Wonderland Fabric will be hitting the stores THIS month! I’m so excited!! I am really happy with how this fabric line turned out and uber grateful to my adorable niece for giving me the idea for the line in the first place (you can read about the story behind it here).
Back in December I started to get strike-offs of the fabric. A strike off is a sample that the mill makes to ensure all of the colors and patterns are correct on the fabric before they print yards and yards of it. Most of the strike offs were tiny, about 8×10 but I managed to find ways to chop them up into even tinier pieces and sew with them anyway.
Then last month I got my first advance yardage!
Finally, actual fabric to sew with! I didn’t have much of it, but I’ve been busy the last few weeks turning it into a few projects. I have been getting a lot of emails from people asking WHEN the fabric is due in stores. The answer is pretty much any day now. If you are a store that is going to stock the fabric please leave me your info in the comments section so I can add your store to the FABRIC RESOURCES page on my blog. I’d love to hear from shops in the US and abroad! If you are a store that is interested in carrying the fabric you can order it from Riley Blake Designs.
I know the blog has been quiet the last few weeks, I’ve been concentrating on a total redesign of my sewing patterns and working on a few more! I’ve also been trying to get some samples sewn up with what Wonderland Fabric that I have.
This post is pretty much very photo heavy and doesn’t include any tutorials or patterns. Each of these items will be released as a PDF/Printed Pattern or as a Tutorial offered on this site. They will release slowly over the next month or so, so keep your eyes peeled!
For now I know a lot of you that have stores need photos to promote the fabric. Feel free to use these photos IF you are using them to sell or promote the fabric. You can include them in newsletters or whatever. If you want them for another use, just shoot me an email (via contact button above) and we can chat.
I think I’m most excited about one of the NEW sewing patterns, these Padded Storage Bins! They have pockets in the front (if you want them) and are padded foam which makes them extra soft and sturdy. My husband said they’d be cute to use in a nursery, so off to the store I went to buy diapers for the first time in 14 years… Let me tell you that felt kinda funny!
Aside from the obvious use for babies (they’d be super cute to store toys to take with you in your diaper bag!) They’d also be great to store nick knacks in a kid’s bedroom, toys or even sewing supplies.
We just got an RV (more on that adventure later) and my husband thought they’d be great to store items in the RV (since they are padded), sewn up in different fabrics obviously…
I’ve included in this post all the photos I have from Wonderland right now. Keep an eye out for more in the next few weeks… and watch for Wonderland to show up in your favorite quilt shop soon!!
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