Resources: Birthstone Series

The following links will take you to various resources I have created to help you successfully complete the Birthstone Series blocks.

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Piece Plans

Click on the name of the gemstone below for a listing of its Piece Plan. The Piece plan is a step-by-step guide to help you piece each facet together in a strategic way to ensure that your block fits together perfectly.

Garnet (January)
Amethyst (February)
Aquamarine (March)
Diamond (April)
Emerald (May)
Alexandrite (June)
Ruby (July)
Peridot (August)
Sapphire (September)
Pink Tourmaline (October)
Citrine (November)
Tanzanite (December)

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Purchase Fat-Quarter Bundles for the Birthstone Series

I designed the Birthstone Series specifically with Painter's Palette solids in mind (by Paintbrush Studio Fabrics). If your local quilt shop does not carry Paintbrush Studio solids, you can purchase fat-quarter bundles especially created for each of the Birthstone Series blocks.

Individual quiltmakers can purchase the fat-quarter bundles directly from Click here to visit their website. You can enter "Kinman" in the search field to find my patterns and all the fabric.

Shop owners and other wholesale buyers can purchase the fat-quarter bundles directly from Paintbrush Studio or one of the following distributors. (Click on the name to go directly to their website).

Erie Quilt Art (for Canadian shops)
Brewer Sewing
Checker Distributors
EE Schenck

To place an order with Paintbrush Studio, please contact Heather Hedges (Sales Manager) at 816-666-9547 or   

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Fabric Translations

I have designed the Birthstone Series specifically with Painter's Palette (by Paintbrush Studio) solids in mind. However, if your local shop does not carry Paintbrush Studio's solids, but carries Kona Cotton Solids, Moda Fabrics’ Bella Solids, Michael Miller Cotton Couture, Hoffman's Bali Batiks, I have created a cross-reference for every color used in the Birthstone Series.

Click on the document below to access a translation from Paintbrush Studio fabrics to the manufacturers listed above.

Fabric Translation by Paintbrush Studio Painter's Palette Fabric NAME