Have you noticed the air turning cooler, the nights starting to draw in, and the colors of the leaves on the trees turning from green to orange, yellow, red and brown? Fall is upon us and as we welcome in this new season with wooly sweaters, warm coats and welly boots, we also think about how it influences our makes; suddenly we’re drawn to more earthly colors and warm hues. We wanted to share with you some of our favorite new collections, that would make an excellent addition to your Fall sewing projects.
Roots of Nature by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics
This earthy collection features the most exquisite illustrations, as well as bold prints, ginghams, stripes and geometrics. It’s an eclectic collection, encouraging us to think about the simpler things in life. There are some wonderful opportunities for fussy cutting and cleverly showcasing the beauty of nature in these detailed, lifelike prints, especially that fox! Follow Bonnie on Instagram @bonniechristine
Hampton Court by Karen Lewis for Figo Fabrics
Friend of the planner Karen Lewis has done it again with another gorgeous collection, this time inspired by weekend strolls around Hampton Court Palace, which is near where she used to live. From the elaborate ironwork in the ornate gates, to the cobblestones throughout the paths and courtyards and the wild meadows in neighboring parks, they all amalgamate into this beautiful collection. Karen has designed and made a quilt called Letter Day for the 2023 Quilter’s Planner using Hampton Court, and as you can see it’s just stunning. Follow Karen on Instagram @karenlewistexiles
Furrow by Leah Duncan for Cloud 9 Fabrics
This beautiful, whimsical collection explores nature with fabrics featuring seeds, plant pots, crops, dandelions and garden creatures big and small. Just look at those cute animals! This collection is full of surprises with Leah’s charming folk-art inspired style shining through. Follow Leah on Instagram @leahduncan
Fabric from the Attic by Giuseppe Ribaudo (AKA Giucy Giuce) for Andover Fabrics
New York-raised Giuseppe has added another gorgeous and colourful collection to his armour, called Fabric from the Attic. Giuseppe’s classic style and love of simple design is apparent in this colorful collection, and the small scale prints are perfect for quilts and small projects. We love how designer Cheryl Brickey has used it in her ‘Tea Leaves’ quilt that features in the 2023 Quilter’s Planner. Against the white background, the prints really pop. Follow Giuseppe on Instagram @giucy_giuce
Laminates – Cloud 9 fabrics
To end we have something a little different. Introducing the latest laminate collection from Cloud 9 fabrics. Featuring darling budgies, lemons, floral blooms and geometrics, these laminated fabrics are perfect for wash bags, anoraks, shower caps and even umbrellas. They are wonderfully soft and mailable, making them a pleasure to sew with.
Whatever you’re stitching this Fall, we hope you embrace all that this season has to offer. Don’t forget that now is also an excellent time to plan ahead for next year, both in your personal life and with your quilting plans! Get started today with your very own custom Quilter’s Planner to keep you on track.