When you are looking for the perfect fabric for your project, you need to consider the color, print, texture, and quality of the fabric, all in one quick touch. For a fabric company to win the hearts of makers worldwide, it needs to offer something desirable on all fronts. Art Gallery Fabrics has done just that, with high-quality fabrics designed with modern colors and prints.
Melissa is a product designer at Art Gallery, and we spoke with her about what makes their fabrics stand out. We started with their knit fabrics, since we used an Art Gallery knit for the Alice shirt sample this month. Art Gallery knits are uniquely soft and stretchy, with a high-quality weave that Melissa describes as, "the ultimate dream factor.”
It’s not just comfort that makes their fabric stand out. Art Gallery works with a group of modern designers to create steady collections that tend to sell out, “This creative process is so much fun because we always try to have our consumers in mind. We ask ourselves for every print: What types of things would you sew with this print? Is the scale the right size? Are the colors contrasting enough? And the list goes on.” Designers are often working on multiple collections at a time, evaluating trends as they go, “We try to make a cohesive collection that contains blender prints, medium scale prints, and then your focal main prints.”
Here are the most versatile garment substrates that Art Gallery offers, matched with some of our favorite Seamwork patterns.