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Love That Fabric: November

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I don't need the holiday season to love the combination of hues of red and green. It's a force of nature: red and green apples, peppers, flowering plants, trees, northern lights, parrots, tree frogs, warm and cool, stop and go, and all things Christmasy. This month our four collections work alone and together just as in nature. Have some mix and match fun with these.

Quite Contrary

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As a teenager, I made a dress out of fabric printed with strawberries. I can't recall ever getting so many compliments. People actually stopped me on the street to comment, my father said it was his favorite, my friends wanted to copy it. Needless to say, I wore it a lot. When I spotted the sweet strawberries in Quite Contrary by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs, I was reminded of the delight in wearing a pretty dress. This collection is simply, innocently pretty; so make yourself, your daughter, your mom, your best friend something pretty enough to stop traffic.

View the full collection here.


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This small collection by Erin Ries for Clothworks is lighthearted and whimsical. Just four prints in three colorways makes mix and match easy. I tried to find a combo that didn't look great together and couldn't do it. These simple friendly prints would look lovely used on anything from cheery pillows to bed linens and curtains; the apparel options are many. Milly mixes successfully with our other November selections as well. Branch out and mix collections!

View the full collection here.

Bonnes Amies

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I got sucked in by the birds and stayed for the companion prints. The Colette print (birds) is stunningly graceful and full of life; like looking into a beautiful peaceful garden. Bonnes Amies from Michael Miller Fabrics prettily crosses seasons with its Marseille Collection in citron and aqua and Confection Collection in pinks and greens. Depending on how you mix and match you can create a winter, spring or summer ambience. Mix the the pinks and greens for the holidays! Normally, Love That Fabric is reserved for fabric we wish we had enough time to use, but this fabric we actually are using for an upcoming holiday project. Stay tuned...

View the full collections here.

It's A Hoot!

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It's a Hoot! is by MoMo for Moda Fabrics. There are number of grand scale prints with owls and birds, and graphic stripes, checks and dots that seem perfect for children's apparel and room décor. The companion prints are really glorious! My faves are the Marshmallow Trees (shown top), the wonderful egg-shaped polkadots and the bandana yardage in Pistachio and Cherry. These companion fabrics mix beautifully with other collections and are exceptionally stashworthy... those great prints you can pull out to make something wonderful without heading to the fabric store.

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: "Bonnes Amies" and "Michael Miller 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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jenn.chamberlain@gmail.com said:
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ooooo.aaahh. so pretty. i want it all to make a beautiful something!!