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La Grande Soiree from French General for Moda


Twenty years ago, French General began in a barn along the Hudson River in upstate New York.  Open once a month, the barn was filled with all of Kaari’s favorite things – old French linen sheets, 19th century floral textiles and tickings, French buttons, beads and ribbon.   Eventually the shop moved to New York City, and then to Los Angeles – where French General continued to grow into what it is now.  It is a shop, a workshop offering classes on every manner of stitching, block printing and natural dyeing, and a design studio for Kaari and her husband, JZ.

French General began designing fabric and quilt patterns for Moda in 2008 with their first collection, Rouenneries.  Since then, Kaari and JZ have designed over 30 collections and 60 quilt patterns. 

(It’s always interesting to learn the history of the desginers who create the fabrics we love.)

La Grande Soire mixes beautifully with the very traditional reds and taupes that the French General brand is known for.

Want a kit already done? Try our Cloud Nine….

Our French General quilt kit uses the pattern Cloud Nine from Villa Rosa Designs so you know it’s quick and easy to make.

The quilt finishes approx 54″ x 70″ so it’s a great size for a throw.

Make it easy and get the backing kit at the same time!!

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