Friday, August 12, 2011

Fabulous Fabric Friday #9 [Toile Me About It]

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Today's Fabulous Fabric:

This is what Wikipedia has to say about it:

A quick breakdown: The 'Toile' I'm talking about is Toile de Jouy, which is the repeat of a complex pattern, typically scenery/landscapes, printed on a white or off-white background.  Traditionally printed in black, navy or dark red, on canvas.

Source: via Laura on Pinterest

I love the traditional feel of Toile, but more than that I looove the modern spin on it:

With Color:

And fun prints such as this Derby Toile that I found on

 How Super Fabulous is that!? You can purchase it from the artist on Spoonflower!

Here's my use of Toile, in the first diaper bag I made for my youngest daughter.  We stayed gender neutral when I was pregnant with Natalie (she's not terribly cooperative... we'll leave it at that), so I went with Black & White... but I love the way it worked out, and I have received tons of compliments on this diaper bag... still do, even though I now use this bag for the beach. *wink*

Gotta love the Toile wrap-around pockets paired with pin stripes! 

Official Call to Fabric Lovers!!

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I'm dyin' to hear your thoughts on fabric, what you sew/craft with, what you want to sew/craft with.
Be sure to e-mail me with your Fabulous Fabric finds, I just may feature them here!

 Have a Fabulous Friday!!

XxOo~ Melissa

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