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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with old French florals, petite prints, stripes and borders, the French General fabric collections are inspired by historical document fabrics but colored in a fresh new way.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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Antoinette- Faded Red

$13.00

Antoinette- French Blue

$13.00

Antoinette- Pearl Panel

$13.00

Antoinette- Pearl Roche

$13.00

Antoinette- Pearl Roche Butterfly

$13.00

Antoinette- Smoke

$13.00

Atelier De France- Gray Floral Yardage

$12.00

Atelier De France- Large Floral Yardage

$12.00

Atelier De France- Tan Large Floral Yardage

$12.00

Atelier De France- Rose Small Floral Yardage

$12.00

Bleu De France - Blue Flowers

$13.00

Bleu De France - Blue Leaves

$13.00

Bonheur De Jour- Roche Floral Yardage

$12.50

Bonheur De Jour- Red Leaves on Pearl Yardage

$12.50

Chafarcani 5" squares

$13.75

Chafarcani- Gray with Blue Dots yardage

$12.00

Chafarcani- Tan Small Print yardage

$12.00

Esprit de Noel Pearl Yardage

$11.00

French General- Favorites Pearl Yardage

$13.00

French General- Favorites Roche yardage

$12.00

French General- Solids Ciel Blue Yardage

$13.00

French General- Solids French Blue

$13.00

French General- Solids Rouge Yardage

$13.00

French General- Solids Verte

$13.00

French General- Solids- Fern

$13.00

Jardin de Versailles- Castle Gray Floral Dot Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles- Castle Gray Stripe yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles- Lavender Floral Dot Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles- Pale Rose Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles- Pearl Floral Dot Yardage

$12.00

Jardin de Versailles- Castle Gray Dots 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

Le Beau Papillon- Red tone on tone yardage

$12.00

Madame Rouge- Cresier Rouge Yardage

$12.00

Petites Maisons De Noel- Floral Yardage

$12.00

Pondicherry Indian- Blue Diamond yardage

$12.00

Pondicherry Pearl- Red Floral Yardage

$12.00

Pondicherry- Indian Red Floral yardage

$12.00

Rouenneries Deux Oyster woven yardage

$12.00

Rouenneries Deux- Tan Small Floral yardage

$11.00

Rue Indienne- Gris Yardage

$11.00

Vive La France Prints- Oyster Floral Yardage

$12.00