International Quilt Market Trend Report

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As many of you quilters may know, last month brought thousands of quilting professionals to Houston for International Quilt Market. This exciting trade show gives fabric companies, pattern designers, and others in the industry to show off their best products for the new year. Quilt Market is a time to find out the hottest trends for the upcoming seasons. Since most of our FaveQuilts and AllFreeSewing readers aren’t able to attend Quilt Market themselves, I thought I’d share some of the trends we’re predicting for the next year!

Food Novelty Prints

We saw all kinds of tasty novelty prints at Quilt Market! Seafood, Italian food, tropical fruits, and coffee shop treats were all featured in fabrics for the coming season.

Food Crab Bake Michael Miller International Quilt Market Trend Report

Crab Bake from the Cookin Outdoors line from Michael Miller

Food Latte Newcastle International Quilt Market Trend Report

Coffee Time Collection from Newcastle Fabrics

Food Oranges Studioe International Quilt Market Trend Report

Gerdie’s Grove collection by Debi Hubbs for Studio E Fabrics

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Top Nosh collection from RJR Fabrics

 

Glamping (i.e. Glam Camping)

The glamping trend is running amok. The Real Housewives are doing it, TIME magazine featured it, and now it’s come to Quilt Market. Glamping provided the theme for an elaborate display in the Moda Fabrics booth, as well as designs for a few fabrics.

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Glamping display in the Moda Fabrics booth

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Cot quilt in the Moda Fabrics booth

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Glamper in the Moda Fabrics booth

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Camp Sur fabric collection from Birch Fabrics

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Camper Rally from the Camp Sur collection from Birch Fabrics

 

Gothic

A few fabric companies already had their spookiest fabrics available. We noticed a decidedly macabre tone in some of the new lines for next year.

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A sneak peek at the Halloween 2012 line from Cloud9 Fabrics

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Urban Grit & Glam Collection from Michael Miller Fabrics

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Nevermore collection by Gillian Fullard for Michael Miller Fabrics

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Mourning Grays by Carrie Quinn for Newcastle Fabrics. This collection was designed with the mourning clothes of Victorian ladies in mind.

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Mourning Grays by Carrie Quinn for Michael Miller Fabrics

 

Hexies and English Paper Piecing

English paper piecing has seen a huge comeback in recent years, and fabric designers are catching on. New fabrics feature hexagon cheater patterns and hexagon prints.

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Hexies from the Textured Basics collection by Patty Young for Michael Miller Fabrics

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Hexie cheater fabric from the Scamper collection from Birch Fabrics

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Honeycomb Multi print from the Grove Cottons collection from Birch Fabrics

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Yellow Hexagons print from the IHaus Collection from Cloud9 Fabrics

 

Robots

Robots are all the rage for boys’ fabrics this year. We also love fabrics with gears, tools, and other machine parts!

Machines Tools Robots Studioe International Quilt Market Trend Report

Mr. Roboto collection from Studio E Fabrics

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Spacebots print from the Robotic collection by Rebekah Ginda for Birch Fabrics

 

Mermaids, Whales, and Sailboats, Oh My!

Nautical prints couldn’t be more popular for the coming year. Even the quilt artists featured in the quilt show jumped on board!

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Belle Rose de la Mer quilt by Beverly Powell

Mermaid Birch Fabrics International Quilt Market Trend Report

Storyboek 2 collection from Birch Fabrics

Mermaid The Sirens Song Thoma Atleins International Quilt Market Trend Report

The Siren’s Song quilt by Thoma Atleins

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Out to Sea by Sarah Jane for Micheal Miller Fabrics

Nautical Sailboat Birch International Quilt Market Trend Report

Set Sail from Birch Fabrics

Nautical Its A Boy Thing Michael Miller International Quilt Market Trend Report

Swim Free from the It’s A Boy Thing collection from Michael Miller

Nautical Whale Birch International Quilt Market Trend Report

Set Sail from Birch Fabrics

Woodland

An oldie but a goodie, the woodland theme has been popular for a few years now, but it shows no signs of going out of style! Plenty of fabric companies have woodland collections planned for the next year. Those adorable mushrooms, deer, foxes, and owls are here to stay!

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Scamper collection from Birch Fabrics

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Mod Basics 2 collection from Birch Fabrics

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Mod Basics 2 from Birch Fabrics

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In the Forest from Cloud9 Fabrics

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Les Amis by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics

 

Of course, these are just the trends we saw across several fabric companies. There are plenty of exciting new fabrics coming out that we think will be trendsetters for next year! Look for llamas from Monaluna, Vikings from Michael Miller, faux-Fair Isle prints from Studio E Fabrics, and peacocks from Newcastle Fabrics!

 

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  1. Brenda Horvath says:

    love the shawl. I never ware sleeves shirts this shawl would be perfect cover up.

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