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The NEW Kaffe Collective Shipping September


The new Kaffe Collective will be available in your favourite creative independent shop from mid September. 

86 delicious prints to add to the ongoing palette that makes this such a distinctive fabric line. Featuring several of Philip Jacobs' best, including, Begonia Leaves, Grandiose, Foxgloves and Banded Poppy in original as well as new colour ways. From Kaffe we have the return of the ever popular Chard design as well as new designs such as Camillia and Trellised Blossoms. Brandon features with a lovely Mad Plaid, Lazy Daisys and Flutter Butterflies. 

Click here to see the entire collection.

Designer Rolls, Fat Quarter Packs and Charm Packs


Introducing Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler and Free Spirit Designer Rolls, Charm Packs and Fat Quarter Packs. 30 pieces of fabulous spots available from October. Don't miss out, supply is limited. 

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Australian Quilt Market - Sneak Peek


MAREA FROM DEAR STELLA

Merging timeless damasks and geometrics with whimsical feathers, vintage blossoms and butterflies, Marea is a classic collection with a modern day touch that Dear Stella is becoming synonymous with.

For some STELLA inspiration for Marea click here.  

XLN Exhibiting At Australian Quilt Market


With winter approaching our thoughts turn to the first AQM (trade show only, not open to the public) of the year. This year we have a fantastic new venue to exhibit at; the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay, Sydney. The venue alone should be enough temptation to attend.

The show dates are Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. For detailed information please click here and you will be taken to the AQM website.

As always we look forward to seeing you and being of service. Please stop by to see new collections by some of the industry's most prominent designers; including Amy Butler, Dena Designs, Anna Maria Horner, Judie Rothermel, Faye Burgos and Denyse Schmidt plus a lot more from all our fabulous suppliers, including Marcus Fabrics, Rowan, Dear Stella, Free Spirit and Quilting Treasures. Click here for a preview of Denyse Schmidt's new collection and here for Dena Designs


The First Dear Stella Collections Now Available Across Australia








The first collections by Dear Stella, a unique modern fabric brand, are now available across Australia. For any sewing enthusiast who is looking for a fresh, crisp look evoking modern sophistication the Dear Stella range is a must. This first release consists of eight fabulous collections complemented with luscious dots and solids as well as a number of laminated and canvas fabrics.

Contact XLN for stockists of your favourite Dear Stella collection. For some inspirational projects using Dear Stella click here

Introducing Molly B's Studio



Since 1987 the Marcus Fabrics company has been the benchmark for reproduction quilting fabrics. From their beginning in 1911 the attention to detail has been a hallmark of the fabric designs and this continues with the new Molly B's Studio brand.

Molly B's Studio specialises in traditional fabric designs that offer versatility for a variety of quilting and craft projects. The design team focuses on mixable motifs and colour palettes that can be used together as a group or blended with other Marcus collections. The first collection, Basics, Borders & Backgrounds will be available from April/May.

Preview the collection here then download a free pattern here.

   

Amy Butler's Re-Released Gypsy Caravan Collection Now In Australia




"By popular demand...I'm proudly making my first fabric collections available again! Now a whole new generation of sewers can fall in love with these fresh designs." - Amy Butler.

The re-release of Amy Butler's Gypsy Caravan is creating untold interest and is now shipping into Australian stores. Contact XLN for further information. The collection can be previewed here.

Want to see what Amy is doing with her stash? Just click on the Gypsy Caravan.






Curious Nature by David Butler of Parson Gray in Stores Now


Curious Nature the first fabric collection from the Parson Gray brand for Free Spirit is now in Australian Shops. The person behind the Parson Gray brand is the multi talented David Butler, many of you will know him as the husband of Amy Butler.

David describes Curious Nature as: "A folk modern interpretation of natural elements. It weaves together a balance of sophisticated hand-drawn patterns inspired by Japanese indigo and mid-century fine art. The palette is grounded in richly muted nature tones evoking clear night skies, deep forest & dark ocean balanced by bone ivory & oyster greys".

For stockist details please contact XLN on 02 9621 3066.

XLN partners with Homespun Magazine in the 2012 Project of the Month Program


From March until December 2012 Homespun Magazine is running a fabulous project of the month entitled “A Trip to Remember” Using the latest Amy Butler collection “Lark” some of Australia’s leading bag designers have created a luggage collection that will have you travelling in style.

The Program will appear in Homespun Vol. 13 No. 3 (on sale March 2012) to Vol. 13 No. 12 (on sale December 2012).

The Lark collection is in stores now. Click here for stockists 


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