Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Autumn Firldtrip

Twiice a year Clothworks in Seattle open their doors for a tour. That was today and it was great.  They rep  a lot of well known designers as well as a couple of lines of their own.  If you buy any Laurel Burch fabrics or That Patchwork Place, for example, they come through Clothworks.  This location in a very non-descript building is Wholesale only.  But they showed us their entire process from receipt of printed good, to measuring it out onto bolts and shipping to their customers.

We then had a very informative presentation on the growing, finishing and weaving of cotton in the US. Clothworks produces their own line of solid fabrics 100% American.  It is called, not surprisingly "American Made Brand" (AMB). For the first time they will be at Houston with this line next month.  We were all given a packet of 2 1/2" squares of that line.  

They are adding another 13 colors to the 57(?) they already have. One of the ladies there said it was very well priced.  

They also gave us 6 fat quarters of their fresh batiks line. This is not American but does have a very nice hand. 

Altogether a very interesting and fun day. It was hard not to drool over shelves and shelves of lovely fabrics in a zillion different colors.  


  1. Sounds like a very interesting tour. Love the batiks colours. Any plans for a new quilt ; ). I'm back to work. Not easy when your head is full of quilting.

  2. O, how tempting to walk in such quilters heaven!
    You have to make sure you will have a winter stash don't you?

  3. I will have to talk to you about this one. Cathy