Posts tagged ‘2010’

Interview: Darlene Zimmerman on Betty Dear, Feedsacks, and More

Most people know Darlene Zimmerman from her enormously popular, feedsack-inspired collections for Robert Kaufman, but this tour de force (and very lovely lady) also happens to be a designer of patterns and quilting tools, a published textile historian, an in-demand leader of quilting workshops, and a very accomplished quilter. We are grateful that she found [...]

New Fabrics From Farbenmix

Three new prints from German pattern, ribbon, and now fabric company Farbenmix are available now from Volksfaden. Above: Florafox by luziapimpinella; below: Owl Love by Hamburger Liebe and Raccoon Woods by paulapĆ¼. Owl Love is on 59″ wide corduroy, and the other two prints are 55″ poplin. Related posts: Digital Fabric of the Week: Hamburger [...]

New Release Tuesday

Dream On by Urban Chiks for Moda yardage is in stores now! Word on the street is that despite the fierce internet love, this collection didn’t do as well with traditional brick & mortar shops, so not a whole lot of it was printed. If you like it, snatch it up quickly!   City Weekend [...]

Erin McMorris: Irving Street Flannel

Erin McMorris‘ followup to her wonderful Weekends is Irving Street Flannel, a bright, cheery kid’s collection in three colorways inspired by her hometown of Portland, OR. Makes me want to move to there … but then again, what doesn’t? Irving Street is available in stores now. Related posts: Preview: Erin McMorris’ Weekends Erin McMorris: Park [...]

Franchelle Contreras: Sonoma

Sonoma is a strikingly beautiful and versatile collection from designer Franchelle Contreras, her second for Henry Glass Fabrics. See the full collection here. She writes about the inspiration for the collection on her blog: The Somona County area is very lush in color with its vast array of contemporary and vintage wineries. Florals and vineyards [...]

Swoon: A Closer Look

Melissa Averinos has unveiled Swoon, her second fabric collection but the first for Andover. There are eight prints in three colorways (moss, teal, and cherry — some of the teal is shown above). She says the main print Garland is her favorite and reminds her of seventies sheets — once I read that I was [...]

Preview: Nature Walk by Michelle Engel Bencsko for Cloud9 Fabrics

Nature Walk is Cloud9 Fabrics‘ next-next organic fabric collection. It will be available in stores in January 2011 and is their first “price-sensitive” organic collection, with an MSRP of under $12/yard, made possible by using a different basecloth. As they explain on their blog, “Our newest fabric construction is a true, high-end quilter’s squares. Still [...]

Preview: Wild World by Jenean Morrison

Jenean Morrison‘s upcoming collection Wild World for FreeSpirit maintains her signature closely packed, dazzingly complex design style, revisits the oft tones of her debut collection Moondance, yet marks a new turn into organic floral motifs. Jenean explains the inspiration behind Wild World: My inspiration for this collection came from the modern movement of creative people [...]

Preview: Soul Blossoms Home Dec & Laminates by Amy Butler

Now here’s part II of the preview of Amy Butler‘s Fall 2010 collection, Soul Blossoms. (Did you see Part I earlier this week?) In addition to the quilting/apparel weight cottons, Soul Blossoms will also include a smaller group of home dec weight cottons and laminated fabrics. There are four prints here that are not in [...]