modes4u visits Quilt Market (Part 2)

Continuing with modes4u’s visit to the Quilt Market in Houston, Texas, we saw lots of stunning fabrics from more beloved fabric producers. Alexander Henry‘s booth featured creative character designs whilst Cloud 9 fabrics were shown off through stunning creations. Many Japanese fabric producers were also on hand, such as Kiyohara, Kokka, Echino and Hokkoh. Check out the gorgeous pictures below!

Alexander Henry character designs

Alexander Henry character designs

Aren't these Alexander Henry designs super creative?

Aren’t these Alexander Henry designs super creative?

Cloud 9's beautiful booth

Cloud 9′s beautiful booth

Check out these lovely creations using Cloud 9 fabrics

Check out these lovely creations using Cloud 9 fabrics

We love all of these Cloud 9 creations!

We love all of these Cloud 9 creations!

These dresses and quilts using Cloud 9 fabrics are stunning

These dresses and quilts using Cloud 9 fabrics are stunning

So many beautiful items on display!

So many beautiful items on display!

Hokkoh had lovely items on display too

Hokkoh had lovely items on display too

So kawaii!

So kawaii!

Beautiful Kiyohara fabrics

Beautiful Kiyohara fabrics

Kiyohara items and notions

Kiyohara items and notions

They had a great booth display!

They had a great booth display!

Aren't these items beautiful?

Aren’t these items beautiful?

These clothes aare gorgeous!

These clothes aare gorgeous!

A very nice, colorful and creative display

A very nice, colorful and creative display

Hokkoh's banner was made of fabric!

Hokkoh’s banner was made of fabric!

Japan Hobby Show 2016 – Part 1

Very recently, part of our team visited the Japan Hobby Show, an incredibile exhibition showcasing stunning fabrics, DIY designs and creations. This jam-packed event was open to the public and many eager individuals came to see this year’s masterpieces. And we can say for certain, this year did not disappoint! We made a stop at a booth run by Kokka, a hugely popular supplier of fabrics and this year they showed off more beautiful Nani Iro fabrics, including designs we recently added to our store! Check out some of the beautiful creations using these fabrics, including bags and clothes, below. Speaking of bags, we also saw many super cute bags at Disney‘s booth and others, with some individuals even demonstrating how these bags were made!

Kokka's booth at the show

Kokka’s booth at the show

So many beautiful Nani Iro fabrics!

So many beautiful Nani Iro fabrics!

Super cute clothes using these gorgeous designs

Super cute clothes using these gorgeous designs

Another stunning top

Another stunning top

This piece is dreamy and fun at the same time

This piece is dreamy and fun at the same time

Oodles of fabrics!

Oodles of fabrics!

Fantastic and practical bags made from these fabrics

Fantastic and practical bags made from these fabrics

Disney's booth had plenty of visitors

Disney’s booth had plenty of visitors

Check out those adorable bags!

Check out those adorable bags!

More bags were on display with some live sewing demonstrations taking place

More bags were on display with some live sewing demonstrations taking place

Many people were taking part in the fun!

Many people were taking part in the fun!

Our visit to the Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis: Part3

Although the Quilt Market in Minneapolis is first of all a fabric exhibition for suppliers from the United States, there are also very beautiful Asia fabrics on display. We were able to find amazing new collections from popular brands like Echino and Kokka that will be a great choice for anyone with a soft spot for Japanese designs. We are happy to say that many of the fabrics we chose are already available on modes4u and we are sure that you will love using them to sew wonderful bags, garments and other creative things.

Hokusai's 'Great wave' is a timeless masterpiece and unmistakably Japanese.

Hokusai’s ‘Great wave’ is a timeless masterpiece and unmistakably Japanese.

Many of the designs are colorful and have traditional patterns.

Many of the designs are colorful and have traditional patterns.

Easily carried away. Echino fabrics are perfect for sewing bags and pouches.

Easily carried away. Echino fabrics are perfect for sewing bags and pouches.

A unique style and outstanding quality make Echino one of our favorite suppliers.

A unique style and outstanding quality make Echino one of our favorite suppliers.

Many Asia fabrics depict flowers and animals, but it's really the art style that makes them so special.

Many Asia fabrics depict flowers and animals, but it’s really the art style that makes them so special.

Adorable apple bags and a bear made from cute fruit fabric.

Adorable apple bags and a bear made from cute fruit fabric.

Some of the colorful designs that can be found in our shop.

Some of the colorful designs that can be found in our shop.

We look forwards to see many of the sewing projects made from the cute fabics we carry in our shop now.

We look forwards to see many of the sewing projects made from the cute fabics we carry in our shop now.

colorful polar bear flower rain twill fabric from Japan

colorful polar bear flower rain twill fabric from Japan

colorful town houses canvas fabric from Japan

colorful town houses canvas fabric from Japan

light blue animal sailor oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

light blue animal sailor oxford fabric by Kokka from Japan

navy blue Asia fabric with purple and pink cherry blossom from Japan

navy blue Asia fabric with purple and pink cherry blossom from Japan

Win our Japanese fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

We teamed up with the blog Japanese Sewing Books, so one lucky person will win an awesome Fat Quarter package with Japanese fabrics by Kokka, echino and Cosmo. You can still join the Giveaway until November 16th.

Win these cute fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

Win these cute fabrics on the Blog Japanese Sewing Books

What customers make with our fabrics: bags and Furoshiki

Time for a mini edition of “what customers make with our fabrics”. In the last weeks our Dutch customer fabriekt.nl showed us her beautiful bags she sewed using many of our Kokka and echino fabrics. Our French customer Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze is using our Michael Miller Kiss me fabric and the colorful Timeless Treasures cat fabric as Furoshiki. Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths to transport things.

fabriekt.nl from the Netherlands sewed lovely bags with our fabrics

fabriekt.nl from the Netherlands sewed lovely bags with our fabrics

fabriekt.nl mainly used echino and Kokka fabrics for her bags

fabriekt.nl mainly used echino and Kokka fabrics for her bags

off-white Canvas ladybird fabric by Kokka

off-white Canvas ladybird fabric by Kokka

bee echino Canvas laminate fabric black red honeycomb

bee echino Canvas laminate fabric black red honeycomb

Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze uses our fabrics as Furoshiki wrapping cloths

Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze uses our fabrics as Furoshiki wrapping cloths

Super colorful cat Furoshiki by Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze

Super colorful cat Furoshiki by Bienvenue Chez Flaneuze

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

colored designer fabric with funny colourful cats

colored designer fabric with funny colourful cats

New Kokka fabric collection Famework by Ellen Luckett Baker

We received a lovely new collection, which is the latest design by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka. In Framework it’s all about geometrical patterns on a strong canvas fabric. We carry the designs Daisy Chain, steps and corners.

We carry these fabrics from Ellen Luckett Baker's collection Framework

We carry these fabrics from Ellen Luckett Baker’s collection Framework

teal Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

teal Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue Daisy Chain flower Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

charcoal steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

charcoal steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

royal blue steps stairs geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

coral red corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

coral red corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

chartreuse corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

blue corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

blue corners angle geo Canvas fabric Framework Kokka

New Kokka fabrics from Japan

We have many beautiful new Kokka fabrics from Japan. Most of them are oxford fabrics, but there are also some super delicate gauze fabrics and our first ever Kokka flannel fabric. We really like the England designs that Kokka has been releasing lately. Check out the fabrics with London buses, Queen’s guards or teapots. We also received many designs that have gold metallic decorations, for example with apples or cherry blossoms.

And there is also news from echino: We now carry the pretty cotton sateen collection as cotton sateen laminates.

We have pretty new Kokka fabrics in our shop

We have pretty new Kokka fabrics in our shop

lightweight white Alice in Wonderland Kokka gauze fabric

lightweight white Alice in Wonderland Kokka gauze fabric

cream-pink geo owl flannel fabric by Kokka from Japan

cream-pink geo owl flannel fabric by Kokka from Japan

natural-colored travel London bus oxford fabric Kokka

natural-colored travel London bus oxford fabric Kokka

natural-colored travel London guard oxford fabric Kokka

natural-colored travel London guard oxford fabric Kokka

red England Tea Time London teapot oxford fabric Kokka

red England Tea Time London teapot oxford fabric Kokka

white Kokka oxford fabric green apple with gold metallic

white Kokka oxford fabric green apple with gold metallic

white Kokka oxford fabric red apple with gold metallic

white Kokka oxford fabric red apple with gold metallic

Japanese red cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

Japanese red cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

Japanese purple cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

Japanese purple cherry blossom flower fabric by Kokka

dark blue animal frame oxford fabric Kokka cat bear stag

dark blue animal frame oxford fabric Kokka cat bear stag

cute white animals in the forest Kokka animal fabric Japan

cute white animals in the forest Kokka animal fabric Japan

white Kokka construction site car fabric for boys from Japan

white Kokka construction site car fabric for boys from Japan

off-white Kokka flower fabric from Japan

off-white Kokka flower fabric from Japan

Our fabrics are in the German burdastyle magazine

In the current issue of the big German sewing magazine burda style we are featured in two different categories. Our Kokka windows fabric was named fabric of the month and sold out within 24 hours after the magazine was published. But our fabrics were also used in an adorable series about spring rain clothes, for example for sewing some cute children’s shorts with our organic birch polka dot fabric.

We are featured twice in the German burdastyle magazine

We are featured twice in the German burda style magazine

Our Kokka window fabric was named

Our Kokka window fabric was named “fabric of the month”

But some of our fabrics were also used for a series about rainclothes for spring

But some of our fabrics were also used for a series about rain clothes for spring

The cute girl's shorts are made with our yellow organic polka dot fabric by birch

The cute girl’s shorts are made with our yellow organic polka dot fabric by birch

Some other fabrics were used as decoration in the background

Some other fabrics were used as decoration in the background

It's such a lovely series, we love the illustrations

It’s such a lovely series, we love the illustrations

white girls in windows oxford fabric by Kokka

white girls in windows oxford fabric by Kokka

yellow birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

yellow birch organic fabric from the USA with white dots

What to sew: Kokka and echino fabrics

Kokka showed some really beautiful examples of what you can sew with their fabrics at the Spring Quilt Market in the USA. As we carry most of the echino fabrics, Melody Miller fabrics and Ellen Lucket Baker fabrics they displayed on the trade show we took lots of pictures of how the fabrics were used for different sewing projects. You could see many  bags sewed with echino fabrics, we loved especially the ones made with the echino rhino fabrics. Collections like echino rhythm and echino twin were great designs for making bags as well. As the fabrics have lots of different patterns which are arranged in stripes, they create a stunning patchwork look.

We also loved the dress, bags and cushions that were made with Ellen Lucket Baker’s citrus tree fabric or the little canvas flower fabrics. And Melody Miller’s retro prints just look amazing on home decor.

Beautiful bags wesed with echino twin fabrics

Beautiful bags sewed with echino twin fabrics

The bags sewd with the echino rhino fabric were among our favourites

The bags sewed with the echino rhino fabric were among our favourites

In the middle you see some waterproof bags made with echino laminate fabrics

In the middle you see some waterproof bags made with echino laminate fabrics

A wonderful dress made with fabrics designed by Ellen Lucket Baker

A wonderful dress made with fabrics designed by Ellen Lucket Baker

Lovely bags made with fabrics from the Folk Modern collection

Lovely bags made with fabrics from the Folk Modern collection

Isn't the pillow on the left breathtaking?

Isn’t the pillow on the left breathtaking?

Super cool retro pillow made with Melody Miller fabrics

Super cool retro pillow made with Melody Miller fabrics

International Quilt Market: Kokka, Cosmo & Trans-Pacific Textiles

At an important textile trade show like the Spring Quilt Market you meet manufacturers from all around the world. So it was no surprise that we also visited the booths of our Japanese partners Kokka and Cosmo. Kokka had a beautiful booth full of echino fabrics, but they also presented their collections by Melody Miller and Ellen Lucket Baker.

In the USA Cosmo is known as Quilt Gate, so we found them at the Quilt Gate booth where they presented wonderful quilting fabrics.

On the Spring Quilt Market we also got to know the little Hawaiian label Trans-Pacific Textiles. They are not based in Japan but employ several Japanese designers which create the most amazing Anime fabrics for them. We already carry them in our shop, be sure to have a look.

The beautiful Kokka booth at the Spring Quilt Market

The beautiful Kokka booth at the Spring Quilt Market

One corner was fully dedicated to echino fabrics

One corner was fully dedicated to echino fabrics

They displayed a lot of amazing bags made with echino fabrics

They displayed a lot of amazing bags made with echino fabrics

We loved all the designs using the retro camera and motorscooter fabrics

We loved all the designs using the retro camera and scooter fabrics

All those Kokka fabrics are designed by Ellen Lucket Baker

All those Kokka fabrics are designed by Ellen Lucket Baker

We just added most of those Melody Miller fabrics to our shop recently

We added most of those Melody Miller fabrics to our shop recently

Melody Miller's Ruby Star collection is so retro and beautiful

Melody Miller’s Ruby Star collection is so retro and beautiful

We visited the Cosmo booth. They are known as Quilt Gate in the US

We visited the Cosmo booth. They are known as Quilt Gate in the US

Some of the amazing Anime fabrics by Trans-Pacific Textiles

Some of the amazing Anime fabrics by Trans-Pacific Textiles

We totally loved their Anime designs and now carry most of them in our shop

We totally loved their Anime designs and now carry most of them in our shop

They also had cool fabric bundles from their different collections at their booth

They also had cool fabric bundles from their different collections at their booth

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