Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts is one of our all-time favorites. <3 She has been an Aurifil Designer for years and has been sharing her love of our thread with fans, students, and peers for as long as we can remember. Edyta has impeccable taste and her designs are beloved worldwide. We love working with her on collections, both because she always selects a stunning range of colors and because she does so much with her threads that each box functions like a full on thread education.
Her latest collection features a lineup of reds, pinks, and Edyta’s go-to neutrals, absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. The colors coordinate with her Little Sweethearts fabric collection (Andover) and were selected specifically to be used in making the quilts in her book, Sew in Love.
To make things even more fabulous, Edyta partnered with Fat Quarter Shop for a wonderful Block of the Month YouTube series, to give us tips, support, and encouragement along the way! It is the best kind of sew along, led by the designer herself. <3
THREAD COLLECTION DETAILS
Sew in Love
100% Aurifil 50wt Cotton, 12 Large Spools (1422yds/spool)
1103 – 2230 – 2440 – 4668 – 2435 – 2425
2410 – 2000 – 2310 – 2324 – 2325 – 2370
EDYTA on SEW IN LOVE
What brings you the most joy in sharing your patterns with the world?
Seeing my students completing beautiful quilts and dreaming of new quilting projects.
How did you go about selecting threads for complementary collection?
I wanted to have threads that give a delicate accent to my appliqué silhouettes, that’s why I choose a 50wt thread to stitch around the applique in my quilts.
Do you have a favorite block from the book?
My favorite block is the flower “He loves me, He loves me not” block – I just love making this block with our templates.
EDYTA + FAT QUARTER SHOP
How to make:
- The Stardust Block
- The Cross Your Heart Block
- The Together Forever Block
- The You & Me Block
- The Crazy in Love Block
The small spool thread collection:
Edyta partnered with Fat Quarter Shop to produce a small, 10-spool version of Sew in Love, available for sale only through Laundry Basket Quilts and FQS. To check it out, follow the link below!
- Sew in Love Book
- Sew in Love Silhouettes
- Sew in Love Threads (the exclusive small spool collection!)
- Sew in Love Stencil
- He Loves Me Templates
To enter-to-win a signed copy of Sew in Love by Edyta Sitar and the coordinating LG spool Thread Collection, click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry page. You do not have to complete all the options to be entered but the more options you choose, the more entries you have! Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Sunday, February 17! Winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Monday, February 18. Good luck!
Edyta’s love for fabric began at a very young age- when she used her mother’s drapes to create her first fabric project! Fortunately, for all of us, Edyta’s mother recognized her passion and thus began her journey with fabric and sewing. One of Edyta’s biggest blessings is her marriage to husband, Michael. She not only fell in love- she was introduced to a Sitar family tradition of quilting by her mother-in-law, Carol, and grandmother-in-law, Anna.
Quilting has enabled Edyta to express herself about the objects or occasions of her surroundings – her designs are her avenue to release passion! “My children and my husband are my greatest motivation. This is the Cinderella dream for me. Being able to do what I love and share this love with others is the greatest feeling and reward I could imagine!”
The combination of inspiration, a love for fabric, a keen eye for color, and her family teachings blended into the recipe for a talent in constructing amazing quilts, creating innovative quilting patterns for Laundry Basket Quilts, designing beautiful Traditional and Batik fabrics for MODA and stunning threads for Aurifil. She has published 5 books to date, been featured in magazines world-wide, and her quilts have been honored by receiving many awards.
As the founder and owner of her company, Laundry Basket Quilts, Edyta is proud to carry on her family tradition that fabrics and threads have seamlessly stitched together through the generations. Her true passion and quilter’s spirit shine through her classes, workshops, and presentations. She travels all over the world sharing her experiences and connecting with quilters of all levels through the inspiring stories about the quilts she makes.