Archive for the ‘Textile Stew’ Category

See You Next Week!

I am getting my quilt market schedule and assignments ready for my six-count-’em-six gracious assistants, so I will have to bow out of posting this week. Do follow me on Facebook and Twitter for live-from-Houston Quilt Market updates Friday-Monday, and we’ll get posting with the usual in-depth coverage starting Tuesday. I’ll leave you with some [...]

Textile Stew: 8/2/11

The British brand Horrockses is re-launching this month! See my previous posts on Horrockses. “Cotton that looks like silk” from Reese Scannell in Australia (via Red Pepper Quilts) Casey’s Elegant Musings on Sourcing Vintage Fabric (and new fabric for vintage styles) Previews Tanya Whelan’s new book (out in December) Tilly strike-offs from Daisy Janie Circa [...]

Textile Stew: Cinco de Mayo Edition

Anna Maria Horner, together with Anchor and Westminster, has launched Anna Maria Needleworks, packages of pearl cotton and stranded embroidery floss that coordinate with her fabric collections. And if you’re going to Spring Market, or just live near SLC, join her at Piper’s Quilts & Comforts, 1944 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, on Friday, [...]

Textile Stew: 3/28/11

Denyse Schmidt has a new quilting pattern with McCall’s based on her Spool quilt. The Project Selvage deadline has passed, but there are two weeks left to submit a pattern for the Steven Alan Pattern Design Challenge on Threadless. Ever Kelly has great tips for sewing felt. And over on BurdaStyle, a nice detailed article [...]

Textile Stew: 3/11/11

Good news for digital fabric designers — Spoonflower has released its official 3600-color standards map with RGB color codes. It’s much more extensive than their previous color guide, and it works in conjunction with an Adobe Swatch Exchange Library, which you can download from here. To make a long story short, working from a chart [...]

Textile Stew: 3/1/11

Thanks to this interview on the Colette Patterns blog, I now know that Mena Trott (famously of Six Apart, Movable Type, et al.) is back in the sewing blog world (anyone remember Sew Wrong?) with The Sew Weekly, and of course she’s kicking ass and taking names. The Fat Quarterly is pitting 64 modern fabric [...]

Textile Stew: 2/9/11

Helen Dardik + Retrosaria = quality ribbon by quality people! What’s Up With Cotton? A dozen or so statements from the major quilting manufacturers on the causes of the price increase of cotton, and what it means for you. (via Fabritopia‘s twitter) Here’s Whipstitch on the same topic. Marimekko is tripling their textile production capabilities, [...]

Textile Stew: 10/20/10

First off, I just wanted to let you know that posting will be light for the next two weeks — it’s crunch time for Quilt Market. Then the market post deluge will begin! This time I hope to Twitpic pictures from the market floor, so follow me on Twitter to live vicariously through me. I [...]

Textile Stew: 9/30/10

Jessica’s roundup of people that have copied her Amusement Park fabrics made me kind of ill. I’m jealous of Blempgorf’s latest vintage fabric score. Makes me wish I could make it to Antique Weekend in Round Top, TX this week, but I’ll have to wait till the spring show. This quilt is just extraordinary, and [...]