This was one of the most all-together beautiful and varied shipments of textiles that has come through the store lately, and it is all from the Japanese company, Yuwa. First off, there's something for everyone: sateen, lawn, midweight cotton, cotton/linen blend, barkcloth, and quilt weight prints! Secondly, the prints run the gamut of painterly florals to cutesy novelty. So again, something for everyone. I had seen a lot of these in Kim's coverage from Quilt Market, but there is definitely something lost between the photo and seeing them in person. (More photos on flickr, including something SO GOOD from Lecien.)
**The Sewn patterns are here! This is a brand new pattern company under the arm of Lorraine Torrence Designs. I have the Upline Coat (long version) and the Skirt Smarts pattern on my list.
**The good folks at Colette Patterns are at it again-- they've launched a very inspiring Spring Palette Challenge in their new forums. The personalized palettes are gorgeous and are kicking the apparel sewing parts of my brain into gear.
**We have a brand new, very full Fabric Sale Section. Some of my favourite prints are in there, including Japanese prints and Marimekko. Make sure to check in the Sale patterns bin as well.