I have THE BEST news today. The OUT TO SEA fabric has started to ship officially, and stores have started to make it available for purchase!
This fabric line was conceived almost 2 years ago, and came from the idea that I wanted a pirate/nautical line that was both fun and whimsical, but not your typical loud and bold commercial type. I wanted it to have an adventurous spirit, but stay soft enough that I could create an entire children's collection out of it for both boys and girls.
I also wanted it to flaunt really rich and sweet colors...something that would work for projects for little children, but also cross into the tweens too. Sophisticated but sweet. Color was critical for me, and made sure that it coordinated with Michael Millers new line of solids Cotton Couture.
Oh, and did I mention the softness of this fabric? I've printed my OUT TO SEA collection with Cotton Couture, which is a high density cotton...which is softer than most, but still a quilting grade fabric. I wanted dresses and kids clothes to feel soft on the skin, and not itchy! I'm so thrilled with how it turned out!
Last year, with CHILDREN AT PLAY, there were so many emails in my inbox with questions on how to find certain pieces. It sold out faster than stores could restock!
This time around, I want to help you again! But the best I can do is to direct you to my FABRIC STOCKISTS page...see that yellow button on my side bar? This is a list of stores, online and local, that have bought the fabric. Now, I need YOUR HELP to keep it current and updated. So if you are a store that has bought this fabric line, PLEASE send me a note, and I'll add you to the list! Especially if you are outsides of the USA, since I don't get a list of stores from our international distributers.
As you are looking, I'll give you a few helpful places to get started. For instance, Quilt Home has the entire line up right now, ready to go. So does Hawthorn Threads and Fat Quarter Shop who also just put up an interview with me about making the collection! Check out your local shops as well which you can look up on the Fabric Stockists page.
So, now it's your turn! You get to show me how you are using this fabric! Keep checking in on Wednesdays for the Blog Tour featuring DIY projects to make with this fabric. It will be running through September at least! If you are an interior designer, I'd love to see your room projects. I'm going to be releasing some more art and goods that coordinate with this fabric so you have more to decorate with. Stay tuned!
And here is the link to the FLICKR group! Let's get making!!
Happy sewing everyone! And thank you so much for your enthusiasm! Your excitement for this line is so fun to see...it keeps me making more for you!
All the best,