I love to buy from shops here at home if I can, saves on international postage and import taxes. Not so long ago this meant far less choice, now there are some brilliant modern quilting fabric companies flourishing online and I wanted to share a few I have found.
Backstitch is a great resource for quilting as well as dressmaking and now is not just on line, Alice has opened up a real bricks & mortar shop. Stocking a good range of designers including Denyse Schmidt, Lizzy House & Bonnie and Camille. Alice mentioned Moda Dotties and Michael Miller Mirror Ball Dots and a Michael Miller collection called Wee Wander. I rather love Tule by Leah Duncan.
Celtic Fusion Fabrics prides its self as being a little different. With fabrics from Alexander Henry, Anthology, Copenhagen Print factory
Eclectic Maker, aim to supply you with beautiful and original fabrics from around the globe. The designers stocked include Amy Adams, Rebecca Stoner, Mark Hordyszynski, to name a few. They have new fabrics arriving all the time, one of their new favorites is Storybook by Kate & Birdie Paper Co. I love the Color me happy by V & Co.
Eternal Maker, is run by a Anna & Sarah – daughter & mother respectively and specializes in unique and quirky fabrics. Stocking a large selection of fabrics including Liesl Gibson, Naomi Ito & Michael Miller. With new collection arriving all the time, they are looking forward to Cotton + Steel collection arriving. I love Camp modern cool by Birch fabrics.
Fabric HQ, contemporary, colourful fabrics for the modern maker. They have a good selection of fabrics, including charm packs and jelly rolls from Aneela Hoey to Zoe Pearn.
Gone to Earth, grew out of a sewing hobby and into a business. Julia has a lovely collection of fabrics, patterns and haberdashery. The fabric’s range includes fabrics from Heather Bailey, Lila Tueller & Jenean Morrison.
Guthrie & Ghani, is owned by Lauren from the first series of The Sewing Bee. They stock a good range of fabrics, haberdashery and bag making accessories. Fabrics include Atelier Brunette, Emma Hardicker and Lotta Jansdotter.
M is for make, M is for make’ is the result of Kate’s lifelong love of pretty fabrics and sewing. Stocking wide range of quilting fabrics, dress fabrics, extra wide backing fabrics, haberdashery & patterns. Designers include Allison Cole, Birch, Eloise Renouf and Kona. Kate is really looking forward to the Grammercy collection by Leah Duncan and Arcadia for Cloud 9. There are also some exciting dressmaking fabrics arriving soon.
Simply Solids, run by Justine & Lisa. A wonderful collection of solids, textured basics & low volume fabrics. They also stock Flatter and Best Press.
Plush Addict, a family run business headed up by Kellie. They stock a large range of fabrics for quilting and dressmaking. Stocking designer Jennifer Paganelli, Dear Stella, Robert Kaufman & Riley Blake amongst the many Brands. When I asked what fabrics thet love Kellie said ‘we’ve had so many new fabrics recently I couldn’t decide!’ The Oh Baby! collection from Michael Miller is a gorgeous nursery collection. My favorite collection is Beauty Queen by Jennifer Paganelli.
Seamstar, stock a wide range of fabrics from 30’s playtime to Hello Tokyo. They are expecting Prairie by Dashwood studios shortly that would make a great summer quilt and also Robert Kaufman cotton lawn, including plains perfect for quilting. I love the leah Duncan Meadow collection.
Quilty Pleasures, owned by Elizabeth who is a member of The Quilters Guild. A range of fabrics & Haberdashery, including Janet Clare’s collection for Moda, Pearl bracelet & Dear Stella.
Sew Scrumptious, is run by Louise who admits to being a fabric addict! She brings together some of the quirky, contemporary fabric ranges, with collections including Copenhagen Print Factory, Dashwood Studio & Tula Pink. With new deliveries arriving Louise loves Heather Baileys Lottie Da.
By Ruth, Poppy in Stitches