Introducing New Manufacturer: Andover Fabrics

Over the last few weeks we added many great fabrics from American manufacturer Andover to our shop. We’d like to introduce some of the wonderful designs this brand has to offer, such as the amazing ornament fabrics of ‘Downton Abbey -The Egyptian Collection‘ and the lovely Christmas fabrics ‘Festive’. More, we now carry the special batik fabrics ‘Handcrafted’, which are all individually stamped in Indonesia and allow for reversible sewing designs due to their highly saturated colors. Another collection we have especially grown fond of are the cute children fabrics of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas’ designed by Eric Carle. For those looking for rather alternative fabrics we have the super cool steampunk inspired collection ‘Chillingsworth’s Bicycle Race‘ featuring airships, penny farthings and skeletons with top hats. With a brand like Andover in our shop we are sure to be one step closer to have the perfect fabrics for your sewing projects.

New: Our Andover Fabrics in our Shop

New: Andover Fabrics in our Shop

charcoal Egypt gold Downton Abbey glitter fabric Andover from the USA

charcoal Egypt gold Downton Abbey glitter fabric Andover from the USA

orange labyrinth Egypt ornament fabric Andover USA

orange labyrinth Egypt ornament fabric Andover USA

cream colored autumn leaf pattern cotton fabric by Andover USA

cream colored autumn leaf pattern cotton fabric by Andover USA

dark grey teal flower double border cotton fabric by Andover USA

dark grey teal flower double border cotton fabric by Andover USA

teal blue cross circles cotton fabric by Andover USA

teal blue cross circles cotton fabric by Andover USA

black and grey 'Bel Air' blossom flower fabric by Andover USA

black and grey ‘Bel Air’ blossom flower fabric by Andover USA

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

white Christmas star fabric Andover from the USA

cream Christmas reindeer fabric Andover from the USA

cream Christmas reindeer fabric Andover from the USA

white The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas fabric Andover USA

white The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas fabric Andover USA

white dot caterpillars fabric 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Andover USA

white dot caterpillars fabric ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Andover USA

red The Very Hungry Caterpillar square Christmas fabric Andover USA

red The Very Hungry Caterpillar square Christmas fabric Andover USA

cream hot air balloon tophat fabric by Andover USA

cream hot air balloon tophat fabric by Andover USA

turquoise skeleton bicycle skulls fabric by Andover USA

turquoise skeleton bicycle skulls fabric by Andover USA

grey mustache and tophat fabric by Andover USA

grey mustache and tophat fabric by Andover USA

Our fabric as Fabric of the Month in German magazine burdastyle

The German sewing magazine burdastyle featured our Michael Miller gingerbread house fabric as their fabric of the month in the December issue of 2014. We love how they arranged the fabric with a real Gingerbread house, doesn’t it look amazing?

Our fabric is Fabric of the Month in the December issue of German magazine burdastyle

Our fabric is Fabric of the Month in the December issue of German magazine burdastyle

Our Michael Miller gingerbread house fabric with a real gingerbread house

Our Michael Miller gingerbread house fabric with a real gingerbread house

turquoise Gingerbread Houses Christmas fabric Michael Miller

turquoise Gingerbread Houses Christmas fabric Michael Miller

Great Xmas DIYs with our products

Every year bloggers make incredible Christmas DIYs with our Christmas products, this year was no exception. Here are some great projects you definitely have to see:

On the blog Per Sfizio Ma Non Solo you can find a tutorial (In Italian) for a super cute skirt with the theme “Frozen”. Our cute Robert Kaufman snowman fabric was used for the pockets.

Per Sfizio Ma Non Solo made a super cute skirt with a Frozen theme and our sowman fabric

Per Sfizio Ma Non Solo made a super cute skirt with a Frozen theme and our snowman fabric

turquoise Christmas snowman fabric by Robert Kaufman

turquoise Christmas snowman fabric by Robert Kaufman

The blog Mi Rincon De Mariposas made really nice Christmas pyjamas for children with our Robert Kaufman and Riley Blake knit fabrics. The color choice of red and green is perfect for Christmas, but the fabric designs are neutral enough to wear it throughout the whole year.

Mi Rincon De Mariposas made awesome children's Christmas pyjamas

Mi Rincon De Mariposas made awesome children’s Christmas pyjamas

ornament flower knit fabric lime green Robert Kaufman

ornament flower knit fabric lime green Robert Kaufman

red Riley Blake polka dot knit fabric from the USA

red Riley Blake polka dot knit fabric from the USA

The Italian YouTuber SsVersion DIY made a video with a super cute DIY for Christmas tree ornaments. She used our cute Holiday Hoot owl fabrics to craft super adorable decorations.

Christmas owl stripe flannel fabric Holiday Hoot

Christmas owl stripe flannel fabric Holiday Hoot

The Spanish blogger Diario De Naii made a great set of items with our adorable Christmas penguin fabric. She sewed an apron, potholders and a fabric basket with it.

Diario De Naii made a great set consisting of a basket, apron and potholders with our Christmas penguin fabric

Diario De Naii made a great set consisting of a basket, apron and potholders with our Christmas penguin fabric

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

green Christmas fabric with penguins by Robert Kaufman

The winner of our Pinterest Christmas Competition

What a fun contest. It was great to look through all of the Christmas crafts you pinned on Pinterest for our Pinterest Christmas competition. So who is the winner of the 100 US$ gift certificate? It’s maryelinsan (Pinterest name). Congratulations, we will contact you via email with all the information about your prize. Marelyn crafted great jewelry and accessories for which she used our stickers and fabrics. Check out our 3 favorite crafts. Really great job!

Fun Christmas charms made with our bulldog stickers

Fun Christmas charms made with our bulldog stickers

funny dog bulldog heart sweets stickers Mind Wave

funny dog bulldog heart sweets stickers Mind Wave

This great bracelet uses our Kokka dog fabric

This great bracelet is made with our Kokka dog fabric

salmon dog oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

salmon dog oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

Don't the lucky cats from our Cosmo lucky cat fabric look gorgeous on these slippers?

Don’t the lucky cats from our Cosmo lucky cat fabric look gorgeous on these slippers?

dark red structured Lucky Cats fabric from Japan

dark red structured Lucky Cats fabric from Japan

Win our organic birch fabrics at ChrisW Designs

Until December 7th you still have the opportunity to join a great organic fabric and Christmas fabric giveaway at Chris W Designs. We teamed up with the talented designer and are giving away a bundle of pretty organic birch fabrics and Japanese Christmas fabrics on her blog. Giveaway is open worldwide.

Win this bundle of organic birch fabrics at ChrisW Designs

Win this bundle of organic birch fabrics and Christmas fabric at ChrisW Designs

Great Michael Miller fabric Christmas wreath

It was probably one or two years ago when we discovered this awesome picture in a Michael Miller cataloge. Since then we wanted to show you this pic as a great Christmas DIY idea to use leftover fabric strips but we always forgot. Until now! Doesn’t that fabric Christmas wreath look stunning? There was no further explanation in the catalogue but on the Michael Miller blog we found a very similar project. The wreath made with Michael Miller polka dot fabrics in red and green is a great idea to give a modern twist to the Christmas theme. You can use any fabrics and patterns you want.

A very pretty fabric Christmas wreath seen in the Michael Miller cataloge

A very pretty fabric Christmas wreath seen in the Michael Miller cataloge

Christmas DIY: Christmas place mats

You want to bring some Christmas atmosphere to your dinner table? How about making some quick Christmas place mats with Christmas fabrics? We have two examples to show you what Christmas place mats could look like with our Xmas fabrics. And we currently have 120 different Christmas fabrics in stock which you can use for your place mats.

Christmas place mat with our Robert Kaufman Christmas tree fabric

Christmas place mat with our Robert Kaufman Christmas tree fabric

Christmas place mat with our Robert Kaufman Merry Mustache fabric

Christmas place mat with our Robert Kaufman Merry Mustache fabric

beige Christmas fabric Alexander Henry Santa's Slippers USA

beige Christmas fabric Alexander Henry Santa’s Slippers USA

turquoise Silly Chilly Christmas Xmas fabric Alexander Henry

turquoise Silly Chilly Christmas Xmas fabric Alexander Henry

hot pink Christmas fabric Alexander Henry North Pole Ditsy

hot pink Christmas fabric Alexander Henry North Pole Ditsy

red snowflake Christmas fabric metallic Quilting Treasures

red snowflake Christmas fabric metallic Quilting Treasures

red Christmas tree deer Christmas fabric Quilting Treasures

red Christmas tree deer Christmas fabric Quilting Treasures

blue Christmas owl flannel fabric Holiday Hoot

blue Christmas owl flannel fabric Holiday Hoot

hot pink Christmas tree ornament Cosmo Christmas fabric

hot pink Christmas tree ornament Cosmo Christmas fabric

white Riley Blake Xmas flannel fabric Home for the Holidays

white Riley Blake Xmas flannel fabric Home for the Holidays

Christmas Basics Riley Blake snowman Xmas fabric blue

Christmas Basics Riley Blake snowman Xmas fabric blue

white mini cardinal bird animal fabric Timeless Treasures

white mini cardinal bird animal fabric Timeless Treasures

green candy cane Christmas fabric Believe

green candy cane Christmas fabric Believe

Win a Fat Quarter bundle on Craft Gossip

Another great giveaway from our Christmas Giveaway series: We teamed up with craftgossip.com and you have the opportunity to win a Robert Kaufman fabric bundle with Fat Quarters from Bren Talavera‘s collection Felicity. The giveaway  is running until October 23rd.

Win a Fat Quarter bundle on craftgossip.com from modes4u.com

Win a Fat Quarter bundle on craftgossip.com from modes4u.com

Christmas Fabric Giveaway with Petit Citron

A great new opportunity for you guys to win some of our products. We teamed up with the French blog Petit Citron and you can win a great bundle of 10 Christmas fabrics. The giveaway (in French) is open until September 25th.

Another great Christmas Giveaway with modes4u products

Another great Christmas Giveaway with modes4u products

You can win this package with 10 Christmas fabrics

You can win this package with 10 Christmas fabrics

Great owl fabric Christmas Giveaway at My Owl Barn

Every fall we team up with lots of blogs for an awesome series of Christmas Giveaways. This year we kick it off with the great blog My Owl Barn. In the My Owl Barn Christmas Owl Fabric Giveaway one of you can win 10 great owl fabrics from our shop. And yes, even though it’s still early, we also included some Christmas designs. Hurry if you want to join, it ends today!

We teamed up with My Owl Barn for a great owl fabric Giveaway

We teamed up with My Owl Barn for a great owl fabric Giveaway

You can win these 10 owl fabrics from modes4u.com

You can win these 10 owl fabrics from modes4u.com