Meet, Kept–my newest fabric collection.

Meet kept–my newest fabric collection for Robert Kaufman.

kept fabric . carolyn friedlander

I have a new fabric collection, and it is called Kept. This is a small, 12-piece group that has a mellow feel and the ability to go with the flow.

kept fabric . carolyn friedlander

The designs themselves are inspired by collections of things that I have kept. These are things like shapes found in studio stuff, patterns I come across in my daily life and design ideas that roll around in my head. The mix of textures and shape goes from hand drawn and linear to bold and geometric.

kept fabric and kept coordinates . carolyn friedlander

As is usual with a new collection comes a brand-new group of coordinates to go along with it. I love bringing in coordinates that can broaden the character and expand on the possibilities of any collection. These can go alongside Kept or inspire a starting point all their own.

kept fabric and coordinates . carolyn friedlander

I’ve made a variety of projects using my Kept collection and the coordinates to celebrate just some of the creative possibilities. I don’t know about you, but while spending so much time at home during a challenging year I’ve found great comfort in sewing and all of the levels of creativity that it offers. From embracing color, to working with different fabrics, to indulging in projects big and small, practical and comforting–sewing is a very good thing for us to embrace right now.

kept fabric projects . carolyn friedlander

I’ll be sharing more about each of the projects in the coming weeks. If you’d like to see an overview of all of them now, check out this new video that I put together. And let me know what you think!

I made most of the projects above with the big exception of the AMAZING quilted coat and tote. They were made by Brittney Frey (using the Sapporo Coat pattern and Sylvie Tote pattern), and they are just dreamy.

kept fabric projects . carolyn friedlander

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27 Responses to Meet, Kept–my newest fabric collection.

  1. Melanie October 23, 2020 at 2:23 pm #

    Another terrific fabric collection! Love all the projects show casing the new fabrics. Thanks for sharing the video, that patchwork jacket is divine. Enjoy the weekend and thanks again for all the inspiration. ox

    • carolyn friedlander October 23, 2020 at 2:36 pm #

      Thank you so much, Melanie! That really means a lot. I can’t wait to see what you make, and have a great weekend! xo!

  2. Rossie October 23, 2020 at 3:39 pm #

    Ohhhh…I love them! Do you know that I often buy your fabrics by the bolt? I am watching this and thinking…that one, no that one! No that one! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    • carolyn friedlander October 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

      aww, thanks so much Rossie! <3 It's always such a treat to see what you do with them!

  3. deborah October 23, 2020 at 4:02 pm #

    I am looking forward to buying these for my next project- where will they be retailed?

    • carolyn friedlander October 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

      I’m so glad you like them, Deborah! Shops who carry Robert Kaufman fabrics are able to order the collection now, and so you can ask your local shop to carry them! Or keep an eye out in March 2021 as shops post the fabrics when they start arriving.

  4. Mary Colter October 23, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

    What a beautiful new collection! Iโ€™m so excited!

    • carolyn friedlander October 26, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

      Thank you, Mary!

  5. Elena October 23, 2020 at 4:11 pm #

    So beautiful ๐Ÿ’•. Congratulations Carolyn on the new fabrics and projects!
    Hope the fabrics will become available in the UK soon. I am very much looking forward to the quilt pattern release.

    • Thahera October 23, 2020 at 4:39 pm #

      Congratulations Carolyn! This is so good, can’t wait for it to arrive in the UK.

      • carolyn friedlander October 26, 2020 at 1:40 pm #

        Thank you, Thahera!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • carolyn friedlander October 26, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

      Thank you, Elena! I hope they find their way to you soon too!

  6. Latifah Saafir October 23, 2020 at 10:10 pm #

    Youโ€™re still my fave! Canโ€™t wait to add these to my collection! ๐Ÿ˜˜

    • carolyn friedlander October 26, 2020 at 10:19 am #

      aww, thank you Latifah!! xo!

  7. Keri B October 23, 2020 at 10:43 pm #

    Amazing fabric and patterns and projects! Loved watching your YouTube video and I subscribed in hopes that I can participate in a sew-along.

    • carolyn friedlander October 26, 2020 at 10:18 am #

      Thanks, Keri! I’m really glad to hear you like the collection and that you’ll be joining in on the sew along!

  8. Susan M Sawatzky October 24, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

    what is the hat pattern? where can I find it?

    • carolyn friedlander October 26, 2020 at 10:18 am #

      Hi Susan, the hat patterns are by Elbe Textiles. They are the Sorrento and Serpentine hats, and they are really fun to make.

  9. Tori October 30, 2020 at 1:46 pm #

    As always, perfection, Carolyn! I love the new patterns, and especially your words about the impact lockdown has on us and staying busy. I can’t wait to see these in my LQS, and also can’t wait for that lovely new quilt pattern! Looking forward to seeing it available. Thanks & have a great week-end!

    • carolyn friedlander November 20, 2020 at 10:25 am #

      Thank you, Tori! Take care!

  10. Anna Amory November 7, 2020 at 10:11 pm #

    Love the Long Leaf quilt, where can I buy the pattern and templates please?

    • carolyn friedlander November 20, 2020 at 10:24 am #

      Thanks, Anna! The pattern and templates will be coming soon! Stay tuned for an announcement. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Anna March 28, 2021 at 7:14 am #

        Hello again, any news on the Long Leaf pattern and templates?

  11. Jami C December 6, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

    Love love love. Thank you for another great collection.

    • carolyn friedlander December 7, 2020 at 9:41 am #

      Thank you, Jami! I’m so glad you like it, and I can’t wait to see what you make. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Jill Miller January 17, 2021 at 11:29 am #

    Gorgeous! New to quilting here, and anxiously awaiting Yellow Longleaf as my first project Do you think it’s something a fairly deft newbie could handle?


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