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Terrific Tula Pink fabric surprise at Houston Quilt Market 2022.πŸ’—

Nov 7, 2022 | A day in my life, Blog, FFF News

OMG! I had no idea that something really exciting was brewing at Quilt Market…

I was really disappointed I couldn’t attend the Tula Pink fabric presentation because I ran out of time setting up my booth. She’s my favorite fabric designer! Little did I know…some Funky Friends were there in my place!!!

Tula Pink sewed 4 Funky Friends to represent the animals in her new fabric collection Everglow ~> H-E-R-S-E-L-F!!!


I only found out when someone asked if I’d sewn the Heather Hippo in the Tula pink booth. It wasn’t just Heather Hippo… look at the gorgeous Funky Friends Tula sewed! I think they look fabulous in her animal prints and neon dots and stripes…


I was all alone at my booth, so I couldn’t go say thank you to Tula but she came by later and there are some embarrassing photos of me looking like a total fangirl!!! I won’t show you those, but here’s a photo when I calmed down a little.


AND here is a link to a FUN video by Kcmakerstudio on Instagram!Β 


AND here are the Funky Friends Factory patterns shown in these photos: Heather Hippo, Larry Lion, Raff GiraffeΒ andΒ  Georgie the Good Luck Elephant.


Click HERE to buy the HIPPO pattern.


Click HERE to buy the LION pattern.


Click HERE to buy the GIRAFFE pattern.


Click HERE to buy the Good Luck ELEPHANT pattern.

Good Luck Elephant Sewing Pattern


This new fabric range is NOT out yet because this was the convention for retail shop owners to preview new fabric ranges, but be sure to ask your local quilt shop if they’re ordering the Everglow collection by Tula Pink. πŸ’—


I’m so excited to see all the Funky Friends you’ll whip up in this new fabric range!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory.
Till next time,

Happy Sewing,


  1. Saphronia Hines

    Oh my, Tula is one of my favorite fabric designer. And Funky Friends Factory is my favorite patterns. Thank you Pauline. They are beautiful

    • Pauline

      Thank you Saphronia – it sounds like a double bonus for you! LOL πŸ’—

  2. Annette Anderson

    Exciting!! What a wonderful experience for you! I can’t wait to try the new fabric on the platypus pattern.

    • Pauline

      Ooh yes, I was totally over-excited for sure! LOL Please post a pic of your Plattie on my FB page for e to ee if you do sew her! πŸ’—

  3. Peggy G

    This is so amazing, Pauline! I would have been fan-girling too! I am kinda surprised that someone from β€œTula Inc” didn’t ask or let you know that she would like to sew them up. They do look GORGEOUS in her fabric! (Yet another project to add to my Must Make list!)

    • Pauline

      Hi Peggy, thank you! I actually asked Tula why she didn’t let me know and she said she only sewed them the week before Quilt Market so it was totally last minute! I’m OK with that! πŸ’—

  4. Tracy

    Congrats Pauline. I still have all of my friends πŸ’œ. So exciting for you and well deserved

    • Pauline

      Hey Tracey! Thank you! I missed saying hi to you at Market. See you next time….? πŸ’—

  5. Sair

    What a great tribute to your fabulous patterns! I’m so pleased for you Pauline.

    • Pauline

      Thank you Sair!πŸ’—


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