Check out this stunning patchwork quilt!

One of our lovely customers recently created stunning custom made quilts using fabrics purchased from us! We simply had to share these images with you as the final creations are gorgeous!

If you are looking to create your very own quilt, check out the many fabric bundles we have on offer, that are perfect for such projects. We recently received more Robert Kaufman bundles that we’re sure you’ll love. For a little extra shine, why not pick a fabric bundle with metallic embellishment? Check out the custom made quilts here, as well as our fabric bundle suggestions for you.

Check out this stunning patchwork quilt! 1

Check out this stunning patchwork quilt!

Check out this stunning patchwork quilt! 2

Beautiful!

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Tigerfish

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Tigerfish

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Paintbox Basics

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Paintbox Basics

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Birds of Liberty

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Birds of Liberty

Roll-up fabric roll Vintage Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Vintage Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Jewel Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Jewel Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Spice Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Spice Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll 30s Palette Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll 30s Palette Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Vintage Colorstory gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Vintage Colorstory gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle flower dot Jewel Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle flower dot Jewel Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Charm Pack fabric bundle pattern flower Garden Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Charm Pack fabric bundle pattern flower Garden Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Charm Pack fabric bundle pattern flower Spring Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Charm Pack fabric bundle pattern flower Spring Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Our visit to the Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis: Part4

Our overall impression of the Quilt Market fabric exhibition in Minneapolis this year was absolutely great and we certainly like to visit again. We reserved our final post for some American brands, we were able to talk to and already carry in our shop. We loved the creative concepts of Michael Miller and the beautiful patterns of the new collections by Henry Glass. Many new fabrics of these and less known suppliers, like Blank Quilting can already be found on modes4u and more will be available soon. We are grateful for all the inspiration and are sure we can bring you many fantastic fabrics in the future.

 

Colorful impressions. We know Michael Miller fabrics will always brighten up our lives.

Colorful impressions. We know Michael Miller fabrics will always brighten up our lives.

A wonderful quilt design and tablecloth by Michale Miller.

A wonderful quilt design and tablecloth by Michale Miller.

Great fun. The concept collection 'Color Me' allows you to choose your favorite colors for your fabrics.

Great fun. The concept collection ‘Color Me’ allows you to choose your favorite colors for your fabrics.

This dress look s surprisingly well designed, albeit it was a spontaneous creation.

This dress looks surprisingly well designed, albeit it was a spontaneous creation.

Seamless blending. Achieved with the perfect choice of the fabric's hue matching the wall paper.

Seamless blending. Achieved with the perfect choice of the fabric’s hue matching the wall paper.

Busy at the Blank Quilting both with some beautiful flower patterns in the background.

Busy at the Blank Quilting both with some beautiful flower patterns in the background.

Wonderland in pink and grey make you feel at home at once.

Wonderland in pink and grey makes you feel at home at once.

Great selection. Henry Glass impresses with an outstanding variety of design patterns.

Great selection. Henry Glass impresses with an outstanding variety of design patterns.

The Henry Glass daughter Fabric Editions. Cute, young, but not childish.

The Henry Glass daughter Fabric Editions. Cute, young, but not childish.

pastel colored 'Lady Claire' panel sewing  and writing fabric Blank Quilting USA

pastel colored ‘Lady Claire’ panel sewing and writing fabric Blank Quilting USA

charcoal paisley flower ornament fabric 'Priscilla' Blank Quilting USA

charcoal paisley flower ornament fabric ‘Priscilla’ Blank Quilting USA

violet-red owl forest fabric by Henry Glass

violet-red owl forest fabric by Henry Glass

Michael Miller fabric Gnomeville gnomes dots

Michael Miller fabric Gnomeville gnomes dots

Our visit to the Japan Hobby Show 2015 Part 1

This year a part of our team went to Tokyo again to visit the Japan Hobby Show, a great exhibition with lots of crafts products, fabrics and stationery and much more. We were very impressed by the amount of new designs and ideas of the exhibitors. We especially like about this tradeshow that it is always open to the public with lots of opportunity to try out a variety of hobby products and new equipment to learn different techniques etc. As per usual we took too many pictures to show them all, but we like to share some of our favorite and most memorable impressions with you guys.

Our visit to the Japan Hobby Show 2015 Part 1 1

Thousands of people attend the Japan Hobby Show every year.

A lot of inspiration and many new fabric patterns and design ideas.

A lot of inspiration and many new fabric patterns and design ideas.

Some beautiful Kimonos made from Japanese fabrics.

Some beautiful Kimonos made from Japanese fabrics.

This traditional Japanese handbag is worn for 'Hanabi' the summer fireworks.

This traditional Japanese handbag is worn for ‘Hanabi’, the summer fireworks.

They are all unique. The pattern really brings a Kimono to life.

They are all unique. The pattern really brings a Kimono to life.

Some women practicing cutting sewing patterns with templates.

Some women practicing cutting sewing patterns with templates.

Busy choosing the best colors and designs for our shop from thousands of products.

Busy choosing the best colors and designs for our shop from thousands of products.

Of course we could not miss out on the new Echino fabrics.

Of course we could not miss out on the new Echino fabrics.

Women making handbag decoration from wonderful Echino fabrics.

Women making handbag decoration from wonderful Echino fabrics.

We found a lot of very cute products too. Like these fabrics for handbags.

We found a lot of very cute products, like these fabrics for handbags.

You can sew your own cute designer bags too.

You can sew your own cute designer bags too.

Very interesting embroidery techniques to learn.

Very interesting embroidery techniques to learn.

Amazing embroidery. We probably need a bit more practice.

Amazing embroidery. We probably need a bit more practice.

New in our shop: Northcott fabrics

We are excited to introduce our new fabric supplier Northcott fabrics. The company with offices in Canada and the USA was already founded in 1935 but it wasn’t until the eighties that they focused on the cotton prints which they are known for today. They have lots of beautiful fabrics that are perfect for quilting, crafting and home decor.

We have lots of pretty cottons and cotton flannels with cute animal or children designs. Northcott fabrics also carries many great panel fabrics and Cheater fabrics which you should definitely check out.

We now carry Northcott fabrics on modes4u.com

We now carry Northcott fabrics on modes4u.com

turquoise Safari animal fabric by Northcott Studio

turquoise Safari animal fabric by Northcott Studio

white Safari plant leaf fabric by Northcott Studio

white Safari plant leaf fabric by Northcott Studio

white dragon fabric Magical Dragons by Northcott Studio

white dragon fabric Magical Dragons by Northcott Studio

white pirate children fabric Ahoy Matie Northcott Studio

white pirate children fabric Ahoy Matie Northcott Studio

cream fairy ballet fabric Bella Ballerina Northcott Studio

cream fairy ballet fabric Bella Ballerina Northcott Studio

colorful stripes fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

colorful stripes fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

aqua flower circle fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

aqua flower circle fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

white bird animal fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

white bird animal fabric Flamingo Fling Northcott Studio

blue funny shark fabric Shark Attack Northcott Studio

blue funny shark fabric Shark Attack Northcott Studio

pirate panel children fabric Ahoy Matie Northcott Studio

pirate panel children fabric Ahoy Matie Northcott Studio

white Safari animal panel fabric by Northcott Studio

white Safari animal panel fabric by Northcott Studio

Heavy Oxford fabrics by Alexander Henry

With our latest delivery from US manufacturer Alexander Henry we also received some cool heavy oxford fabrics. They are REALLY heavy, one square meter weighs 295g, which is twice as much as regular Alexander Henry fabrics. They are very suitable for upholstery, home decor, pillows etc.

pink heavy oxford bird fabric by Alexander Henry Home Decor

pink heavy oxford bird fabric by Alexander Henry Home Decor

white heavy oxford lion fabric Alexander Henry Home Decor

white heavy oxford lion fabric Alexander Henry Home Decor

brown heavy oxford owl fabric Alexander Henry USA

brown heavy oxford owl fabric Alexander Henry USA

white heavy oxford animal fabric Alexander Henry Home Decor

white heavy oxford animal fabric Alexander Henry Home Decor

blue heavy oxford fabric Shinto Alexander Henry USA

blue heavy oxford fabric Shinto Alexander Henry USA

cream heavy oxford fabric Yuka Alexander Henry USA

cream heavy oxford fabric Yuka Alexander Henry USA

cream heavy oxford fabric Mogambo leopard Alexander Henry

cream heavy oxford fabric Mogambo leopard Alexander Henry

ochre heavy oxford fabric Tucson cactus Alexander Henry

ochre heavy oxford fabric Tucson cactus Alexander Henry

heavy oxford fabric Afternoon Delight Alexander Henry

heavy oxford fabric Afternoon Delight Alexander Henry

dark blue heavy oxford fabric Keely Alexander Henry USA

dark blue heavy oxford fabric Keely Alexander Henry USA

Japan Hobby Show Part 6: Sewing World

On the Japan Hobby Show in Tokyo you could not only see incredible fabrics but also work with them. In the ‘Fabric & Sewing World’ there was a whole area equipped with lots of sewing machines for people to work on. And they were super popular, all the spaces were constantly occupied. We were very impressed with the range of people working there. You would think that primarily experienced sewers and adults would use the machines. But we also saw quite a few children handling the sewing machines like they have never done anything else. And they would barely be tall enough to reach it.

A quick glance at the Fabric & Sewing World on the Japan Hobby Show 2013

A quick glance at the Fabric & Sewing World on the Japan Hobby Show 2013

Here you could select fabrics for your project

Here you could select fabrics for your project

Like here people were sitting all throughout the area and work on their fabric projects

Like here people were sitting all throughout the area and work on their fabric projects

The sewing machines were brandnew. And all in Japanese...

The sewing machines were brand new. And all in Japanese…

A pretty mood board with echino fabrics

A pretty mood board with echino fabrics

We do not know what this is supposed to be, but the fabric bunting is very pretty

We do not know what this is supposed to be, but the fabric bunting is very pretty

A woman is helping a child

A woman is helping a child

We were totally amazed how professional many children could work on the machines

We were totally amazed how professional many children could work on the machines

Of course the sewing area was surrounded by different booths

Of course the sewing area was surrounded by different booths

Her some iron-on technique is presented

Her some iron-on technique is presented

People enjoyed this are a lot, it was a great idea

People enjoyed this are a lot, it was a great idea

Welcome to Japan Hobby Show Part 1

Part of our team went to Tokyo a couple of weeks ago to visit the Japan Hobby Show. It was a really great exhibition with lots to see and try. As the trade show was open to the public the whole time, there were lots of opportunities to actually use different hobby products like fabrics, clay, colours, different techniques etc. We took hundreds of pictures which we want to show to you guys. So today we’re kicking off our little series with some general impressions from the show.

Sandra next to the official poster of the Japan Hobby Show 2013

Sandra next to the official poster of the Japan Hobby Show 2013

Large exhibition halls with thousands of people who try many of the presented products

Large exhibition halls with thousands of people who try many of the presented products

Wonderful accessories

Wonderful accessories

Do it yourself - people could really try lots of things

Do it yourself – people could really try lots of things

A fashion show by students who made cute candy outfits

A fashion show by students who made cute candy outfits

Lots of crafting accessories like deco tapes

Lots of crafting accessories like deco tapes

Not everything was girly, boys and men loved this miniature car section

Not everything was girly, boys and men loved this miniature car section

Some children are assembling miniature items

Some children are assembling miniature items

Lots of ways to be creative

Lots of ways to be creative

Super cute DIY sets to make funny play dough animals

Super cute DIY sets to make funny play dough animals

We will probably carry these 3D papercraft frame sets in our shop soon

We will probably carry these 3D papercraft frame sets in our shop soon

These DIY wall decoration sets look adorable too

These DIY wall decoration sets look adorable too

kawaii tree ornaments

kawaii tree ornaments

Really amazing miniature rooms

Really amazing miniature rooms

Lots more miniature rooms and houses

Lots more miniature rooms and houses

What customers make with our fabrics: furniture covers & bags

In the past weeks quite a few customers showed us on our Facebook wall what they did with fabrics they ordered from our shop. We always love to see these projects, as they are a great source of inspiration. So we collected a few pictures to show you on our blog.

Our German customer Anita made a summer dress for her little daughter with the lovely Michael Miller Nicht Fairies fabrics. It looks wonderful and immediately makes us think of warm summer nights with starry skies. Les Bêtes de Céline from France sewed another great bag with our laminate fabrics. She combined two black and white fabrics from Michael Miller with an Eiffel Tower and zebra design. The combinations works perfectly and as the fabrics are laminated, they are also waterproof and great for outdoor use.

For the first time we also saw our fabrics being used in furniture projects. The blog Sew Much Ado used the laminated echino frame fabric in pale pink to reupholster four chairs in her dining room. She did a very detailed tutorial, so you can copy that project. It’s a great idea to use laminates, as it happens quite often that food or drinks are spilled on chairs, especially when you have children.

Our customer Alicia from California reupholstered a stool with a kawaii Cosmo animal fabric. It looks awesome and gives a whole new look to this piece of furniture.

Feel free to post pictures of your projects on our Facebook wall, we’re looking forward to it.

Our customer Nicole from Germany sew this wonderful summer dress for her daughter

Our customer Nicole from Germany sew this wonderful summer dress for her daughter

Michael Miller fabric Night Fairies starry sky

Michael Miller fabric Night Fairies starry sky

Les Bêtes de Céline made a waterproof bag with two of our laminate fabrics

Les Bêtes de Céline made a waterproof bag with two of our laminate fabrics

black Michael Miller premium laminate fabric Eiffel Tower

black Michael Miller premium laminate fabric Eiffel Tower

black-white Michael Miller premium laminate fabric zebra

black-white Michael Miller premium laminate fabric zebra

A great project: Sew Much Ado reupholstered chairs with laminate fabric

A great project: Sew Much Ado reupholstered chairs with laminate fabric

old rose echino laminate fabric Frame owl giraffe deer

old rose echino laminate fabric Frame owl giraffe deer

Our customer Alicia from the USA reupholstered a stool with our fabric - great job!

Our customer Alicia from the USA reupholstered a stool with our fabric – great job!

white kawaii fabric desserts animals by Cosmo from Japan

white kawaii fabric desserts animals by Cosmo from Japan

modes4u team: Rilakkuma asks……. Ho

Without him our shop would look really sad, because there would be no pictures. It’s time to meet the man behind the camera.

Hello, who are you by the way?
I’m Ho. I’m 27 years old and from Hong Kong. Besides my job at modes4u I also have been studying multimedia since 2008. In evening and weekend classes I work on my skills in photography, video and animation. Before I started working here I was a photographer for jewelry.

What is your job at modes4u?
I am the modes4u photographer and take pictures of every product that we have. That means I see every new product first, have to understand how it works and present it in its best way. So I get to know our products quite well. When we need pictures for magazines, I arrange the products and try to make a good photo. During peak times with lots of orders I also support the packing staff, for example with cutting fabrics or sticking stamps.

What is your favourite product or your favourite category at modes4u?
I like how all our products are lots of fun and really have bright and happy colours. It makes them really fun to work with and I can only imagine how much the customers enjoy them.

The fabrics we carry impress me the most. I have already photographed hundreds of them, but still there are always new designs that really surprise and amaze me. I also enjoy getting to know the different materials.

What do you like most about your job at modes4u?
I get to know many new things here. I work with products I have never seen before and it’s very exciting to find out about them. It is a lot of fun to photograph these things, they just make you smile.

Due to the international team I am also introduced to lots of new things besides work. I have already tried many typical German, Austrian, Swiss, Japanese or Korean delicacies that people brought or made to share with everybody at work. I probably would not have tried them otherwise. You just feel very well cared for here, because everybody helps each other and brings little treats all the time.

You’re surrounded by creative stuff the whole day. Do you like to craft or to be creative in your leisure time?
Because of my studies I HAVE to be creative in my leisure time, as I have to fulfill assignments. So my creativity is mainly challenged in the field of multimedia, in editing videos and pictures.

Usually he stands behind the camera, today Rilakkuma nearly totally covers our photographer Ho

Usually he stands behind the camera, today Rilakkuma nearly totally covers our photographer Ho

Lots of our fabrics in German creative magazine

Magazines really plan ahead and have an early schedule. Already at the beginning of this year the German creative magazine “Lena Creativ” contacted us, because they wanted to introduce some of our fabrics for their Christmas issue. Now it’s finally released and we are super happy with all the cute things they made. The magazine sewed a wonderful children’s apron with our green apples fabric from Kokka, an oven glove with the green Kokka apples and the Robert Kaufman forest animal fabric, an amazing lamp shade with one of our pretty ornament fabrics and colourful cushions with our flower fabrics. The magazine also provides you with the sewing instructions for those projects so you can copy all the lovely things yourself!

We already made the cover - on the right you see the cushion made with our fabrics

We already made the cover – on the right you see the cushion made with our fabrics

This wonderful apron and the oven glove are sewed with our Kokka and Robert Kaufman fabrics

This wonderful apron and the oven glove are sewed with our Kokka and Robert Kaufman fabrics

Greatr idea - Lena Creativ made a lamp shade from our fabric

Great idea – Lena Creativ made a lamp shade from our fabric

These three colourful cushions are made with modes4u fabrics as well

These three colourful cushions are made with modes4u fabrics as well

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