Brand Spotlight: Benartex

Brand Spotlight: Benartex

By: fabric.com

Q&A

How did you begin in the fabric business?

Benartex is fabric for quilters, by quilters. Benartex was founded in 1980, originally selling specialty fabrics. However, after visiting some quilt shows, the late Mr. B (Selim Benardete, founder and President of Benartex) “fell in love with quilting,” and eventually changed the Benartex focus to 100% cotton quilting fabrics. The rest is history, as Benartex soon became a name associated with fine quilting fabrics. Mr. B’s

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Brand Spotlight: Riley Blake Designs

Brand Spotlight: Riley Blake Designs

In today's Brand Spotlight, learn how "Fabric is our Fun" with Riley Blake Designs!

Q&A

How did you begin in the fabric business?

Bret Cloward grew up in the fabric world and learned the business from his father. His parents, Blake and Kathy, owned fabric stores along the Wasatch Front in Utah for more than 30 years. They also owned Christensen Wholesale with Bret and Cindy, an established fabric business that had served the community for 80 years. After

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Brand Spotlight: Shannon Fabrics

Brand Spotlight: Shannon Fabrics

In today's Brand Spotlight, discover how to "Make the World a Softer Place™" with Shannon Fabrics!

Q&A

How did you begin in the fabric business and how has your brand evolved over the years?

Ebrahim Pairavi, a Persian immigrant who grew up around his grandfather’s fabric business in Iran, established Shannon Fabrics in 1995. Five years later, his son Arvin joined the family business, and in July 2000, together they opened a new retail store in Los Angeles.

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Brand Spotlight: Ultrasuede

Brand Spotlight: Ultrasuede

In today's Brand Spotlight, discover "Beautiful Possibilities" with Ultrasuede HP!

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Our History

The world’s first ultra fine microfiber was invented in the early ‘70s by a scientist at Toray, in Japan. Shortly thereafter, it was branded Ultrasuede, brought to the U.S. and sold through a mill called Springs Industries. It was launched in the fashion industry by American designer Halston, who made a shirtdress using Ultrasuede that would become famous. It was the first high-fashion designer garment that

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Designer Spotlight: Justina Blakeney

Designer Spotlight: Justina Blakeney

Welcome to our new Designer Spotlight series on the fabric.com blog! Each month we'll give you a behind the scenes peek into the inspiration behind some of our favorite designer's latest fabric collections, their personal style and even some little known fun facts. We're kicking things off with a bang with a fun Q&A from Justina Blakeney!

About Justina Blakeney

Justina Blakeney is a designer, artist, author of The New York Times best-selling book The New Bohemians

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Brand Spotlight: Cloud 9 Organic Fabrics

Brand Spotlight: Cloud 9 Organic Fabrics

Gorgeous new matte laminate prints from Cloud 9 Organic Fabrics are here! We thought this was a perfect opportunity to tell you more about this sustainable brand and provide lots of inspiration for these new waterproof prints.

About Cloud 9 Organic Fabrics

Cloud 9 Fabrics is a proud leading source for organic cotton fabric for the home sewing enthusiast. They use only 100% certified organic cotton in the manufacturing of their base cloths, and eco-responsible low impact dyes for printing

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Introducing the Blue Carolina Collection

Introducing the Blue Carolina Collection

Superstar quilter? Check. Dreamy color combos? Check. Adorable dog? Check. Christopher Thompson, of The Tattooed Quilter brings his fresh to perspective to his debut fabric collection, Blue Carolina from Riley Blake Designs.

Blue Carolina

*Photo credit: Nicole @modernhandcraft

We love this new collection (and Christopher’s work) so much that we had to give you more details and sewing inspiration so you can start getting creative!

Christopher Thompson is a New York City based mini-quilt designer in the fashion industry who puts

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The TÉLIO Collection: Enchanting Emerald

The TÉLIO Collection: Enchanting Emerald

Created by: Emily Hallman Designs

Hi fabric.com blog! I am so excited to be here today to bring you a fabulous project that I just finished up featuring TÉLIO fabrics.

Telio Brand Spotlight

This project is all about color! I can't think of a single color I don't like to sew with or wear. I definitely have favorites that I wear a lot, but it's hard to think of a color that I make a concerted effort to avoid, or that I

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Brand Spotlight: Cotton + Steel

Brand Spotlight: Cotton + Steel

The world of fabric is an exciting, inspiring and creative one that thrives on innovative designers who create beautifully crafted works of art that use fabrics as their canvas. A few such designers practice their art at one of our favorite fabric companies out there, Cotton + Steel! Founded by a fabric designer, all of Cotton + Steel’s unique prints have high quality design elements, beautiful patterns a touch of whimsy that have captured the eyes and hearts of sewists across

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