Archive for the ‘Fabrics 2009’ Category

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Lecien Old New 1930s

Here’s a closer look at Lecien’s Old New Fabric Collection 1930s, which I covered at Quilt Market last October. The Fat Quarter Shop seems to have the best selection at the moment — I’m surprised it’s not in more shops. Aren’t we all suckers for strawberries? See the complete collection archived on Flickr. Related posts: [...]

Guest Post/Giveaway: Patty Young on Flora & Fauna

This winter was a flurry of activity for fabric designers; it saw the releases of dozens of new collections, including Patty Young‘s Flora & Fauna for Michael Miller Fabrics. We invited Patty to stop by the True Up, um, “virtual offices” (have a seat on the virtual couch! There’s room for virtually everybody!) to share [...]

Q & A: California Dreamin’ by Jenean Morrison

Today we’re going to get a behind-the-scenes chat with Jenean Morrison, the sweet and extremely talented designer behind Free Spirit‘s Moondance, Picnic Parade and her latest, just-released collection, California Dreamin‘. Jenean is a prolific artist and pattern and surface designer, designing everything from rugs to stationery to (you guessed it) fabric. She often shares her [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Spicy Scrap by Lecien

                I can’t get over how great this collection is. I love how the designer didn’t shy away from bold, contrasty colors that ring true to the 40s-50s. You might remember it from Quilt Market coverage — well now it’s available in the shops. Look for “sushi rolls” [...]

Amy Barickman: Chloe’s Christmas

I don’t know how I missed Amy Barickman (Indygo Junction)’s holiday collection Chloe’s Christmas, especially since we just had an interview with her about her Sew-It Book reprinting and fabric collection! And it’s probably too late for this year’s holiday sewing, but I had to show it to you nonetheless. I think you should pick [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week

This Polish folk print, made to look (I think) like a vintage flour sack, was spotted at Karaku Style on Etsy. Related posts: Japanese Fabric of the Week Japanese Fabric of the Week Japanese Fabric of the Week Japanese Fabric of the Week Japanese Fabric of the Week

Book Month: Amy Barickman’s Sew-It Book and Fabric

Prepare yourself for tiny button people! Amy Barickman is the genius behind the vintage-flavored Indygo Junction, The Vintage Workshop, a great source of vintage images and clip-art for creative projects, and vintage-inspired fabric designs. Her latest fabric line, for Red Rooster Fabrics, is based on her 2008 reprint of the 1929 classic Sew-It Book. Tiny [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Frumafar

Frumafar is a relatively new and Etsy shop based in Ibaraki, Japan, offering a small but quality selection of traditional yet simple Japanese designs (and some kawaii too). These three prints in particular caught my eye. No related posts.

Alexander Henry: Good Earth

The It’s-a-Small-World-inspired Good Earth is another wonderful collection from Alexander Henry. It comes in two colorways, Brite (above) and Pool (below). It would make a really cool quilt for a kid’s room, and the florals would make great retro 60s-70s dresses. Related posts: Spring Market 2009: Alexander Henry Alexander Henry: Lorenza Fall Quilt Market 2010: [...]