Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Amy Butler Fabric Sale

Amy Butler fabric $20AU per metre, stocks are reducing fast!
Sale ends June 30 2009 at 12 noon, or before hand if stocks run out!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nani Iro 2009 has arrived in store!

Naomi Ito is a Japanese designer for Kokka fabrics. Her 2009 Nani Iro collection is this just as lovely as the last. Each piece is like a gorgeous work of art on fabric. We also have more of the 2009 collection in further colour-ways on back order, stay tuned. The designer collection includes:

* Cotton jersey (stretch): wonderful for all clothing, particularly children’s and from which Nani Iro has produced stunning quilts (see links on website).

* * Cotton linen mix: slightly heavier and suitable for the same purposes plus projects needing a heavier fabric,

Double gauze cotton: much lighter than usual quilting fabric, but suitable for bags, clothes, quilting, kimono's, breathes well in heat / humidity, I have also seen this made into tea towels embellished with tape / ribbon;
Unfortunately the popular 2008 fuccra has been discontinued and I will not have any more in store aside from the limited quantities left.
Take a look in store at

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Easy Baby Quilts, for the twins

A big congratulations to our friends who have just had their 2nd and 3rd children - twins. I made these easy quilts for little Hamish and William and can't wait to hand them over. They were so easy - one piece of cotton fabric (I choose Amy Butler) backed with bamboo/cotton fleece. I just sewed them together in a square, leaving an opening for turning, turned and ironed and top sewed around the entire edge closing the gap, then sewed a rectangle in the middle to keep the two layers together.

A test run in my little Sophie's cot!

Cute hey! I am thinking of buying a roll of this bamboo fleece for my store , although it is expensive: it would sell for $44 per metre (100% bamboo) or $33 per metre (50% bamboo / 50% cotton) all 114cm wide - let me know if you would be interested in it. I'm just finishing off some handmade fabric cards with vintage children's pictures - will post soon!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sale! Sale! Sale! To celebrate blog opening...

All Amy Butler fabric is on sale for $20 per metre, to celebrate our blog opening. Sale will continue for most of June 2009, or until stock runs out. Be quick. We are making way for new stock arriving soon. Go to the sale section of our website: .

Friday, June 5, 2009

Welcome to Modern Retro Textiles first blog!!

After much thought, consideration and prompting our blog is finally here... Here we will post any new arrivals to our web store: - selling contemporary fabric and patterns with retro flair!! Also what is happening here in our little household - sewing, craft, kids stuff and perhaps the odd favourite recipes. Plus anything else interesting we stumble upon on the net. Come in, look around and leave a comment, we'd love to have you. Send in photos of what you have created for us to post for inspiration to others. Thanks for visiting, Sam.