Adorable, affordable organic fabric from Alyssa Thomas' Critter Patch collection... The Victoria and Albert Museum's new collection of Vintage Florals includes this gorgeous late 19th century print by C.F.A. Voysey. Kate & Birdie's new Bluebird Park collection is the perfect blend of cute, quirky and colorful: this Japanese-influenced hummingbird print is a great example...  We have fallen in love with Kaffe Fassett's exuberant shot cottons and stripes of Indian cotton!

The Cadence Quilt

This 60" x 60" quilt was the big hit at ThreadBear's booth at the recent Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival in Albuquerque. "Modern"..."Different"..."Original"...and "Masculine" were all frequently heard comments. This Pink Hippo design creates a very striking effect using only four fabrics--the solid of your choice plus three prints from Carol Van Zandt's new Pop Rocks collection. Modern it certainly is: no repetitive blocks here but lots of negative space, created primarily by a truly boffo print (click here to see it) that changes visual density from selvage to selvage. However, a word of warning: we have already heard from the manufacturer that this fabric is already sold out and will not be reprinted. So if you want to make this quilt, order our kit here or give us a call at the shop--this one is too good to last long.

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Alexander Henry's Spring Collection

As ThreadBear customers already know, we really like Alexander Henry Fabrics, which has a house style that is wonderfully witty, bright and fun. Take a moment to look at some of Alexander Henry's new spring collection, now available at The Bear. They include Buzz and The Tropix, a pair of insect prints that are great for any age because the bugs are enchanting without seeming infantile, as well as A to Z With Me, a droll children's bestiary with goofy and unusual animals. The little Mashama collection, in a style that seems at once African and naive, boasts some drenched reds, greens, and yellows, plus a painter's stripe that will knock your socks off.

The latest of Alexander Henry's wonderful cotton evocations of pastoral toiles (remember Midnight Pastoral, the sly Dia de Los Muertos version) is the Rancho Toile, with wonderful etchings of working cowboys circa 1920. And there is a pair of very cute sewing prints done in hot pink, mustard and other hot colors.

Finally--and just as a teaser--I will mention that there is a new Frida Kahlo collection you will not want to miss. The fabrics are just straggling in now, so they aren't up on our website yet, but they are terrific! Stay tuned! 

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