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After Fabric Market June 2018

Posted by Christy Sullivan on

We are back from fabric market at Highpoint North Carolina. For those who are not familiar with the fabric marketin Highpoint in North Carolina, here is an overview.

Fabric manufactures come together twice a year to show their new fabrics. Vendors come in India, Turkey, Canada, Mexico and the US. We love going because to can see so much in one place.

What we found this year is that blues, greys and neutrals are still driving the market. The "new" was that there were so many metallics in all the in colors. The shiny as we call it came in all patterns and weaves. We bought our share ofthese new fabrics. Can't wait till it all comes in and made up in panels.

Fabric Market June 2018

As June approaches, we are getting ready to go to the International Fabric Market in Highpoint North Carolina. This is a very exciting trip as we get to see all the new fabrics and colors. Colors vary every year. Greys, Blues and cremes seem to be driving the market today. There is, [...]

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What’s hot for 2018

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