Written by: 
Lissa Alexander

National Sewing Month 2013 Today we are taking the ruler concept in a different direction. 
How about rulers printed on fabric? 
What two better combinations?
So, let me introduce you to 
Sandy Klop, the queen of cool.

 A while back, Sandy was visiting the moda warehouse. 
Once she heard we were assembling American Jane quilt kits, 
she insisted on rolling up her sleeves and helping.
Not only is she cool but her fabric lines are pretty cool. 
Her current fabric is named, Potluck. 
(arriving in stores October)

 Sandy's inspiration for this collection:

I have very good memories of potluck picnics at aunt Maggie’s farm!  
Tables were put up by the uncles in the yard with old doors 
and saw horses and the benches were boards on crates.  
The aunts brought out the hot dishes while the watermelons
 cooled in the creek with the soda pop!  
After the pies, cakes and homemade ice cream cones 
were eaten, the adults sat in lawn chairs to drink coffee 
from the thermos while the cousins bounced on the board 
used to cross the creek but more often ended up falling in!
This Potluck line is reminiscent of those summer days.  
There is summer sunshine blended with a cool breeze.

 Sandy also combined some of the most requested fabrics from the past 
and added new designs and colors to round out the collection. 
The fabric we are featuring today is her ruler fabric.

stock # 21646-11
 Rows and rows of running yardsticks,
stock # 21646-13
 in 3 different colorways.
stock # 21646-14
I can imagine all kinds of bags made from this fabric to
 store school supplies, 
sewing gadgets and more.

Sandy has done some patterns that feature this line. 
Pattern #AJ 326 Fun on the Farm
 The ruler/yardstick fabric as borders and sashing.
Pattern #AJ 329 Ready Set Go
To see all of Sandy's patterns,
 visit her website or check at your local quilt store.

I also wanted to share a few other 
American Jane/ Sandy Klop sightings.

Be on the lookout for this to featured in the 
Make it Yourself/Fall Winter 2013 magazine.
Image from Diary of a Quilter
Read what a self proclaimed Sandy- stalker has to say about these fabrics.
I now, Drumroll please...

 "I will be giving away a 
Potluck Layer Cake
 to one lucky winner! 
To enter please leave a comment with your all-time favorite
 dish to take to a serve at at a potluck dinner.

You will have until September 30th at midnight to comment. 
All winners will be randomly selected 
and announced on 
Moda...The Cutting Table Blog 
on October 2nd. 
 Make sure to visit the blog every day for the 
opportunity to win each giveaway!"

Thank you for stopping by.