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Making My Indie Fabric

March 4, 2011

While scrolling thought the images on my computer lately, I came across this picture I had saved earlier. It reminded me of the road I have traveled while bringing my first fabric collection, “Enchanted Damask” & my new second fabric collection ”Flight Pattern” to life!  The bulk of  “Flight Pattern” fabric is now only a few days from port! Yippeee!

In the above photo, my mill is communicating how my 3 colorways will appear, as well as confirming my preferred placement of the design on the 44″ width. I believe this was the second strike-off. (Note that they are NOT telling me that my colors will phase from one to the other, as I of course had to confirm! LOL!)

An endeavor of this scale might be considered foolhardy for myself as the fabrics artist, and my little company as the producer/importer. However, the learning opportunities and rewards I hope will always out weigh this risk! To be totally clear, no other fabric company is “doing this for me”. 

So Please SHOP INDIE DESIGNERS when you have the opportunity, wholesale or retail! This vote of confidence makes a big difference to we foolhardy fabric crazed insane souls!



  1. Linda Cantwell says:

    Ellen, I met you at the Dallas Quilt Celebration and bought a purse kit from you. Something you might consider designing would be a case/cover for iPads for ladies who prefer something colorful rather than masculine designs currently available. I love your produce and look forward to making my purse and purchasing from your web site in the future.

    March 13th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

  2. Claudia Williams says:

    Thank you–I love learning about how the fabric came to be!

    March 15th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

  3. Nancy says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE “flight pattern”

    March 15th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

  4. RobynL says:

    I love butterflies so the pattern is very appealing to me.

    Kudos to you.

    March 15th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

  5. Katy Smith says:

    I love the gorgeous colors. Great collection!

    March 15th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

  6. virginia thomas says:

    Met you at OKC convention center quilt show. I am now doing alot of my quilt blocks piece in the hoop. Love your patterns for purses and quilts. Also you have good quality material.

    April 2nd, 2011 at 5:16 pm

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