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Summer Fabrics – New Sunbrella Home & Garden Collection

May 31, 2015

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Sunbrella’s exclusive Home & Garden Collection for 2015 has some great pattern and color combos. All are made of 100% solution-dyed acrylic, which means they can be used both indoors and outside.  They are easy to care for, which makes them perfect for homes with active kids and pets.  These fabrics also resist fading in […]

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January: A New Take on the Ikat Look

January 9, 2015

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Robert Allen's Stitch Ring print in the Spring Grass color

Robert Allen’s Stitch Ring fabric caught my eye due to its new take on the Ikat look that has been around for some time now.   The scale is smaller than most actual Ikat patterns, which makes it work well in more types of window treatments and bedding applications.  Surprisingly, given the embroidered embellishment, the fabric […]

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December: Green & Turquoise Pattern Brings Back a Christmas Memory

December 23, 2013

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Cher in the Carribean Color

Given the time of year, the Cher pattern above reminds me of the shape of some old-fashioned tree ornaments my family used while I was growing up — in spite of its contemporary palette. The rows of embroidered detailing add extra interest and the medium-sized scale make it useful for many applications.  However, the embroidery […]

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November’s Fabric of the Month

November 29, 2012

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Kravet's linen & cotton print fabric "Whimsical Floral" in the "Saffron" color.

The color palette in this month’s pattern epitomizes a trend with major staying power.  Grey with yellow, which first appeared everywhere several years ago, is a duo that’s still going strong today. Part of the reason may be due to the evolving shades used with this color combination.  Here, the palette is warmed up and […]

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October’s Fabric of the Month

October 29, 2012

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October's Fabric of the Month

The inspiration for this abstract pattern came from an antique kimono textile of chrysanthemum flowers.   Would never have guessed that, but once you know this, you can see it! This fabric is part of Schumacher’s Modern Glamour wovens.  The combination of the silk velvet  floral weave on a satin cotton ground produces a luxuriously tactile […]

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September’s Fabric of the Month

September 30, 2012

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Kravet's 'Teablossom' fabric in the 'Yangtze' color

This month’s fabric is from Kravet’s Couture line.   It’s unusual in that it’s a novelty pattern that’s both beautiful and whimsical.   The scale is also less commonly seen — the repeat is the entire 58″ width by a 47″ vertical repeat height. If used for a roman shade or comforter, the scale will […]

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July’s Fabric of the Month

July 31, 2012

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Fabricut's fanciful take on a Suzani look in the 'Tropical' colorway

  Fabrics that are influenced by the Suzani look generally command attention.   This pattern is no different — but it also has one colorway with different hues than what you usually see with this pattern style. The ‘Tropical’ colorway shown above is the most unusual of the 7 colorways available.  I love the happy playfulness […]

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May’s Fabric of the Month

May 30, 2012

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Schumacher's Matisse-inspired print fabric in the 'Ocean' color

◊  Schumacher’s Matisse-inspired print fabric in the ‘Ocean’ color  ◊ This  Matisse-inspired print is fresh and fun — the perfect herald for spring and summer.   It’s available in two colors: ‘Ocean’  (above)  in calming blues and greens with a ‘pop’ of bright green ‘Punch’ (below) a warm mix of  colors with a dash of  […]

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