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Through Sunday, All Japanese Fabric 30% Off!

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on May 31, 2014 4:50:00 AM
  

At Pink Castle, we love our Japanese fabrics and we love sharing them with others! From now through Sunday, June 1st, use the code JAPAN30 while checking out and save 30% on all Japanese fabrics! Grab yourself some delightful double gauze, beautiful echino, a fabulous bundle, or any of our many, many Japanese prints.

Pink Castle Fabrics has a LOT of Japanese fabric!
Pink Castle Fabrics has a LOT of Japanese fabric!

New Japanese Fabrics!

The perfect accompaniment to our JAPAN30 sale, we have brand new Japanese fabrics in stock this week!

Check out the Old New 30s collection for a variety of colorful florals!

Also new entries in our Nico Nico Land collection. Plus, re-stocks of Flower Sugar and so much more!

All in Stock Japanese Fabrics

Topics: Japanese Fabric

30% Off All Japanese Fabric, All Weekend Long!

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Apr 24, 2014 12:12:00 PM
  

Do you dig Japanese fabrics? Have you wanted to grab something from the Minny Muu collection before it's all gone? Perhaps the project you're working on just cries out for some dots?  Or, if you're like me, you just can't resist the outrageous cuteness on display in so many of the Japense fabrics.

 
Pink Castle Fabrics has a LOT of Japanese fabric!
All in Stock Japanese Fabrics
 

From handbags to florals to adorable woodland creatures, I could spend hours just imagining the best ways to put all these fabrics to use. From now through Sunday night, you can get 30% of all Japanese fabrics at Pink Castle! Just use our JAPAN30 coupon at checkout and save on all these wonderful prints!

Topics: Japanese Fabric

Have A Kawaii Day! What is Kawaii Fabric?

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Mar 31, 2014 12:33:00 PM
  
 
Kawaii Fabric Club at Pink Castle Fabrics.

The quilting world has long referred to Japanese fabrics, particularly super adorable Japanese fabrics, as "kawaii". We even named one of our monthly clubs the Kawaii Club. For those in the know, "kawaii" simply is "kawaii"; it perfectly describes what it is and it's impossible to mistake for anything else. But where does the word come from and what does it really mean?

 
Kawaii is a word with a rich and still emerging history. It literally means “cuteness" within Japanese culture, being derived from the kanji characters “ka” (“acceptable”) and “ai” (“lovable”). It’s sometimes used as a noun (even the online Oxford dictionary classifies it as one), but its proper use is as an adjective, as in “that print is so kawaii!”. In fact, “kawaii” is often used as an exclamation in the way that we might say “awesome! or “neat!” I may even try working it into my own vocabulary! I’m sure I’ll draw a bunch of confused stares the next time my cat does something adorable.  We love kawaii fabric!

 
Kawaii is huge, permeating Japanese media, fashion, architecture, toys, and, well, lots of other things. If you can “cute-ify” it, it can be kawaii. And it’s by no means limited to just Japan! It is, in some ways, one of Japan’s greatest exports; if you have children, you may very well have seen it in your own life, by way of Pokemon and Hello Kitty, or perhaps Sailor Moon. Both my niece and nephew went through Pokemon phases, and Pikachu’s smiling yellow face is still a fixture in my sister’s household. And as the kawaii influence grows, the phenomenon becomes increasingly global; lots of manufacturers are now attempting to reproduce the kawaii feel in clothes, games and toys and, yes, even fabric. 

 
Kawaii Fabric Club at Pink Castle Fabrics. But its impact goes well beyond simple merchandising. To some, kawaii is a kind of philosophy, an attitude, and even a lifestyle. It's easy to see the appeal; bright colors, fanciful designs, and limitless opportunities for expression...it has a lot in common with modern quilting! The heart of kawaii is sweetness, harmony, and innocence. Personally, I’m in favor of more niceness in the world, and if it’s one thing you can say about kawaii, it’s that it’s nice. 
Pink Castle makes it easy to make your life more kawaii! Our Kawaii Club allows you to have wonderful Japanese fabrics shipped to your own doorstep every month. 

Topics: monthly clubs, Japanese Fabric

Japanese Fabric Sale!

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Jan 28, 2014 10:33:00 PM
  

Japanese Fabric is 30% off with code JAPAN30

Pink Castle Fabrics has a LOT of Japanese fabric!
 
All in Stock Japanese Fabrics

We just got a big shipment of new fabrics from Japan!  Super cute "kawaii" fabric, super soft double gauze and geometric linens

Pink Castle Fabrics has a LOT of Japanese fabric!
Ellen Luckett Baker's new line Garden

And they are all 30% off this week with code JAPAN30 ! 

Pink Castle Fabrics has a LOT of Japanese fabric!

So much amazing fabric goodness!

Linen and linen/cotton blends from Kokka and Kiyohara. Including many favorites - Echino, Melody Miller, Ellen Luckett Baker, and these cats:

 
Pink Castle Fabrics has a LOT of Japanese fabric!

The amazing softness of double gauze, great for clothes and baby quilts (as well as any quilts, really).

Pink Castle Fabrics has a LOT of Japanese fabric!
In solids!
Pink Castle Fabrics has a LOT of Japanese fabric!
Or with penguins and ice cream sundaes!

Oxfords, lawns, and other apparel fabrics from Yuwa and Kokka... Quilting cottons from Westex and Lecien. And these quilting cotton kawaii cuties from Trans Pacific Textiles:

Pink Castle Fabrics has a LOT of Japanese fabric!

The newest Echino!

Pink Castle Fabrics has a LOT of Japanese fabric!

And much more! All at an incredible 30% off with the code Japan30 at checkout!

Topics: Japanese Fabric

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