‘Lemonade Bubbles’ fabric

My ‘Lemonade Bubbles’ fabric was featured recently  in this sunny-themed piece on Michelle Bartholomew’s Half Square Headlines site. It’s fabric number 4 below.  Thanks, Michelle!  (You can find Michelle’s blog  here.)

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.”
-Walt Whitman
Image sources, clockwise from top left:
one | two | three | four | five | six

‘Lemonade Bubbles’, like all my fabrics, is available from Spoonflower (www.spoonflower.com).  To find me, you need to choose ‘Designer‘ in the search options and put amanda_jane_textiles in the search box. Or just click here.

Spoonflower head office is based in America, so American readers can order from there and pay in dollars. However, there is now a Berlin office, so you can order within Europe and can pay in Pounds sterling or in Euros.

Spoonflower prints on a huge range of fibres and fabric as you can see from the list below:

Performance Piqué
Performance Knit
Modern Jersey
Cotton Spandex Jersey
Organic Cotton Knit Ultra
Sport Lycra
Basic Cotton Ultra
Kona® Cotton Ultra
Cotton Poplin Ultra
Poly Crepe de Chine
Silky Faille
Lightweight Cotton Twill
Organic Cotton Sateen Ultra
Linen Cotton Canvas Ultra
Eco Canvas
Heavy Cotton Twill
Faux Suede
Silk Crepe de Chine
Performance Piqué
Performance Knit
Sport Lycra
Any design can be printed on any fabric. I currently have over a hundred designs available.
You can also order wallpaper or gifwrap from the site.
Here are a few more yellow-based Amanda Jane Textiles designs:
Little Leaf                         Beach Ball                    Mama Camel and baby
One of my favourites is ‘Cornish Sandcastles’ because it reminds me of holidays in Cornwall with my family:
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 This is the image used for the July page of my 2017 calendar. I am sending the pages out (as a PDF) a month at a time to anyone who reads this and would like one. Fill in the form below and I will send one out to you for July and then a page for each remaining month of this year.


100th blog post!

100th post

Shortly before starting my small business Amanda Jane Textiles in Autumn 2014, I began this blog. Thus far, I have written 100 blog posts and included a 30-second video about my creative life. Click here to see it.

There have been about 13,000 hits on this website. Thank you for visiting.

The plan is to write original content each week which I hope you will enjoy, and also to give access to my gradually increasing selection of quilt and sewing patterns, to my stock of fabric designs and to information about our holiday house let in Durham, UK. I’ve created links to all of these: you should be able to see them either below, or to the right of the current post(s).

Over the two and a half year period, I have covered a variety of topics, the majority (but not all) textile-related. I also like to feature the beautiful North-East of England, where I live, and also to write about other things that have caught my interest.  Here are some examples. Just click on the title to read the post:


Three upcycled dresses in three days

Tantalising quilt link at Beamish

Stitches and Sequins


Save money, recycle a shirt 

A Harris tweed brooch

How to layer up a quilt

Textile artists:

Meeting Michael Brennand-Wood

Lou Gardiner in London

Sue Dove in Harrogate

Small business:

Developing textile products for sale

Running a small business

Taking photographs of products

Skiing and Snow:

Skiing and silk (what to wear for skiing)

Springtime and Snow

Durham and the North-East:

Finding inspiration on foot

Lumiere lights Durham

Durham Surprises

I also wrote a useful post about how to replace a jacket lining which appeared on the Bernina blog. Click here to see it.

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If you enjoy these posts, then do consider subscribing so you get the weekly blog-post delivered direct to your email in-box. And please pass on the website address (http://www.amandajanetextiles.com) to anyone else you know who would like it too. Thanks!

And as a special gift to mark the 100th blog post: there’s a free single-bed quilt pattern for you! Click here to get it.

The best birthday cake ever

Photo taken from blog post Fire and Ice (and Meringue).