Posts tagged ‘2009’

Christmas 2009 Fabrics

It’s been 105°F here for as long as I can remember, so I’m suspicious that these things you call “winter” and “Christmas” are on the horizon. But the fabric companies say so, and I’ll take their word for it. Here are my favorites so far for this year’s new batch of Christmas fabrics. Above: a [...]

Interview: Patty Young on Mezzanine

Patty Young is a busy woman. If you follow her on Twitter, you know that her days typically start very early, involve a lot of coffee, and are filled to the brim with Getting Things Done. (I’m not sure quite how she manages to get it all done, but I strongly suspect it’s the coffee.) [...]

Preview: Timber by Jessica Levitt

Jessica Levitt is “a mom, sewer, crafter and designer” as she writes on her blog, called Juicy Bits. This spring at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, she became a fabric designer, too. Her new collection, Timber, was+ picked up then by Windham and she’s finally able to show us a little of it. It’s available for [...]

Interview: Paula Prass on Summer Soirée

Mary Beth of Supafine, reporting. Images courtesy of Paula Prass” It would appear that Paula Prass has no need of sleep. In addition to her latest fabric line, Summer Soiree, for Michael Miller Fabrics (the follow-up to the striking Flights of Fancy), Paula also has a home decor line (called Paula Prass Designs) and a [...]

Betz White’s New Fabric Collection, Family Cottage

Betz White (author of Sewing Green and Warm Fuzzies) just launched her new fabric collection, Family Cottage. These sweet, colorful fabrics are digitally printed on an organic cotton and hemp blend canvas, and are available through Betz’ Etsy shop. Big congratulations, Betz! Related posts: Betz White: Indian Summer Betz White: Mod Max Digital Fabric of [...]

Interview: Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom

Jennifer Paganelli is the talent behind Sis Boom, a Connecticut-based “one-of-a-kind vintage products company.” In addition to the home accessories and apparel she designs (and helps others design through her frequent workshops), she has designed several fabric collections for FreeSpirit, including three that have been released so far this year. If you haven’t heard it [...]

New From the Kaffe Fassett Collective

Deep Red Kaffe Fassett Collective bundle from Glorious Color Orange Kaffe Fassett Collective bundle from Glorious Color The Kaffe Fassett Collective (Brandon Mably, Phillip Jacobs, and Kaffe Fassett) has several new prints out this summer. I love how these three artists have come together, merging their similar yet distinct artistic voices with color. And it [...]

Interview: Laura Gunn on Lantern Bloom

Laura Gunn has taken the fabric world by storm with her debut collection for Michael Miller Fabrics, Lantern Bloom. It’s a small collection of 16 prints (7 different designs) made directly from Laura’s original paintings. Chinese Lantern pods, bird cages, and coordinates are rendered in a deeply saturated palette of turquoise, red-orange, brown, purple, and [...]

Interview: Erin McMorris on Wildwood

Mary Beth of Supafine is back with more reportage for you. Erin McMorris is a textile designer living in Portland, OR, and the creator of the recent FreeSpirit release, Wildwood. (Her previous lines include Park Slope and Urban Garden) I met Erin at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh in May, where we chatted a bit about [...]