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Love That Fabric: Halloween

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Eeeek! Thinking about Halloween in August! But, when it comes to seasonal fabrics... you snooze, you lose. By the time October rolls around, the most bootiful and ghoulish fabrics mysteriously disappear off shelves in a puff of smoke only to be replaced with holiday fabric. If you like it, snag it now, and put it in the crypt until you're ready to sew your frightful creations.

Seen On Halloween

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Love the stylized cats with glowing eyes! Seen On Halloween has a retro-cool '60s appeal with its bright colors and midnight blacks. This collection includes a bewitching series of little prints that mix well with the bolder motifs. The bright Multi Ring print is totally groovy; I could see using it for non-Halloween projects (same with the dots & stripes). And what little witch wouldn't want Crescent Moon in her costume? Seen On Halloween is by Maywood Studio.

View in the full collection here.

Boo! to You!

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Boo! to You! by My Minds Eye for Riley Blake Designs has cartoon appeal. This collection is pure silly Halloween fun. It's perfect for costumes and décor for the wee ones without being too sweet. The spiders are smiling, but... hey, they're still spiders. So if you like scary, but not TOO scary – this is just enough Boo! for You!

View the full collection here.

Halloween Night

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Vintage Halloween at its best! The faded orange, night green, purple and cream with stenciled blacks are an ideal compliment to the classic witch-on-broomstick, arched-back black cat, and smiling gap-toothed jack-o'-lantern motifs. This collection looks like one you might discover in an old trunk hidden in grandmama's attic. It's a large collection with mottled polka dots, muted stripes and mini prints plus solids. I love it when a collection includes solids. Halloween Night is by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics.

View the full collection here.

Eerie Alley

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The Haunted Hearses sold me! They're right out of The Munsters. This wacky-fun collection by SEI for Robert Kaufman includes REALLY bright-brights mixed with the blackest of blacks, glowing jack-o'-lanterns, ogling owls, spiderwebs with crazy dots, and patterned stripes. Head out in style on All Hallows' Eve with a funky Eerie Alley costume.

View the full collection here.

What to Make?

Our 2010 Halloween projects will debut this fall. In the meantime, check out our spooky tutorials from last year:

Halloween Charms: Spooky Treat Bags

Halloween Charms: Spooky Banner

Halloween Charms: Spooky Table Runner

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. You can also try Googling the fabric name along with the designer's name or the design house, for example: "Halloween Night" and Moda. Prints from older collections can sometimes be found on Etsy or eBay.

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