Fortunately for all of you other fabric nerds out there, we don’t have to wait to get to Liberty of London itself to be able to play with their gorgeous prints! They should be arriving in shops this fall, in the US and elsewhere. UK even sooner.
Alright, one last Market-y post. This was my favorite fabric-geek news out of Spring Quilt Market so I decided to give it a post all its own. Liberty of London has created it’s first collection of quilter’s cottons.
Previously, Liberty has been famous for their Tana Lawns, which while they were absolutely amazing (I petted some once at Purl Soho -that’s as close as I’ve come) they were also rather pricey. (Around $40 a yard in the US.) Now there will be Liberty prints at more affordable prices at local quilt shops here in the US. (Affordable relatively speaking. They won’t be cheap, but compared to $40 a yard, it will be a fraction of that.)
I lived in London as a student (lo these 20 years ago) and we LOVED to walk through the iconic tudor-style Liberty department store. Back then I used to love to scope out the clothing – especially the amazing (and expensive!) wedding dresses. If I had the chance to go now: I would scope out the fabric. Obviously.
Now I need to bust some serious stash to make room for the influx.