All Good Fabric Weeks Must End

We have to thank for today's post … or to shake our tiny fists at. Why? Because those guys up there? They're from , and they're printing CUSTOM FABRIC. But they only do it for "the trade". Aaaaaaah!

Now, I did actually incorporate MilitaryHumveeAuction, Inc. (so just in case if someone sued me for saying their dress was fugly, I wouldn't necessarily lose the farm) so I have a Tax ID number, and I'm not afraid to use it. So perhaps I can convince them blogs are "trade"? And then I can get fabric with little pink robots on it, like so?

pink robot

Or gingko leaves? Or yesterday's turnips? Or any of the dozens of things I want to find as fabric but never, ever have?

I think I might call them next week. Then we'll see. So, thanks, Welmoed! I think.

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0 thoughts on “All Good Fabric Weeks Must End

  1. Over at whipup.net there’s a post about prisoners making quilts and if you look at the fabric it appears to be LIBERTY. Kinda ironic, doncha think? Great program and it looks like it’s coming to your town soon.

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  2. I really want to get my sister into making textiles (she’s the graphic designer in the family) that I can then sew into things. I would love to find out how that could happen. I seem to recall a series of posts on whipup as well that had to do with getting fabric printed (though the poster might have been in “the trade.”)

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  3. They might make you some, but printers usually don’t take orders for less than 100 yards. Although, if you -did- get some Tetris fabric made, I think I could take a few yards off your hands 🙂

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  4. I love your blog! You have encouraged my sewing endeavors when I’d rather just give up and buy the stinking dress instead of making it. Since you’re posts this week have centered on fabric I am in need of help. I am looking for a liner-like material with fun sugar skulls or day of the dead prints on it. I’m so bored with solid color linings. Do you or anyone else have any ideas?

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  5. hee hee, of course, keep us posted!on a more minor scale, i’ve been trying to come up with some prints that I plan to gocco onto fabric… not quite having someone do yards and yards for me, but for my purposes, it might be enough!

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  6. Only for “the trade”, hmmm? I wonder what sort of credentials one needs, and what sort of prices they might charge. Because if they can make me my long-sought-after cupcake pink & black striped fabric (with stripes at least 1″ wide), I probably would be willing to buy 100 yards.

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  7. Ohhhh, that’d be bitchin cool.It struck me that perhaps you are the woman to ask: Do I need a mangle? For ironing my silk scarves and having them turn out looking like they’ve been ironed?I apparently have a chance to get my hands on one, though the classified lists no price and rather vaguely states “almost complete.”

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  8. jilli, if you go to their website there’s a nifty l’il tool that will let you play with color combinations for striped patterns. there’s also one for dots. i second the call for pink and black stripes! :0)

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  9. “for the trade” probably just means “in large quantities only”. And really, what’s the point of ordering only a *small* quantity of pink robot fabric?I would love to make a pink robot dress.

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  10. Custom printed fabric is available from EPD Textiles, . They print for anyone, you don’t have to be “from the trade”. They’ll work with you on your designs or just print what you’ve got.

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  11. Adaptive only sells through dealers (full disclosure: I’m a dealer). You must be in a textile-related field and purchase the “dealer kit” to be able to order from them. You’re welcome to email me with questions regarding pricing at [email protected] (my business email).

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  12. Hepcat — I have no idea about the mangle, but the “almost complete” has me … suspicious. If it were an easy part to get they would have gotten it!

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  13. Erin, can you incorporate a SEARCH feature on your blog? Last year I posted the address of a place that will turn out custom fabric for anybody, no restrictions “to the trade.” Of course, it would take me a while to find the address again, but it IS here, somewhere, in Dress A Day land. As I recall, it was about the time you wanted flocked fabric.Leanne, I HAVE seen Day of the Dead AND Sugar Skulls print fabrics – in more than one colourway! I’m trying to recall where exactly, but it was within the past week. Go check at Equilters.com, and look through the Halloween fabric; I spent a fair amount of time there, so that may be where I saw it. I DID see it as I was surfing, looking for Halloween fabrics, though, so you should have no problem finding it.

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  14. I have vintage sheets with gingko leaves – yellow with orange print. I will photograph them and show you…. Also, textile design rules and your angle should be making fabric for art use then you can be in the trade….

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  15. Thanks, Erin, for your honest thoughts on the mangle issue. I thought “almost complete” was a little offputting, too. Possibly all for the best, considering the first time I ever saw the word mangle (in that context) was in a Stephen King story about one that was possessed.

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  16. How did I become anonymous on my second post to Leanne? Does posting about dancing skeletons do that (in a Stephen King kind of way)? Hepcat, I too would love to have a mangle (an electric one, preferably) to smoothly smoosh endless yards of cotton, linen and silk. But there’s a world of difference between “having a mangle” and “having most of a mangle,” and it’s not a world I want to explore and nor, I suspect, do you.

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