There are lots of new fabrics coming out next month — we’re excited to see the newest collection from Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman land in August! The new group is called Shimmer On, and it continues with the mood and style that Jennifer has used in her previous “Shimmer” collections. These prints are subtle metallics with more of an iridescent quality than very shiny metallic prints. They truly do, well, SHIMMER!
Above is a photo of Jennifer’s booth at Spring quilt market. It gives you a great sense of the feeling of this group, with its organic style, colors, and lines, but also the shine that gives it an elevated, luxury feeling.
We’ve ordered the entire Shimmer On collection and we can’t wait for it to arrive around mid-August. We know it’s going to fly right off the shelves, so we’re doing a preorder starting NOW in case you want to ensure you’ll get this collection before it sells out!
Check out the individual fabrics in this 29-piece collection:
As you can see, the palette is earthy and organic, with the shiny bits adding a bit of glamour and a LOT of interest. We can’t wait to see these fabrics used in everything from quilts to home decor like throw pillows!
First up for preorder is a Full Collection Bundle featuring all 29 Shimmer On prints. Because this is such a large collection, we’re offering this bundle in our usual fat quarter, half yard, and full yard lengths but ALSO in fat eighths. The fat eighths option is great if you’re thinking of making a smaller quilt with these fabrics — it’s still over 7 yards of fabric in all!
We’ve also got the option to preorder a 5″ charm pack of Shimmer On fabrics — in this pack, you’ll receive 42 5″ x 5″ cuts of Shimmer on quilting cottons (so that means there are some duplicates in there). Charm packs are great for simply sewing together into a quick charm quilt, or using for english paper piecing. They’re also perfect as a sort of “color card” you can use to plan out a larger project. Nothing beats seeing fabrics in person!
If the quilt on the left in the photo above caught your eye (and we can’t blame you if it did!), here’s a better photo of it. This quilt is Jennifer’s signature quilt pattern, Octagon Shimmer, redone in her new Shimmer On fabrics. We have the pattern in stock and ready to ship now if you want to make this stunning improv quilt.
Preorders for Shimmer On start NOW and they’ll stay open until the fabric arrives. When you place a preorder, you’ll enter your credit card information at checkout but your card won’t be charged until we ship your order out. Please note that if you use Amazon Checkout or Apple Pay, you’ll be charged upfront as those payment gateways do not support a “pay later” concept.
More new fabrics
This month has been rather intense with new fabric arriving pretty much every day… check out new Grunge polka-dot wide width backing, Dear Stella’s cute new Dark and Stormy fabric group, and tons of new basics from Robert Kaufman.