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Love That Fabric! Two New Moda Collections

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Love That Fabric is our periodic review of some of the freshest, most fabulous fabrics we've spotted. The series was always a fan favorite, but had been on a bit of a hiatus. Now, thanks to visitor and sponsor requests, it's back and we're ready to fall in love all over again! The Series returns with two new collections from Moda fabrics. One is a mix of modern essentials, the other a nostalgic beauty in creamy, sweet-dreamy colors.

There is such a wide variety of wonderfulness these days when it comes to designer fabric, we can't possibly use every one we love in our project plans. So, Love That Fabric is our way to bring you some of our favorites that we may not be able to get to, but are not-to-be-missed nonetheless. In addition to presenting a summary of the collection, we've also listed some Sew4Home classic projects that would turn out beautifully in the featured fabric. 

Basic Mixologie by Studio M for Moda Fabrics

Studio M is Moda's own in-house design studio, known for its creative energy. Their fabric lines have a quirky, retro-modern style we love. The original Mixologie came out in January 2015 and was such an instant hit, a follow-up simply had to happen. Basic Mixology debuted just this past December. 

Square Pegs quilt by Alison Vermilya of Little Bunny Quilts, featured on Moda Bake Shop. A beginner level project that finishes at 62.5" x 75".

The collection has a pleasing balance of organic and modern shapes in a rich, cosmopolitan color palette. Even the color names are infused with style: Eggplant, Mustard, Persimmon, Avocado, and more. 

Full yardage is available as well as Fat Quarter bundles, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs, and Mini Charms. The collection is widely available both in-store and online. Fat Quarter Shop has a great selection as well as a beautiful quilt kit. 

Basic Mixologie has the depth and versatility to work well for a variety of projects. Try it with these Sew4Home classics: 

Fold-Over Book Bag

Coin Purse with Pleated Front

Wrap-and-Go Quilted Casserole Carrier

Triple Flounce Apron

Embroidered Patchwork Pillow

Silver Linings Shirtings by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda Fabrics

Neutrals are essential for many designs, but can be difficult to find in more than ones or twos. We were thrilled to find Silver Linings Shirtings, the latest collection from Laundry Basket Quilts, which is due to hit in-store and virtual shelves this month. 

The background of the entire collection is the perfect cream: not too warm, not too cool. Just right to blend with other neutrals or act as the foundation for accent fabrics. Consider it in combination with not only other cottons but specialty substrates; organza, tulle or linen would be lovely. The petite designs have just a hint of vintage color: tone-on-tone cream, rose red, warm charcoal, and cornflower blue. 

Full yardage will be available as well as Fat Quarter bundles, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs, and Mini Charms. Fat Quarter Shop is expecting delivery very soon, and does offer pre-order requests as well as the ability to notify you via email when the collection is ready to ship. Visit FQS for more details

Soft and delicate, Silver Linings would be lovely for these Sew4Home classic projects:

Cotton Garment Covers

Vintage Shoulder Dust Covers

Soft & Stuffable Fabric Shopping Bags

Fresh Linens Pillowcases

Beautiful Baby Quilt


Comments (6)

Gayle Mitchel said:
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I do quite a few quilts for retired veterans living in the VA Retirement Center in Tucson.  I am constantly on the lookout for cream fabrics that play nicely with all the shades of red and blue and gold.  Silver Linings Shirting will be in my stash as soon as I can get it!  M for Moda is Marvelous!!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Gayle - that sounds great! We thought this was just the prettiest cream color too. 

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Cheri - aren't they wonderful?! They were easy to Love for Love That Fabric 

mpistey said:
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Basic Mixology is gorgeous, and the quilt is beautiful.  I'm going to love this series, particularly your recommendations for using such pretty fabric!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ mpistey - thanks! This was always one of our favorite series, so we're happy to be bringining it back!