Fashion and Quilting

There is always a link between fashion trends and quilting trends whether it is vintage or modern, kids or adults.  It is so amazing to see how new fashion trends thread their way into the quilting industry.  Many of our new Spring 2011 collections correspond to the latest spring fashion trends predicted to drive sales this coming season.

Fashion analysts have highlighted three underlying themes for spring 2011 to dominate markets.  These themes are (1) a “Simple Life” focused on American sportswear, stripes and graphics; (2) “Open Range” which incorporates Western detail; and (3) “High Performance” which incorporates techno fabrics and shiny details.  Windham Fabrics is on target, hitting all three key trends listed above.

The first big trend for spring 2011 is called “The Simple Life”.  “The Simple Life” deals with your basic graphics, stripes and flannels.  Windham Fabrics translates this into a collection we call “On the Lake”.  This collection has an outdoorsy feeling with graphics of lake views, camouflage and wildlife matched with green and red plaids.

On the lake final 

The next trend, “Open Range” is an ode to western.  Here at Windham Fabrics we have our own western collection called “Paper Doll Cowboys.” This collection is a nostalgic mix of children in cowboy clothes, horses, cacti, sheriff badges, and bandana patterns.  It is an adorable collection that will definitely liven up any bedroom.

Paper doll cowboy 

The last trend analysts think will be a hit for spring 2011 is “High Performance” fabrics like our new line of laminates called “Gloss”.  Laminated fabrics enhance the durability of fabrics as well as add remarkable glossiness and superior style.  Some of the best qualities of laminated fabrics are: they are easy to clean up, ideal for covering tables, great for making placemats and perfect for diaper bags.

Strawberry picnic Call of the wildFleur Noir 
As you can see, Windham is up to date with some of the newest trends.  Many of our fabric collections follow some of the latest fads out there!  Look out this summer for these collections coming soon to retail stores.  Be sure to go to http://www.windhamfabrics.com/cgi-bin/fabricshop/gallery.cgi?Category=8 to see what other fantastic collections are available for your creative soul and quilting needs.

Happy Quilting!!!


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