Our favourites for Valentine’s Day

It’s all about hearts, love and affection…. and also about gifts! Valentine’s Day is just a couple of days away. We have been looking through our products and found lots and lots of cute heart products that are perfect little gifts for February 14th.

When you choose express shipping in our shop, you can be sure that your gifts still get to you in time for that special day, no matter where you live. Express shipping just takes 3-5 business days.

Rilakkuma bear with hearts Masking Tape deco tape San-X

Rilakkuma bear with hearts Masking Tape deco tape San-X

Cloud 9 pink hearts organic fabric Alegria

Cloud 9 pink hearts organic fabric Alegria

cute hearts dots bear towel from Japan

cute hearts dots bear towel from Japan

hearts and flowers stationery set with 6 pieces

hearts and flowers stationery set with 6 pieces

cloverleaf ladybug bento lunch box heart paper cups

cloverleaf ladybug bento lunch box heart paper cups

Rilakkuma white bear lucky charm love cellphone strap

Rilakkuma white bear lucky charm love cellphone strap

Rilakkuma brown bear lucky charm love cellphone strap

Rilakkuma brown bear lucky charm love cellphone strap

pink fabric with ostrich by Robert Kaufman from the USA love

pink fabric with ostrich by Robert Kaufman from the USA love

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

Michael Miller retro comic fabric Kiss me Love

white Michael Miller fabric Giraffe Love heart

white Michael Miller fabric Giraffe Love heart

heart bicycle spoke beads spoke clips from Japan

heart bicycle spoke beads spoke clips from Japan

sexy 50s pin up girls heart fabric by Alexander Henry USA

sexy 50s pin up girls heart fabric by Alexander Henry USA

pink heart mobile phone plugy earphone jack accessory

pink heart mobile phone plugy earphone jack accessory

Celebrate the Year of the Horse

It’s only a couple of days away. On January 31st the Year of the Horse starts. We love Chinese New Year, as there are so many celebrations and beautiful decorations. Today we embellish our blog with cute horse products.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Chinese New Year public holidays from January 31st to February 3rd we can’t ship any orders, as all post offices are closed. From Tuesday, February 4th, we will start shipping again.

Japanese paper stickers horse cat Happy New Year

Japanese paper stickers horse cat Happy New Year

cute Japanese horse eraser from Iwako

cute Japanese horse eraser from Iwako

white fabric with dotted horses by Robert Kaufman USA

white fabric with dotted horses by Robert Kaufman USA

light blue birch horse organic fabric

light blue birch horse organic fabric

green canvas animal fabric horse Kokka Japan

green canvas animal fabric horse Kokka Japan

white Swedish Dala horses animal fabric by Cosmo from Japan

white Swedish Dala horses animal fabric by Cosmo from Japan

red Swedish Dala horses animal fabric Kokka Japan

red Swedish Dala horses animal fabric Kokka Japan

New fabrics: Michael Miller, Robert Kaufman, Cosmo & monaluna

So many new fabrics in our shop.We received the new monaluna organic fabric collections Meadow and Urban Patch as well as Michael Miller’s collections Helen’s Garden and Birds of a Feather.

If you need some cuddle fabrics, this is good news for you: We now have some super soft Robert Kaufman Minky fabrics and also Robert Kaufman flannel pre-cuts.

There are also plenty new Japanese fabrics by Cosmo.

red monaluna forest animal organic fabric vine USA

red monaluna forest animal organic fabric vine USA

green monaluna birch tree flower organic fabric birches USA

green monaluna birch tree flower organic fabric birches USA

aqua bird animal fabric Michael Miller Birds of a Feather

aqua bird animal fabric Michael Miller Birds of a Feather

white bird feather fabric Michael Miller Birds of a Feather

white bird feather fabric Michael Miller Birds of a Feather

purple butterfly animal fabric Helen's Garden Michael Miller

purple butterfly animal fabric Helen’s Garden Michael Miller

navy blue flower fabric Helen's Garden Michael Miller USA

navy blue flower fabric Helen’s Garden Michael Miller USA

Fat Quarter flannel fabric bundle Daisy Love Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter flannel fabric bundle Daisy Love Robert Kaufman

aqua Robert Kaufman Speedster minky fabric fleece plush

aqua Robert Kaufman Speedster minky fabric fleece plush

Robert Kaufman pink minky fabric fleece plush Spot Dot

Robert Kaufman pink minky fabric fleece plush Spot Dot

green flower minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman Izzy

green flower minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman Izzy

off-white whale minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman

off-white whale minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman

violet owl minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman

violet owl minky fabric fleece plush Robert Kaufman

jungle animal minky fabric fleece plush grey Jungle Tales

jungle animal minky fabric fleece plush grey Jungle Tales

turquoise flower minky fabric fleece plush Floret USA

turquoise flower minky fabric fleece plush Floret USA

pink ornament minky fabric fleece plush Damask

pink ornament minky fabric fleece plush Damask

kawaii pink Cosmo animal fabric sweets Japan

kawaii pink Cosmo animal fabric sweets Japan

black and white striped sweets dessert fabric by Cosmo

black and white striped sweets dessert fabric by Cosmo

green owl oxford fabric by Cosmo from Japan

green owl oxford fabric by Cosmo from Japan

pink cat oxford fabric Cosmo Japan apple food cow

pink cat oxford fabric Cosmo Japan apple food cow

Organic fabrics by Cloud 9

We now have beautiful new organic fabrics by the manufacturer Cloud 9 from the USA. Cloud9 Fabrics is passionate about bringing eco-sensible fabrics to the quilt and craft market, and their designs are truly beautiful. We carry cotton fabrics, flannel fabrics and some super light Voile fabrics which are all 100% certified organic cotton and printed and dyed with low impact dyes. Check out the funky Cloud 9 fabrics in our shop.

Cloud 9 animal bird organic fabric Sparro Rosa Mixteca

Cloud 9 animal bird organic fabric Sparro Rosa Mixteca

blue Cloud 9 moon sun organic fabric In the Forest

blue Cloud 9 moon sun organic fabric In the Forest

yellow Cloud 9 bird stripe sand organic fabric Sandpiper

yellow Cloud 9 bird stripe sand organic fabric Sandpiper

wave smile pattern Cloud 9 organic fabric plum Koi

wave smile pattern Cloud 9 organic fabric plum Koi

purple pattern Cloud 9 Voile organic fabric Koi from the USA

purple pattern Cloud 9 Voile organic fabric Koi from the USA

Cloud 9 fox forest animal organic flannel fabric Fanfare

Cloud 9 fox forest animal organic flannel fabric Fanfare

off-white Cloud 9 flower organic fabric Clearing

off-white Cloud 9 flower organic fabric Clearing

white Cloud 9 elephant organic flannel fabric Ele-fete

white Cloud 9 elephant organic flannel fabric Ele-fete

green Cloud 9 bird animal organic fabric Happy Drawing Too

green Cloud 9 bird animal organic fabric Happy Drawing Too

Cloud 9 brown checker gingham organic fabric Earth

Cloud 9 brown checker gingham organic fabric Earth

blue Cloud 9 cranes animal organic fabric tsuru

blue Cloud 9 cranes animal organic fabric tsuru

turquoise Cloud 9 running pigeon diamond organic fabric

turquoise Cloud 9 running pigeon diamond organic fabric

dark grey Cloud 9 skull X-Ray organic fabric Dem Bones

dark grey Cloud 9 skull X-Ray organic fabric Dem Bones

Cloud 9 animal owl organic fabric green Lechuza Mixteca

Cloud 9 animal owl organic fabric green Lechuza Mixteca

Christmas gift ideas by Rilakkuma and Karen

Our packing fairy Karen is a big Rilakkuma fan, so of course a Rilakkuma item must not be missing from her list of Christmas gift suggestions from our shop.

Christmas gift ideas by Rilakkuma and Karen 1

Christmas gift ideas by Rilakkuma and Karen – our biggest Rilakkuma fan

1. Picture Frames

Photos are always a nice and personal idea to give as a gift, but how adorable would they look in these fabric covered picture frames?

kawaii apple fabric photo frame picture frame Japan Decole

kawaii apple fabric photo frame picture frame Japan Decole

2. Rilakkuma Plates

The cute Rilakkuma bear plastic plates are great for children, for having picnics or to present snacks and food in a special way.

Rilakkuma brown bear plate bento dish dessert plate

Rilakkuma brown bear plate bento dish dessert plate

3. Fort Firefly Fabric Collection

The fabric manufacturer birch always releases wonderful organic fabric collections. The Fort Firefly collection with its kawaii nature and animal design is a lovely gift for people who like fabrics.

forest animals girl picnic organic fabric birch Fort Firefly

forest animals girl picnic organic fabric birch Fort Firefly

4. Re-Ments

The cute Re-Ment miniature items are super popular among collectors, but they also make a lovely gift for people who do not know them yet.

Hello Kitty Restaurant Re-Ment miniature blind box

Hello Kitty Restaurant Re-Ment miniature blind box

5. Reversible Pencil Cases

How cool is that? These reversible plush pencil cases have two different designs on the inside and outside. So it’s basically like having two different pencil cases.

pink My Melody bunny reversible plush pencil case

pink My Melody bunny reversible plush pencil case

6. Sticker Books

People who love stickers also need a place to put them. Fortunately there are lots of kawaii sticker books.

rabbit mouse macaron glitter ring binder sticker album

rabbit mouse macaron glitter ring binder sticker album

New shop category: Fabric Bundles

We have been selling fabric bundles for a while, but you might have had a hard time finding them, as they were scattered in all our fabric categories. As we already carry quite a selection we now decided to open a new fabric bundles category where you can find all different kinds of bundles we carry in one spot: Fat Quarters, Roll ups, charm packs and ten squares.

Fabric bundles are great for sewing little accessories and applications, but they also make a great gift. In the next days and weeks we will also add quite a few new bundles by Robert Kaufman.

Fat Quarter fabric bundle Girl Thing Michael Miller USA

Fat Quarter fabric bundle Girl Thing Michael Miller USA

Fat Quarter fabric bundle My Blue Heaven Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle My Blue Heaven Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle dots ice cream Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle dots ice cream Robert Kaufman

Christmas fabric bundle elf owl Ten-Square Robert Kaufman

Christmas fabric bundle elf owl Ten-Square Robert Kaufman

colourful Charm Pack organic fabric bundle Robert Kaufman

colourful Charm Pack organic fabric bundle Robert Kaufman

Charm Pack fabric bundle Cotton Couture Michael Miller

Charm Pack fabric bundle Cotton Couture Michael Miller

Roll-up Christmas fabric bundle roll elf owl Robert Kaufman

Roll-up Christmas fabric bundle roll elf owl Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric bundle roll Coffee brown Robert Kaufman USA

Roll-up fabric bundle roll Coffee brown Robert Kaufman USA

New: organic canvas and organic knit fabric by birch

The organic fabric manufacturer birch published a new line with canvas and knit fabrics, which we now carry in our shop. All the designs in “The Grove Decor” collection are nice strong canvas fabrics while the collection “Elk Grove Knits” contains stretchable interlock fabrics. You might have seen some of the designs already, as birch took popular designs from several Jay-Cyn Designs collections to create these two new fabric lines.

grey tree bark canvas organic fabric birch USA

grey tree bark canvas organic fabric birch USA

dark grey forest stag animal canvas organic fabric birch USA

dark grey forest stag animal canvas organic fabric birch USA

red poppy flower canvas organic fabric birch USA

red poppy flower canvas organic fabric birch USA

yellow bee honeycomb canvas organic fabric birch USA

yellow bee honeycomb canvas organic fabric birch USA

grey bird animal canvas organic fabric birch USA

grey bird animal canvas organic fabric birch USA

sea green chevron pattern organic knit fabric birch USA

sea green chevron pattern organic knit fabric birch USA

colourful deer stag animal organic knit fabric birch USA

colourful deer stag animal organic knit fabric birch USA

yellow poppy flower organic knit fabric birch USA

yellow poppy flower organic knit fabric birch USA

What to sew: birch and monaluna

The booths at the Spring Quilt Market in Portland that we visited a couple of weeks ago were so beautiful that we want to show you some of the exhibits a bit closer. They are a great source of inspiration and might give you some ideas of how the fabrics can look like when used to sew clothes and home decor. Many of the organic birch fabrics and monaluna fabrics that you see in the pictures below we already carry in our shop, e.g. the cute birch animal parade fabric used for the children’s blouse or the orange birch butterfly fabric used for the shorts. Others will still arrive in the next couple of weeks.

An adorable children's blouse and shorts made with birch fabrics

An adorable children’s blouse and shorts made with birch fabrics

A super cute children's tepee made with birch fabrics

A super cute children’s tepee made with birch fabrics

We love this two-piece in mint green made with birch fabric

We love this two-piece in mint green made with birch fabrics

Adorable birch girls' dresses

Adorable birch dresses for girls

A dress made with monaluna fabrics based on a monaluna sewing pattern

A dress made with monaluna fabrics based on a monaluna sewing pattern

Pretty monaluna handbag

Pretty monaluna handbag

Very colourful tuinica made with monaluna fabrics

Very colourful tunica made with monaluna fabrics

A wonderful monaluna dress

A wonderful monaluna dress

monaluna pillows

monaluna pillows

The monaluna fabrics used to decorate this children's bed look awesome

The monaluna fabrics used to decorate this children’s bed look awesome

Super pretty monaluna dress

Super pretty monaluna dress

International Quilt Market: birch and monaluna

A couple of weeks ago we visited the Spring Quilt Market in Portland, USA, and loved the trade show. We met lots of manufacturers whose fabrics we already carry in our shop and got to know many new brands and designers. As the booths on the Quilt market were a real party for the eyes with wonderful fabrics and exhibits to look at, we couldn’t stop taking pictures. Today we show you some impressions of the organic fabric labels birch and monaluna. You’ll find many of their fabric on modes4u.com, but new stuff will arrive soon, as we saw beautiful new fabrics at their booths.

Sandra is ordering fabrics at the birch booth sitting on super cool Pantone chairs

Sandra is ordering fabrics at the birch booth sitting on super cool Pantone chairs

kawaii childrens clothes made with birch fabrics

kawaii children’s clothes made with birch fabrics

Lovely quilts and blankets for babies and children

Lovely quilts and blankets for babies and children

Everything on the birch booth looked great

Everything on the birch booth looked great

We totally love the shirt on the right made with that funky deer and stag fabric

We totally love the shirt on the right made with that funky deer and stag fabric

Sandra meeting with monaluna at their booth

Sandra meeting with monaluna at their booth

Beautiful new fabrics and dresses on display

Beautiful new fabrics and dresses on display

The childrens bed looked absolutely amazing

The children’s bed looked absolutely amazing

We totally loved those pillows made with monaluna fabrics

We totally loved those pillows made with monaluna fabrics

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