It’s St. Patrick’s Day!

This a day on which many individuals celebrate Irish culture with special events, food and parades. A signature color on St. Patrick’s Day is green and you may see plenty of shamrock decorations around too! We recently got new bento accessories in green with clovers which can be used for this special day (but they can also be used any other day too!). We also have super cute stationery with these lucky leaves. Let’s have a green/clover filled post for today and for those of you who celebrate, we at modes wish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

clover bento box tissue papers

clover bento box tissue papers

clover bento box food sandwich wrapping papers

clover bento box food sandwich wrapping papers

clover food picks forks for Bento Box Lunch Box

clover food picks forks for Bento Box Lunch Box

cute clovers stirrer for drinks Utensils

cute clovers stirrer for drinks Utensils

cute clovers spoons for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clovers spoons for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clovers forks for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clovers forks for Bento Box Lunch Box Utensils

cute clover bento lunch box paper cups

cute clover bento lunch box paper cups

panda clover rabbit flower bento candy bags from Japan

panda clover rabbit flower bento candy bags from Japan

flower and clover Baran set divider sheets Bento Box Lunch Box

flower and clover Baran set divider sheets Bento Box Lunch Box

silicone band bento box set rabbit bear cloverleaf flower

silicone band bento box set rabbit bear cloverleaf flower

cloverleaf bee bug food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

cloverleaf bee bug food picks for Bento Box Lunch Box

green Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

green Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

white Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

white Sumikkogurashi pencil shy animals meadow clover San-X

white Iiwaken dog pencil clover glitter San-X

white Iiwaken dog pencil clover glitter San-X

beige Geo Pop green circle canvas fabric Robert Kaufman USA

beige Geo Pop green circle canvas fabric Robert Kaufman USA

green fabric with square design Michael Miller

green fabric with square design Michael Miller

light green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with green dots

light green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with green dots

forest green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with white dots

forest green Michael Miller fabric Ta Dot with white dots

Over the Moon!

This week we saw a rare solar eclipse, where the moon passes in front of the sun and momentarily turns day into night (depending on where you live!). Did you catch it? In honor of this fantastic astronomical wonder, we’re highlighting some out-of-this-world products we have in store including gorgeous children’s fabrics, stationery and deco tapes which feature the moon, stars and more outer space goodness!

 

blue night owl children fabric Rhyme Time

blue night owl children fabric Rhyme Time

cute blue girl fairy music fairy tale fabric by Kokka from Japan

cute blue girl fairy music fairy tale fabric by Kokka from Japan

blue camel desert animal stripes cotton fabric

blue camel desert animal stripes cotton fabric

blue night sky moon hearts Washi Masking Tape deco tape

blue night sky moon hearts Washi Masking Tape deco tape

coloring fabric with astronaut star moon rocket Michael Miller

coloring fabric with astronaut star moon rocket Michael Miller

cute dark blue star magic teddy bear A4 plastic file folder

cute dark blue star magic teddy bear A4 plastic file folder

blue Star and moon fabric by Michael Miller USA

blue Star and moon fabric by Michael Miller USA

navy blue star fabric by Michael Miller Star Struck

navy blue star fabric by Michael Miller Star Struck

cute colourful star deco tape sticky tape from Japan

cute colourful star deco tape sticky tape from Japan

blue spaceship space fabric Michael Miller Space Station

blue spaceship space fabric Michael Miller Space Station

charcoal grey rocket spaceship fabric 'Spaced Out' Robert Kaufman

charcoal grey rocket spaceship fabric ‘Spaced Out’ Robert Kaufman

white stars fabric 'Stars-A-Lined' Primary by Michael Miller USA

white stars fabric ‘Stars-A-Lined’ Primary by Michael Miller USA

dark blue star constellation zodiac fabric Night Sky Robert Kaufman USA

dark blue star constellation zodiac fabric Night Sky Robert Kaufman USA

turquoise-sea green Moon and Stars glitter fabric Michael Miller USA

turquoise-sea green Moon and Stars glitter fabric Michael Miller USA

cute blue owl star night mini Note Pad from Japan

cute blue owl star night mini Note Pad from Japan

white star paper deco tape by Prime Nakamura

white star paper deco tape by Prime Nakamura

die-cut black planet star galaxy Masking Tape deco tape from Japan

die-cut black planet star galaxy Masking Tape deco tape from Japan

Get Crafty for Christmas!

Christmas is just around the corner, have you got a tree up yet? Either way, why not check out our gorgeous Christmas fabrics and make your own trees and stars (they’ll last all year too)! Your creations will be perfect to use at home or even to give as gifts for loved ones. If you create your own tree or star using our fabrics, we’d love to see images so feel free to share them with us! Happy crafting!

A stunning Christmas tree with a fabric wrapping, image courtesy of Buzzfeed

A stunning Christmas tree with a fabric wrapping, image courtesy of Buzzfeed

A beautiful DIY Christmas star, image courtesy of Betz White

A beautiful DIY Christmas star, image courtesy of Betz White

white Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric with fir tree

white Robert Kaufman Christmas fabric with fir tree

blue Christmas owl fabric by Robert Kaufman

blue Christmas owl fabric by Robert Kaufman

black snowman Christmas fabric by Trans-Pacific Textiles

black snowman Christmas fabric by Trans-Pacific Textiles

What customers make with our fabrics: Shirts, pillows & dresses for dolls

It’s time again for a short edition of “what customers make with our fabrics”. In the last weeks our French customer Little Clary showed us her cool UK flag shirt, she sewed using one of our Riley Blake fabrics. Our Spanish customer Momita reminded us of her tutorial for sewing garments with a funny ostriches using Robert Kaufman fabric and from Germany we received pictures of bright owl pillows for a children’s hospital. Another French customer Le Blog de Claire showed us her sewed collection of mini dresses for cute animal dolls, using Elizabeth’s studio fabric and fabrics from Japan.

What an amazing shirt made from our Riley Blake fabric by http://littleclary.canalblog.com/

What an amazing shirt made from our Riley Blake fabric by http://littleclary.canalblog.com/

We have many flag fabrics in our shop, but the Union Jack is the most popular design.

We have many flag fabrics in our shop, but the Union Jack is the most popular design.

A great piece of work with a lot of detail.

A great piece of work with many details.

One of the lovely owl pillows for a German children's hospital that will brighten the day.

One of the lovely owl pillows for a German children’s hospital that will brighten the day.

The green owl fabric used for the cushion is one of our most popular designs.

The green owl fabric used for the cushion is one of our most popular designs.

https://instagram.com/momita_blog/ sewing tutorial with Robert Kaufman ostrich fabric.

https://instagram.com/momita_blog/ sewing tutorial with Robert Kaufman ostrich fabric.

Le Blog de Claire from France is passionate about her mice with lovely dresses http://foncee.canalblog.com/

Le Blog de Claire from France is passionate about her mice with lovely dresses. http://foncee.canalblog.com/

This cheese fabric by Elizabeth's studio is well chosen for the cute rodent.

This cheese fabric by Elizabeth’s studio is well chosen for the cute rodent.

Creativity beyond borders. Our Japanese owl fabric makes cute dress for a French mouse.

Creativity beyond borders. Our Japanese owl fabric as a cute dress for a French mouse.

 

Our visit to the Quilt Market 2015 in Minneapolis: Part1

This year we had a wonderful experience travelling to the United States to visit the Quilt Market in Minneapolis. The international fabric exhibition was a great chance to be inspired by an abundance of amazing designs. We had the opportunity to talk to all of our favorite suppliers like Robert Kaufman, Riley BlakeAlexander Henry and many more and selected a lot of beautiful patterns to complement the great collections we already carry in our shop. While we really love all of our brands, we also found some gorgeous new fabrics of less known exhibitors like Andover that have just become available on modes4u.

Great team. Choosing the best fabric designs for our shop is a hands on job.

Great team. Choosing the best fabric designs for our shop is a hands on job.

Alexander Henry always have many new fabric patterns and design ideas.

Alexander Henry always have many new fabric patterns and design ideas.

Lovely fruit tablecloth at the Alexander Henry booth.

Lovely fruit tablecloth at the Alexander Henry booth.

We all love handbags. Especially those made from our favorite fabrics.

We all love handbags. Especially those made from our favorite fabrics.

At the  Quilt Market 2015 we had the chance to speak to many experts.

At the Quilt Market 2015 we had the chance to speak to many experts.

We can't wait for Halloween with this super cute owl quilt designs.

We can’t wait for Halloween with these super cute owl quilt designs.

Compared to other international trade fares, the Quilt Market in Minneapolis has a calm and professional feel.

Compared to other international trade fares, the Quilt Market in Minneapolis has a calm and professional feel.

Andover's 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' now available in our shop.

Andover’s ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ now available in our shop.

A very cute caterpillar and butterfly apron.

A very cute caterpillar and butterfly apron.

white animal and dot fabric 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Andover USA

white animal and dot fabric ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Andover USA

white Riley Blake animal forest fabric Wildflower Meadow

white Riley Blake animal forest fabric Wildflower Meadow

New Robert Kaufman Fairy Tale Fabric

Once upon a time at modes4u…

All girls love listening to fairy tales and dream of meeting a prince, living in a palace, wearing beautiful dresses and arriving at the ball in a carriage. Even as grown-ups we keep dear memories of the magic of Cinderella, Elsa and co. With our enchanting Princess Life fabrics by Robert Kaufman you can now bring that childhood magic to your home again. Although we cannot guarantee your mice will sew the garments for you, with these charming designs we are sure to say.

“And they lived happily ever after.”  

light blue girl princess fabric Frost by Robert Kaufman USA

light blue girl princess fabric Frost by Robert Kaufman USA

white fairy tale frog prince carriage fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

white fairy tale frog prince carriage fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

pink purple princess palace fabric Spring by Robert Kaufman USA

pink purple princess palace fabric Spring by Robert Kaufman USA

white princess crown coronet fabric Spring by Robert Kaufman USA

white princess crown coronet fabric Spring by Robert Kaufman USA

purple princess crown coronet fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

purple princess crown coronet fabric by Robert Kaufman USA

light blue turquoise kimono doll asia flower fabric by Robert Kaufman

light blue turquoise kimono doll asia flower fabric by Robert Kaufman

pale pink asia butterfly pattern fabric by Robert Kaufman

pale pink asia butterfly pattern fabric by Robert Kaufman

navy blue owl forest animal fabric Garden by Robert Kaufman

navy blue owl forest animal fabric Garden by Robert Kaufman

It’s Children’s Day in Japan

Today we celebrate Children’s Day in Japan with our lovely children’s fabrics. As always on May 5th thousands of colorful ‘Koinobori‘ windsocks fly above the roofs, carrying with them wishes for good health and success. If you too want to have your own flying fish at home, we found a great guide to sewing the sweet ‘skydivers’ and have the perfect bento accessories to carve your own cute carps. After all, taking things in our own hands surely the sky is the limit.

On May 5th colorful carps representing strength and good health take to the skies

On May 5th colorful carps representing strength and good health take to the skies

Heavenly delicious. This cute 'Koinobori' Bento

Heavenly delicious. This cute ‘Koinobori’ Bento

cat and fish bowls Bento cups rice shaper bento box

cat and fish bowls Bento cups rice shaper bento box

white fish fabric Mod Fish by Michael Miller USA

white fish fabric Mod Fish by Michael Miller USA

blue monaluna sea animal organic fabric sea life

blue monaluna sea animal organic fabric sea life

Michael Miller fabric Retro Rocket Rascals astronauts

Michael Miller fabric Retro Rocket Rascals astronauts

pink ballerina girls ballet fabric Robert Kaufman USA

pink ballerina girls ballet fabric Robert Kaufman USA

 

Many new fabrics from Cosmo, Michael Miller and Robert Kaufman

In the last weeks we added many great new fabrics from different designers to our shop. From Cosmo we received the cutest animal fabrics and lots of typical Japanese designs. Michael Miller sent us wonderful new prints like the collection Origami Oasis by Tamara Kate which features really lovely animal prints in an origami style. We now have many more prints from the Robert Kaufman canvas collection Auntie’s Attac in the shop and also more fun Robert Kaufman cotton prints from several collections.

turquoise bird flower oxford fabric by Cosmo from Japan

turquoise bird flower oxford fabric by Cosmo from Japan

beige structured Japanese dragon dobby fabric Cosmo Japan

beige structured Japanese dragon dobby fabric Cosmo Japan

green fox forest animal oxford fabric Cosmo Japan

green fox forest animal oxford fabric Cosmo Japan

orange Cosmo owl oxford fabric leaf acorn Japan

orange Cosmo owl oxford fabric leaf acorn Japan

blue Cosmo owl oxford fabric leaf acorn Japan

blue Cosmo owl oxford fabric leaf acorn Japan

natural-colored pear fruit oxford fabric Cosmo Japan

natural-colored pear fruit oxford fabric Cosmo Japan

white Canvas fabric with black cats by Cosmo from Japan

white Canvas fabric with black cats by Cosmo from Japan

blue Oasis Border animal border fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

blue Oasis Border animal border fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

white Pride Primary Origami animal fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

white Pride Primary Origami animal fabric Michael Miller Origami Oasis

colorful Flower Fields flower bed flower fabric Michael Miller Spring Fling

colorful Flower Fields flower bed flower fabric Michael Miller Spring Fling

black Michael Miller skull needle Halloween fabric Freak Out

black Michael Miller skull needle Halloween fabric Freak Out

white flower wave canvas fabric Robert Kaufman red-orange USA

white flower wave canvas fabric Robert Kaufman red-orange USA

white flower canvas fabric Robert Kaufman green flowers USA

white flower canvas fabric Robert Kaufman green flowers USA

blue-turquoise flower stripe canvas fabric Robert Kaufman USA

blue-turquoise flower stripe canvas fabric Robert Kaufman USA

aqua dog food animal fabric Robert Kaufman Eat Drink And Be Funny

aqua dog food animal fabric Robert Kaufman Eat Drink And Be Funny

hot pink cat food animal fabric Robert Kaufman Eat Drink And Be Funny

hot pink cat food animal fabric Robert Kaufman Eat Drink And Be Funny

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

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