New in our shop: Fat Quarters Fabric Bundles from Robert Kaufman

Lots of customers asked for it and now we finally have them in our shop: fabric bundles. Those packages with lots of different fabric pieces are great if you do patchwork or just need smaller pieces of fabric for applications or little projects. It’s also a great gift idea and a good starting package with lots of variety, as all of them contain around 15 to 25 fabric pieces.

All the fabric bundels we carry so far are from the US American manufacturer Robert Kaufman. Most of them contain Fat Quarters (18″ x 22″), but there is also one package with 10″ x 10″ squares. There is a good selection of patterns (e.g. polka dot fat quarters, flower Fat Quarters and animal Fat Quarters), designers (we have lots of bundles by with Ann Kelle, Amy Schimler, Nancy Mims or Andie Hanna) and organic and ‘regular’ fabrics.

Which one is you favourite?

Fat Quarter fabric bundle dots red green by Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle dots red green by Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle animals bermuda by Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle animals bermuda by Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle flowers bright by Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle flowers bright by Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter organic fabric bundle brown blue Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter organic fabric bundle brown blue Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle Ann Kelle pale pink Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle Ann Kelle pale pink Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle Ann Kelle green Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle Ann Kelle green Robert Kaufman

organic fabric bundle flowers Ten-Square Robert Kaufman

organic fabric bundle flowers Ten-Square Robert Kaufman

Go green on St. Patrick’s Day

It’s time to go green, and this time we only refer to the colour. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, which means that green is the most important thing of the day: green clothes, green decoration, green food. And even though it’s an Irish tradition, people everywhere around the world join in on March 17th. Of course we do too, after all we have lots of wonderful green things in our shop.

green monaluna scooter organic fabric from the USA

green monaluna scooter organic fabric from the USA

green egg with cloverleaf squishy cellphone charm

green egg with cloverleaf squishy cellphone charm

green chick in egg eraser by Iwako from Japan

green chick in egg eraser by Iwako from Japan

green leaf Washi Masking Tape deco tape

green leaf Washi Masking Tape deco tape

cute green frog mobile phone plugy earphone jack accessory

cute green frog mobile phone plugy earphone jack accessory

green cake with green sauce squishy cellphone charm

green cake with green sauce squishy cellphone charm

Washi Masking Deco Tape set 3pcs gingham green

Washi Masking Deco Tape set 3pcs gingham green

2 green building block sauce containers for Bento Box

2 green building block sauce containers for Bento Box

A4 plastic file folder 10-pocket green monster kawaii

A4 plastic file folder 10-pocket green monster kawaii

Lots of new Riley Blake fabrics

It’s been a while since we got new fabrics from Riley Blake, but last week a new delivery from the USA arrived. There are lots of pretty new prints in all materials: regular cotton, flannel, knit and laminates. Also a couple of organic fabrics were included so we really got the whole range. The prints are totally diverse too: fairy tale fabrics, sailor fabrics, super cute animal prints, matryoshkas, flowers and patterns such as chevrons can be found in our ‘new products! category. Take a look.

white fairy tale fabric with princess castle Riley Blake USA

white fairy tale fabric with princess castle Riley Blake USA

blue Riley Blake cake fabric from the USA strawberry

blue Riley Blake cake fabric from the USA strawberry

off-white Riley Blake animal flannel fabric owl hippo monkey

off-white Riley Blake animal flannel fabric owl hippo monkey

orange-red flower fabric from the USA by Riley Blake

orange-red flower fabric from the USA by Riley Blake

white Riley Blake bird animal fabric from the USA

white Riley Blake bird animal fabric from the USA

blue Riley Blake flower and animal fabric from the USA bird

blue Riley Blake flower and animal fabric from the USA bird

Riley Blake laminate fabric yellow zig-zag pattern

Riley Blake laminate fabric yellow zig-zag pattern

green Riley Blake organic fabric with monkeys from the USA

green Riley Blake organic fabric with monkeys from the USA

aqua Riley Blake matryoshka fabric with flowers USA

aqua Riley Blake matryoshka fabric with flowers USA

blue Riley Blake pirate ship fabric from the USA

blue Riley Blake pirate ship fabric from the USA

pink Riley Blake star fabric from the USA

pink Riley Blake star fabric from the USA

Our favourite product of the week: Sew Label Fabrics

It was a fabric week again, we added lots of new designs from Riley Blake and also new organic fabrics by monaluna. Even though there were lots of cool new prints, we decided to introduce one very special line to you: The Sew Labels 2 by Riley Blake. Lots of labels are printed on those textiles, so that you can cut them out and use them to label your quilts, clothes, presents and lots of other stuff. We haven’t had any fabrics like that before and think it’s a super cool idea to add a special something to your projects. These fabrics are our favourite product of the week.

pink Riley Blake patchwork label fabric USA

pink Riley Blake patchwork label fabric USA

turquoise Riley Blake patchwork label fabric USA

turquoise Riley Blake patchwork label fabric USA

grey Riley Blake patchwork label fabric USA

grey Riley Blake patchwork label fabric USA

Meet the fabric designers on modes4u: Rebekah Ginda

Her mission is to add beauty to products through the use of print, pattern, and color. And she totally succeeds. Meet fabric designer Rebekah Ginda and her work for the organic fabric label birch.

Rebekah Ginda

2013 is a big year for the American Textile & Surface designer Rebekah Ginda, as she has lots of different projects going on:  6 fabric collections will be launched, as well as a series of e-books for children which she illustrates. She also has lots of new ideas for her own stationery line, ‘Rae Schmae’. But back to the fabrics.
Rebekah has been working with Birch Organic Fabric for a little over a year now. Her second collection, Robotic, is just about to be launched in March. We’re sure we will have it in our shop soon, but currently you mainly find Rebekah Grinda fabrics from her ‘Scamper’ collection on modes4u.com. birch fabrics are the only ones carrying her name on them, but she also designed organic collections for Westfalenstoffe and is also active for labels in the Australian market.
Her fun and colourful designs are inspired by her daily life: “I am particularly inspired by vintage children’s book illustrations, as well as retro color palettes, sunny days, and trips to the flea market.  I love drawing things that can can only exist as illustrations and are full of whimsy.  I try not to take my designs too seriously or over-think them, because I have found that my best work comes when I draw from the heart in a moment of inspiration.”
Rebekah studied Apparel Design in Seattle and now lives with her family in the pretty German city Münster. They recently welcomed a new family member, a couple of weeks ago Rebekah gave birth to her daughter Luna Marie.
Visit Rebekah Ginda’s website to find our more about her work.
yellow birch raccoon organic fabric from the USA

yellow birch raccoon organic fabric from the USA

turquoise birch mushroom organic fabric from the USA

turquoise birch mushroom organic fabric from the USA

colourful birch forest animal organic fabric from the USA

colourful birch forest animal organic fabric from the USA

beige birch organic fabric from the USA trees & mushrooms

beige birch organic fabric from the USA trees & mushrooms

green birch organic fabric from the USA with trees & animals

green birch organic fabric from the USA with trees & animals

beige birch organic fabric from the USA animals & mushrooms

beige birch organic fabric from the USA animals & mushrooms

A peek at Rebekahs Robotic collection on her website

A peek at Rebekahs Robotic collection on her website

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

Meet the fabric designers on modes4u: Dan Stiles

Today we go organic. Not only is Dan Stiles the first fabric designer in our series who designs for the organic fabric label birch, but also one with an extremely colourful biography.

Dan Stiles

Children’s books, rock band posters, fabrics and more. The artwork of the American artist Dan Stiles can be found on an astonishing variety of products. Dan has worked with indie record labels, artists and major corporations; he has won numerous awards and has been reproduced in a wide variety of books and magazines. His poster art for many big names of the music industry is probably what he is best known for. But we know him best for his fabric designs of course.
Since we started selling organic fabrics from birch, Dan Stiles’ designs are present in our shop. He is moving into his third year of working with organic fabric label and has launched a variety of collections with them already. We mainly carry Dan Stiles fabrics from the Mod Quad collection, but will shortly receive lots of designs from his Safari Soiree line.
Dan totally enjoys working for an organic fabric label. In his work geometry and rhythm play a big role for his designs: “I’m inspired by exploring a theme and attempting to pare it down to something fun and visually striking. I strip an element down to basic forms, and then build it back up into a pattern or design.”
He is currently working on a new fabric line for birch called Marine Too, but has also just finished his first children’s book as well as several book covers and posters. Visit Dan Stiles website to find out more about his work.
ecru birch organic fabric with red mopeds, cars, guitars

ecru birch organic fabric with red mopeds, cars, guitars

green birch organic fabric with mopeds in coral and green

green birch organic fabric with mopeds in coral and green

cream birch organic fabric with green mopeds

cream birch organic fabric with green mopeds

cream birch organic fabric with flower stems coral USA

cream birch organic fabric with flower stems coral USA

On the birch Blog we found some pictures of Dan Stiles Safari Soiree collection

On the birch Blog we found some pictures of Dan Stiles Safari Soiree collection

Very soon we will carry lots of these designs in our shop

Very soon we will carry lots of these designs in our shop

New birch organic fabrics in our shop

Time for new organic fabrics. A couple of months ago we got birch fabrics for the first time. Now our second delivery arrived and we added some new designs to our shop. The new stuff is mainly from the “Camp Sur” and the “Camp Modern” collection with lots of cute animal and outdoor motifs.

We’re highly in love with the cute sea green fox fabric, and pretty sure that you will like it too.

sea green fox organic fabric by birch from the USA

sea green fox organic fabric by birch from the USA

red brown bird organic fabric by birch from the USA

red brown bird organic fabric by birch from the USA

orange bear organic fabric by birch from the USA

orange bear organic fabric by birch from the USA

cream forest camping organic fabric by birch from the USA

cream forest camping organic fabric by birch from the USA

mustard yellow squirrel organic fabric by birch from the USA

mustard yellow squirrel organic fabric by birch from the USA

grey camera and binoculars organic fabric by birch USA

grey camera and binoculars organic fabric by birch USA

camping patchwork organic fabric with fox bear by birch USA

camping patchwork organic fabric with fox bear by birch USA

cream caravan organic fabric by birch from the USA

cream caravan organic fabric by birch from the USA

Meet the fabric designers on modes4u: Caleb Gray

Today the stage belongs to the first male fabric designer, who we introduce in our blog series: Caleb Gray. The American illustrator has successfully created lots of designs for Robert Kaufman.

Caleb Gray

His love of drawing and playful imagination made Caleb Cray seek a creative career. The designer was artistic from a young age already, whether coloring with his crayons on the wall or on paper and so it was kind of a logical consequence that he got a Fine Art degree as an adult. In his career he passed stations like The Disney Animation Studios, which provided him with an excellent foundation in character design and expression. In 2009 he started designing fabrics for Robert Kaufman and still fully enjoys his work for the company. Caleb has developed a modern style with a fun, retro vibe, which really shows in his collections.

The Caleb Gray fabrics we carry on modes4u.com are mostly from the cool Pet Park, Robot Factory and Cone Zone collections. They all have bright colours and fun designs, which are quite typical for Caleb’s style. Fun is also an important keyword when it comes to his inspiration. “Anything playful, imaginative, or smile-triggering is big inspiration to me. Of course, I’m a huge fan of mid-century modern design, but inspiration can also be as random as a kooky cartoon, unique color combination, crisp classic movie dialog, or modern music video imagery. If it makes me smile, then I’m going to enjoy translating the humor, style, and imagination that grabbed my attention into my artwork!”

Currently Caleb is debuting a travel fabric collection with Robert Kaufman called “Out N’About”, which will be released this October. Creating the patterns of planes, luggage, campers, and cameras really took him back to long road trips as a kid!

Besides on fabrics Caleb’s work can be seen internationally on stationery, gift products, calendars and home décor as well. For this Christmas season, he is offering new stationery, holiday gift bags & wrapping paper designs and a new collection of Santa & snowmen glassware, melamine plates and napkins.

Visit Caleb Gray’s website to find out more about him.

green excavator fabric construction site by Robert Kaufman

green excavator fabric construction site by Robert Kaufman

blue cat fabric with mouse fish wool by Robert Kaufman

blue cat fabric with mouse fish wool by Robert Kaufman

white fabric with colourful balls of wool by Robert Kaufman

white fabric with colourful balls of wool by Robert Kaufman

white fabric with red hydrants by Robert Kaufman

white fabric with red hydrants by Robert Kaufman

blue goldfish in fish bowl fabric by Robert Kaufman

blue goldfish in fish bowl fabric by Robert Kaufman

red animal paws fabric by Robert Kaufman

red animal paws fabric by Robert Kaufman

brown organic fabric with robots by Robert Kaufman

brown organic fabric with robots by Robert Kaufman

white organic fabric with robots by Robert Kaufman

white organic fabric with robots by Robert Kaufman

pink fabric ice cream cups Robert Kaufman kawaii

pink fabric ice cream cups Robert Kaufman kawaii

Organic fabrics by birch and monaluna

We added lots of organic fabrics to our shops. Recently the first delivieres from from the labels birch and monaluna arrived, and also Timeless Treasures has quite a few organic textiles. All the fabrics are 100% organic cotton and printed with low-impact dyes to meet environmental criteria. Still the prints are super colourful and have really lovely designs.

More will follow in the next couple of days, but you can already find lots of beautiful prints in our organic fabrics category.

white birch organic fabric with airplane bike tram

white birch organic fabric with airplane bike tram

coral birch bike organic fabric from the USA

coral birch bike organic fabric from the USA

teal birch organic fabric with travel tags

teal birch organic fabric with travel tags

white monaluna organic fabric with fox owl frog toadstool

white monaluna organic fabric with fox owl frog toadstool

white monaluna organic fabric patchwork squares fox frog

white monaluna organic fabric patchwork squares fox frog

navy blue viking organic fabric with many vikings USA

navy blue viking organic fabric with many vikings USA

off-white viking organic fabric with map boat route USA

off-white viking organic fabric with map boat route USA