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About Our Brands

FreeSpirit speaks to a community of quilters and sewers who look to our brand and family of designers for inspiration. Our brand speaks of creativity and vivacious fun for home décor, quilting, crafting and more. FreeSpirit brings together a global portfolio of leading designers with fabrics as diverse and expressive as the artists themselves – perfect for those seeking out inspiration.

Coats is part of the worldwide Coats Group that can trace its roots back nearly 250 years. In fact, we’re the world’s largest supplier of crafting products – from the innovative cotton sewing threads that made our name, to knitting, embroidery crochet, fabrics and a whole range of accessories. Generations of crafters have looked to Coats for quality products. We know you’re passionate about what you love doing and we offer everything you need to develop your creativity even further.



Designer Spotlight

Kathy Doughty remembers a simple childhood spent playing on green grass and exploring the forests accessed through her yard in Ohio. Upon graduating she landed in the punk rock era of the East Village of NYC where she spent ten years working in advertising, fashion and marketing, which taught her to look at traditional things with a new eye. It was her move to Australia in 1990 that brought Kathy to sewing and quilting. She found the “American” activity of sewing and quilting connected her to roots in the USA and filled a big gap in her life.