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Spring Quilt Market Trends

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on May 29, 2014 12:04:00 PM
  
For the last installment of spring Quilt Market posts, we’ll share some trends we saw on the market floor! We had a lot of new lines and new products to look at so we’re going to break down the whole lot to a few key things you’ll be seeing quite a bit in the coming months.There was so much to soak in but a few elements were everywhere.
 
First off, the deer is the animal of the year. From Tula Pink's feature print in her new collection "Moonshine" to Violet Craft's "Brambleberry Ridge", fabric lines and booth decor alike showcased deer.
 
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From "Moonshine" by Tula Pink
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From Joel Dewberry's "Birch Farm"
 
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From Joel Dewbery's booth
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From Dear Stella
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Quilt Market 2014
From Violet Craft's "Forest Abstraction" pattern using fabric from "Brambleberry Ridge"
 
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Sateen Echino prints
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Wool appliqué from Heidi Boyd
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The infamous Harvey the Deer from Emily Herrick's booth
 
Second, metallics have arrived. We’ve seen metallic inks slowly work their way into the occasional collection but many designers will be featuring hints of metallic in upcoming lines not only in feature prints, but in basics and blenders. 
 
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Cotton + Steel
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Echino sateen
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Violet Craft's "Brambleberry Ridge"
Another trend we’re noticing is that designers and manufacturers are including more diversity in substrates. Collections are more often including options in knit, lawn, sateen, linen, voile, and even wool. 
 
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Hand dyed, hand stamped fabrics by Alison Glass for Andover
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Wool bundle from Alison Glass
 
Garment sewers rejoice! But garments aren’t the only uses for these textures. Lots of project display quilts featured varying textures to bring a new dimension to quilting.
 
Quilt Market 2014
Quilt Market 2014
Art Gallery booths showcasing voiles and knits
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Sew Caroline's Caroline Hulse with a project made with voile from her new collection "Gleeful"
 
 
Next, among the many pastels, there were a couple key colors in multiple lines coming out this year— peach and aqua. Across the board, we saw countless subtle variations of a fresh, light peach or coral shade and clean and dreamy aqua.
 
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Michael Miller Modern Basics
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Cotton + Steel
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"Fanfare" by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud 9 
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Michael Miller booth inspiration wall
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Cotton + Steel
Quilt Market 2014
Quilt Market 2014
Kenzie Mac booth decor and bags
 
 
Finally, let’s look at blenders. We saw lots of geometric prints, like plus signs or triangles (think back to those gold metallic triangles from Violet Craft), placed in a sparse print with lots of negative space.
 
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Zen Chic by Brigitte Heitland from Moda
 
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Quilt Market 2014
Hand dyed, hand stamped fabrics by Alison Glass for Andover
 
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Quilt Market 2014
Cotton + Steel basics
 
What trends are you loving? Which ones will you pass on?
 

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