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Love That Fabric: Fun Fall Finds

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Summer yields to autumn this Sunday. In reality, September is the last month of summer, but I start thinking about flannel and plaid the minute I flip over the August calendar page. With every seasonal change, my color preferences shift; autumn goes to pumpkin, eggplant, olive and warm gray, plus my every-season fave: turquoise. Before it gets to the projected 90ºF this afternoon, this slightly foggy, cool morning has me inspired to go on a Love That Fabric hunt. See our Fun Fall Finds…

Mod Girls and Guys by Michael Miller Fabrics

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Out this month, the retro-modern-cool design and color makes Mod Girls and Guys a must have. It's a small collection, and I'd want to stash some of each of the cool prints as well as the coordinating MMF Ta Dot prints. Ta Dot polka dots come in the most amazing color combos. 

Mod Guys

Guys in ties with cameras... there is something so geeky cool about that. This collection has style, fantastic color and an infectious energy. In addition to all kinds of apparel fun, consider a case for a tablet or reader, a messenger bag or a journal cover. An apron made using Ties would be a great anytime gift for girls or guys. And of course, we're dreaming up great pillows to enliven a room. Wouldn't they be perfect in a dorm room?!

Mod Girls

Find Mod Girls and Guys at these fine retailers:

Urbanista by Michael Miller Fabrics

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But wait, there's more. The terrific Mod Girls and Guys prints are also available in the warm grays I constantly gravitate towards, in MMF's Urbanista collection; also available in September.

Find Urbanista at these fine retailers:

Since both Mod Girls and Guys and Urbanista just came out, they will show up in more locations soon. Or request them from your favorite fabric shop.

Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for FreeSpirit

S4H editor, Liz Johnson says, "Heather had me with the name." Lottie Da, oh my, what a lovely mix of color and pattern; from the freehand feel of the meandering floral Sprig to the mellow geometric butterflies in Papillon. With 32 color-rich prints in shades of tangerine, orchid, olive, rose and charcoal, this is a large collection. It could be used in so many ways, but my first thought is freshening a bedroom with a pile of pillows, a bed runner or quilt. Or... maybe a clutch or shoulder bag to add flair to your fall wardrobe.

In addition to quilting cotton yardage, Lottie Da is available as fat quarter stacks, design rolls and charm packs. Look for Lottie Da at these fine retailers:

Fat Quarter Shop

The Ribbon Retreat

Heather Bailey

Finding Fabric

If you see a particular fabric online you like, you can check your favorite fabric source to find out if they have it in stock or can get it for you. Be sure to look at our Shopping Directory for our fave sources. You can also try Googling the fabric name along with the designer's name or the design house. Prints from older collections can sometimes be found on Etsy or eBay. If you love a fabric, get it while you can. Because, like fashionable apparel, popular fabrics come and go; at some point, even the most amazing fabrics are no longer in stores or online.

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RedHairedLady said:
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I've been admiring that Lottie Da fabric since I saw it online a couple of weeks ago. Glad you featured it here! Maybe Sew4Home will consider doing a series of projects with it?  A curtain valance with grommets would be nice!

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