pretty new fabrics – Ink & Spindle

Ok, not new, but new to me! I’m thrilled to have added some of these gorgeous Ink & Spindle fabrics to my stash. I’ve drooled over these fabrics for a very long time, but each time I go to order, I’m put off by the cost to ship them from Australia (I know shipping costs are necessary, but I still hate them! It’s also why the baby’s room is without a bookcase – shipping for the one I want from is 50% of the cost of the bookcase!)

But enough of my shipping issues, back to the fabric! I love the fact that these fabrics are all hand printed, and love that they’re printed on a variety of organic cotton and hemp blend basecloths. It does make them a bit on the pricier side, but certainly worth it if you want to splurge a bit. I like having a little bit on hand to mix in with my other fabrics.

I was quite excited when my friend Phiona, owner of my favorite local fabric shop, Nido, mentioned that she was considering ordering Ink & Spindle fabrics for the shop. They arrived recently, and I had to go snag myself a few bundles. They’re lovely to look at, and wonderful to sew with. I’ve already cut up several of these to make up a quilt for Phiona for a shop sample.

So if you’ve been considering ordering some of these fabrics, you can now order online from Nido – fabrics are sold as fat quarter bundles, listed in the ‘Other Items’ section. This bundle is one of my favorites. (And of course, if you’re like me and hate shipping costs, shipping is only $5 for orders of $50 or less, or free for orders over $50.  (And now I’ll stop complaining about the price of shipping!))

I think I’ll go admire these fabrics instead. Have a happy Thursday!

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20 Responses to pretty new fabrics – Ink & Spindle

  1. 1
    Karen LePage says:

    Oh dear, what have I done following this link? Now I simply MUST buy some fabric. (thank you!!)

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    Carmen says:

    Seriously coveting these. How lucky you are to have Nido as an LQS!

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    Lindsey R. says:

    ooh, love those! And recheck the shipping at CB2! I think it’s gone down. I stuck a heavy sofa in my cart ($1200.00) and the shipping was only $79.00 to Georgia.

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    Jessica says:

    Love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing them. I like how you photographed them against a black background. They turned out great!

    I agree about shipping. It sometimes defers my desire to order something. Although as time goes by, sometimes the desire outweighs the shipping costs! In fact, I’ve sometimes found that ordering simple household things from Amazon (with free shipping) is cheaper and easier than for me to go to the store. So, we’ve been doing that a lot lately.

  5. 5

    the birch trees are definitely some of my favs!

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    Tara says:

    Thanks for the heads up! Such lovely stuff!

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    heather says:

    yeesh… they are fabulous! i only have a few and i dare not cut into them! can’t wait to see what you do! xoxo

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    Margaret says:

    I was just looking at these fabrics yesterday–and it was definitely the shipping costs from Australia that caused me not to buy them. Now I have no excuse. I hope Phiona doesn’t run out before I get around to ordering!

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    Kathy says:

    That’s not fair! My stash is bulging at the seams, but I need to find these puppies.
    Feel well…

  10. 10

    Gorgeous. They would look amazing just bordered with some solids or shot cottons in blocks that would show off the incredible printing work.

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    Amy K-P says:

    YUMMMM! What great fabrics! I would LOVE to play with those!

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    Kate says:

    I’m so lucky I can drive and see the girls, love their fabrics!

    Can’t wait to see what you create x

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    Jo says:

    Beautiful fabrics -just the other day I was contemplating their shipping to the UK! I try to use organic fabrics where I can, and it’s lovely to see some becoming a bit more popular.

  15. 15

    They are great fabrics, another good but pricey one is CLOTH fabric. Really lovely and mix so well with everything else. Look forward to seeing your sample 🙂

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    Rebecca says:

    I love their fabrics and have had some stashed away for quite some time now. So hard to decide what to make with them. Glad to know I can order in the states and not pay a fortune in shipping!

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    Susan McAdams says:

    $15.00 per fat quarter. That is a little out of my league but they are beautiful.

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    Lara says:

    Oh wow thank you so much for this lovely post Ashley! So glad you love our fabrics and that you can get them more easily through Nido. Hopefully Phiona will order more soon!


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