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Fabulous Online Fabric Sources!

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

I’m up to my ears in fabric right now stitching up outdoor pillows, curtains for my daughter, and pillows for the new window seat too, and all of the fabrics I’m working with were purchased online.  This week, my sewing machine is certainly earning its keep! 

Fabric possesses that magical power to transform a space, and brings beautiful pattern, interesting texture, soft comfort, and always great style.  Visiting a fabric store with a beverage in hand is my idea of a perfect afternoon!

villa nova pink and gray living room

  source:  Villa Nova Fabrics

Textiles instantly establish the mood of a space, and I’m a huge fan of using bold bright colors or patterns and also layers of subtle colors that play well together.  I just love when designers mix various fabrics with abandon.

calico corners fabrics

source:  Calico Corners

 

I was working on a giant list of favorite fabric sources to save on my computer for future use but then thought I’m sure many of you could use a great list of online fabric sources too!  Here are some of the best online sources for modern designer fabrics for decorating around the home (that ship to or are available the USA).       

   

online sources for home decor fabric

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1.  Fabric.com

fabric.com selections

 

2.  800 Fabrics

800 fabrics

 

3.  Hawthorne Threads

hawthorne threads

 

4.  Tonic Living

tonic living

 

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Greek Key Fabric Lined Tray

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Two months ago, I met up with my blog friend Cristin in San Francisco to catch up and do a little shopping on Fillmore Street.  It’s so nice to meet up with a pal who speaks “blog” and loves great design, and we had so much fun together!

That day we happened to visit the Jonathan Adler store, where I spied the Mykonos placemat and instantly fell in love with the gray and mustard yellow Greek key fabric.  We discussed its awesomeness over lunch and coffee. 

j a store bag

 

I could only justify buying one, so I bought it with the intention of making an accent pillow.  After some thought, I decided it would be better put to use to line my gray West Elm lacquer trays I bought a year ago.

The other day, I finally got around to combining the two, and I couldn’t be more pleased with how this simple DIY project turned out!  Adding pattern to the bottom of a tray, whether with fabric or paint, is the simplest way to transform a solid color tray into a statement accessory.  

placemat plus tray

 

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