Vintage Made Modern: Stitcher’s Garden

Stitcher’s Garden is the second collection in my Vintage Made Modern fabric line from RJR fabrics. I have a passion for all things vintage, and this fabric line allowed me to combine my love of vintage fabric and embroidery. I designed it to be versatile for all types of sewing.

You can look through the Stitcher’s Garden Inspiration Sampler here.

In fashion sewing, here are a few of our top selling apparel patterns created in the new collection. The Boardwalk Dress shown here features the Lilac Collage and Small Gingham Indigo prints.

I love the Meadow Plum print here for our Everyday Tank pattern.


Since Stitcher’s Garden is made to feature embroidery as well, it’s a great option for purses and other accessories. The Mad Money Mini Bag featured below features how you can fussy cut the Lilac Collage to feature your own stitching. We simply stitched over the daisy line art in the print using my 12-weight Crossroads Decorative thread from Sulky to add some embellishment to our bag.

Here again, we used the line art of the collage print to embellish our top selling Petite Stitched Purse pattern in the Strawberry Collage print.
sg-petite-purse It’s delightful for crafts around the house, shown here with Chloe our office cat, and the Tutorial Reboot I just did for Missouri Star Quilt Company, using their Love Notes quilt block and the Indygo Junction Banded Basket pattern. I love how the fabric pairs with my Crossroads Denim fabric line shown on the basket in Eggplant.


See that quilt behind Chloe? You can see the full quilt created for my fabric line – the Starstruck quilt on The Quilt Show’s blog, and watch my interview from Spring Market with Tracy Mooney, talking about Stitcher’s Garden and what inspired my design. Click the link above to download a FREE copy of the Starstruck quilt pattern.
starstruck-jpg__600x0_q85_crop-scale_subsampling-2And in the Fabriflair™ Brio Sphere! It’s fun to add embroidery to these first before stitching them together, for a little extra texture and dimension.


The Collage Prints were made to be embroidered in all different ways. It’s exciting to see how each person chooses to stitch this fabric, highlighting different colors and features of the print. If you’d like to learn more about the basics of embroidery, be sure to visit our YouTube channel to view my Crossroads Embroidery series where I teach the basics of hand embroidery as well as provide stitch tutorials.

We’ve also created printable Stitcher’s Garden labels for you! Download the Stitcher’s Garden Printable Labels here.

Stitcher’s Garden is available in Independent fabric stores and online. Ask for it at your local Fabric Store!





A FabriFlair Holiday!

Here at Indygo Junction, we are pretty excited to usher in our first holiday season with FabriFlair™!

These dimensional paper piecing kits offer unique, clever, and practical projects to showcase your favorite fabrics, embroidery and fiber art for quilters and sewers alike. They are a great on-the-go project, and a perfect gift for loved ones.

The Brio Sphere and Bowl gives you options – create a fun home decor piece (use as a bookend or door stop) or you can make a clever handmade bowl for storage. Each Brio Sphere kit makes two projects so you can have one of each with one kit!

The Radiant Star makes a great centerpiece or tree topper. This kit is a real showstopper!


The Trilliant Ornament Kit comes with the templates to create three 4 inch ornaments. It will add delightful dimension in modern style to your tree. Perfect for leftover scraps from a quilt, or a way to celebrate your favorite team in handmade style! Create for your own tree this Christmas or use for your annual ornament exchange.

The Navette Needlecase Kit gives you the templates for two tri-fold needlecases. Just add fabric of your choosing, and hand stitched with love. One for you, and one for a stitching friend!

You can see all of our FabriFlair kits here.
We can’t wait to see what you make with these kits for this holiday season. When you share them on social media, please use the hashtag #fabriflair so we can see your images!

Dimensional Paper Piecing: Eye candy for fabric lovers!


Gingham, Fashion & Fun

Gingham is a timeless fabric that has been popular since it’s creation. And it’s easy to see why! It looks great in whatever design it’s used, it’s washable and it’s durable.

Gingham originally included solids and stripes, but for most of us today, gingham is synonymous with checks. And, one of the appeals of gingham today is the range of check sizes available. Depending on your pattern and the look you’re going for, you can choose small, medium or large gingham checks.

It’s fun to see the difference in the same Everyday Tank pattern with the two different sizes of gingham prints. They both work so well! The small gingham in this tank is from Amy’s new line of fabric, Stitcher’s Garden for RJR Fabrics.


A medium size check from Cotton & Steel creates a classic summer look for the second Indygo Junctions Everyday Tank featured here. They both would be so lovely with a sweater to span seasons too!



This large check,  also from Cotton & Steel and worn by Amy in Michigan with her son, creates a dramatic feel with a timeless print. The modern silhouette of  Indygo Junction’s Essential Shift Dress suits this fabric perfectly.



And Indygo Junction’s Alphabet Applique lends itself to featuring these prints in a more vintage heirloom way.alphabet-applique



And the tiny gingham is the perfect fabric for these Patchwork Pincushions.


The Fabriflair Brio Sphere and bowl gets a gingham makeover with Stitcher’s Garden.



Want more gingham?

sg-collage-with-ginghamAmy’s new Stitcher’s Garden line of fabric from RJR Fabrics has gingham in several colorways and a few sizes too. You can look for it online and ask for it in independent fabrics stores.

If you’d like to read more about the history of gingham, jump over to my Vintage Made Modern Gingham post on AmyBarickman!










Time to Deck the Halls – Top Selling Christmas Patterns

It’s time to get going on the Christmas decor! Give one of these top five Christmas patterns a try this year.

  1. Santa’s Stand-Up Stocking



2. Leg’s Celebrate



3. Christmas Card Tree


4. Elf Loot Boot


5. Santa’s Calendar & Card Holder


Click here to browse all of our holiday patterns today!

Creative holiday patterns!







Create Halloween Decor at Home

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get sewing!

Whether you’re looking for something whimsical or more tradition, we have just the pattern for you this fall.

Fun & Whimsical


Our fun “I Love My Mummy” doll & pillow pattern adds just the right amount of fun into your seasonal decor. Create using our Crossroads Denim or muslin strips. The pattern includes instructions for the mummy doll, two sizes of pillows as well as the fun signage to print & add to your display.


Don’t you love this one? The “Legs Celebrate” pattern lets you create fun inside and out. Create the witch legs to add to a pot or stick under the edge of your house as an extra “treat” for your trick-or-treaters this year. This pattern also includes elf legs so you can get into the Christmas spirit too.

Traditional Autumn Decor


Add a touch of fall to the house with our Pumpkin Trio pattern. The three sizes allow you to put just the right decor in just the right spot around your home. Create in traditional orange (such as our Crossroads Denim Sweet Potato or Cream shown here in the small & medium) or try a flannel plaid (shown here in the large). We’ve also used real stems for a rustic look or you can use the instructions to create your own stem & leaves (as below).


Browse our holiday patterns to find just the right Halloween decor for you.

Three Great Halloween Patterns for a creative spirit!