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Love That Fabric: August

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A charming collection of country-modern prints from Bari J for Windham Fabrics, a Blissfully sweet and inspiring collection from Moda, and Fig Tree Quilts has yet another gorgeous collection as uplifting as morning sunshine. That's what Sew4Home loves in August. Make something pretty!

Country Lane

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I truly LOVE the purple colorway of Country Lane, Bari J's charming new collection for Windham Fabrics. For some reason, I don't normally gravitate towards purple, but the Purple Prairie Plaid and Purple Wild Roses sold me many times over. In addition to the purple colorway, the collection includes blue, red, yellow, pink and cream, and they blend together in such a neighborly way – making quilting with this collection a dream. It's a sweet collection that will add modern country charm to any home décor... and of course, apparel and blog for some photos of Bari's winsome embroidery on fabric from this collection. Country Lane is in stores now.

View the full collection here.

Bliss

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Bliss from mother/daughter team Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics is a large, vintage-modern collection of beautifully coordinating prints and colorways. In addition to quilting weight cottons, they have Bliss Flannel - the cheeriest flannel ever. Bliss is also available in the full array of pre-cuts: fat quarter bundle, jelly roll, layer cake, and charm pack. A tidal wave of ideas overcame me as I looked through the collection: Fat Quarter Shop.

View the full collection here.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

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You had me at the name. If you've never read Truman Capote's novella or watched the delightful Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in the 1961 movie adaptation, you have a treat awaiting. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda is equally delightful (I'm mentally designing cute dresses from this collection for Audrey as I type). How luxurious to wake up with Fat Quarter Shop now.

View the full collection here.

Finding Fabric

If you see a particular fabric online that you like, you can check your favorite fabric source to find out if they have it in stock or can get it for you. You can also try Googling the fabric name along with the designer's name or the design house, for example: "Bliss" and "Moda Fabrics." 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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Comments (3)

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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Hi Kathie B -- so glad you like our site and our fabric selections. Although sometimes referred to as "quilting weight cottons", these fabrics are definitely not just for quilting. In fact, the internet is filled with pictures of great clothing made from the latest and greatest cottons from these and other designers. Many designers also produce the same or similar designs in slightly heavier weights and several are also now coming out with complimentary knit fabrics. Because our site focuses mostly on home decor rather than garment sewing, we don't often go searching for specific garment fabrics, however, our aprons have been so popular, perhaps we'll expand more in that direction in the future. So... feel free to make something beautiful to wear from any of these designs smilies/cheesy.gif. Thanks again!
Kathie B said:
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I love those fabrics too. However, they are all for quilting. I'd like to know where to get fabrics for clothing and see some of them highlighted also.

thanks! I love this website.
amy@accidentalcrafter.com said:
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Gorgeous fabrics, definitely have to add some of these to my stash. Thanks for sharing!