SUEDED COTTONS

One of the main ingredients in a successful quilt, and the best way to bring that “down home” feeling into your work is through the fabric. Liberty Homestead’s Hand Dyed, Sueded Cotton is a perfect fit for both. Almost all of the quilts shown in the Farmhouse Quilt Books & patterns use this fabric for the backgrounds and all the solid colors.

The dye process known as "Sueded Cotton" is certainly not a secret or an exclusive technique, and is available from several different companies. While I have used this fabric in my designs for many years, it was about 15 years ago that I started experimenting on my own - testing out the many different techniques my research had turned up. Using the same 100% cotton fabric as the starting point, I finally perfected the look I liked the best. And because we dye the fabric here ourselves, I can create and control my own colors. You’ll love the softness and the subtle shading of our deep, rich colors. Our Hand Dyed Sueded Cottons bring a depth and texture to your quilt that will flatter your work and help you create the heirloom look we all love.

The Hand Dyed, Sueded Cotton is sold in two yard bundles and in multi-color fat quarter packs. In addition we've dyed beautiful gradation collections and packaged these in fat eighths (8 yummy shades), fat quarters (8 shades) or half yard bundles (4 shades). While no one can honestly claim to make the only hand dyed quilting fabric that truly looks like suede, or that this is an exclusive dyeing process, the end result for you as a quilter is a beautiful quilt. Which, of course, is always our goal here at Liberty Homestead!

All my fabrics are 44″/45″ wide, are ready to use, and come with a fabric care sheet. We sell yardage in 2 yard bundles, but 1 yard cuts are available upon request.  We do our best to keep our dye lots identical, but since the dyes from our sources may vary, there may be slight differences in the fabric. We recommend you buy all the fabric you need for your project at the same time.  Ask any quilter and they’ll tell you – it’s all about the fabric!  And you're going to love our fabric! 

Liberty Homestead's Hand Dyed, Sueded Cotton - "It's To Dye For"!


LIBERTY HOMESTEAD PATTERNS

Liberty HomesteanIn years past I have published an extensive line of individual quilt patterns – over 100 titles! Since 1994 I have concentrated mostly on writing books. But lately I have again started publishing a few quilt patterns, and I’m thinking I may be doing more along these lines in the future. So I am including a pattern category in my shopping cart. Look for this section to grow in the coming months – and we’ll see how it goes!



FARMHOUSE QUILTS LITTLE BOOKS

Is it a book? Is it a pattern? Yes! “Little Books” are my new patterns which I have put into book form. These little books, only 4″ x 5″, are spiral bound so they are easy to read. On the covers you’ll see a full color picture of the quilt on the front, and another color picture of a second bonus project on the back. The projects on the backs of the books are all made from the scraps left over from the quilt on the front. This goes back to the “words to the wise” from our Grandmothers: Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without. Good news, Grandma – we’re using it up! Each little book contains complete instructions for piecing & rotary cutting, and full size pattern pieces when necessary. And they’re priced right – only $8.95! Pick out your favorites and start your collection today!


PARLOR PILLOWS

PARLOR PILLOWS is a collection of embroidered pillows reminiscent of the 30′s and 40′s when handwork was prominently displayed in a woman’s home. The fancier the work, the more it was shown off – ultimately in the parlor where guests would be surrounded by these pretty little touches. The colored areas of the designs in these parlor pillows are colored in with crayons. The patterns come complete with a fat quarter of our Liberty Homestead hand dyed cotton for the stitched area, giving your work a vintage feel. Our fabric will accept either a fabric crayon or a standard Crayola crayon. You just trace the design on the fabric, color in the sections as directed, and stitch as explained in the complete directions. Finish the pillow with your favorite color of our hand dyed cotton, as shown, or try framing your work for a unique finish. And when you’re done, decorate your “parlor” and invite company over!


VINTAGE POST CARD BANNERS

VINTAGE POST CARD BANNERS. These cute little banners feature vintage post cards which have been beautifully reproduced in full color on a fine weave cotton fabric. Each post card measures 4" x 6" and they come in sets of four, as shown. The finishing kits include everything you will need to finish your banner as shown, including fabric (backing not included), thread, & pattern. Each of these seasonal banners is shown on a 16" wire & wood dowel hanger. All you need is one little spot on your wall and you can change post card banners as often as you like! The hangers are sold separately, and are the same size for each banner.


SINGLE VINTAGE POST CARDS

Single Vintage PostcardsThese single vintage post cards are beautiful reproductions of antique post cards done in rich, deep color on a fine cotton sateen.  The kits are complete with the single 4” x 6” post card, fabric for the borders, binding, and backing, DMC embroidery floss where needed, and instructions.  I can think of many different ways to use & display these fun & quick projects – I’ve shown them here with a single star wire hanger.  A great gift idea!