Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Modern Yardage and Pretty Pillows

I'm so excited I get to share this post with you guys!!! I recently got the opportunity to try out a new fabric manufacturer. I was hearing a lot about this company on IG and was super stoked April let me try out some of this fabric so I could give you guys a review of it!!!!

DISCLAIMER: All opinions are 100% MY OWN, I am not receiving compensation for this review, as always, I promise to only give you my HONEST opinion!

Now that that's out of the way...what am I talking about????? This new fabric manufacturer is called Modern Yardage. I will let their About Page tell you a little bit about the company....
                   Modern Yardage is a brand-new digital textile fabric manufacturer, dedicated to bringing fresh, contemporary, fun fabrics to the modern sewist. Created to help solve the problems that the fabric industry faces by taking away the speculation on trends, popular print shortages and scarcity, and limited color and scale offerings, Modern Yardage is rethinking the traditional fabric manufacturing process and offering something new to the industry.

I love how they have taken such a different approach to traditional fabric printing. Their fabric is NOT cut from a bolt, WHAT???!!!! Let me show you...
I ordered a total of 8 Fat Quarters and this is what I received. Your order (no matter how much you order) is on one continuous piece of fabric. Which is just really cool! They print on 58" wide fabric but their prints are the standard 44" wide (like from a bolt) so what do they do with all that extra space???? Well, it varies for every order. You could receive a little pattern, a note from the designer(s), and all kinds of other fun stuff

If you look in the lower right corner of this picture you can see one of the fun things I got with my order. A READY TO SEW POUCH! Yep, just gotta cut it out, pick out some lining and a zipper and VOILA a cute pouch!!! Pretty cool, huh?

Another thing I really like about this company is the way that they "print on demand" the wonderful prints that you fall in love with DON'T GO OUT OF PRINT!!!! Yep, that means YOU CAN USE THE FABRIC YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH rather than hoarding it (I know I'm not the only one that does that!)

I also really LOVE the feel or "hand" of the fabric! It feels so great! (I think I would compare it to the way Art Gallery fabrics feel, just my opinion!)

So with that being said, what did I make?? PILLOWSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a really big fan of mixing up lines of fabrics so I wanted to see how Modern Yardage fabric played with others. I am extremely happy with the results! The pillow feels wonderful and soft and cuddle ready! I made this pillow to coordinate with my Hubby's quilt and it looks GREAT with it! (I should've taken pics of the 2 together....)

I absolutely LOVE this pillow!!!

Another really fun thing they do is offer their prints in different scales (small, medium, and large) so you choose the scale! I was very intrigued by this so I ordered the same print in 2 different scales (and color).

If you look at that yellow print on the left (kinda in the center) and then look at the top orange print you can tell the difference in scale. I LOVE IT!!!! :-)

Of course, I couldn't just stop with ONE pillow! I had to make another that focused just on this fabric...

I've had an obsession with bunting lately, so I chose to make a bunting pillow! (the background is Essex Linen) Didn't this turn out sooo cute? I just love it!
I chose fabrics from 3 different designers so I really didn't want to do a post about the designers but I will say the Modern Yardage Designers are amazingly talented. I PROMISE you will be able to find any sort of fabric you need from them! They have all kinds of different types of prints! They are constantly adding new fabric lines too! I could spend thousands of dollars on all the wonderful fabric I want from there! (I've got my eye on quite a few things they have!)
I really really hope you will go check them out! Their site is extremely easy to navigate so you will be able to find whatever you are looking for! Just a fair warning though, be prepared to spend a LOT of time drooling over your computer monitor! (I hope I'm not the only one that drools over fabric....)
All in all, I really really enjoyed getting to play with this fabric and would HIGHLY recommend anyone who plays with fabric to get their hands on Modern Yardage! You will NOT be disappointed!!
Make sure you go and follow Modern Yardage on your favorite social media outlet too! (that way you can stay up to date with all the wonderful fabrics they are coming out with!)
Make sure you go and follow Modern Yardage on your favorite social media outlet too! (that way you can stay up to date with all the wonderful fabrics they are coming out with!)
You can find them on Pinterest here
Facebook here
and on Instagram here (or just search for @modernyardage)

Let me know if you get their fabric and if you love it as much as I do!!!!

Pssst....I'm linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish It Up Friday

~Hope y'all are having a GREAT day!!!~

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