Posts tagged ‘plaid’

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Robert Kaufman – Fashion Fabrics

Robert Kaufman has been a major producer of fashion fabrics for designer/manufacturers all along. But they also supply them to retail stores — here’s what to look forward to this season. All these will be available starting in January 2013. First up, the fine-wale Cool Cords, featuring some great retro prints and coordinating solids. The [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: Robert Kaufman

I will admit that I have been putting off these posts because there is just so much to write about! The folks at Robert Kaufman had tons of new stuff to show at market and were very excited to share it all. One corner of the booth featured Kaufman’s Kona solids and the quilts created [...]

Vintage Plaid & Check

Navy plaid feedsack from kimmymade on Flickr 1940s feedsack from (sold) Red, yellow, and gray plaid yardage from Dewitt & Co. Two from in Japan Related posts: Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch 5/21/08 Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way Daily Swatch: Strawberry Season With Guest Curator {kimmymade} Daily Swatch: May Flowers

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Four-Way

{ from Pindot } Calling all people with an actual education in textile design. Do you make a distinction between four-way and tossed prints? Some of my books don’t, one does. (I went with the one that gives me an extra week of content.) I mean, there is clearly a distinction, I just don’t know [...]

Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind

The theme: Plaid. The fabric: Orange and purple bias plaid from the collection of {kimmymade} on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind


Here’s a new one in my fabric and pattern book library: Plaids: A Visual Survey of Pattern Variations (A Schiffer Design Book)by Tina Skinner, 1998. Lots of color and pattern inspiration here — it definitely confirms my love of plaids and checks. The link is to Amazon but I found mine used for cheap, and [...]

Daily Swatch: Cheater Prints

Here are two shots of a c.1950s cheater print at Antique Fabric. I just adore all these plaids and checks together. It’s 36″ wide fabric, $14/yard, 2 available. Also, I just decided that there are enough cheater prints out there to do another week of them. So keep them coming! Related posts: Daily Swatch: Cheater [...]

More Illustrator Pattern Repeat Tutorials

Straight repeats Stripe repeat Plaid repeat Houndstooth design This same teacher has an easy to understand Intro to Illustrator series starting here. She is a fashion teacher (with an interest in designing fashions for Second Life (!)) so the lessons are geared toward textile people. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeat Adobe [...]

Creating Plaids Tutorial

More greatness from Michelle of Cicada Studio: a tutorial on creating plaids in Photoshop, which includes a free template. If you’re not familiar with weaving terminology, see here and here. And for some plaid inspiration, see my all my posts tagged “plaid.” Related posts: Know Your Plaids More New Fabrics From Cicada Studio Plaids Daily [...]