Wednesday, December 30, 2015


What's hot going into 2016?
Here go my totally subjective observations...
Firstly, I bet you can't help but notice all the coloring books for grown-up people. Detailed designs now attract a wider age demographic.
Fabric connoisseurs will appreciate the Cotton + Steel and Tula Pink coloring books.
Coloring opportunities are not limited to books! There's also a growing selection of fabric such as Color Me by Hayley Crouse.
In addition to the onslaught of adult coloring materials, I've noticed many fabric companies introducing different substrates including bunting, canvas, voiles, rayon, double gauze, cotton lawn, knits, and denim.
Before you shell out your hard-earned cash on Heather Ross' Mendocino or Tula Pink's Octopus Garden in Aqua, you'll want to take note of this next trend--reprints of the most sought-after, previously out of print, designer fabrics.
Fabric companies must have noticed the generous prices some are willing to pay for hard to find fabrics on Ebay and Instagram destashes. They are bringing back popular prints from lines such as Violet Craft's Brambleberry Ridge and Tula Pink's The Birds and the Bees.
While woodland creatures and southwestern motifs are still going strong, an emerging novelty theme I detected was stationary. Some examples I found were Heather Givans' Paper Obsessed and Amy Sinibaldi's Paperie
Patchwork, Please!, Heather Givans, and Carolyn Friedlander all have envelope patterns. Alternatively, create a paper airplane with the free pattern from Quiet Play on Craftsy.
So what other trends have you noticed?
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  1. I love that there are so many substrates coming on the market, nice for dressmaking as well as quilting :). Where did your picture of the Christmas fabric come from, I just love that squirrel block in the top corner?

  2. Hmm interesting trends. The denim looks like an interesting avenue of pursuit.

  3. I'm terrible at picking up on trends, but my sister is really good at being fashion forward (I should ask her). I like what you've observed, for sure. I still have my original Heather Ross mermaid fabric in the stash, so it's funny that you mention the reprinting going on.