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Friday, August 31, 2012
Today we are featuring two Patterns by Amy Butler: Lotus Tuni and Cami 


 
Both patterns are easy to make and the simple design will give the fabric the opportunity to shine.  So, your fabric print will really be the showcase using these patterns as it is kept very simple.  Designer tunic or halter can be made in an afternoon – a perfect summertime project!

Any of the prints from the Amy Butler Lark Collection would be great to use for these patterns.  The fabrics in this collection are light weight cotton fabrics so they are easy to work with and easy to care for.  Here is a link to inspirational pictures from the Amy Butler design studio as it pertains to this specific collection: http://amybutlerdesign.com/inspiration/lifestyle.php?collection=lark 

So many great ideas!

What fabric would you use for these patterns? Tell us on our Facebook.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

The fabric collections that have a story to them always inspire me.  Right now I am totally inspired by the Far Far Away III Collection by Heather Ross. Growing up in Germany, fairy tales like Snow White always bring warm and great memories for me.  

Decorating a baby’s nursery with this fabric collection would be fantastic including quilt, sham, pleated crib skirt and bumper. There are endless possibilities for what you could make using this collection of fabrics.

What inspires you? Share with us on our Facebook what fabrics inspire you to create... there are endless possibilities!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Imagine Fabric is a business developed to inspire our customers to create! With our fabrics there are endless possibilities of what you can make. Our customer Anne S. was inspired to make a quilt using only fabrics from Jowl Dewberry’s Heirloom Collection. Take a look at the final product – a beautiful, unique quilt!

 
Joel Dewberry's Heirloom fabric designs are a collection of rich, classic florals paired with contemporary design motifs that create a timeless style. Each fabric design from the Heirloom fabric collection features vibrant colors, rejuvenating the nostalgic designs. These nostalgic fabric designs combined with modern and vibrant colors make this fabric collection by Joel Dewberry perfect for you to make your next "heirloom" piece.

What inspires you? Share with us what you have created... post a photo to our Facebook!


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
 
Ornate Floral Amethyst is a romantic and beautiful fabric design by Joel Dewberry as part of his Heirloom Collection.  The Heirloom collection features classic floral prints paired with contemporary design motifs that make these fabric prints timeless treasures.


Just look at this wonderful handcrafted accessories that were created by talented Etsy sellers.  Each of the pot holders, baby blanket as well as the ironing board are must have accessories that are not just beautiful but also very functional. 

Looking at this gorgous Joel Dewberry floral print, once cannot help by be inspired.  Tell us how this fabric inspires you!


{1. Pot Holders by SSK Designs 2. Baby Blanket by Lu Lus Woobies 3. Ironing Board Cover by Compelled to Craft}


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Thursday, August 23, 2012

 

Etsuko Furuya is a very well-known Japanese fabric designer recognized for her blissful work of arts that uses vibrant colors and animated graphics.  All of her designs look stunning and indeed exceptional.  No matter what product you make, using Etsuko Furuya’s fabric will make it stand out.  Keep the product design simple and the fabric will shine.  


Imagine Fabric chose to carry Etsuko Furuya Fabrics because they are unique and of highest quality.  These fabrics are not being printed until orders are received – taking about 3 months to get the fabric once ordered, sometimes even longer.  Prints are available for a short period of time only.  So, not only are the prints beautiful and unique, but the limited availability makes them even more desirable.  Customers around the world love these prints.

What have you made with Etsuko Furuya fabrics? Share photos of your creations on our Facebook Page.


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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Gift boxes are extremely expensive especially during the holiday season so why not make them yourselves and stock up.  The holidays will be here sooner than you think.

Supplies Needed:




Prepare the materials that you will need. Fabric, Small sized box, Double sided tape, a ruler and scissors.

Using a ruler, trace the corners of the fabric to fit the size of the box that you're using. Then cut off the excess fabric.

Your fabric should look like the the image above, with the corners cut off.

Put on some double sided tape on the fabric edges. Then pull the fabric inside of the box and sealed by the tape.

Make sure to pull the fabric tight enough so that the finish will be clean.

Flip over the box to see the finished look. Do the same steps for the bottom part of your box.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012
1     Selvage: The narrow finished lengthwise edges of a fabric cut is called selvage.  The selvage is usually ¼ to ½ inches wide and it is mostly woven tighter and the rest of the fabric which prevents the fabric from tearing when it is finished at the mill.  Since the selvage is constructed differently than the rest of them fabric, they may shrink differently than the rest of the fabric when washed.  Most people don’t utilize the selvage but if they do, they need to take that into consideration.  Designer fabrics selvages usually feature the name of the fabric designer, fabric collection as well as the name of the fabric manufacturer. 

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Here at Imagine Fabric, we always want to establish a relationship that doesn’t end as soon as you place your order online and ship your products. We want to develop an intimate rapport with passionately inspired customers like you by providing highest standard customer service as well as customer-oriented activities.

Imagine Fabric started 5 years ago with my own search for fabrics I loved and inspired me to create. Unique and beautiful designer fabrics were and still are difficult to find locally.  To get my hands on the fabrics I like, I started to call the manufacturers directly and that is how Imagine Fabric started.  I figure if I have difficulties finding “boutique-like” designer fabrics, other end consumers probably have the same problem so I wanted to fill that need.  We want to continue to offer the most on-trend manufacturers, designers and fabric designs.  

We don’t want to be the retailer that carries all lines and all collections.  We want to be known as the “boutique-like” fabric retailers where you can find only the most beautiful and unique fabric designs, and always know that you get the best quality textiles with Imagine Fabric.

  
We continuously get compliments from customers on how much they like our fabric selection and choices.  Compared to other retailers we have a small selection, however, we try to choose only the collections that we think our customers would appreciate the most.  Getting this feedback tells us that we are on-trend with our fabric choices and what it meets the demand in the market.  

My favorite part is seeing all the beautiful creations that customers make using the fabric they purchased from Imagine Fabric. I love to see how a fabric inspired them to create something they love. With the inspiration of the beautiful fabrics Imagine Fabric offers, there are endless possibilities of what you can imagine to make.


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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
This gorgeous Japanese fabric is called Peppermint Bird blue as part of Etsuko Furuya's Echino Fall 2011 Collection.  Etsuko Furuya stays true to her style of creating animated fabric designs combined with virbant colors. 

Keep the pattern simple and allow for the fabric design to shine. You creation will be sure to be stunning.  If you like this Japanese fabric design but don't have time to sew, pick up these readily available home and personal accessories made by some talented artisans.


{1. Blue Pillow by Mod Diva 2. Bi-Fold Wallet by Faith On Earth 3. iPad Sleeve by Little Pigeon Crafts}

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Monday, August 13, 2012
Do you love fabric but don't like or don't know how to sew?  Well, this No-Sew Pillow Tutorial is going to be just perfect for you.  Get an instant room changing look with a new pillow that does not require a sewing machine. 

Supplies Needed
  • Old Pillow
  • Fabric (If your old pillow is 18 inches, I would recommend using 1.5 yards of fabric.  Take the size of your current pillow and multiply by three and that will give you the amount of fabric needed for this project.  You don't have to be exact but this is a good rule of thumb.)


Lay fabric with the "wrong" side up.  Lay your old pillow on top of the new fabric.

Fold your fabric towards the center.

Fold your ends into points like you would fold the end of a gift wrap.

Now fold the pointy ends towards the center of the pillow.

Knot the pointy ends.  Hide all the raw seams and you are done!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Etsuko Furuya is a world renown fabric designer from Japan.  She is known for vibrant and animated designs and she remains true to her style with this Savannah black fabric design as part of her Echino Fall 2011 Collection. With this type of fantastic prints, it is best to keep your designs simple and allow the fabric to really shine.  Take a look at the pillow and the cosmetic bag by Mod Diva!  Absolutely stunning.


Designer Pillow and Cosmetic Bag are available Mod Diva

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Sunday, August 5, 2012
This Fabric Bow Tutorial is super easy and super fun.  Since no machine sewing is required, it would be a great project to do with your kids at home or at school.


Supplies Needed:





1 Fat Quarter (or fabric scraps you may have at home)
Needle
Sewing Thread










Prepare 2 pieces of fabric with the following dimensions:

6 x 3.5 inches
2.5 x 1.5 inches



Take the larger piece of fabric measuring 6 x 3.5 inches and fold vertically towards the center.  Then fold horizontally  towards the center.





Stitch the center of the folded fabric, then pull the thread to gather the fabric in the center, making the basic shape of the bow.







Take the smaller piece of fabric measuring 2.5 x 1.5 inches and fold it horizontally  towards the center. Then wrap it around the middle of the bow to hide the stitch you made earlier. Then stitch the small fabric in place making sure that the stitch won't show on the other side.


Voila, you are done.  Idea tip: Glue the bow to a hair pin and make your little girl really happy. 






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