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Free Spirit’s Closure Signals Weakening of Quilting Cotton Market

Coats and Clark took the quilting community by surprise last week when the company announced they’d be closing Free Spirit Fabrics, their premium quilting cotton brand, effective May 1. The closure signals a softening of the market for quilting cotton after a 20-year boom.

The Big List of Fabric Manufacturers

Whether you’re starting an online fabric shop, launching your own line of garments, preparing for a large class of quilters, or planning for a big sewing giveaway, there may come a time when you need to reach out to fabric manufacturers. Here’s the big list of fabric manufacturers with contact information.

How to Run an Amazing Destash Sale

Regardless of your craft there comes a point where you may be drowning in supplies. It’s time for a destash. Cheryl Arkison explains how to run a destash sale smoothly so you can get some cash and get back to work in a cleaned out space.

Spoonflower Sets Up Shop on Etsy, Amazon, and eBay

Print on demand fabric company, Spoonflower, has set up shops on three online marketplaces as a way to expand its reach to new audiences. Spoonflower fabrics are now available on Etsy, Amazon, and eBay.

Podcast Episode #83: Melissa Averinos

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast, we’re talking about quilting, painting, and living a creative life with my guest Melissa Averinos. Melissa Averinos paints, makes quilts, and […]

Podcast Episode #72: Kristine Vejar

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast, we’re talking about natural dyes with my guest, Kristine Vejar. Kristine is a natural dyer and teacher. She is the founder […]

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