More about Modern Yardage (a GREAT new fabric shop) and giveaway! CLOSED



Last week, I talked briefly about this brand new fabric shop that has finally been created.  And let me tell you what…..if you like to buy fabric, sew with fabric, or just hoard fabric (ha!)………you need to read on.  Because Modern Yardage has transformed the “old school” way of shopping for fabric, into a revolutionary fabric shopping experience.  And I truly don’t know why someone hasn’t thought of this sooner.  It’s so smart.  And so much easier.  And truly, keeps fabric current and just what the consumers are looking for.  


I couldn’t be more excited.


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Last Friday, when I posted about Chloe’s little Shirred Summer Dress, I was bursting at the seams, wanting to say more.  But I knew I’d be posting more about them today.  So I held it all in a bit…..and just shared this little tutorial.





But let’s talk Modern Yardage for a bit.  You’re in for a treat.



Modern Yardage is a U.S. shop that prints fabric on demand.  That means, once you see the fabric design you want and order it, they print it right there in their shop.  The traditional way of fabric designing is that a fabric designer creates a design and then sends it off for production (which can take months and months).  Then, the fabric is printed off in mass and is then shipped off to different fabric shops, etc.  And typically, once it’s gone, it’s gone.  If you really loved it and need more of something, sorry charlie, it’s gone.  If consumers DIDN’T like a particular print, fabric stores run the risk of having lots of excess un-purchased fabric.  Boo.  Not only is it a money loss for a shop, it’s also wasteful fabric laying around that no one ever buys, that’s eventually thrown away.


But Modern Yardage just prints exactly what you want, in the exact dimensions that you ordered.  And let me tell you…….it is so frustrating to get fabric that was cut crooked by the fabric store attendant.  Grrrr!  It’s so nice to have all stragiht edges to work from.  Hallelujah!!!!  But if you order a whole bunch of Fat Quarters (a quarter yard of fabric that’s cut as a square, not a long strip), they would all be lined up on your one piece of fabric.  Very cool.





The other really cool thing about this fabric, is that it’s not cheap.  It’s actually nice and sturdy cotton fabric, with an incredibly soft weave.  You know what I mean when I say cheap-scratchy-fabric, right?  Yuck. 






And the real kicker………is that IT’S PRE-WASHED!!!!!  No more getting ready to sew something that you’re really excited about, and then remembering that you need to pre-wash your fabric.  I looooooove this.






Oh yeah, and the fabric includes a margin along the right side, that includes the fabric care (like shown above), but also the designer and fabric name (instead of searching for it along the selvage of the “old school” fabrics), and a little bit about the designer and the inspiration behind their line of fabric.  Very cool feature.








Oh, and another thing that I think is such a brilliant idea……


You can CHOOSE the size of the print you want.  For example, I chose fabric from Emilie Daly’s “Personality in Carefree” fabric line for Chloes’ dress.  I really loved the Damask in Crystal print……but was given the option of Large, Medium, or Small.  So I chose the “large” for Chloe’s dress.


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And then, for the shoulder straps, I found the contrasting color that I wanted.  But I didn’t have to select the same size print (which would have normally been the case with traditional fabric choices).  I was able to choose the “Small” print……which shrunk down the design, and gives it a whole new look.  And the small size was perfect for the straps because it didn’t overwhelm them.  Yes!


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Wow.  There are just options, options, and more options. 


And all it will take you is about 3 seconds to fall in love with some of their prints.


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Gorgeous.  All of it.


And lucky for you and I both……there’s so much over there to browse through.


So don’t walk, RUN over to Modern Yardage. 


And you lucky ducks will all receive 10% OFF from now until July 17th (that’s 2 days away!).


Use the code MAKEIT-LOVEIT at checkout.  Oh yes!

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But one more thing……..a GIVEAWAY for one of you!!


One of you will be the happy recipient of 2 yards of this delicious fabric, in whatever print you want.  And if you want 1 yard of one color and 1 yard of another….cool.  Or hey, maybe you want 8 quarter yards of all different fabrics. Great…..go for it!  It’s all up to you. :)




To Enter:

  • Visit Modern Yardage, and then come back here and leave a comment, sharing your love for Modern Yardage. (That’s one entry)
  • Like Modern Yardage on Facebook, and then leave another comment here, telling me you did so. (That’s a 2nd entry)


That’s it.  2 total comment possibilities per person.  And BE SURE to leave your email in the comment form, so that I can contact you if you win.  No one will see it but me.


Giveaway ENDS on Thursday, July 18th, 11:59 p.m. MST. 

U.S. and Canada residents only.


(IF YOU’RE READING THIS FROM EMAIL OR YOUR RSS FEED……be sure and click over to my blog to enter.)



Good luck!!

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785 Responses to “More about Modern Yardage (a GREAT new fabric shop) and giveaway! CLOSED”
  1. 1
    laurel says:

    oh my gosh, this is such a brilliant idea for a company.

  2. 2
    Lana says:

    Wow, very neat site. i love that you can search so many different ways! Color matching could be very useful!

  3. 3
    Lana says:

    I liked them on facebook too!

  4. 4
    Tricia says:

    Fun fun. I love seeing fabrics that I haven’t seen before. I love the Ein Kleine designer page. Such great prints, and a wonderful concept.

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    Tricia says:

    I like them on facebook.

  6. 6
    Michele says:

    This is a great idea! I like the way you can shop by scale as well as a host of other search options.

  7. 7
    Kristin says:

    I can’t wait to spend some time browsing everything on this site. Looks super fun! Would LOVE some freebie fabric! :)

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    Kristin says:

    I liked them on Facebook, too! Yay!

  9. 9
    Kristen says:

    Love this!! I liked modern yardage on facebook.

  10. 10
    Dana says:

    I love the Emilie Daly prints!!! How would you ever choose???

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    Ashley says:

    I can’t wait to try this!

  12. 12
    Kristen says:

    Love that the fabric is pre-washed! That is my least favorite step!! This is such a great site. Love quality fabric, printed just for me.

  13. 13
    Cathy says:

    how fun! love the entangled line.

  14. 14
    Ashley says:

    I forgot to put in my other comment that I can’t wait to try it after seeing the website. :) I also liked the facebook page.

  15. 15
    Corinne B. says:

    I liked Modern Yardage on FB! What an awesome idea!!

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    Amanda says:

    Love the fabric…makes me so excited to go sew. And the idea of how it’s produced is fabulous! Thanks for introducing us to it.

  17. 17
    Cathy says:

    liked them on facebook

  18. 18
    Shay says:

    They have some amazing prints to choose from!

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    Megan says:

    Modern Yardage, what an excellent idea! I love all the colors/patterns! Cool website too!

  20. 20
    Megan says:

    I “liked” MY on FB!

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    Rebecca says:

    What an amazing shop! Modern Yardage has really outdone itself! I love how you can adjust the size of the design, and the fact that all the fabric is pre-washed makes it that much better! I also really like how you can search by color on their website! Such a cute idea :)

  22. 22
    Dana says:

    I ‘liked’ Modern Yardage on FB.

  23. 23
    Shay says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

  24. 24
    Amanda says:

    It’s a “like” on FB now!

  25. 25
    Rebecca says:

    Just liked them on Facebook too!

  26. 26
    Courtney Shackleton says:

    Love love love the website. Such modem patterns!

  27. 27
    Courtney Shackleton says:

    Liked on Facebook! Excited about this shop!

  28. 28
    Jenn M says:

    I love the “print your size” feature! Cool site for sure!

  29. 29
    DJ says:

    Very cool. I like Under the Boardwalk by Heather Dutton. so pretty!

  30. 30
    Kaitlin says:

    I liked Modern Yardage on Facebook!

  31. 31
    Jenn M says:

    Liked on FB!

  32. 32
    Kristin says:

    I love the fresh designs on their website. The choices are amazing.

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    Kaitlin says:

    I took some time to look through the website and their idea is so so cool!! I am hoping their fabric testing will lead to some heavier fabrics! Ahh, such beautiful fabric and I live the perfect cuts!!

  34. 34
    Kristin says:

    Liked on facebook

  35. 35
    Ashley V. says:

    I love this idea!!! The fabric is super cute! I wish I would have known about this sooner!

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    boswell0617 says:

    This is a pretty ingenious idea. I love the j’adore paris fabric. It is adorable.

  37. 37
    Ashley V. says:

    I liked Modern Yardage on Facebook!

  38. 38
    boswell0617 says:

    I liked them on facebook too!

  39. 39
    Eileen says:

    Love this idea! So cool!!!

  40. 40
    Eileen says:

    I liked them on facebook!

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    Jessica D says:

    What an awesome idea and the prints are gorgeous!

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    Rene says:

    I’ve been looking for a border fabric for a quilt and your FB post came at just the right time! I love their colors!! I also liked them on FB.

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    D George says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shop!!! My mom is a master quilter and I am just getting into it. This website is awesome!!

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    Kylie C says:

    I love this whole concept and the fact that the yardage is no more expensive than regular designer fabric you’d get at a store. The Medium Windy Leaves in Teal (or Orange) by Katie Schrader are gorgeous!

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    jessica says:

    such a neat idea! there a soooo many great collections, i love the bursting bloom and garden party!

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    Nancy says:

    Gorgeous, modern and fresh! Buzzing with ideas for so many of those prints! Great site.

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    Kylie C says:

    I like Modern Yardage on Facebook.

  48. 48
    Nancy says:

    I liked Modern Yardage on Facebook! Thanks for sharing the site!

  49. 49
    jessica says:

    i liked them on facebook!

  50. 50
    D George says:

    I liked them on Facebook!!

  51. 51
    Allison D says:

    Oh how I love Modern Yardage. I have not been able to order from them just yet but have definitely been stalking and pinning some of my fave prints. Thanks for all the info about them!

  52. 52
    Allison D says:

    I now like them on FB as well. Thanks!

  53. 53
    Amber Arnold says:

    This site & concept is amazing!! Love all their prints too!

  54. 54
    Shelby says:

    I checked out the website, looks pretty neat!

  55. 55
    Suzanne says:

    Liked on FB!

  56. 56
    Amber Arnold says:

    I like modern yardage on FB

  57. 57
    Heather says:

    Oh my goodness! What a great giveaway! I’m redecorating my bedroom and this would be perfect for my faux Roman shades! I liked the page on fb!

  58. 58
    Ashley W. says:

    This is such a cool idea! I hope it really catches on and that Modern Yardage is able to add more designers to their line up!

  59. 59
    Ashley W. says:

    Liked them on FB :)

  60. 60
    stacey says:

    this is perfectly heavenly!!!!! what a great idea!

  61. 61
    stacey says:

    Liked on FB!!

  62. 62
    Suzanne says:

    Eek! The circles, the chevrons! I see danger for my bank account in my future!!

  63. 63
    Heather says:

    I could spend all day looking at fabric on that website. Dangerous stuff!

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    Rachael W says:

    I love the damask in cool! Neat shop!!

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    Annette says:

    I love the fact that I will never run out of fabric for a project and not be able to get more. I have that problem now with some fabric I bought for a project and don’t have enough! Great concept for a company. One of a kind at this time. I imagine she will do great with her business. Thanks for posting information about her and her business! Liking Modern Yardage on FB!!

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    Brittany says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! I love the idea that modern yardage has come up with! It’s awesome!

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    Brittany says:

    Like them on Facebook!

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    alissa says:

    I like that you can search by color; so helpful. Also, I thought they’d be more expensive than they are, but they’re not too expensive.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Corinne B. says:

    Went to the site and fell in love with everything Heather Dutton!! Her collection is great!

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    Hylarie says:

    Love all the options at modern yardage!

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    The Mrs. says:

    This really is a revolutionary way to sell fabric! Thanks for offering a chance to win the 2 yards. It gives a risk-free way to see the quality/drape of the fabric itself.

  72. 72
    Hylarie says:

    Liked them on Facebook!

  73. 73
    The Mrs. says:

    I liked their Facebook page.

  74. 74
    Donna says:

    What a great concept! I ran over there and loved them on Facebook!

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    Anna says:

    I love the bright happy patterns on that site, and the flexibility is awesome. I always feel guilty when I go to a fabric store and ask them to cut 8 or more quarter yards for some small project. This is lovely!

  76. 76
    Anna says:

    I liked them on facebook and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed :D

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    Annette says:

    Liked on FB!!

  78. 78
    Susan says:

    Visited and love the Large Circle of Life in Ivory. I love all the choices!

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    Donna says:

    Love the fabric sales concept! And I love the designs!

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    Mel says:

    wow, so cool! thanks for the chance.

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    Lisa says:

    What a great idea! The fabrics are so pretty.

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    nopinkhere says:

    I love how easy it is to click on a color and see what’s available. The scale variations are super neat too!

  83. 83
    Carolyn says:

    What a neat concept!

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    Toni says:

    I was hoping I’d hate the prices or the available prints so that I wouldn’t end up spending money at yet another online fabric store. But I love this store. Cute fabric, beautiful fabric, every kind of fabric. I see myself coming back to this site again and again.

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    Carolyn says:

    Liked them on FB!

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    Toni says:

    I liked them on Facebook!

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    KHohns says:

    Okay, MY is genius. Not only a great concept, but such beautiful prints. Oma’s kitchen is quite fun and I SO want the Entangled line in every colorway!

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    Ksenia says:

    Great way to shop for fabric. Love it

  89. 89
    Andrea says:

    Ooohhh… I LOVE seeing new fabric shops!! Thanks for sharing this! I would love to win some fabric, especially the Verdant in Dessert collection!!

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    Ksenia says:

    Liked on FB too

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    Heidi G says:

    Ooohh… I very much like them… here there and on facebook!

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    Betsy H. says:

    this is making me want to make a quilt!! :-P Or coordinating clothes for baby girl (1.5) and baby boy (due in SIX WEEEKS HOPEFULLY SOONER!) lol :)

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    Amy Foret says:

    Oh my gosh, pre-shrunk fabric??!! That is BRILLIANT! Their designs are TDF.

  94. 94
    Angela McMillan says:

    Poppy Hop is so cute. This is a great resource.

  95. 95
    Angela McMillan says:

    I like them on Facebook. =)

  96. 96
    Betsy H. says:

    “Liked” on fb… but I have to walk away before I spend money I don’t have!! haha!

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    Heidi G says:

    I feel the need to order some Modern Yardage fabrics… but will wait to see if I win a couple yards! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Andrea says:

    ‘Liked’ on Facebook!

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    Katelyn says:

    Liked! Such sweet patterns.

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    Lisa says:

    Liked on FB. Seems like a neat new idea!