Posts tagged ‘stripes’

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Michael Miller – Basics and Brights

It’s the economy, it’s the modern quilt movement, it’s the trend … whether it’s one of these or all of these things, the theme of this market was definitely Back to Basics. Several companies emphasized solids and versatile basics, and just the pure joy of color color color. Having fabrics with longer shelf lives is [...]

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 [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – FreeSpirit Designer Basics

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Japanese Fabric of the Week

Here is a very cheery, retro 60s-70s apple print from The Heyday Shop on Etsy. This shop is based in Taiwan and has lots of fabrics billed as Japanese that I’ve never seen before, definitely one to keep an eye on if you’re looking for something unique! Related posts: Japanese Fabric of the Week Japanese [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way

More fancied-up stripes. Vintage cotton fabric, 2 1/2 yards, $42 from Dewitt & Co. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Block Repeats Daily Swatch: Folky Geometric Week Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Two-Way

Stripe = two-way in most cases. The vines in this print from Japanese shop Pindot are also oriented right-side-up and upside-down, so this is a two-way print. But remember that a print’s directionality is defined by the most restrictive layer — if the alternating stripes weren’t flipped here, the print would be one-way. Oh and [...]

Daily Swatch: Past Theme Rewind

The theme: Ships and Sea (and stripes!) The fabric: 50s boats from the collection of thefabricofmylife (shop: Donna Flower) 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

Michael Miller: Happy Tones

(feed readers, click over to see a slideshow of this collection) Michael Miller Fabrics has a few new collections out, including Happy Tones, shown above. Aqua blue, coral red, and citron (yellow-green) are a modern twist on the old primary color scheme, and here they’re accented with black and gray. MM is doing a lot [...]

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 [...]