Posts tagged ‘boys’

Surfing Lion Boardshort Fabric

  Store-bought boardshorts for boys tend to be pretty ugly print-wise (I either try not to care or opt for a solid, maybe with a smart racing stripe or some piping). But The Fabric Fairy has this boardshort fabric¬†(a polyester microfiber)¬†which is awfully cute. I’d never considered making my kids’ swim trunks till now. Related [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Benartex – Kanvas

Kanvas is a new studio under the Benartex umbrella that focuses on more modern and novelty-based collections. They won a double booth award for their display of the Lilly Pulitzer-inspired Lili-fied by designer Greta Lynn.     Rest your eyes with the pastel tones of Cabana, because from here on out it’s going to get [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2001: Timeless Treasures — Computer Geek Fabrics

Timeless Treasures is starting to corner the market in computer geek fabrics. I think everyone loved Smirk by Kyla May, with its Pac Man and Space Invaders prints. Next up, we have Mechanical Genius by Mo Bedell.   And, a couple cute novelty mini-collections: Computer (an in-house collection) Gumball Machines. OK, maybe not geeky per [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Michael Miller – Kids

Michael Miller has always had the greatest retro Kids prints, and their new kids collections continue that tradition. I love the Happy Birthday print (why has no one done that before?) — it would make a sweet quilt backing, tablecloth for birthday parties, and of course bunting as its little coordinate suggests.   The British [...]

Fabric Fives: Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage

It goes without saying that options for boys when it comes to buying or sewing clothes are not nearly as cute or varied as they are for girls. That might still be true when it comes to the major stores and pattern companies, but in the past couple years companies like Patterns by Figgy’s have [...]

Interview: Cynthia Mann of Birch Fabrics on Storyboek

{ Storyboek – Girl Palette } Today’s interview is with Cynthia Mann, mother of two, and the woman behind the online fabric shop Fabricworm. Not long after launching the shop three years ago, she started her own fabric company, Birch Fabrics, and helped expand the selection of modern, organic fabrics on the market. She also [...]

Project Selvage Winner!

Houston, Texas-based designer Patty Sloniger is Michael Miller‘s newest fabric designer! Her collection Backyard Babies won the hotly contested Project Selvage contest. I was won over by her charming coordinates. I’m looking forward to seeing it and the girl version when it’s introduced at Fall Quilt Market later this year. Related posts: Project Selvage Finalists [...]

Project Selvage Finalists

Spoonflower has profiles of each of the 10 finalists in Michael Miller‘s Project Selvage (full disclosure: MM/Project Selvage is a sponsor of the site). I loved hearing about everyone’s thought processes, experience, and inspirations. These 10 are now hard at work on rounding out their collections (of six prints total), which will be up on [...]

Organic Collections From Timeless Treasures

{ Shipyard } Timeless Treasures has a few new GOTS-certified organic fabric collections, and I think the prints are just stellar (Shipyard, above, being my favorite, on account of the mother-of-boys thing). Here are some of the prints, shown with a coordinate … to see the entire collections just click on the images. Have you [...]