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Fabric love

Once you start buying fabric it’s a slippery slope. These days there are tons of fabric lines being released regularly and every time a new one comes out, I must have it. There are are lots of designers I love and often if you don’t buy the material when it comes out, you miss out. And it’s rarely reprinted. And then you have to start the obsessive hunt on etsy for ‘oop’s’ (out of print) that you loved but couldn’t quite afford at the time! Ha oh first world problems. Anyhow, I thought I would share some of my favorites of the moment.

Leah Duncan’s new line for Art Gallery Fabrics is called Meadow.

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I loved Carolyn Friedlanders Architextures and her new line, Botanics is also a fav.

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Ellen Luckett Baker is also awesome. Her new line is called Garden and even though I don’t love butterflies, I adore this collection.

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I spend hours shopping online and tweaking my cart, I don’t buy tons, but I do have hundreds of wish purchases just waiting there. I just need to get rich and buy a house with a bedroom just for fabric. Don’t even get me started on the 2014 Liberty of London spring releases…

Ellen Luckett Baker

Ellen Luckett Baker is an American fabric designer for Moda, with her collection, Quilt Blocks, just released in April 2012.  It’s her first collection of fabrics and I just love them.  I am going to try buying all of it.  It’s great to see such a nice non floral collection (even though I really do love florals too). Each design was hand-drawn digitally to give the collection an artistic, handmade quality.

Ellen also writes a great crafty blog called thelongthread, full of good tutorials and inspiration.  I can’t wait to make shorts, little jewellery gift bags and some cushions.