Sew in Love

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

Sew in Love
100% Aurifil 50wt Cotton, 12 Large Spools (1422yds/spool)
1103 – 2230 – 2440 – 4668 – 2435 – 2425
2410 – 2000 – 2310 – 2324 – 2325 – 2370

To view this info on our website, click here. For purchasing, please contact your local Aurifil Dealer.

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.

Favorite Notions:

How to make:

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!



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!

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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.


  1. Love mug rugs are a fun small quilting project for valentines. The quit is gorgeous but I just purchased Patches of blue so working on the schoolhouse quilt right now

  2. Small projects with reds for Valentines’ Day is a favorite. I’d like to try some big stitch quilting with red & pinks 28 weight thread.

  3. Cool book and pretty threads! So nice! My favorite thing to sew for Valentine’s is anything with hearts! Enjoy your day!! 🙂 🙂 angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  4. I love to make candle mats for Valentine gifts. Edyta and her patterns and quilts are wonderful!! Love her!!

  5. I love to make heart blocks for Valentines Day. The newest one is a little topper for the toilet in my bathroom. And Edyta’s new colors are perfect for the occasion!

  6. My favorite thing to sew is pillows for my liking room in Valentine’s day fabric. This year I’m making a quilt and table runner while my 8 year old daughter makes the pillows.

  7. Valentines themed pillows are fun to make. A replaceable cover means you can swap to the next monthly theme! Or if the person is a real heart lover, it can be left all year.

  8. I like to make little hearty things for our dinner table – Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
    ♥ Autifil

  9. My guild, Ladies of the Lakes Quilt Guild in Wolfboro, NH makes heart quilts for our members in need of a big group hug. I think that’s the best way to celebrate Valentines Day, sharing love with your friends,

  10. Had a class with you several years ago! Sew much fun! I have several of your books but not this one yet, Aurifil is the best. It’s what I have in my thread drawer!

  11. It varies with the year whether I sew for my Valentines. Sometimes I make mug rugs, sometimes table runners, other times there are pin cushions, but some sad years there is no Valentine sewing at all. We have a puppy this year and I can’t get near the sewing machine unless he is sleepy on my lap, so this is likely a no-sewn-Valentine year. Good thing he is cute!

  12. I love using your thread for machine quilting especially and Edita’s color choices are gorgeous! I adore her tulip quilt. Absolutely charming!

  13. I haven’t sewn many Valentines Day projects, but I have one on my list – a crazy quilt pillow with lots of hand embroidery stitches.

  14. I like to make tablerunners for Valentine’s day and Laundry Baskets fabric and Aurifil thread would help!

  15. I love to make small gifts (mug rugs, pot holders etc) to give to my friends for Valentines’s Day.

  16. Why hearts of course! I also have a cute house block that I’d like to combine with the heart blocks, with the theme of Love is the Heart of the Home. Love all of Edyta’s work, fabulous!!

  17. Beautiful quilts and threads. I have a Valentine’s wall hanging on my list of things to make…but I’ve not made a Valentine’s project yet, too busy with baking and card making with the kids at this time of year

  18. I have loved Edyta’s work for several years, ever since Ricky Tims interviewed her for Quilters Take Manhattan. She has such good color sense, knowing exactly what goes together. Sew In Love is a perfect example of this.

  19. I would LOVE to be working on this BOM for Valentine’s Day but somehow it didn’t come onto my radar until it was too late to sign up!! So mostly for Valentine’s day I have made small decorative quilts for my great niece and myself!

  20. That is such a gorgeous quilt! I like to sew anything with hearts, but mostly I like to make small things like mug rugs that are fast and I can give to friends.

  21. I LOVE Hearts!! So love to make Heart things…Mug Rugs, lil’ Heart Handwarmers, and Runners for table… Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too 😀

  22. I don’t usually sew for Valentine’s Day. I usually give candy. These fabrics and quilts are just gorgeous. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  23. What an awesome book! Love the colors! My favorite thing to sew for Valentine’s Day is pillow covers. They come together quickly, so I can make extra for gifts.

  24. I like to machine embroider either tea towels for the kitchen or hand towels for the bathroom with hearts for Valentine’s Day.

  25. Thanks for the chance to win. I don’t usually sew for Valentine’s Day. If I do, it is not a typical heart. Something like the He Loves Me flower would be more my style.

  26. I would like to try making some kind of stuffed heart. They would me beautiful sewn in some Sew in Live fabric! ❤️💕

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