You know how we’re always complaining that so many cool prints are only available as quilting fabrics?
It seems like the folks at Westminster Fibers are catching on. This year, they’re releasing a whole bunch of Amy Butler‘s colorful prints on a range of fabric substrates, for both fashion and home decor. It includes voile, rayon challis, velveteen, sateen, linen/cotton, and more.
It’s good news, not just because of these particular lovely fabrics. My hope is that Westminster Fibers is at the forefront of a trend toward a wider range of fabrics suitable for more than just quilting. They call them “lifestyle fabrics.” Honestly, I’m not really sure what that means, but I love the variety.
They’re putting together a trunk show of these fabrics, made up in various designs and I’ve contributed a sample Violet blouse in Amy’s gorgeous sketchbook print on cotton voile. Isn’t it so pretty and vintage looking? I love the sketchiness of the roses, a very classic 1950s look to me.
I was so impressed with this fabric. It has an incredibly smooth and silky hand, and the drape is perfect for a flowing and loose blouse like the Violet. It’s seriously a pleasure to touch.
I love having the chance to collaborate with Amy. She’s such an amazing designer and an incredibly lovely and gracious woman.
Thanks to my friend Meredith who helped out with making this sample! I wish I could keep it, but perhaps it will visit a shop near you on its travels this year.
PS: If you have a shop and want to feature Amy’s trunk show, I believe you’ll have an opportunity to sign up at Quilt Market this Spring!