Heart & Soul Fabric Projects

The Heart and Soul fabric collection is near and dear to my heart. My youngest child (and only daughter) turned 12 the day it came out. It seems so fitting since she was one of my inspiration pieces for the line. I set out to make Heart and Soul and the panels that go along with it, something uplifting for her, something that she could read and feel loved and remember what’s really important in life. I knew that if it would be inspiring for her, it would be for other people, too. As I write this post, Kate is snuggled up in it reading “Where the Red Fern Grows” and it makes my heart want to burst. Also, because she is almost at the end of the story and she’s going to need some comfort soon.

I hope you find inspiration and comfort in my Heart and Soul Collection. I’d like to share some beautiful projects made from some amazingly talented women.

Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter pieced this beautiful quilt

Amy at Amaroonie Designs made all of these wonderful projects. Such talent and hard work!

Andy Knowlton at A Bright Corner made this beautiful quilt

Amber over at Gigi’s Thimbles designed this pattern and made this quilt. It works so well with the collection

We made this simple and fun notebook cover over here!

If you are interested in a simple quilt like the one we made for Kate, head on over to seekgoodworks to get your free pdf pattern.

Thanks for stopping by! Let’s all find ways to lift and inspire others with the words we say, projects we make, and love that we give!

XO – Deena


Young Women’s Personal Progress Notebook Cover

Welcome! Today we are going to share with you how Kate made this sweet little cover for her Young Women’s Personal Progress book! It was perfect timing that my fabric line Heart and Soul came out the same week that Kate turned 12 and entered into the LDS Young Women’s program. If you want to learn more about the goals that Kate is setting throughout her teenage years, check it out here. And If you love faith based products, then you need to take a look at seekgoodworks.com

The Heart and Soul collection is a fun, colorful collection with faith-based ideas and quotes. The fabric Kate used for the cover talks about some of the values she is learning about at home and in the Young Women’s program. I hand wrote this print that she used on the cover and used it as a fabric design. It’s my favorite print in the collection…and I just LOVE the black and white!

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Fossil Rim Project Blog Tour and Sale

I must admit, I love the little dinosaurs in my latest fabric collection, Fossil Rim. We thought these guys would make a welcome appearance on one of my most popular patterns, Squared Away. The navy and pops of yellow really make this one of my favorite fabric combos. Included in the pattern is an applique pattern to add to a pillow, perfect for your little ones to snuggle with. See below for details on getting the pattern and the Fossil Rim fabric for 20% off.

As much as I enjoyed designing this collection, the love doesn’t match up to seeing projects made with the collection. Have a look at some of the gifts, clothing, and quilts that have been made with Fossil Rim.

Sweet Red Poppy made this hoodie and drawstring bag and included a free tutorial. So sweet! He’s ready for adventure!

Over on the I Have Purple Hair blog, Miranda made a Mommy and Me outfit with Fossil Rim. Girls love dinosaurs, too!

Katie at Maytime Moms made a quilt for her son with all of the prints. Lucky boy!

Deonn made the cutest little baby ensemble. That little stuffed dino really tops off the gift. Darling.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get the chance to use Fossil Rim in some of your upcoming projects. As a gift from me, I am offering 20% OFF Fossil Rim and Squared Away pattern throughout October 2017. One lucky person who orders from my etsy shop this month will also receive a $20 gift certificate for anything in my shop! I will choose the winner from all purchases on Nov. 1st, 2017.



Ava Rose Fabric Tour Kickoff

Thanks for joining me! Ava Rose is a sweet floral collection with lots of modern elements, making it versatile for girls and women alike. The saturated colors mixed with creamy whites makes for a fresh color palette. This is one of my favorite fabric collections I have designed to date!


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The quilt pictured is my most popular pattern, Around the Block.  For the Ava Rose version, we have added fat quarter cutting instructions.  To celebrate the release of Ava Rose, everything is 15% off in my Etsy shop this week!  Just use the coupon code AVAROSE15 at checkout.


It’s always so fun to get to this point in the design process….to actually see the fabric interpreted by all of you talented sewists.  Over the next month we will be sharing some inspiration from the following talented bloggers.  Here is the schedule:

Friday, April 7     Sharon Yeager, Daisy Cottage Quilting

Thursday, April 13     Bonnie Ferguson, Hem Me In

Friday, April 21    Melissa Cory, Happy Quilting

Friday, May 5    Erin Cox, Why Not Sew?


If you want to follow along via instagram, follow me @deenarutter for a look at what everyone is up to, and tag your projects #avarosefabric to share with all of us!

-Deena Rutter


Knock on Wood Blog Tour Recap

Hi Folks,

What a fun week it has been showcasing all of the projects made with my Knock on Wood fabric collection. It is so rewarding and exciting to me to see my friends and sewists that I admire so much using my fabric to make quilts and dresses for their families!

Kate and her sewing friends made these little pillowcase dresses for their Simple Simon Muslin Dolls in sewing class this summer. They are sweet and simple to make. The girls all love how they turned out


Pillowcase Dress Tutorial can be found at Simple Simon here.

We also made this cool laundry bag with the grey stripe print.


Find out how to put together your own t-shirt quilt with Jennifer Seelos on Day 1 here.


Amy Smart gives us this great tutorial on how to make this quilt that she made for her son.


Dara Tomasson over at Stitched Quilting Co. made a fabulous quilt for her teenage son, too! You have to go see the fun quilting on this one.


Jina Barney made this sweet Billie’s Best Dress for her granddaughter, Nahla. She is just the cutest. Seriously…heart eyes.


Jedi Craft Girl whipped up this fabulous FREE pdf download for you.




My patterns and Knock on Wood fabric are in my shop! Don’t forget to use the great deal KNOCK15 to get all of your fabric and patterns at 15% off.

Thanks again for stopping by!