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Entries in Japanese fabrics (5)

Just in: blocky ikats, Japanese arrivals, Clover Sunshine, Bluebird Park....

by Gina, photos from Heather

 During Quilt Market in spring, April and I were walking down the aisles, overwhelmed by the various textiles surrounding us, and April saw these beauties and we stopped dead in our tracks.  I’ve been so excited for these to arrive.  They are yarn-dyed (ikats), four different color ways and are amazing.  All cotton, a hefty weight.  I have already washed up some and started on a whole cloth quilt…stay tuned for more on that.  It washed beautifully, with just a little ironing needed.

Another batch of Spring Quilt Market orders I’ve been so excited to have arrive are these Japanese imports.  The above two photos show off the heavier weight cottons.  Yep, those are puffer fish in the lower photo and hat adorned rabbit heads on a polka dot background in the top photo.  I couldn’t resist!

The top photo is of medium weight cottons, sweet animal prints, lots of bunnies. And the lower photo is of printed corduroy.  Very sweet acorns and squirrels on navy.

The colors are gorgeous and rich in “Clover Sunshine,” the latest line by Alison Glass for Andover. The fourth print in from the left is rather daydream-y with images of so many different things.

Some sweet hedgehogs, and pretty hydrangeas in “Bluebird Park” from Moda.  We have a winter/holiday theme group by Kate and Birdie Paper Co., that uses the same criss-cross back ground and similar colors.  The two groups play very nicely together.

Also in, a new selection of sashiko kits and thread.  The kits are so fun and lovely.  Get stitchin’!

 

Just in: Japanese imports, more knits and books

by Gina, photos by Heather

These great Japanese imports arrived this past week.  The bunny print is a double gauze, and as you can see can be reversible.  Making for some fun, innovative design possibilities!

Cute, sewing machine novelty print and “blenders” from Timeless Treasures…and a book to go with it:

Written by Nicole Vasbinder, one of the founders of Stitch Lab—one of the first modern, drop in sewing studios, located in San Francisco.  She now owns and operates Stitch Craft and Queen Puff Puff.

Cozy, soft organic cotton blend knits in great colors.  The stripe is called “San Francisco Fog.”  How lovely.  There’s also a deep, marine blue hemp blend fleece that is one of my favorite knits at the moment.

As I mentioned in my last post, we have a wide selection of books. Here are two of our newer titles.  The Sewing for Kids includes this adorable cat:And, the new Best of Stitch magazine Bags book includes these little pretties:

Don’t forget about Mom!  Check out more ideas here and here and here!

And, stay tuned for activities and whatnot around Quilt Market!

 

Just in: home dec sateens and more wool!

by Gina

We’ve just welcomed into the store some gorgeous new home decor weight cotton sateen from Free Spirit.  Bold designs, bright red, classic navy, soft grey and mustard gold, and soft grey and pink.  This fabric is great for recovering chairs, pillow covers, bags of all sorts and even apparel that needs a little more structure, like an a-line skirt!

Wanting something a little warmer?  We have a fantastic wool selection at the moment.  And, it just grew larger this week!  A couple of solid, 100% wool pieces along with a black/white wool blend and a super cozy navy cotton blend sweater knit (top bolt) got unpacked earlier this week.  Lovely!

And, who wouldn’t be into some great new Japanese prints?  I’m particularly fond of the one with the warrior gear….Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!  We’ll see you Saturday (remember, we take a break on Thursday and Friday) for triple Supportland point joy!