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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.  Filled with old French florals, petite prints, stripes and borders, the French General fabric collections are inspired by historical document fabrics but colored in a fresh new way.  Each collection features a shade of red, which has become synonymous with the French General brand.

In addition to quilt fabric and patterns, French General also designs interior fabric and wallcoverings, jewelry kits, and a whole collection of embroidery samplers and floss palettes – including their very own French Hoop – a brass and steel coil wire embroidery hoop manufactured by French General.

In the summer, Kaari hosts groups of women from around the world in the South of France to live in a large old house and visit local flea markets, artisans and villages – as well as craft and learn to cook like a Frenchwoman.  The French General Getaway has become a special event which is usually sold out a year in advance.

Kaari lives Los Angeles, California and spends her days thinking up creative ideas for French General as well as traveling the world teaching workshops and sharing her passion for vintage fabrics and crafting.

To learn more about French General – www.frenchgeneral.com

Read about Kaari’s ideas and inspiration on the French General’s blog – The Warp and the Weft – frenchgeneral.blogspot.com

And see our visual inspiration on Instagram – @frenchgeneral

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2023 That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar

$19.99

Atelier De France Gray Floral Yardage

$12.00

Atelier De France Large Floral Yardage

$12.00

Atelier De France Rose Small Floral Yardage

$12.00

Atelier De France Tan Large Floral Yardage

$12.00

Bonheur De Jour Faded Red Floral Yardage

$12.50

Bonheur De Jour Oyster Large Floral Yardage

$12.50

Bonheur De Jour Red Leaves on Pearl Yardage

$12.50

Bonheur De Jour Roche Floral Yardage

$12.50

Chafarcani 5" squares

$13.75

Chafarcani Gray with Blue Dots yardage

$12.00

Chafarcani Rouge Small Dots yardage

$12.00

Chafarcani Tan Small Print yardage

$12.00

Chateau Rouge 10" squares

$39.00

Chateau Rouge Charm Pack

$9.50

Chateau Rouge Floral Yardage

$11.00

Chateau Rouge Jelly Roll

$39.00

Chateau Rouge Pearl Red Floral Yardage

$11.00

Esprit de Noel Pearl Yardage

$11.00

French General Favorites Pearl yardage

$12.50

French General Favorites Roche yardage

$12.00

French General Solids Ciel Blue Yardage

$13.00

French General Solids French Blue Yardage

$13.00

French General Solids Rouge Yardage

$13.00

French General Solids Stone Yardage

$13.00

French General Solids Verte Yardage

$13.00

Jardin de Versailles Castle Gray Dots Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles Castle Gray Floral Dot Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles Castle Gray Stripe yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles Charm Pack

$10.00

Jardin de Versailles Cream Vine Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles Lavendar Floral Print Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles Lavender Floral Dot Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles Pale Rose Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles Pearl Dot Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles Pearl Floral Dot Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles Pearl Tone on Tone Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles Rouge Solid Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles Solid Lavender Yardage

$12.00

La Grande Soiree Faded Red Large Floral Yardage

$13.00

La Grande Soiree Roche Small Floral Yardage

$13.00

La Petite Ecole Faded Denim Yardage

$9.50

Le Beau Papillon Floral Yardage

$12.00

Le Beau Papillon Red tone on tone yardage

$12.00

Le Bouquet Francais Ivory Flowers Yardage

$11.00

Le Marais 5" squares

$10.00

LeBeau Papillon Pearl Butterfly yardage

$12.00

Madame Rouge Cresier Rouge Yardage

$12.00

Madame Rouge Diamonds yardage

$12.00

Petites Maisons De Noel Dark Green yardage

$12.00

Petites Maisons De Noel Floral Yardage

$12.00

Petites Maisons De Noel Red Scrolls yardage

$12.00

Petites Maisons De Noel Red Small Flower Yardage

$12.00

Pondicherry Blue Paisley yardage

$12.00

Pondicherry Indian Blue Diamond yardage

$12.00

Pondicherry Indian Red Floral yardage

$12.00

Pondicherry Pearl Red Floral Yardage

$12.00

Pondicherry Scallop Yardage

$12.00

Rouenneries Deux Favorites Pearl Patchwork Yardage

$11.00

 
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