Designer Crush: Tula Pink

A few years back, we were fortunate enough to host Tula Pink in our shop, and it was a true delight to visit with her again, and have her tell her story of her journey to fabric fame to the Thimbles community. Her fun, colorful and creative approach is unlike any other designer in the craft world. There are many reasons to love Tula, but at the top of our list is the way she combines decorative elements with unexpected motifs, many of which are inspired by nature!

Tula graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA, giving her a solid background in illustration. But her path to becoming a designer and author in the world of crafts had a few detours along the way, with a brief stint as a museum exhibit designer followed by 5 years in the music industry before she found her way to fabric design. Check out the short interview with Tula in the video below to get a sense of her wonderful personality!

When we think of Tula Pink, we think of unapologetic color and modern-meets-vintage designs. Fabrics from her All Stars, Zuma, Homemade and Pinkerville lines for Free Spirit Fabrics are a staple here in the shop, and we're anxiously awaiting the arrival of her new Line Work collection this fall! While we wait, here are a few of our favorite Tula Pink patterns and fabrics to tide us over:

rainbow waves free quilt pattern by tula pink

Rainbow Waves - Free Quilting Pattern on

This advanced quilt pattern is a great long-term project you'll treasure for years to come! 

moxie free quilting pattern by tula pink

Moxie - Free Quilting Pattern on

We love this design so much, we have fabric kits available here on our own website! 

Tula Pink Homemade Fabric Bundle

Tula Pink Homemade Bundle

Mix and match for your next quilting project, this bundle has every print and color from the Homemade line. We think these prints would also make fun and eye-catching options for face masks!

We have loads of TulaPink products here in our online store, and even more to check out in our shop! Feel free to contact us online, give us a call at (815) 836 - 8735, or stop by our beautiful location in Lockport, IL - we’re open 7 days a week for all of your quilting (and Tula Pink!) needs.

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designer crush: tula pink at thimbles quilt shop