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We’re excited to help Jessica Levitt kick off the blog tour for her new book, Modern Mix: 16 Sewing Projects That Combine Designer Prints & Solid Fabrics. The book includes patterns for seven quilts, pillows, bags and more, and shows you how to integrate large-scale prints and bright solids to best feature the designer fabrics you love.

The book is organized into chapters based on the use of solids in each pattern. From the Stash blog:


  • Back Me Up—using solid fabrics as a background for your favorite prints
  • Strips and Stripes—adding strips of solids to highlight your gorgeous prints
  • Accentuate the Positive—little bits of solid colors to bring out the best in pattern
  • Steal the Show—piecing solids as the focus of your project





Your comment today enters you to win a copy of Modern Mix: 16 Sewing Projects That Combine Designer Prints & Solid Fabrics.

You win no matter what though because today you can download an exclusive PDF pattern for the Stripe of Strips Pillow from Modern Mix! The pattern gives you insight into the style of projects in the book, and shows you how Jessica’s clear instructions help guide you to create a perfect “modern mix” of fabrics.

Below is the full tour schedule, which you can also see on Jessica’s Juicy Bits blog; on her final stop she’s giving away a bundle of fat quarters from her latest fabric collection, Kingdom. Download your pattern today, and comment for a chance to win the book!

10/6/11 – Sew Mama Sew

10/7/11 – Jaybird Quilts

10/8/11 – Blue Nickel Studios

10/9/11 – Handmade by Alissa

10/10/11- Stop Staring and… Start Sewing

10/11/11 – Quilting is My Therapy

10/12/11 – Stitch Magazine Blog

10/13/11 – Oh Fransson

10/14/11 – Gen Q Magazine

10/15/11 – Quilt Dad

10/16/11 – Confessions of a Craft Addict

10/17/11 – Amy’s Creative Side

10/18/11 – Pink Chalk Studio

10/19/11 – Connecting Threads Blog

10/20/11 – Keepsake Quilting Blog

10/21/11 – Juicy Bits