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Fabrics by Jay

Jay McCarroll has two new lines of fabrics coming out ("Garden Friends" and "Woodland Wonderland"), so we took him out to lunch at the Thai place down the street from us and when the three of us weren't admiring our adorable waiter, we asked him about it.






So, why a line of fabrics?
I’ve been on this path of trying to get back where I was before Project Runway and I really had to dig to find why I was in this world, so, it basically came down to a level of fabric and color and texture. My sister is a quilter and I expressed to her my desire to do a fabric line. I was making one-of-a-kind little things like greeting cards using other people’s fabrics and I always thought "Hey, I wish I could do this with my own fabrics." My sister helped me contact Westminster Fibers and ask if they’d be interested in me doing a line and they were all for it. It was very easy, actually.

Quilting's a big thing in your family, isn't it?
My sister’s been quilting my whole life. My mother is more of a sewer. My sister edits quilt books and she’s made quilts my whole life. We spent lots of time going to Lancaster County as a child. I remember going to quilt stores as a ten-year-old boy and being fascinated with all that stuff. My sister definitely got me interested in it and she makes absolutely perfect quilts. She has a line of bags called “Love Tomato” and actually one of my fabrics is called “Love Tomatoes”, which is a little cherry tomato fabric print.

I went to the Quilt Market in Houston. I actually bumped into Vanessa Riley from season one. I went out to dinner with her. It was awesome to go to her store. She’s doing really well. Anyway, Quilt Market is the biggest market of its type in the country and it was great to see what people are doing and creating. Everybody was nice and friendly, so welcoming. It’s an event to show the new fabrics of the season. It happens twice a year and the next one is in May in Pittsburgh.

Is that part of why this appeals to you? To see what people are "doing and creating" with something you designed?
Frankly, I’m not really interested in the timing of fashion, of every six months having to be new and fresh and young and relevant and sexy. This is more like ‘here’s the fabric, do something with it.’ It’s much more interesting to me. I’m kind of a flat thinker, I’m not a draping-around-the-body kind of designer, I don’t see thing in a three-dimensional way, so, two-dimensional fabric really makes sense for how I work. Great colors, fun, unidentifiable graphics in a two-dimensional format, it’s really perfect for me.

I'm interested in the whole Etsy world, which is a place where people who are unknown and young can handcraft one-of-a-kind products and I thought, "These are the fabrics that I want these creative people to be using." I want people to take my fabric and make little monsters out of them, quilts, clothes for their kids, even pillows for their TV room [TLo: we had said we were thinking of using some of his fabrics for our TV room].

It's about encouraging creativity. I’m not telling someone "Here’s what I’ve decided this fabric should be used, in the shape it should be worn on your body" and so on. Go make curtains out of it, make a dress; do whatever you want.

What's the process for creating a fabric? How does that work?
My friend Emily Goodwin-Wong, who I work with, she’s a textile designer and went to Philadelphia University as well, we kind of collaborated on this, she helped me with all the computer aspects of it, she was a huge help. I sketch everything by hand, and then I work with my friend Emily, who formats it into a 26-inch repeat, then we discuss color, and we fill in the blocks and the dots.

How did you come up with your designs?
I kind of gauged the market to see what’s happening. I was always drawn to buying cute, graphic-y fabrics. They’re not fashion fabrics per se, they’re more quilting and home d├ęcor. I dug back into what kind of fabrics I liked, these kind of seventies, nostalgic, cute, Japanese-y patterns. I collect these little deers and bunnies at my house and I was looking at them and thought they would be so cute as fabric.

Where and when can people buy them?
The fabrics are being sold in New Zealand, Japan, and other countries; they’re technically not out until February, but some stores got them early. By February you will see them in many places.

Lunch was wrapping up and Jay had the idea to take us to a store here in Philly that already has the fabric line on their shelves. We agreed, but we had one more question while we were waiting for the check.

Before we go, we have to ask the one thing that everybody asks us about you: Are you coming out with any new product for your online store?
Working on some designs for my spring line for my store. More items for men; stuff made out of the fabric line, like skirts and tops. It's coming.
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And with that, we headed off to Spool, which is a fabulously chic local fabric store we'd never been to before. We met owners Laura Singewald and Craig Rosenfeld. We asked Laura for her thoughts on Jay's line. “Jay and I, I think, are right around the same age, we’re children of the seventies, all these prints are so nostalgic to me, but the color sense is much more modern and fun. They’re great for kids and they’re great for adults. As soon as we saw them – the bugs, the trees, the deers – we just knew that our customers would love them. It goes with what we already have at the store, but it is really different. It offers something new for our customers, so we had to get it. And he’s from Philly!”

Spool is having a launch party for Jay's line later this month. “On January 30th, from 5 to 8 p.m., we’re kicking off our monthly Stitch Party where our customers can come and show and tell, see new products, just have fun and get to know each other, and Jay has kindly agreed to come and kick off with us. He’s going to be bringing samples and it’ll be a lot of fun.”

We'll be there! Local PRG minions should drop everything and come! Spool is located at 1912 South Street in Philadelphia, PA.

And just look at these!






Aren't they the cutest fucking thing you've ever seen?


[Photos: Projectrungay.blogspot.com/Freespiritfabric.com]


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I like the pink circles with the bugs. Everything else looks like PJ's that Ralphie would get as a Christmas present.


I LOVE it all! I sew most of my own home decor and have been thinking about large floor pillows, since my kids seem to live on the floor. I'll definitely be checking out Jay's fabrics.


Mariana (The Unoriginal)

Great post, guys! I love them. They're perfect for kid's clothes.


They're SO cute, I love them!


My mom does a lot of quilting and I always really liked what she did and I was interested in doing it too but I never could get really into. Maybe I'll buy some of Jay's fabrics and try : )


I think the fabrics are hideous, unless you're making underwear out of them. Then they're gimmicky, but cute.


They're adorable! I love all of them, especially the one with the little bugs and the tree rings.


love them! can't wait to move into my new place and make some pillows and fun things!


Fabulously kitsch! I love them!!


I need that little bird print! How cute! Thanks for the weekend post, Tlo!


CanIGetYouAnything?

They make me smile : )


hey TLo - can tell us which one you're thinking of using in your TV room? It will help with the mental picture of you guys enjoying all of our favorite shows!


OH. MY. GOD. They're so cute! I love all the bright colors. I'm jealous, you guys get to hang out with Jay.


"I actually bumped into Vanessa Riley from season one. I went out to dinner with her. It was awesome to go to her store. She’s doing really well."

Sigh. I miss Season 1. Heck, I miss Project Runway. Period.


I love retro prints for fun crafts like totes. Especially prints with retro birds and flowers. Michael Miller, Amy Butler, and now Jay McCarroll.


I love quilting! Thanks for sharing these!


I love retro fabrics and objects from the 60s and 70s. They're so cool looking.


I live in Philadelphia and not far from the store. I'll definitely check them out.


My mom actually met him at the Houston Quilt Market he mentioned (she designs embellishments for quilts and needlework so she also had a booth). She said he was really great to her and all the other people who recognized him from tv and that the fabric was really cute. She also snagged an autograph for me because she's the coolest mom ever. :)


I love them! I lived in South Korea for a while though, so I have slightly Asian sensibilities. I would love a sweater with the zig-zag print, or possibly the hexagons.


Anna said...

I love them! I lived in South Korea for a while though, so I have slightly Asian sensibilities. I would love a sweater with the zig-zag print, or possibly the hexagons.


The zig-zag print is gorgeous.


Go Jay! They're fabulous, and so much better than the "official" Project Runway fabrics.


I DIE! I want to go to that Party so bad! I love the prints. When you win your bloggie award you two should have nice dress shirts made up in this fabric. The big eyed deer in green for Tom and the big eyed bunny in red for Lorenzo.


Cute fabrics, very gay, but what the heck do you make with them? Pyjamas for 5 year olds?


Anonymous said...

Cute fabrics, very gay, but what the heck do you make with them? Pyjamas for 5 year olds?


That's one possibility. They're primarily for quilting, as the post indicates, but you can make clothes for kids, pillows, handbags.

Or perhaps pajamas for your fabulous gay boyfriend?


I bought some on etsy about a month ago; I've tried quilting but I forgot I never did that before, so I'm trying to make a pattern to work all the fabrics together. I love them, though!


Congrats, Jay!

Really fabulous.

I haven't decided which fabric to buy yet, but plan on making (ie: cut fabric, pull about half inch of thread at the edge for a fringe... et voila! no sewing required.) summer table linens & curtains for the bathroom.

Also will buy some for my ten year old niece who's just learned to sew. I think tweens will luv this fabric.

I heart Jay.


Great fabrics for a cosy quilt =) I loved the fabrics with shapes on them, esp. the hexagon one. Well done Jay, good luck with the line!


They are cute, though kind of pre-teen. I love Jay's stuff for the most part but after buying a pair of his sunglasses, I was so disappointed in their quality that I won't be buying anything from his site again... They broke the first day and they were more cheaply made than the sunglasses that you find in the drugstore. It sucks because they were some cool shades. Oh, well. Great concept. Horrible execution. Is that what Nina would say?


I love the mushroom print. And I think they would look good in the kitchen, if you aren't too serious about your kitchen--flour sack towels and aprons spring to mind.


I hope that I can find these prints in Austin. I forsee my next wrap skirt will be a Jay McCarroll original. Glad to see that Jay is still creating.


Oh I love the etsy crowd too, I'm sure that some of the great people I see on there will do really awesome things with fabric like that.

I'm kind of glad he's stayed out of HIGH FASHION and is finding something more crafty!


I would love to have a summer dress made out of any of these fabrics! Freakin' adorable.


Hate them. Fugly. I understand they are for quilts, there is NOTHING that could convince me to put a quilt made out of any of these cartoons on a bed, or as a hanging, in my home. Not even my toddler's room. I think you all may be blinded by your friendship with Jay.


These textile designs just make me smile, and I'm for anything nowadays that is HAPPY! I love them, especially the mushrooms and the tree circles.


Yeah, I'm feeling the HAPPY, too. Anything that can make us smile is welcome these days!


Perhaps some people who dislike these are imagining an entire quilt made from them. Not me. I can visualize a really dynamic design using other fabrics with a fun surprise of one or more of these, in an unexpected way. Today's quilts are a far cry from what many people might think if they haven't looked at contemporary designs. And I would luv making something for my two year old grandson also. Thanks Jay. You are always surprising me.


Oooh! Fun & funky and so very Jay! PERFECT!!! If I had little girls I'd be making jumpers for them outta these great fabrics! Maybe quilts or pillow covers for my boys though? Hmmm ...


so cute!


" Cheri said...

I think you all may be blinded by your friendship with Jay."

Is it really so hard to accept that different people have different tastes?


Cute, fun and funky! My kids are in college, but I'm thinking these fabrics would make some great pajama bottoms for them. I have a vintage apron pattern that was my grandmother's. The strawberries or tomatoes would look really cute made up in that for me.


Ursa said...
Oooh! Fun & funky and so very Jay! PERFECT!!! If I had little girls I'd be making jumpers for them outta these great fabrics! Maybe quilts or pillow covers for my boys though? Hmmm ...


It depends on what your boys like, but I think trees , birds, or bugs would make a nice short sleeved shirt for a boy.


LOVE. THEM.


Anonymous said...
" Cheri said...

I think you all may be blinded by your friendship with Jay."

Is it really so hard to accept that different people have different tastes?


In fact trying to please everyone makes for very bad design.


Tomatoes!

Gotta love him.

And not for nothing: His quilt inspired pieces from his final runway show are STILL the best pieces anyone has ever produced on the show.
Period.

--GothamTomato


And btw, I hope these fabrics will turn up at The City Quilter, on West 25th street in Gotham.

--QuiltingTomato


seriously? If this was not from Jay would you be raving?


I'm with Gotham Tomato. . .
Jay's Quilted pieces, heck his whole show was the best. . .

If you can wear Hawaiian shirts why not cool retro shirts with Jay"s fabric.

I buy lots of fabric from Japan, this would fit right in.

Fun Fun Fun !


The fabric looks Japanese (:


Cheri said...
Hate them. Fugly. I understand they are for quilts, there is NOTHING that could convince me to put a quilt made out of any of these cartoons on a bed, or as a hanging, in my home. Not even my toddler's room. I think you all may be blinded by your friendship with Jay.


Hi Cheri, retro prints have been very popular within the craft market lately. Sure, they're not for everyone. But this is all about preference, not eyesight.


I like the whimsy of the fabrics, but otherwise I'm not feeling it. Then again, I'm a child of the 80s... and I hate the 80s, let alone the 70s. If I see something retro, I prefer chic, classic styles that are updated to today. This is just too retro, however I can appreciate the creativity and I'm certain many people will enjoy working with these fabrics.

The colors are just not me. However, i think Jay and I are polar opposites so I'm not going to judge his taste. It's just not mine.


Definitely more craft-y than fashion-y. I can't even see a quilt made of these, unless it's for a child.

But they're definitely Jay's style & sensibilities.


Beyond delightful. Cannot wait to score yards of these to use in MY etsy shop. Love you Jay, thanks for thinking of us! These sorts of prints are beloved in the indie craft market, and turn up in home decor, handbags, and cute A-line skirts. Some of us, while we appreciate the high fashion, actually are more at home in cotton shifts covered in bunnies.


Must. Have. The Strawberry Print. (it doesn't even matter that I only hand sew)


I gotta agree with Cheri...Fugly.


Just my opinion.


I am ... underwhelmed.


I like the mushrooms, both colors.


The fabrics are so cute!

TLo, I agree with your descriptions of Spool. It is lovely, and the owners are so nice. (They also have an equally fantastic yarn store next door, called Loop.)

Congrats, Jay!


Great quilting fabrics. Or for lining boring clothing with, to give it a sense of humor.


They're so cute. Great job, Jay, and thank you Tlo for posting this.


I can imagine making some really cute bags/aprons/patch-work projects from the fabrics. I'm not a quilter (quiltist?) and not that great at sewing but I can see a lot of fun projects made out of Jay's fabrics.


FaithfulReader

Sorry, guys. These fabrics are just cheese-flavored kitsch. Unless, of course, Jay's target market is the suburban toddler with severely impaired taste.


I love all the colors and different animals. My daughter is here with me, she's ten, and she loves them. She wants me to make a duvet cover with them.


I love all the animal prints. It’s fresh and sweet and looks so inviting. Animal designs make perfect applique shapes for a child's wall quilt.


I don't like quilt at all, but these fabrics are very, very cute!


My mom loves to quilt, and she's planning on making one for all of her grandchildren. I know she would love these fabrics.


Did you guys see this? It's a laptop cover with the zig-zag fabric. It's awesome.


Sorry, the link didn't work. Let me try again.

Here it is!


they are very cute. I love the bottom left the aqua background with strawberries, etc. I am so surprised to se this sort of thing from Jay, though. I like it, I am just surprised.


I also love the fabrics - especially the ones that feature bugs or birds and I especially like the "tree rings" one as well - they'd make lovely curtains and throw pillows.


Ursa said...
Oooh! Fun & funky and so very Jay! PERFECT!!! If I had little girls I'd be making jumpers for them outta these great fabrics! Maybe quilts or pillow covers for my boys though? Hmmm ...

Sewing Siren said...
It depends on what your boys like, but I think trees , birds, or bugs would make a nice short sleeved shirt for a boy.


The alien prints were what caught my eye for my youngest two boys ... they're fairly conservative with what they wear, but pretty fun and funky with decor. Yes, 4 and 5 year olds can have an eye for decoration, at least all three of my boys do! (Especially the 15 year old who is already interning with a glassblower!)


Ursa said...
The alien prints were what caught my eye for my youngest two boys ... they're fairly conservative with what they wear, but pretty fun and funky with decor. Yes, 4 and 5 year olds can have an eye for decoration, at least all three of my boys do!


You're such a cool mom, Ursa! : - )

(Especially the 15 year old who is already interning with a glassblower!)

Oh my god I've always wanted to do that. I love hand blown glass art.


I think the prints are adorable and I love the cheerful colors. I love the idea someone had of lining a more sedate jacket with one of the prints, and think a skirt made out of one would be nifty too.

It's all a personal thing though, whether you like them or not. Some people just don't "do" novelty prints, especially ones as in your face as these. It's not bad taste to like fun and colorful juvenile prints, just like it isn't bad taste to like muted florals, it's just different and that's what makes the world work :) Don't like the fabrics? Don't use them... but don't put down other people for having a different opinion.


I love Jay. He is a true American Fashion Princess. And his use of color and whimsy are ballsy.

But those prints. Was he trying to make them look like acid paper? Trippy, indeed. I also immediately felt like I was looking at the mad scribblings of Henry Darger at the Folk Art museum. And feeling just as queasy.


Can you contact Jay and ask that he come out with a line of scrapbook papers? I love his fabric but I don't sew. My medium is paper.

Thanks.


CCM said...

Can you contact Jay and ask that he come out with a line of scrapbook papers? I love his fabric but I don't sew. My medium is paper.

Thanks.


Absolutely!

XO
T&L


LaFemmeFataledeNY

They're beautiful and perfect for what they're for. My niece loves bunnies. I'm thinking of maybe making a stuffed animal from the bunny fabric. Thank you for the lovely weekend post, guys.


I love the colors and the fabrics. I also love the zig zag pattern, it looks like it would be fun to put together.


Mariana (The Unoriginal)

" Isabella said...

Did you guys see this? It's a laptop cover with the zig-zag fabric. It's awesome."


I am in LOVE with the zigzag fabric. It's so Missoni-esque. Thank you for the link, Isabella. I'm going to try to make that Macbook envelope.


Check out more colors and more prints at www.gloriouscolor.com

You can buy the fabrics there as well.


Very cute, very retro, and very much on my wishlist.


Yes, they are fucking cute, and some of them indeed are very '70s. But isn't Jay younger than that? Anyway, some are very cute & nostalgic, and some update the '70s thing.

Did Jay's PR final show ever go into production? If he's happier making fabrics, then that's what he should do, and I understand that he doesn't want to be part of the insanity of the fashion world schedule. But I still think his was the most exciting final collection and would love to see him designing women's clothes


Love the patterns.

They're totally Jay, but like someone wrote before, I can't see them in anything past kiddie PJs.


So, I mostly am aware of fashion because I am fascinated by textiles. I enjoy these fabrics as pattern & color - and lo, the poster suggesting they be transferred to paper - perfect! They would be absolutely awesome wrapping, gift bags, note cards, used in collages, as end-papers in books, etc. (I leave the scrapbooking to others.)


Oh my goodness! I want yards of it all! I think I need to make a daytrip to Philly.


These are so clearly influenced by little Etsy monsters and cutieness items! i LOVE THEM.

i wish had more sewing skills to be worthy of buying and using these fabrics. as it is, i stick to bargain bin at joann fabrics so that i don't ruin quality with my sad lack of skills.

i love Jay. I love his attitude toward creativity and fashion and everything. i love these prints. i hope he makes ten million dollars from them, and devotes his life to making gorgeous amazing clothing and accessories.


Looks dated to me. I mean, hasn't reprodepot.com being doing this for several years now?


Ooooh.....nice!
I'm in a crafts group comprised of bunch of lil' ol' crazy asian mommies. Right now, our thing is quilting. They'd love these fabrics!

(Since I can't sew for doody, I'm relegated to cutting out appliques & threading the embroidery machine)


I have never watched Project Runway and have no knowledge of Jay, but as a quilter and seamstress for many years, I love the fabrics. The would be perfect in a scrappy quilt as well as children's clothing. I love the bright colors and cutesy prints. Hope they show up in a shop near me soon.


another laura

Oh guys, I can't agree. I think these fabrics are really awful. I wouldn't put my toddler in them.


fashionablylate

Isabella said: "Did you guys see this? It's a laptop cover with the zig-zag fabric. It's awesome."

-----------------------------------

Ok, I'm starting to feel it now. Digging the bright colors, the zig-zag print is great, also liking the honeycomb pattern.


Love them. They're so cute.


Great job, Jay ! As some have already mentioned here, they make me smile : ) and to me that's a great thing.


A little crazy, but adorable indeed! Just like Jay himself.


These would rock as scrapbook papers.


I love the fabrics.
Perfect for kids quilts or clothes.


been done before.
yawn. jay tries so hard to be original


I'm happy for Jay. The fabrics are so cute.


" Jennie said...

I LOVE it all! I sew most of my own home decor and have been thinking about large floor pillows, since my kids seem to live on the floor. I'll definitely be checking out Jay's fabrics."

That sounds like a great idea. I might do that as well. Tlo, you have to tell us which fabrics you bought.


I hope I can find these, because I bind books and make handmade boxes with cool fabrics, and these would make awesome covers.


"Patrick said...

I hope I can find these, because I bind books and make handmade boxes with cool fabrics, and these would make awesome covers."


Oh my god that is an AWESOME idea, Patrick.


To all those hoping they can find these fabrics, you only have to go to etsy.com and type in "Jay McCarroll."


I don't know that much about fabric, but it seems like kind of a runner-up prize for a guy with as much talent as a designer as Jay. Sort of like, "Well, I couldn't make it as a designer so..."


"Anne said...
I don't know that much about fabric, but it seems like kind of a runner-up prize for a guy with as much talent as a designer as Jay. Sort of like, "Well, I couldn't make it as a designer so...""




But the fabric isn't an apparition. It took a designer to create it. (And ask Martha Stewart if licensing is a 'runner-up prize').

--GothamTomato


Anonymous said...

To all those hoping they can find these fabrics, you only have to go to etsy.com and type in "Jay McCarroll."


If you follow the link in the post ("I'm interested in the whole Etsy world,...", it'll take you straight to Jay's stuff. That's how I found the Macbook envelope.


I wish the prints were in a larger scale, but I love the retro vibe.


i'm not dorothy gale

I could not be happier for Jay!! His designs ARE the cutest effing things I've ever seen.

Although I thought his PR runway show was jaw-droppingly beautiful with all the knitted and quilted touches, I can understand why he's not interested in "draping" and I'm happy dancing that he's reaching to a wider (and more creative!) market.


uh no, but glad he did something different by designing fabrics.


Looks like a nice haul and a fun day!


quilting forum


Anyone interested in having your own designs printed? Spoonflower is a company that offers customers a way to print their own customized fabric in any quantity for $18 a yard (no minimum order). Here's the URL: http://www.spoonflower.com/welcome

I haven't figured out what to have made; it's such a neat idea.


Anyone interested in having your own designs printed? Spoonflower is a company that offers customers a way to print their own customized fabric in any quantity for $18 a yard (no minimum order). Here's the URL: http://www.spoonflower.com/welcome

I haven't figured out what to have made; it's such a neat idea.


Ah, you beat me to is....I took one look and thought, "Looks like someone has been hitting the Spoonflower buttons!"

Cute fabric, but between Spoonflower and Etsy, it's really not a great big rare coup to produce and market this kind of stuff. Anyone with an idea and a computer can do it. That said, some of Jay's are really cute, and would make adorable fun decor crafts or accessories. Just imagine a cute little apron, or placemats, or a sunglasses case, or an iPod sock....


At first I was also a bit underwhelmed though I thought it was appropriate for what he does. After reading the responses and looking at the fabrics over and over I've finally figured out what I would do with them (other than pjs!) ! I love his geometric prints and the one with the deer. Hope he makes more later.


Hooray for Jay. I loved what he did with his knits and incorporating the patchwork into his runway collection.


So cute! Makes me wish I had kids, so I could decorate their rooms with them.
The one with the swaying trees would be perfect for a Dr. Seuss-themed room.
Congrats, Jay! They're great!


Here's what I love about Jay: 1) His color sense 2) His sense of whimsy and 3) his realization that 1 and 2 may not fit in the produce-that-season-of-looks-right-now world.

March to that drummer man. It looks good on you.


I love those!!! I would so have pillows and blankets out of that fabric. Heck, I'd love a hoodie in most of them too!


I wish they came in a Sunbrella type of fabric, the stripes would be perfect for fun, outdoor cushions. I can totally see the mushrooms or the tomatoes in a kitschy kitchen.


Will buy if I can find locally or without too much mark-up from an online store I like.

Because while it's as cute as can be, I don't know what I'd actually DO with it, other than line a handbag or quilt.


Frankly, I’m not really interested in the timing of fashion, of every six months having to be new and fresh and young and relevant and sexy.

He gave up already?


Aww, he gave Etsy a shout-out! Yay Jay! While I'm not a 70s child, I really like these prints, from the more staid trees to those acid-tripping bunnies. In honor of Jay I'll make a little line of robes for my store using his fabric. :)


These fabrics are fantastic for the new vintage-inspired swimsuits! Hooray!


Agree with Cheri and Buffalo JD

Fugly.

Kind of questioning the "taste level" of y'all if THIS crap is what you consider FAB-U-LOUS??

TLO - usually agree with most of what you like - so I wonder like another poster if tis is friendship clouding judgement?


ask said...

Kind of questioning the "taste level" of y'all if THIS crap is what you consider FAB-U-LOUS??


Please point to where we said this was "FAB-U-LOUS." We said it was cute.

TLO - usually agree with most of what you like - so I wonder like another poster if tis is friendship clouding judgement?

Or y'know...maybe we actually think it's cute.


TLO - my apologies - I didn't mean that YOU called it Fabulous - That part was more intended to the many "I LOVE" comments.

I had read too many of the commenters AFTER I read your post. Mea Culpa to you - but not to the "I LOVE" them crowd.


Thanks TLO for the info on Jay's fabrics! I am a local person so was able to go to Spool and stock upon the fabrics. They are ADORABLE. I see a skirt or a blouse (I grew up in the 70s so I have the urse to make a pinafore top with rick rack trim...Must. not. do. this.). Threw all the fabric into the washer and dryer and the colors were maintained beautifully. Wonderful prints, yes, but also on a quality fabric and not flimsy stuff that will shatter after a while.
Spool is a wonderful store!!
I cannot thank TLO enough for making me aware of this great resource.

Now I need to figure out a way to sneak out of work ealy to go see Jay....


Woop, meant to say "urge" not "urse". *sigh*...looong week already.


ACHING for the bunny print.


ndesimon said...
ACHING for the bunny print.


That one is my favorite too. Why does the rabbit look so guily? Did it do something bad? I must know.


Oh, my teeth... they are rotting from the ADORABLENESS!!!


Love it! Certainly not prints I would use for my living room curtains or bedding, but my girls would love them and they would be nice and quirky in the studio space of my dreams. Definitely must look into finding some.


Fabulous and cute prints. They are perfect for kid's clothes. Joann fabrics offers a great collection.


I love the fabrics. It was great meeting you guys there (and yes it took forever for me to actually comment.) I got the mint green fabric with the birds and I'm so excited to make something out of it!


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