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.

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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Brenna

    October 12, 2011 at 10:53 am |

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

  • Anna McD

    October 12, 2011 at 11:01 am |

    Love these! Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Alli

    October 12, 2011 at 11:10 am |

    Thanks for pointing out this shop — they really do have a good sale section! πŸ™‚

  • Cindy

    October 12, 2011 at 11:11 am |

    Your fabrics are gorgeous! I love their simplicity.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!!

  • 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!

  • AmyDe

    October 12, 2011 at 11:34 am |

    Super cool fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  • Amy

    October 12, 2011 at 11:35 am |

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

  • 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).

  • 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…

  • Lauren

    October 12, 2011 at 11:49 am |

    Awesome post. Thanks, Alissa!

  • Andrea

    October 12, 2011 at 11:52 am |

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

  • 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.

  • byrney

    October 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm |

    These are lovely…not sure if its open to international ? If so fingers crossed and thanks πŸ™‚

  • alexis

    October 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm |

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

  • Alison

    October 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm |

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

  • Hannah

    October 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm |

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

  • maria

    October 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm |

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

  • 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.

  • Mary W.

    October 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm |

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

  • 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!

  • Amanda

    October 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm |

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

  • Bree Crocetti

    October 12, 2011 at 1:26 pm |

    I need more fabric!!!

  • Melanie T

    October 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm |

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

  • CitricSugar

    October 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm |

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

    Thanks for the chance.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Anne

    October 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm |

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

  • Katie R

    October 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm |

    Awesome giveaway! Those fabrics are so fun and modern!

  • 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! πŸ™‚

  • 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 πŸ™‚

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Sandi

    October 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm |

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

  • Jenny

    October 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm |

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

  • 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.

  • Patty

    October 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm |

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

  • Tamie

    October 12, 2011 at 5:38 pm |

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

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Allison C

    October 12, 2011 at 6:25 pm |

    Every color of Kona…I’m sold! I’ve never heard of Yoshiko Jinzenji’s fabrics, but I like what I see!

  • Sarah

    October 12, 2011 at 6:35 pm |

    So pretty! Sew modern looks like a great store. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of the lovely fabrics!

  • Debbie R.

    October 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm |

    The fabrics are gorgeous … spare … inspirational. I’ll be very interested to see what you do with them … eventually. By the way, I love the yellow quilt in your October 5th post. And that striped binding. Nice!

  • Arita

    October 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm |

    The fabrics are gorgeous; I just got her book and would love to get some fabric. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

  • Vickie Angell

    October 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm |

    Oh my goodness, gracious. Wowzers! Those are some incredibly unique fabrics!!! Heading over to check them out!

  • Vanesa

    October 12, 2011 at 7:45 pm |

    Yay! I’m so happy their online shop is open!

  • grace

    October 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm |

    They are trully special looking fabrics, it would be nice to dream of using them.

  • Josey

    October 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm |

    The fabrics are gorgeous; I just got her book and would love to get some fabric. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

  • MissMary

    October 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm |

    Stellar and inspirational!

  • Jocelyn

    October 12, 2011 at 8:57 pm |

    These fabrics look great! Thanks!

  • Peach Rainbow

    October 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm |

    Lovely Fabric!
    Thanks for the chance πŸ˜€

  • season

    October 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm |

    Love these fabrics! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  • duff

    October 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm |

    Awesome! i love the Kayo Horaguchi fabrics too!

  • Megan

    October 12, 2011 at 9:36 pm |

    Thanks for such a great giveaway! I’m excited to get a chance to sew with such great fabrics & to check out their new online shop!

  • Maureen from Ventura

    October 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm |

    I really love Sew Modern!! It’s a fantastic shop and they are so helpful and friendly too! They also carry all my favorite fabrics. Dangerous.. πŸ˜‰
    The Yoshiko Jinzenji is a work of art.

  • Kelly

    October 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm |

    Gorgeous, I particularly like the white red and yellow print!

  • Susanne

    October 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm |

    These fabrics are really special πŸ™‚ Would make a perfect modern wall hanging.

  • Doina

    October 12, 2011 at 11:43 pm |

    Great giveaway! Please count me in!

  • marg

    October 13, 2011 at 4:00 am |

    Beautiful material and it will be great to have a look through

  • colleen

    October 13, 2011 at 5:03 am |

    Great fabric shop – love the solids! thanks for the giveaway!

  • MBMeadows

    October 13, 2011 at 5:13 am |

    Wow! They have tons of great fabric– I might have to order from them! Thanks for posting their store!

  • Christy

    October 13, 2011 at 5:43 am |

    so pretty. count me in.

  • Sylvia

    October 13, 2011 at 5:49 am |

    Those fabrics are really cool. Would love to win some, thanks for the giveaway.

  • Shelly

    October 13, 2011 at 5:55 am |

    Looks fabulous! Love the store; That’s going on my bookmark list. πŸ™‚

  • mamaark

    October 13, 2011 at 5:55 am |

    Ooh, I’ve been eyeing those fabrics too…

  • Lori

    October 13, 2011 at 5:56 am |

    WOW! I love these fabrics and I would love to work with them. Thank you for this opportunity to win them.
    Thank you, Lori Hudson

  • SewLindaAnn

    October 13, 2011 at 6:07 am |

    I love the simplicity of the designs, thanks for having such an amazing sponsor!

  • Yvonne

    October 13, 2011 at 6:56 am |

    You are sooooo lucky to have such a fabulous shop nearby. Thank you fora very generous giveaway..

  • Jessie

    October 13, 2011 at 6:57 am |

    Can’t wait to see what you do with them!

  • Debora

    October 13, 2011 at 7:19 am |

    Wauw great inspiration these fabrics!
    Would love to make pillows or a quilt with these!

    lots love from the Netherlands

  • elsa

    October 13, 2011 at 7:47 am |

    ooooh, I’d love to win, this fabric looks yummy, thanks for the chance!

  • Kimberlier

    October 13, 2011 at 9:07 am |

    Beautiful!!!! I really enjoy visiting sew modern. I’m excited for their online store. The staff has always been super helpful!

  • Meg

    October 13, 2011 at 9:16 am |

    I have been absolutely drooling over these Yoshiko Jinzenji fabrics since I first started seeing them around the internet in the last few weeks. They are so unique–love them!

  • Carmen

    October 13, 2011 at 10:13 am |

    Those prints really are amazing! I can guarantee you that no store in Canada will stock these, probably:) Thanks so much for offering them up!

  • baukje

    October 13, 2011 at 10:18 am |

    Such beautiful fabric, I never have seen these line.

  • MollyP

    October 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm |

    Those fabrics are funky cool. They are definitely sew modern. I wouldn’t do well owning a fabric shop myself. Too much indulgence possibilities.

  • Amy

    October 13, 2011 at 5:42 pm |

    Okay, okay … twist my arm some more! I HAVE to check out their website now!!! πŸ™‚

  • Saffron Craig

    October 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm |

    Yes they are delicious fabrics, first time I have seen them. They are Modern, tactile, geometric, simple. It would be fun to cut those up into just about everything..

  • suzanne

    October 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm |

    What fab fabrics!

  • Caitlin T.

    October 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm |

    Such gorgeous, and unique, fabric! It would be so beautiful for so many projects.

  • Meowie

    October 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm |

    Lovely fabrics! Japanese fabrics are my absolute favorite!
    Will def check out the store!!

  • Heidi aka Digital Misfit

    October 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm |

    I have never seen this line before! I love the sharp modern lines, especially in the grey.

  • MarciaW

    October 13, 2011 at 8:09 pm |

    Thanks for introducing me to this shop and the fabric line. Plz enter me into the drawing.

  • Hueisei

    October 13, 2011 at 8:31 pm |

    Thanks for the chance!

  • tomchowder

    October 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm |

    pick me! pick me!

  • Sunni

    October 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm |

    Fabulous and gorgeous. I would have snagged them, too!

  • Beth T.

    October 13, 2011 at 11:32 pm |

    Lovely new fabric would assuage my sadness at not winning the Modern Mix book…thanks for the chance.

  • cecilia

    October 14, 2011 at 9:30 am |

    fantastic fabric

  • Ruth K

    October 14, 2011 at 10:05 am |

    Oh great! They are so beautiful. I’m in the process of moving right now but what you say about some kona solids and a beautiful strip of one of those in a quilt. Gorgeous!!! (just like in the book cover of Modern mix)I think I’ll get a new bedcover very, very soon as soon as I settle in my new home.