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July 17, 2014

Selvedge: Art Gallery Fabrics

Selvedge is a new blog feature that takes you through collections of designer fabrics we carry in the shop.

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Art Gallery Fabrics offers one of the nicest and most versatile medium-weight cotton fabrics we’ve seen, and we’re thrilled to be carrying both the Littlest Collection and the Drift Collection – both of which would be beautiful for quilting or garments.

Art Gallery Drift Collection in Blooming Algae (gold) and Island Droplets (sand)

Art Gallery Drift Collection in Blooming Algae (gold) and Island Droplets (sand)

Drift Collection in Latticework (turquoise) and Aquatic Lace (bronze)

Drift Collection in Latticework (turquoise) and Aquatic Lace (bronze)

Drift Collection in Feathered Coral (light) and Island Droplets (peach)

Drift Collection in Feathered Coral (light) and Island Droplets (peach)

The organic shapes and soft-yet-strong colours of the Drift Collection make each print pop, and although there are clear colour pairings, we really like the way the Aquatic Lace print ties the collection together with colour. The Littlest Collection is more tonally similar, but the prints are varied, which makes for fun mixing and matching. Both collections would be suited to a bold quilt, like Jeni Baker’s Triangularity.

Art Gallery Littlest Collection in Heartfelt (snow) and Teensy Weensy (lotus)

Art Gallery Littlest Collection in Heartfelt (snow) and Teensy Weensy (lotus)

Littlest Collection in Furry Tales (sweet) and Tenderness (peach)

Littlest Collection in Furry Tales (sweet) and Tenderness (peach)

When it comes to manufacturing, Art Gallery prioritizes quality and the high thread count results in soft and smooth fabric. These prints would be beautiful for a range of garments, but right now we’re loving Grainline Studio’s new Alder Shirtdress, Christine Hayes’ Emery Dress, the adorable Oliver + S Picnic Blouse and Shorts (available in the shop!), and Katy & Laney’s Tap Shorts. What will you make?

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