Monday, April 14, 2008

There's no such thing as too much fabric

Here are a couple of recent finds for all you quilters and seamstresses:

The Fabric Attic - lots of reproduction fabrics from both the 1800's and 1900's; also a lot of western, southwest and animal prints; quilt and pillow panels, fat quarters, a few quilt patterns. I love the old-fashioned minimalist website too. Not so long ago when I would come across a site like this I would be just a little bit put off; I would think, "Couldn't they go to the trouble to dress it up just a little?" But now I see so many sites that have extremely complicated layouts, impossible navigation and dozens of things that flash and blink and compete for my attention that when I come across a site that's pure content I almost want to stand up and cheer.

The Fabric Fairy - this one (a lovely site that's dressed up just right) specializes in "children's prints" but they're definitely not just for kids. They have the expected cars and spaceships and zoo animals and such but there are also many colorful florals, paisleys, geometric and other miscellaneous prints that would be suitable for any age. It's mostly clothing fabric - knits, corduroy, etc - but they do have some great quilting prints and panels too.