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Cotton and Steel August 2017: Beauty Shop and Menagerie

Posted by Katie Remski on Aug 14, 2017 9:30:00 AM
Beauty Shop Fabric by Cotton + Steel Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. and Cotton + Steel

Cotton and Steel has two lines arriving at the store this August: Beauty Shop and Menagerie! Let's take a quick look at the two very different, but awesome, collections!

First is Beauty Shop, a collaboration line between Sarah Watts and Melody Miller. The line was inspired by the salons and beauty parlors of yesterday, where ladies would gather just as much to get their hair and nails done as to gossip and gab. We absolutely adore the little strawberry hard candies and sassy cats

This line also includes a panel in two colorways, showcasing retro motifs that are just perfect for quilt squares! 

 Beauty Shop Fabric by Cotton + Steel


Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. and Cotton + Steel Second is Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. As always, the line has beautiful, painterly florals and characters, this time in the form of birds, tigers, giant leaves, and the always a hit rosa flowers. This line inlcudes a digital print, "Watercolor in Multi." Digital printing allows for more colors to make this fabric really dynamic. 


Menagerie also includes several substrates, namely lawn, rayon, canvas, and a rayon-lawn blend. The return of "Birch Floral" rayon in a rich eggplant color defintiely makes us happy, and the metallic "Celestial Lawn" is just dreamy! The canvases in this collection are absolute knockouts-- we want every bag, basket, and toss pillow made from tiger (Jungle Canvas in Hunter) or monstera (Monstera Canvas in Natural) prints!  

To really show off how amazing this canvas is, we made a Noodlehead Divided Basket-- see the post here! 

Menagerie by Rifle Paper Co. and Cotton + Steel

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Topics: Cotton+Steel, melody miller, sarah watts, menagerie, rifle paper co, beauty shop, august 2017, Fabric

Cotton and Steel July 2017: Kicks, Lagoon, and Magic Forest!

Posted by Katie Remski on Jun 29, 2017 2:05:19 PM


Kicks-- Cotton + Steel Lagoon-- Cotton + Steel Magic Forest-- Cotton + Steel


We're so excited about Cotton and Steel's newest collections from Melody Miller, Rashida Coleman-Hale, and Sarah Watts! Here's a little tour of each line. 

Kicks by Melody Miller First up, we have Kicks by Melody Miller. Melody was inspired by a museum exhibit featuring vintage sneakers, and the resulting collection is cool and retro in that classic Melody style. Not only does the collection feature tennis shoes, but athletic socks, whimsical shoelace stripes, and a strikingly geometric dot print. 


Next isLagoon by Rashida Coleman-Hale. Lagoon is full of tropical motifs, including lemurs, leaves, feathers, and an amazing map print featuring tiny swimmers and friendly elephants! We also love the blender prints in this line-- "Mini Chimes" in the orchid and cobalt colors are sure to show up in many future projects.  Lagoon by Rashida Coleman-Hale


Magic Forest by Sarah Watts Last but definitely not least is Magic Forest by Sarah Watts. Sarah's collection contains 10 large-ish scale prints of animals ranging from bees to unicorns that manage to be both magical and a little moody just like a real woods. We can't get enough of those swirly tailed squirrels! 


Which collection is your favorite? What do you plan to make with these new prints? Tell us in the comments! 


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Topics: Cotton+Steel, melody miller, rashida coleman hale, sarah watts, lagoon, kicks, magic forest, Fabric

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