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Gingham Girls + Sunnyside Fabric

I frequently get requests from people who are searching for my out of print fabric collections Gingham Girls and Sunnyside Ave. For the past few weeks I’ve been going through my remaining stash of those collections and putting together Fat Quarter bundles, precut 2 1/2″ strips as well as listing the remaining precuts (5″ and 10″) that I have on hand.

This has been on my to-do list for almost 2 years now and it’s finally done. As a result, this will deplete my stash and therefore, this is the last I have of this to sell.

In addition to precuts, I’ve put together assorted Fat Quarter Bundles made up of the retro-inspired Gingham Girls and Sunnyside Ave prints. You can find assorted bundles, precuts, and yardage available here.

Gingham Girls was such a fun collection – and I loved seeing all of the projects people made with it – including this super popular nine-patch tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Whew! It’s been a ton of work, but I’m happy to finally free this fabric goodness from my basement and put it in the hands of people who have been searching!

Have a great weekend everyone! 

POST EDIT: Well, it all went faster than I imagined. Thanks so much for the support. But I’m so sorry my limited supplies meant not everyone got what they were hoping for. 

People frequently ask me why I don’t reprint a popular fabric collection. It’s a really good question. Here’s a brief answer about the complexities of the fabric industry in a nutshell:

I work for the fabric manufacturer Riley Blake Designs – they are the ones who print the fabric – and take on all of the financial risk for printing, importing, warehousing, marketing, distributing to vendors/shops, etc, etc. – basically the huge financial and logistical burden of creating the fabric. There’s no way I could make the yardage financially viable, affordable, and available as an individual. (And, to be honest, I don’t want to take on all of that work. I don’t really make enough money off of fabric sales that it would be worth all of the work to make that happen.)

The business model of all of the high-quality fabric companies is continually to put out new collections. (It’s a lot like the clothing/fashion industry.) Fabric companies almost never reprint collections mainly because shops do best stocking new collections.   It’s such a huge cost to print a collection that they have to do it at a large scale and reprinted collections don’t have a good track record for large demand.
 
So there’s your lesson in economics today. 😉

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Robyn
    September 6, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Crikey, I was obviously a bit slow to open my email since just about everything’s already sold out! Testimony to you Amy for such lovely fabric designs!

  • Reply
    Julie Vogel
    September 6, 2020 at 7:02 am

    I have looked and looked for your fabric! I am thrilled to find some! Thank you, Amy! Keep designing!!!

  • Reply
    Laurie A Becker
    September 6, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    You are a tease!! I am trying SO hard not to buy new fabric! BUT, I love these lines of yours ❤️

  • Reply
    elvira
    September 13, 2020 at 2:54 am

    I love RBD fabrics and collecting a few from Etsy in the past. But shipping from US (I’m in India) is so expensive nowadays so I can only drool over those pretty fabrics:D

  • Reply
    Donna W.
    September 13, 2020 at 7:34 am

    I, too, was late to the party! However, I was able to find a Gingham Girls jelly roll and a Sugarhouse Park jelly roll online. I already had charm packs of Gretel and Sunnyside Ave. Next time I will be sure to purchase your collection right away. I learned my lesson!

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