modes4u visits Quilt Market (Part 1)

modes4u’s Managing Director Sandra Boch, and IT Manager Alan Mak headed to the world renowned fabric convention, Quilt Market, held in Houston, Texas, at the end of October. Some of the most colorful and creative fabric displays were proudly shown off by international fabric designers and producers eager to showcase their magnificient works to the world. At the convention modes4u saw beautiful fabrics on display from some of our favorite designers! Birch, who produce stunning organic fabrics, were on hand to show off their fabrics, with some made into adorable baby clothes. Michael Miller fabrics also graced the event with a radiant patchwork quilt shown off whilst Monaluna fabrics were displayed in their booth which won an award for being the best creative booth at the event. Take a look at the pictures below!

Birch at Quilt Market

Birch at Quilt Market

Baby clothes made of Birch fabrics

Baby clothes made of Birch fabrics

Lovely Birch clothes

Lovely Birch clothes

More stunning creations with Birch fabrics

More stunning creations with Birch fabrics

What a gorgeous display

What a gorgeous display

Charley Harper designs for Birch

Charley Harper designs for Birch

Beautiful Birch fabrics on display

Beautiful Birch fabrics on display

Check out this stunning Michael Miller patchwork quilt

Check out this stunning Michael Miller patchwork quilt

Beautiful Michael Miller creations

Beautiful Michael Miller creations

A fun booth design from Michael Miller

A fun booth design from Michael Miller

Monaluna's award winning booth

Monaluna’s award winning booth

Monaluna had some lovely items on display

Monaluna had some lovely items on display

More lovely Monaluna fabrics shown off with these clothes

More lovely Monaluna fabrics shown off with these clothes

Our Fabrics in Zuckersüß von Kopf bis Fuß

Earlier this year, the fantastic sewing book, Zuckersüß von Kopf bis Fuß was released, and it features some of our beautiful fabrics! The book, written by Cecilia Hanselmann, contains many wonderful sewing patterns for creating super cute baby items. From adorable hats for newborns using Birch dot fabrics to super cute dresses using anchor pattern fabrics, you’ll find lots of wonderful ideas in this book to inspire you to create something sweet for your little one!

 

The cover page

The cover page

Using our Birch dot fabric.

Using our Birch dot fabric.

Adorable!

Adorable!

Fantastic for winter and for newborn babies

Fantastic for winter and for newborn babies

Comfortable and practical

Comfortable and practical

So cute!

So cute!

It's easy for kids to move around and play in!

It’s easy for kids to move around and play in!

It's a fun design any child will love!

It’s a fun design any child will love!

A very sweet hat for a sunny day

A very sweet hat for a sunny day

The hat and the dress go really well together!

The hat and the dress go really well together!

It's very easy for kids to get around in this little dress

It’s very easy for kids to get around in this little dress

It's fun and pretty at the same time

It’s fun and pretty at the same time

Kids can play in it easily too!

Kids can play in it easily too!

red cat Canvas fabric Kokka Japan

red cat Canvas fabric Kokka Japan

children and bird fabric Michael Miller With The Birds

children and bird fabric Michael Miller With The Birds

coral red maritime anchor fabric by Michael Miller

coral red maritime anchor fabric by Michael Miller

colorful polka dots organic knit fabric birch USA

colorful polka dots organic knit fabric birch USA

Birch Organic Fabric Certification

Birch fabrics are incredibly popular, due to their beautiful designs and their use of high quality certified organic materials. We know many of you are curious about this so we’d like to share with you their certification, which shows Birch textiles are processed in accordance with Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). The GOTS is one of the world’s best standards for recognizing organic textiles; only fabrics with over a 70% organic fibre content can be GOTS certified. Are you a fan of organic fabrics? Let us know!

Page 1 of the Birch Organic Fabric Certification

Page 1 of the Birch Organic Fabric Certification

Page 1 of the Birch Organic Fabric Certification

Page 1 of the Birch Organic Fabric Certification

What to sew with birch’s Acorn Trail organic fabrics

It’s always nice to see what fabrics look like when used for different products. The organic fabric manufacturer birch shows on the birch website some wonderful examples of apparel made with the new collection Acorn Trail. We also carry the cute collection designed by Tegan White and love the photos. Such an inspiration!

Examples of what to sew with birch's collection Acorn Trail, photo from birch.com

Examples of what to sew with birch’s collection Acorn Trail, photo from birch.com

Super cute shorts and tank top, photo from birch.com

Super cute shorts and tank top, photo from birch.com

amazing children apparel made with Acorn Trail fabrics, photo from birch.com

amazing children apparel made with Acorn Trail fabrics, photo from birch.com

lovely boy's shirt, photo from birch.com

lovely boy’s shirt, photo from birch.com

stunning girl's dress, photo from birch.com

stunning girl’s dress, photo from birch.com

cute Acorn Trail cushions, photo from birch.com

cute Acorn Trail cushions, photo from birch.com

What customers made with our products: bags, clothes and bentos

We spotted so many lovely projects from our customers over the last months again on our Facebook site that it’s about time we introduce them here on the blog:

Samodiva’s Treasures sewed a lovely kindle cover with our Camelot Dream A Little Dream fabric. Don’t you just want to get comfy and start reading?

Samodiva's Treasures made a wonderful kindle cover with our Camelot fabric

Samodiva’s Treasures made a wonderful kindle cover with our Camelot fabric

blue night moth animal fabric Camelot Dream a Little Dream

blue night moth animal fabric Camelot Dream a Little Dream

Isn’t this diaper bag just amazing? Le Petit Monde de Lilaxel? sewed it using our Michael Miller Summer Night Lights Border fabric.

Le Petit Monde de Lilaxel? sewed a beautiful diaper bag with our Michael Miller fabric

Le Petit Monde de Lilaxel? sewed a beautiful diaper bag with our Michael Miller fabric

border fabric Summer Night Lights Twilight Michael Miller

border fabric Summer Night Lights Twilight Michael Miller

Our customer Evelin Mostafa made a gorgeous bag set with a handbag, coin case and pouch using our pretty Timeless Treasures autumn fabric.

A great bag set with our Timeless Treasures autumn fabric made by Evelin Mostafa?

A great bag set with our Timeless Treasures autumn fabric made by Evelin Mostafa

black autumn leaf tree fabric by Timeless Treasures

black autumn leaf tree fabric by Timeless Treasures

Les Bêtes de Céline showed us pictures of lots of pretty loop scarfs that she made. This one is sewn with our Spring sampler organic fabric by Cloud 9.

Les Bêtes de Céline made a pretty loop scarf with our Cloud 9 organic fabric

Les Bêtes de Céline made a pretty loop scarf with our Cloud 9 organic fabric

Spring Sampler Petal Pink Cloud 9 leaf organic fabric

Spring Sampler Petal Pink Cloud 9 leaf organic fabric

Per sfizio ma non solo showed us several projects on Facebook. She made a gorgeous pencil wrap case using several of our fabrics like e.g. the teal Urchin Forest organic birch fabric. She also showed her great project how to turn an old pair of jeans into a skirt and used some of our fabrics like the pretty Voile Koi fabric as embellishment.

Super pretty pencil case made by Per sfizio ma non solo with many of our fabrics

Super pretty pencil case made by Per sfizio ma non solo with many of our fabrics

teal circle animal birch organic fabric Urchin Forest

teal circle animal birch organic fabric Urchin Forest

Per sfizio ma non solo turned an old pair of jeans into a skirt and used our fabrics as embellishments

Per sfizio ma non solo turned an old pair of jeans into a skirt and used our fabrics as embellishments

purple pattern Cloud 9 Voile organic fabric Koi from the USA

purple pattern Cloud 9 Voile organic fabric Koi from the USA

Redecorate Con Lola Godoy? made a lovely fridge magnet notepad that she covered with our Timeless Treasures raspberry fabric.

Redecorate Con Lola Godoy? made a pretty fridge magnet notepad covered with our raspberry fabric

Redecorate Con Lola Godoy? made a pretty fridge magnet notepad covered with our raspberry fabric

Raspberry fabric by Timeless Treasures from the USA

Raspberry fabric by Timeless Treasures from the USA

And finally also a non-fabric related product. Isabelle Torloting from the blog Lovin Bento used our 4pcs Eiffel Tower bento box set to make a delicious bento.

Isabelle Torloting? from Lovin Bento made pretty bentos with our Eiffel Tower bento box set

Isabelle Torloting from Lovin Bento made pretty bentos with our Eiffel Tower bento box set

Eiffel Tower and polka dots Bento Box 4 pcs Lunch Box

Eiffel Tower and polka dots Bento Box 4 pcs Lunch Box

What customers made with our fabrics: bags and apparel

Time for another round of “What customers made with our fabrics”. Many of you posted your projects on our Facebook wall and we can’t help but share it.

Marion from Les Z’Opérations du Dr Marion blogged about this great children’s shirt that was made with our maritime Michael Miller fabric. What an awesome summer shirt.

Marion blogged on Les Z'Opérations du Dr Marion about this super cute shirt made with our Michael Miller fabric

Marion blogged on Les Z’Opérations du Dr Marion about this super cute shirt made with our Michael Miller fabric

white maritime fabric sailing ship anchor Michael Miller

white maritime fabric sailing ship anchor Michael Miller

Alessandra showed us on her blog Per sfizio ma non sole a great ensemble for girls which is based on our organic girl Fort Firefly fabric by birch. Super pretty!

Alessandra blogged about this lovely ensemble with our birch fabric on Per sfizio ma non sole

Alessandra blogged about this lovely ensemble with our birch fabric on Per sfizio ma non sole

sea green flower girl organic fabric birch Fort Firefly

sea green flower girl organic fabric birch Fort Firefly

Samantha sewed amazing children’s clothes with our Dear Stella snail fabric. The pattern looks gorgeous on toddlers.

Samantha made adorable toddler wear with our snail fabric

Samantha made adorable toddler wear with our snail fabric

white snail animal fabric Dear Stella USA

white snail animal fabric Dear Stella USA

What a fun idea: Concepcion Tejeda from Tenerife made lots of panties for her dog. One of them is done with our Alexander Henry skull fabric.

Concepcion Tejeda from Tenerife made cute pants for her dog with our Alexander Henry skull fabric

Concepcion Tejeda from Tenerife made cute pants for her dog with our Alexander Henry skull fabric

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and white skulls

black Alexander Henry fabric roses and white skulls

Our Italian customer DIY – Diynamic crafts from Italy used our Michael Miller space fabric to sew a pretty cinch bag with a lace detail.

What a fun bag DIY - Diynamic crafts from Italy made with our space fabric

What a fun bag DIY – Diynamic crafts from Italy made with our space fabric

black spaceship space fabric Michael Miller Space Station

black spaceship space fabric Michael Miller Space Station

Anja from Germany used the Alexander Henry Zocalo fabric to make this beautiful bag. Unfortunately the beige color is discontinued, but we still carry the fabric in other colors.

Anja from Germany sewed this beautiful bag with our Mexican folklore fabric

Anja from Germany sewed this beautiful bag with our Mexican folklore fabric

beige Mexican folklore fabric by Alexander Henry

beige Mexican folklore fabric by Alexander Henry

Our favourite product of the week: birch polka dot fabrics

Polka Dots are awsome! So can you guess what our favourite product of the week is? Right, it’s polka dot fabrics, birch polka dot fabrics to be more precise. The organic fabric manufacturer from the USA has such a lovely polka dot line as part of their “mod basics” collection by Jay-Cyn Designs. We got at least 10 new different designs.

green birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

green birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

brown birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

brown birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

teal birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

teal birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA orange dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA orange dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA yellow dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA yellow dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA salmon red dots

ecru birch organic fabric from the USA salmon red dots

Lots of new birch and Robert Kaufman fabrics

We have the most adorable new fabrics. You’ll find lots of of new prints by Robert Kaufman with super kawaii forest animals and ninjas in our shop. They are wonderful for children’ projects, and we’re sure that especially boys will love the ninja fabrics.

Birch from the USA supplied us with more pretty organic fabrics. There are lots of maritime designs from the Set Sail collection, but we got lots of funny safari animal fabrics from Safari Soiree.

We can’t describe them well enough to capture their true beauty, so take a look at some of the designs.

cute white deer fabric red-green by Robert Kaufman USA

cute white deer fabric red-green by Robert Kaufman USA

black mushroom fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

black mushroom fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

cute light blue racoon fabric by Robert Kaufman

cute light blue racoon fabric by Robert Kaufman

red patterned dog animal fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

red patterned dog animal fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

teal dolphin animal fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

teal dolphin animal fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

blue ninja fighter fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

blue ninja fighter fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

cute brown moose fabric by Robert Kaufman

cute brown moose fabric by Robert Kaufman

pink ballerina girls fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

pink ballerina girls fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

white sushi fabric by Robert Kaufman USA kawaii

white sushi fabric by Robert Kaufman USA kawaii

cream maritime birch anchor organic fabric Litte Red Anchor

cream maritime birch anchor organic fabric Litte Red Anchor

maritime patchwork birch organic fabric Set Sail

maritime patchwork birch organic fabric Set Sail

teal birch organic fabric Birdie Spokes with wheels bird

teal birch organic fabric Birdie Spokes with wheels bird

grey birch organic fabric from the USA lines and dots Abacus

grey birch organic fabric from the USA lines and dots Abacus

off-white birch safari animal organic fabric Soiree

off-white birch safari animal organic fabric Soiree

off-white birch monkey animal organic fabric Monkey Swing

off-white birch monkey animal organic fabric Monkey Swing

green birch elephant organic fabric Ele Train

green birch elephant organic fabric Ele Train

Our favourite product of the week: Christmas fabrics

We are really trying to catch up adding all the hundreds of fabrics to our shop that arrived recently. We got lots of new suppliers like Alexander Henry, Birch or monaluna. And as it will take a while until everything is online, we already picked out the Christmas fabrics that were included, so that you will have enough time to order and craft for the festive holiday. Of course we will add more when we get new deliveries. So our new Christmas fabrics are our favourite products of the week.

grey designer Christmas fabric with owl reindeer rabbit

grey designer Christmas fabric with owl reindeer rabbit

light blue Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric snowman house

light blue Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric snowman house

white Christmas fabric with gingerbread man Robert Kaufman

white Christmas fabric with gingerbread man Robert Kaufman

white designer Christmas fabric with red snowflakes

white designer Christmas fabric with red snowflakes

cream designer Christmas fabric poinsettia mistletoe

cream designer Christmas fabric poinsettia mistletoe

red Alexander Henry Christmas fabric angel reindeer star

red Alexander Henry Christmas fabric angel reindeer star

light blue Alexander Henry Christmas fabric with snowman

light blue Alexander Henry Christmas fabric with snowman

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

white Christmas fabric animals mistletoe Alexander Henry

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA

white Christmas fabric Pin up men Alexander Henry USA