Welcome to Sylvia Pippen Designs!
Sylvia’s quilt designs combine traditional and innovative sashiko & appliqué with embroidery embellishment. We offer sewing patterns, pre-screened sashiko kits, fabric kits, notions, and books, as well as quilt workshops in La Conner, Washington, the US, and abroad. Scroll down for the latest products and news or check out the blog for sales, new designs, and other events!

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Sashiko & Cyanotype Workshop @ Madeline Island School of the Arts!

MISA 2016

I am so excited to be returning to teach a 5-day workshop at MISA, June 27 – July 1, 2016! This facility is a wonderful location to teach because of the bright spacious studio spaces, the serene environment that sparks creativity, gracious staff, comfortable accommodations and delicious meals! Come and join us for a fun-filled workshop using the summer sun to create our own fabric for innovative sashiko and cyanotype quilts.
You can save $100 on your on-site lodging reservation when you register for my workshop by April 30, 2016.
A 25% deposit is all you need to hold your place in my workshop.  To read more about my class and to register, click here, or call MISA at 715.747.2054, or email misa@cheqnet.net.

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NEW! Orchid Cascade Fabric Kit & Pattern


Orchid Cascade Fabric Kit (Pre-Screened Panel)  – $48
Orchid Cascade Pattern  – $12.50
We are now printing the background panels with silver ink and thinner lines making it easier to cover them with sashiko stitching and the appliqué!
Kit includes:

  • Batiks and prints for appliqué
  • Screened Moda Bella black background and border fabric
  • Graduated green narrow inner border
  • One 22-yd skein of light green sashiko thread
  • Full-size pattern and instructions


Sylvia has teamed up with Wonderfil to package custom sets of 100-weight Invisafil Polyester Appliqué Threads! Stock up on Sylvia’s favorite hand appliqué thread colors which she personally uses in most of her designs. Each collection comes with six spools (scroll down for more information on each color set).
Sylvia’s Selection of Invisafil Threads

Sylvia Pippen for Wonderfil

*TROPICALS: Mango, True Red, Light Yellow, Lilac, Chartreuse, Turquoise
NEUTRALS: Eucalyptus Green, Moss Green, Khaki Green, Tan, Medium Grey, Light Silver
BLENDERS: Mauve, Light Pink, Purple, Royal Blue, Christmas Green, Dark Green
*Perfect for the NEW Orchid Cascade design!

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