Q&A with Oda May: The Fabric Sleuth

Join Oda May today for a fun tip on finding out about upcoming fabric lines from Moda.

{fabrics shown are from upcoming lines: Baby Jane by Eric and Julie Comstock, Flats by Angela Yosten, and Boho by Urban Chiks}

Dear Oda May,

All of my friends seem to know more about fabric than I do. They know all of the names of old fabrics lines and the ones in stores. They know all about the designers. They even know which fabric lines are coming out long before they are even available! I confess - I am a bit jealous of their fabric knowledge. I just can’t face another sewing circle where everyone is talking about the new Bonnie and Camille or Kansas Troubles line, and I’m in the dark. How can I ever keep up with them?

Competitive Quilter in Kansas City

Dear Competitive,

It seems your friends have been studying their selvages, but don’t fret, my dear. There is a wealth of fabric knowledge just at your fingertips. Visit the United Notions/Moda Fabrics website to see our archive of fabric lines {Fabric Collections}. You can search by Designer, Style, and Collection Name. Sort the collections by release date to see our upcoming lines.  Hope over to our {Meet the Designers} while you're at it.

You will never be in the dark again!

In the Know,


Elsa said...

I know people who know old lines, who designed them and the names. I just figured they were showing off!
tee hee ~

SewBlinkey.blogspot.com said...

I used to know a lot about fabric, spending 5 hours day or night on my computer and could tell you all about quilt market and which designer was doing what. I didn't sew and cleaned very little. I finally came to my senses and started sewing, even bought a new Bernina. I'm so much happier. It's not important to me now.

Karen said...

I love this feature!! I love to browse! It also comes in handy when I find a fabric I like that seems all alone at my LQS, I can see what the designer had in mind for companion fabrics. It makes Internet shopping a whole lot easier!

Tyra Flores said...

I believe creativity is much better than having knowledge about fabric. I mean knowledge about fabric is essential, but I believe your work with fabric to develop something new and creative is what shows your talent. So don't worry about how much other people know better than you and just keep working on your skills for a new great product or lesson for others.

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