Art Gallery Remix Club with Mathew of MisterDomestic

Did you hear about our first ever Design Star? Well his name is Mathew Boudreaux and he’s kind of a big deal. You can find him on Instagram and you might recognize him as the Art Gallery Fabrics Sewcialite and fabric weaving extraordinaire.

Mathew's Design Star Bundles

Throughout the Design Star competition, he curated some of the most amazing AGF-only bundles and went all the way to win the competition and over 50 yards of fabric including the bundle he curated for the final month of the club as the winner! He chronicled his journey in a recent blog post.

Mathew's Bundle

Well we just simply could not let Mathew get away. So we have revamped our popular Art Gallery Remix club so that Mathew could continue curating AGF-only bundles from the best that Art Gallery has to offer. Each month he will be selecting 16 of the most amazing fabrics from the AGF library and we will be shipping them straight to club subscribers! You won’t want to miss these one-of-a-kind bundles!

The first month will be shipping out mid-June 2017. Sign up before June 10th to ensure you receive the first month!

AGF Remix Club with Mathew


Stash Fabrics Design Star 2017 – Sign Up NOW!

A new year of our Design Star Club and Contest is here! It is with great excitement that we announce the new line-up of 11 talented makers that will be curating beautiful bundles for you throughout the year.

Design Star 2017

If you are new to our Design Star Club, we created this club last year to explore the art of creating beautiful, unique bundles from the best that modern fabric has to offer. The goal was two-fold. First, we wanted to bring you the most usable, must-have modern fabrics for your stash and second, we wanted to inspire creativity by taking some of the guess work out of selecting fabric for your next project. And I can honestly say I was so in love with of all the bundles and projects that resulted.  And we are looking forward to doing it again this year!

As a member of the club, you will receive a bundle of 16 coordinating fabrics – solids allowed, but not required this year – selected by each of our 11 fabulous design stars for 12 months. Here is the lineup…

June 2017 – Kate Basti
July 2017 – Nicolas Ball
August 2017 – Rita Hodge
September 2017 – Michelle Wilkie
October 2017 – Cheri Lehnow
November 2017 – Amy Smart
December 2017 – Svetlana Sotak
January 2018 – Rebecca Bryan
February 2018 – Latifah Saafir
March 2018 – Tiffany Marshall
April 2018 – Suzy Williams

Hmmm, 11 design stars, 12 months…but who will select the bundle for that final month?!?

Here’s the magic…IT COULD BE YOU!

Throughout the year we will be doing another competition to find our next Stash Fabrics Design Star to curate the final bundle of the club and win tons of fabric!


Round 1 (June 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017)
Initial entries accepted to the contest. To enter the contest, you will curate a custom bundle of fabric in our shop using our design wall feature and either share your design wall on Facebook and/or Pinterest or post a screenshot of your bundle on Instagram and tag #stashfabricsdesignstar. We will pick the top 12 entries to go onto the next round.

  • You do not have to have an account on our site to create a design wall, but we recommend that you create one to ensure that your design wall is saved between sessions.
  • When viewing a listing in our shop, you will see an option under the price to add that fabric to your design wall. You can access your design wall through a link in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Entry bundles should be 16 fabrics.
  • You do not have to be a member of the club to enter.
  • Multiple entries accepted per person.

Round 2-4 (September, October, November 2017)
Each month a new themed contest will begin. We will present the participants with a collage for which they are to develop a bundle from the fabrics in our shop around using the design wall. There will be a vote each round and the bottom 3 people will drop off.

Final Round (January 2018)
Final 3 people will design their best, most kick ass bundle using the fabric from our shop. A vote will determine the grand prize winner to be announced in February 2017.

So what’s in it for you? I mean aside from having your beautiful face added to our amazing graphic and major bragging rights. We thought free fabric was appropriate….


Grand Prize
The winner will receive the title of Stash Fabrics Design Star and they will curate the 12th and final bundle in our club. They will also receive ALL 12 fat quarter bundles from the Design Star Club including their own! 192 fat quarters total!

Second Place
First runner up will receive their curated bundle from the grand prize round and a $50 gift certificate to our shop.

Third Place
Second runner up will receive their curated bundle from the grand prize round and a $25 gift certificate to our shop.

That’s over $600 in prizes!!!! And did I mention it could be you? We invite you to join the club today and start thinking about those bundles. It’s going to be fun, fun, fun!

Stash Fabrics Design Star: Final Round


This is it! This is for all the marbles!  We have whittled our way down to our final three bundle curating machines and one final vote will determine who will be your 2017 Stash Fabrics Design Star. For this round we asked Carmen, Jenn, and Mathew to curate the absolute best bundle they could dream up using their design wall and fabric from our shop. Originally, the winning bundle was going to be the 12th and final bundle in our Design Star club shipping in May, however, since May is still a few months out, we decided to give the winner a chance to curate yet another bundle of their choice, possibly using newer fabric lines. You may have noticed that fabric moves at the speed of light so three months makes a big difference.

Without further ado, here are the final round bundles from their design walls. You can click on each bundle image below to see the “real-life” bundle and then don’t forget to come on back and cast your vote for who you think should be our 2017 Stash Fabrics Design Star! We included a little collage including their vintage, gender neutral and wanderlust bundles so you could see them all in one place! Voting is open through February 28th.

Carmen Siu 


“A few years ago, I was walking through Toronto’s garment district when I passed a couple on the sidewalk. It was a split-second encounter, but you could tell they were in disagreement about something. Gruffly, the man lectured the woman: “it’s just fabric. It’s just little threads woven together.” The woman was visibly frustrated. I don’t think I had started sewing at that point, but as I continued walking, his comment struck me as unnecessarily bitter.

Well, maybe not bitter he was technically correct. Quilting fabrics are cotton threads woven together and then printed with flowers or lines or dots (or vampires watching a movies) on them. But anybody who creates knows that the materials we use become more than the sum of their parts. To me, the fabric pull is all about play, expression, problem-solving and opening up to let inspiration find you.

I know it sounds completely cheesy, but the Design Star Competition really hit that home too. Every month, Beth challenged us with a new theme, and I’d dutifully open up my design wall and start loading it up. Before I would submit my entries, I always worried that one of the other competitors had come up with the same thing. After all, my fabric picks had come to me so naturally maybe they were just super obvious and everyone else had also thought to pull the same designs. It’d be like showing up to a party in the same outfit!

Thankfully, that never happened every bundle was unique and thoughtfully curated by participants who really rose to each of Beth’s challenges with their own sensibility. It’s been so much fun participating in this competition, and it feels bittersweet that this is the last round. I picked my absolute faves from Stash Fabrics, but I hope people find the bundle versatile enough to make it their own:) Here’s to “little threads woven together”!”



Jenn Rossotti


“The question of what inspires me is a tough one for me to answer.  I think the most honest answer I can give is “I don’t always know”.  Sometimes I see something, a motif or a color palette, and there’s just this feeling I get.  Its a very knowing feeling that will pull me in a certain direction like gravitational energy.  This feeling is distinctive, and unmistakable.  I try not to define it by saying it is or isn’t some certain aspect of what ever it is I’m looking at.  I just let the feeling it linger and see where it takes me.

I think the aspect of creating with fabric that I find the most rewarding and inspiring is the process itself.  I feel most at home, most zoned in and most powerful in my craft when I’m up to my eyeballs in a really difficult design.  I feel most alive in that place where I’m looking at something that seems impossible to create and I have to struggle through all the mistakes and the do-overs.  That’s my sweet spot.  I love the tedium.  I revel in minutiae and I enjoy every step of the routine along the way.

This Design Star experience has been so rewarding.  Every prompt we were given presented it’s own challenges and helped me to grow creatively.  Each opportunity to make a bundle was the chance to tell another story about who we were and what matters to us.  I would say with out a doubt this process has sharpened my eye for pulling fabric for the sake of storytelling.  In the past I’d often put things together simply because they “matched” or the colors were right.  Being part of this competition helped me see how a story can add a rich layer of meaning to the fabrics we choose to spend our time with.  I truly feel indebted to Stash and all the voters for helping me recognize what an invaluable tool that is.”

-Jenn (final bundle entitled Woodland Wedding)


Mathew Boudreaux


“Life. This is what inspires me. Life is amazing. And I try to live mine as fully as possible. And I thought that I had that down pat and then Helena was born and she showed me a whole new way to look at the world. And now I am constantly flooded with enough inspiration in one day to fill a year and my biggest challenge is trying to settle on which idea to actually start working on. To help me with the widdling down, I’m also really inspired by a challenge and learning something different. So a lot of times I choose projects so that I can learn a new skill or see if I can actually do something that I’m kinda intimidated by. Much like this Stash Fabrics Design Star challenge, I’ve intentionally tried to select bundles each round that were different than the previous which often took me outside of my comfort zone. And this bundle was no different, finding inspiration in the challenge of can I make these colors work? And boy oh boy am I stoked at the final result. I hope you enjoy it as well and thanks for coming along with me on my journey.”




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Stash Fabrics Design Star: Round 4

We’re getting close! So very close! After this round we only have ONE more round until we determine our first ever Stash Fabrics Design Star. And this round is kind of exciting because each person that makes it through is a guaranteed prize winner. And you know they would all love to walk away with something for their efforts. This round you are voting for your *single most favorite* curated bundle from the six remaining finalists.


Our round 4 theme was WANDERLUST. I invited the finalists to design a bundle that incites the desire to travel. Where to was completely up to them, and you can see a bit about where they’re taking you beneath each bundle, and we have listed each in the shop (with a few substitutions) in limited quantities. Click on each bundle image below to see the “real-life” bundle. Enjoy your travels!

Carmen Siu

Thanks for choosing Mister and Mouse Airlines! This month’s special tour package, brought to you in collaboration with Stash Fabrics Travel, will be journeying to faraway Japan. We have prepared this special illustrated tour guide for you to follow along.

Carmen @misterandmouse

Japan is known as the Land of the Rising Sun — you can see this represented in its flag, which depicts a red circle on a white background. When we land, you won’t have to worry about not knowing the language, because public signs are extremely clear and easy to comprehend. Since we’ll be hungry, we’re going to stop off at a depaato (department store) food hall and pick up some perfectly shaped fruit to snack on. We’ll then line up at the Tsukiji Fish Market for their famous tuna auction and a sushi lunch. Up next: a cross-country train ride to view the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, where visitors leave behind paper cranes to commemorate the departed. We’ll admire the cherry blossoms, visit one of the country’s many “cat islands” (where cats outnumber people!), and then return to Tokyo to catch Pokemon until the stars come out. We hope you’ll join us for an unforgettable trip!

Jessica Schunke

Jessica @blueskycrafter

As I was sitting at my computer with a cold, wet rain falling down the window, all I could think was, “I need to be on a beach.” This soothing bundle was inspired by dreams of warm sand between my toes, a cool blue-green ocean in front of me, a soft wind on my cheek, and pops of bright bougainvilleas around the corner. Oh, and a tasty drink in my hand, too.

Megan Wenger

Megan @lifeofmegananne

Picture a land where the golden sun just dips below the the horizon on long summer days that never get completely dark at night. A land where the ground is a soft and spongy moss green that puts a spring in each step you take. Where deep, jagged peaks plunge into the bright teal Arctic waters and even when standing right there, gazing into the stunning beauty of it all you have a hard time believing it is real. This is Lofoten – a stunningly beautiful and unique landscape off the northern coast of Norway. We spent two weeks tooling along its winding roads and driving through long tunnels, hiking and backpacking, and getting soaked by the rain. My best memory from that trip came the day after we spent the night in a storm hoping the wind wouldn’t break our tent. We made it back to town (hike + ferry ride), dried out a bit, and then headed out again. This time, the sun was brightly shining and it dried our wet gear in moments. I found the perfect spot to jump from the rocks into the clear ocean. We had the beach to ourselves as the golden hour stretched on to infinity. Horseid Beach, Lofoten {photo} || Lofoten {trip stories, photos & video}

Nisha Bouri

Nisha @nishydoodle

For this round, I chose to travel to the Lost City of Atlantis.  The peaceful and thrilling aspect of the ocean can only be better when combining that with a little imagination.

Jenn Rossotti

Name: Aurora Borealis

Jenn @jennrossotti

Seeing the Northern Lights has always been a bucket list item for me.  I look forward to the day when I can stop imagining what they look like and actually see them in person.  When the word “wanderlust” comes to mind, I imagine a cold Northern sky under dancing green and purple lights. Until it happens, of course… then on to the next adventure.

Mathew Boudreaux

Mathew @misterdomestic

Back in 2010, my best friend (who lives in Texas) and I (who lived in California at the time) decided to take a vacation together, meeting somewhere in the middle. We toggled back and forth between a few different destinations, but finally landed on Sedona, Arizona. We both flew into Phoenix and then drove the two hours north to reach Sedona and, holy Toledo Batman, as we approached the city, both of our jaws dropped as we saw the reddish/orangish/goldenish hued stone structures jutting into the sky, almost as a gateway into the oasis that awaited us. And the sky was pure as pure can be in both its diurnal and nocturnal iterations. While there, I ate raw food, had the best massage I have ever had in my life, randomly saw Billy Corgan at an eatery, and hiked up this mountain that neither one of us had any business climbing to reach an energy vortex that was beyond. This was definitely one of those vacations where I left feeling so centered and grateful for having experienced something other-worldly. And this bundle captures both the emotional and aesthetic thrill ride into kumbayah that can only be experienced in Sedona, Arizona.

Congratulations to our design stars moving on to the final round – Carmen, Mathew, and Jenn! And a huge thank you to those that didn’t make it through for making it such a fun competition. It was a close race!


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Stash Fabrics Design Star: Round 3

Can you see it? The perfect color palette that suits every person, woman or man, boy or girl. A collection of fabric where everyone stops to look and admire – that captures the hearts of even the most manly men and girly girls, that would make soon to be parents gladly opt out of the gender reveal before the birthday.


This was the round 3 challenge presented to our remaining design stars and I can’t wait to show you what they came up with. But first, let’s take a moment to introduce you to their faces. Presenting our 9 design star finalists…

Meet Your Design Star Finalists

Along with their bundles this round, I asked them if they were a new addition to the crayon box, what color would they be and why. You can find their answers below the bundles they curated below to get a bit of a feel for their personalities. You can also stalk them on IG which is always fun. Either way, don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom and cast your vote for your top 2 most favorite gender neutral bundles!
“Garnet (classy, sassy, and always on point)” – Nisha
“I would be orangesicle, a mix of tangerine and cream, because it makes me think of warm summer days, even in the coldest part of winter!” – Snow
“11 am fog – This is the pale, gray blue fog with a hint of sunny gold around the edges. It’s calm and simple, but with just a bit of surprise and sparkle hiding beneath the surface. 11 am fog likes to wake up slow and start the days quiet. It is full of quiet anticipation.” -Megan
“The color I would be is Baby Poop Green. All my life, I’ve always gravitated toward the outcast type, partially because I’ve always felt like one myself and partially because it always hurt my core when I saw people being picked on, both of which I’ve experienced all too often myself. And that’s how I feel about Baby Poop Green. It just hasn’t been given it’s fair shake, so I’d do everything I could to let people know how awesome I was and that I really do get along with everyone in the Crayon Box.” – Mathew
“I’d probably be Orange Peel. Orange evokes a taste and smell to me quicker and more strongly than any other colour…and I’m constantly thinking about food. I love citrus fruits, the band Pulp, and the fall season too. It’s bright, friendly and gender-neutral — orange you glad to have it around?;) (The pun just can’t be resisted!)” – Carmen
“My new crayon color would be called blooming amethyst. It would be a soft and familiar color with a bit of unexpected brightness. Blooming amethyst reflects my nurturing, responsible mom self and represents my love of juxtaposition, surprise and color.” – Ivy
“If I were a new addition to the crayon box, I’d be a cool slate blue-gray. I’m not ostentatious and often fly under the radar, but I like helping others and am the type to just put my head down and get to work. Blue-gray is a workhorse color that goes with just about anything and helps to really enliven other colors, making them pop and sing.” – Jessica
“I would probably be the crayon version of the “mystery markers” that change color- my color would change with my mood 🙂 but I would likely keep an almost constant green undertone. Mostly a lighter shade of green with a hint of blue, that would change to a darker tone when I’m angry or sad. I’d say this color because blue green can be a strong moody color or it can be nice and calming and refreshing with a sense of peace. (:” -Kim
“If I were a new crayon in the box my color would be called Prismatic Peach. It is a fabulous new coloring technology. An iridescent and shimmery hue of pale orange that changes color as you view it from different angles and in varying light.” -Jenn

There you have it! Their best gender neutral bundles on their design walls at Stash Fabrics! Which one is your favorite???

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Stash Fabrics Design Star Round 2 RESULTS

Are you new to our Design Star competition? Read a bit more about it here and here.

The twelve finalists in our Design Star competition did not disappoint in round 2. All 12 vintage bundles were unique and well curated and the 1400+ votes reflected that fact. However, only the top 9 will be moving onto round 3 so without further ado and in no particular order…

Stay tuned for the announcement of our round 3 theme and check out the shop to see all of our design star bundles. You’ll see a couple of new additions from some of our top rated bundles from round 2 in very limited edition!

Stash Fabrics Design Star Round 2 VOTE!


Are you new to our Design Star competition? Read a bit more about it here.

We are in the final throws of round 2 and our finalists have been busy curating their vintage-inspired bundles. I genuinely love how unique and amazing all of the round 2 entries are! Please take a moment to cast your vote on your 3 most favorite bundles using the poll below. The 9 finalists receiving the most votes will move onto round 3 and be one step closer to being our first ever Design Star!

“1970s Country Girl”
“Harvest Sunset”
“Play Room”
“Vintage Party”
“Urban Retro”
“Petals and Pearls”
“Ethel’s House”
“Summer’s End in Pyrex Primary”
“Glass Beach, 1956”


“Katie Goes to Paris”


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Stash Fabrics Design Star Contest: Round 2


vin·tage noun vin·tage \ˈvin-tij\
1 :  a period of origin or manufacture
2 : of old and continuing interest, importance, or quality
3 : a season’s yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard

I don’t know about you, but I have a great appreciation for vintage things. Vintage sheets, vintage toys, vintage pyrex, vintage all the things please. In looking up the definition of vintage, I began to realize that as our round two theme, it might be a little broad. After all, everything falls into some “period of origin”, even modern day stuffs.


But I don’t want to limit it. I think it will be more interesting to see what vintage means to each of our Design Star finalists. They can use the images here as inspiration or find their own inspiration, but I think this will ensure that we have twelve superbly unique bundles to vote between.


Our design star finalists will have until September 27th to send me their bundle of 16 fabrics representing their idea of “vintage”, and then we will all reconvene here for a vote of your favorites. Remember that the last person standing in this competition will curate the final bundle of the club and be named our first ever design star!!! Wish them luck!

Click here for image sources and more vintage inspiration

Stash Fabrics Design Star Finalists


I’m just going to go ahead and say it. Our Design Star club and contest has already well exceeded my expectations. The bundles curated by the first four design stars have been stellar, and there were over 300 entries into the contest! And they were all amazing! Which is why it’s taken us almost a full month to make a decision…

Tara @radandhappy
Tara @radandhappy

But seriously, a big thank you to all that participated and those who are following along and making this fun. In my eyes you are all design stars! But alas, only our favorite twelve are moving on to the next round so without further ado and in no particular order, your design star finalists…

Carmen @misterandmouse
Carmen @misterandmouse
Jessica @blueskycrafter
Jessica @blueskycrafter
Nisha @nishydoodle
Nisha @nishydoodle
Bec @skyberries
Bec @skyberries
Snow @sewing_with_dragons
Snow @sewing_with_dragons
Mathew @misterdomestic
Mathew @misterdomestic
Anna @mywanderingpath
Anna @mywanderingpath
Holly @hollygetsquilty
Holly @hollygetsquilty
Ivy @ohivybee
Ivy @ohivybee
MeganAnne @lifeofmegananne
Jenn @jennrossotti
Jenn @jennrossotti
Kim @reddd02
Kim @reddd02

Their challenge, should they choose to accept it, will be to design a new bundle in September that represents a predetermined theme that we will announce soon. Everyone else’s mission will be to come back and vote on your favorites once they are finished. So check back VERY soon for September’s theme!

And let me just say that we would love for you to continue sharing your design walls. So much in fact that we are going to keep an eye on the #stashfabricsdesignwall hashtag for bundles that wow us. We might even have a few little prizes along the way for featured bundles and you never know when your bundle might pop up in our little shop!

Stash Fabrics Design Star Contest: Round 1

Have you seen them? All the beautiful bundles being created by all the creative people?!?

Design Star Round One

Round One of our Design Star Contest is in full swing! Contestants are vying for the chance to become our first ever Design Star and win a boatload of fabric (192 fat quarters!!) by curating clever bundles on their design walls on our site and sharing them on Facebook, Pinterest and/or Instagram using the hashtag #stashfabricsdesignstar. Each entry to the contest should be 16 fabrics of your choosing, and multiple entries are allowed and encouraged. We want to see your skills in curating unique and inspiring bundles!

The contest is open to everyone and there is only a little less than a month left to enter before we will be selecting our final 12 contestants to go on to the next round.

Here are a few pro tips on how to use the features of our website to create original bundles…

To get to your design wall, click the link in the Design Wall link in the upper right of your screen on our site. You do not have to have an account to create a design wall, but we recommend that you do to ensure that your design wall remains across sessions and devices.

On every fabric page, you have the option below the yardage selector to add the item to your design wall.

Also at the bottom of every fabric page, you will find a color selector that allows you to easily find other prints in our shop that match specific colors in the print.

This is what you see when you click the pink circle (the second one) above. You can specify the similarity and the amount that you want in your coordinating print. Use this to mix and match collections to your heart’s content! But be careful…it can be addicting! Just ask all the people who have caught the bug…

#stashfabricsdesignstar on Instagram

For full details on our Design Star Club and Contest, check out the previous post. You have until the end of July to enter the contest, and we still have a couple spots left in the club if you are interested in receiving an original curated bundle straight to your mailbox each month. For those that have already subscribed and/or entered the contest, thank you for playing along with us!