Posts tagged ‘Feedsacks’

More Connecting Threads

Wow! Based on the response to yesterday’s post, Connecting Threads does have a lot of fans — I’m glad to hear it! You readers are vouching for the quality of fabrics, and the fast shipping. Here of some more of their current collections, more of the folky/vintage/repro/traditional genre. First is my absolute favorite, Hope Chest by [...]

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 [...]

Fleamarketing 101

As a frequent contributor to True Up’s Vintage Fabric Flickr group, I’m regularly asked where I find my fabrics. The short answer is anywhere and everywhere, but the long answer is anywhere from Etsy and eBay to yard and estate sales to thrift stores and antique dealers (both online and off). Simply stated, there is [...]

Textile Stew: 6/16/10

Polly Danger Notions makes bias tape (and more) from vintage and new fabrics. (via the Fabric Bar blog) Two articles about digital printing trends in fashion — Wall Street Journal, Khaleej Times. Sewing tips for sheer fabrics, on the blog. Superbuzzy just went to Japan, and got to see lots of new stuff that [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

The Daily Swatch features a piece of vintage fabric (almost) every day. Themes change periodically. Please add your own examples of the theme to the True Up and/or Vintage Fabric Flickr pools. This week we’ll look at the last type of pattern direction, four-way. These are going to mostly be your grid-based geometrics — squares, [...]

Vintage Fabric Collectors Series: Kim Steckler of Kimmymade

Six of Kim’s favorite fabrics from her collection Please tell the audience a little about yourself, where you live, your blog and shop if you have them, what you do when you’re not sewing … I’m Kim, a 37-year-old stay-at-home crafty mama to a preschool-going girl, and a 10-month-old boy. We live in Berkeley, California. [...]

Textile Stew: 9/2/09

Cafe Cartolina on Ouno Design WREN handmade: Stockholm shopping (ummm? drool.) a la mode fabric’s collection of Heather Ross Munki Munki fabrics Birds of Ohio: Japanese Wax Resist The Purl Bee has a color of the week thing going on on Facebook. This week, it’s Peacock (my favorite blue!) Feedsack Friday on the Rickrack Rag [...]

Daily Swatch: Butterflies

Butterfly feedsack print in two colorways on Etsy: from Nauvoo Quilt Co, 9″ x 18″ piece, $3.75 from zanarts — whole open feedsack, $12.50. (she says these guys are technically moths) Related posts: Daily Swatch: Butterflies Daily Swatch: Butterflies Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Daily Swatch: Butterflies Daily Swatch: Butterflies

Textile Stew: 7/3/09

Bird cushion in yellow by roddyandginger on Etsy Katy Elliott admires Plaid and Floral Summer Dresses at APC STOLZL WALLS. «+Nothing is New Ooh, a mystery! Now what’s all this about? on LizzyHouse Can anyone identify this fabric? Bought by a reader at a higher-end shop — returned to buy more, but it was gone [...]