Sew Modern online!

Some of you may have noticed that I have some sponsors over on my sidebar now. One of them is Sew Modern, my local shop where I also teach. We are so lucky here in LA to have access to such a great shop that carries so many of the wonderful new fabrics out there. I mean c’mon now, they carry EVERY color of Kona Cotton! How many people get to see that when they walk in to a shop?? We are a lucky bunch. But now you’re lucky too because Sew Modern has just launched an online shop! Click on over and check it out – and don’t forget their sale section – it’s pretty killer…

Now it’s not every day that I go bonkers for a fabric, but now and then, some comes along that makes me feel faint. These latest arrivals at Sew Modern, Yoshiko Jinzenji’s fabrics, are some of those!


The second they showed up in the shop I snagged two yards of each. They are so unique and gorgeous.


In celebration of launching their online shop, Sew Modern is giving away a half yard set of these three beautiful, sophisticated fabrics. Leave a comment here and I’ll pick a winner on Friday.

P.S. The winner of the copy of Modern Mix was Sam. Congrats and keep an eye out for an email from me!
P.P.S. I know it’s been giveaway central over here recently. Not on purpose – just a timing thing. I promise I’ll be posting some actual sewing at some point! Ha.

99 Responses to “Sew Modern online!”

  1. Vicki W October 12, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    You were right to snag those right away. They will not last long! Theya re fabulous fabrics.

  2. Cameron H October 12, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    These are so lovely, and they’re so different from anything in my stash. I’d love to sew with them!

  3. Brenna October 12, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Gorgeous fabrics! Wish I had a local quilt shop like that!

  4. Anna McD October 12, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Love these! Thanks for a chance to win!

  5. Lindsay October 12, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    Thanks for the intro to this shop and these fabrics–I had fun looking around the sale section!

  6. Mary on Lake Pulaski October 12, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    I’ve been eying that fabric all over the place – how happy it would make me to own some!

  7. Alli October 12, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    Thanks for pointing out this shop — they really do have a good sale section! :)

  8. Cindy October 12, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    Your fabrics are gorgeous! I love their simplicity.

  9. Sequana October 12, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Those are SO unusual……I can think of lots of things I’d try with them. Thx for the chance to win.

  10. Yoshiko Yeto October 12, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    Thanks for this post. I’m moving to Culver City next month, and I keep driving by Sew Modern. I’ve been meaning to explore the store, but I usually have my pup with me, so I haven’t popped in yet. I’m thrilled to know that there’s a great sewing emporium on the Westside. I have a big quilt planned for my new place and will be sure to get my Kona fabric for the sashing there.

  11. Asta October 12, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway. Love the new prints. I think I would like to make a bag at least out of one of those.

  12. VickiT October 12, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    You are so lucky to have such a great shop nearby. In order for me to find a shop with fun fabrics like that I think I would have to drive into Chicago which would be a four hour round trip drive.

    I really love the white fabric and the bright yellow and red. Very cool

  13. DianeY October 12, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    I won’t even mention the availability in shops here! I may have to check them out next time I’m in LA

  14. Krista - Poppyprint October 12, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    Oh! That fabric is amazing. I would LOVE a 1/2 yard set. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  15. Anya B. October 12, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    What amazing fabric – so lucky you can see all the fabrics in person there in LA!

  16. AmyDe October 12, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Super cool fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  17. Amy October 12, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    These fabrics are killer. Yet another reason to visit LA!

  18. katie October 12, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    i am a tennesseean who happened upon sew modern on a visit to LA this summer – so happy i stopped in. it was an awesome little shop (and my husband was very entertained by the old viewmasters while i shopped).

  19. Nancy October 12, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    Wow..we have one modern shop locally, but with moving I haven’t had a chance to go visit…Would love a chance to win … those are great fabrics…

  20. Lauren October 12, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    Awesome post. Thanks, Alissa!

  21. Andrea October 12, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    These are beautiful. I’d love to win. Thanks for the chance.

  22. Lisa October 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Amazing fabrics! I have no idea what I’d make, but I promise if I win (or more likely buy) them they will be used very soon and not languish in my stash.
    You are so lucky – I will check out their online shop.

  23. byrney October 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    These are lovely…not sure if its open to international ? If so fingers crossed and thanks :)

  24. alexis October 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    I’m so glad to have another online source for great modern fabric!

  25. Alison October 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    Most definitely coming out of self-imposed giving giveaways a miss itus to enter this one!

  26. Hannah October 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    wow, what a great giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing an awesome shop with us, too!

  27. maria October 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    I love the gray! Congrats to them on openimg their online shop!

  28. Wendy October 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    You are lucky to have a modern quilt store near you. We need some modern quilting in Colorado.

  29. Mary W. October 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    These are incredibly unique fabrics–my creative juices are flowing already!

  30. Barbara Jackson October 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    Very nice – these new fabrics are very sophisticated. Can see some nice bags out of that fabric!

  31. Amanda October 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Congratulations on the Sew Modern online store. I’ll definitely be checking it out.

  32. Bree Crocetti October 12, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    I need more fabric!!!

  33. Melanie T October 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Amazing! I love a new shop to check out! Thanks for the chance.

  34. CitricSugar October 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    My heart rejoices when there’s a new place to get fabric!

    Thanks for the chance.

  35. Kris October 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Those look like fun fabrics to incorporate into a quilt project…thanks for the opportunity to win! Way jealous of the lqs w/ full Kona line!

  36. Alice R. October 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Wow! That DOES look like a great store – thanks for the heads up…and the wonderful giveaway! Love those fabrics.

  37. Anne October 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Those are beautiful fabrics! I’d love to start sewing with them.

  38. Katie R October 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Awesome giveaway! Those fabrics are so fun and modern!

  39. Melissa and Piper October 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    Oh, yes. I do love that fabric. It’s yummy! And congrats to Lauren on getting the shop online! Can’t wait to see you guys! :)

  40. Debbie-Esch House Quilts October 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Those Jinjenzi fabrics are amazing! I would love to get my hands on them :)

  41. Jo Ann October 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    Wow- what fab beauties those fabrics are! Thanks for the chance to win some. If I don’t win I may have to mouse over tho sew modern to get me some!

  42. Anita October 12, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    At the risk of sounding very, very old, I must point out that when I first started quilting (in the early 70s) one had to drive all over in hopes of finding a piece of 100% cotton. No internet, just sewing stores that mostly had polyester. It’s overwhelming to have so many choices now, but I’d rather be over than under-whelmed. Yes, I want to win this fabric.

  43. laura October 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    How wonderful to have another option for fabric selection online. Thanks for sharing Sew Modern with us!

  44. Sandi October 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    Just bought 2 of Yoshiko Jenzenji’s books—absolutely inspirational!

  45. Jenny October 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    these are gorgous fabrics!! must head over and check out Sew Modern!

  46. Munaiba October 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    You are lucky to have such a wonderful LQS. These beautiful fabrics will NEVER come to a LQS near me.

  47. Patty October 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Sounds like a wonderful shop and in will check them out.

  48. Tamie October 12, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    I wish they were a local shop for me. Thank goodness for internet sales.

  49. Tricia C October 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    Those fabrics are gorgeous! Lucky you to have such a wonderful shop nearby. Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!

  50. d wolff October 12, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    i love love love her.
    did you know her favorite color is white?
    she is simply amazing and i would love to win!
    thanks ahead
    deb wolff


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