Our Weekly Newsletter

June 20, 2017   /   byHawthorne Threads  / Categories :  Feeds

Hey there fabric friends! Once again, we have an exciting newsletter for you, starting with another fabric option for our Hawthorne Threads designed and printed collections. With this release comes the opportunity to chat about some of the compelling environmental advantages to digital printing, and why we are so excited to be at the forefront of this emerging technology.

Hawthorne Threads Organic Fabric

Digital printing offers an eco-friendly alternative to traditional rotary screen printing, with chief advantages in water and power consumption as well as the elimination of harmful chemicals. Instead of requiring hundreds of gallons of water to yield a single yard of screen printed fabric, our digital printing process is virtually water free. That advantage is two-fold; not only does digital printing avoid consumption of a limited resource, it also eliminates the need to dispose of toxic wastewater. According to the World Bank, the treatment and dyeing of textiles accounts for nearly 20% of industrial water pollution globally, second only to agriculture. (See more here and learn in depth here.) Furthermore, you'll be happy to know that we lessen our environmental footprint even more by printing with non-toxic, water based pigment inks that are biodegradable. Finally, the power consumption of digital printers is also a fraction of their screen printer counterparts, making this process an exciting step in moving towards sustainable practices in the textile industry. We are thrilled to take this process yet another step closer with the option to select our In House digitally printed fabrics on a 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton. So not only is the process an eco-friendly option, so too can be the base cloth.

Hawthorne Threads Organic Cotton Fabric Birches

Simply select your desired fabric substrate and width from a drop down box found on any one of our In House fabric designs. Yes, that means our entire Hawthorne Threads catalog of designs is available in all of these fun fabrics! We've already had the pleasure of testing out the new Organic fabric, choosing it for some nursery themed collection with our sweet Lamb fabric collection.

Hawthorne Threads Organic Cotton Fabric Lamb

Plush baby blocks featuring our Lamb Organic Fabrics

Hawthorne Threads Organic Cotton Fabric Lamb Quilts

Lamb Organic Fabric Quilts made from our Faux Patchwork designs


Sweet Florals from Another Point of View

Sweet Florals Fabric Poster
windham-free quilt kit-floral shower

Free Quilt Pattern coming soon from Windham, click for fabric requirements

Another Point of View is back with a new line for Windham Fabrics. Sweet Florals blooms with a variety of different modern prints in various sizes and colorways, giving you endless design options. Create unique apparel or tasteful quilts with this beautiful collection that will appeal to both modern quilters and those looking for more of a vintage feel. We have yardage and Fat Quarter Bundle for the Sunshine and Moonlight color stories!

colette patterns rue sewing pattern
sew caroline the picnic skirt sewing pattern

Picnic Skirt Pattern Available in our Shop

green bee design sally romper and dress sewing pattern

Sally Romper and Dress pattern available in our shop

noodlehead go anywhere bag sewing pattern

Go Anywhere Bag pattern from Noodlehead available in our Shop


Snowflake Waltz from Maude Asbury

Snowflake Waltz Fabric Poster
blend-free quilt pattern

Free Quilt Pattern from Blend

Snowflake Waltz by Maude Asbury is an amusing interpretation of the classic Nutcracker Ballet. The Mouse King, Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker all come to life on a canvas of snowflakes and trees while classic colors of red, green, gold and grey set the stage for your next sewing project. We're seeing lots of Christmas Quilts, apparel, and decor with this whimsical collection! Don't miss the Free Quilt Pattern and the Fat Quarter Bundles.

patty young emma sewing pattern

Emma Sewing Pattern from Modkid available in our Shop


Click for Pillow Tutorial from A Bright Corner


Fabric Back in Stock!

Adventure Awaits Fabric
Weegallery IG quilt by  textiletrolley Capture

Sewing Inspiration from Textile Trolley

Adventure Awaits in the mountains and forests. Run wild with foxes, deer, and other critters in Wee Gallery's collection for Dear Stella, now BACK IN FULL, both in yardage and Fat Quarter Bundles. Use these alone for a monochromatic look, or mix in some near solids and basics like the Wee Hearts to make those color pop!

For backing, don't miss our beautiful selections of Minky and Faux Fur!


Sewing inspiration from Katy Made It


Sewing Inspiration from Reveille Sewing


Now Available for Pre-Order!

Diving Board Fabric Poster

Make a splash with Diving Board, the upcoming collection for Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics. The Quilting Cottons are a harmony of two color stories that ebb and flow together like the sea upon the shore. Pre-Order yardage and Fat Quarter Bundles on, and we will be offering the unbleached Linen Blend and Widebacks when the collection arrives.

For more on Alison's inspiration for the line, see her beautiful Lookbook!

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Diving Board sewing inspiration from Alison Glass

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Diving Board sewing inspiration from Alison Glass


New Giveaway!

Home Grown Fabric Poster

For this week's giveaway we are offering up a Fat Quarter Bundle of Home Grown from Makower UK and Andover Fabrics.

Congratulations to grimsley, our winner of a Fat Quarter Bundle of Monaluna's new Cottage Garden collection in Fat Quarters! Please send us a quick message to let us know where we should send this winning prize!


Thank you so much for reading along with us, and for your continued support of our little shop!

Warmest regards,
Lindsay and Charlie

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