robert kaufman fabrics

Added on by Janine.
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I see the name "Robert Kaufman Fabrics" a lot (and there are usually fat quarters piled in my fabric stash in my basement), but I never knew who Robert Kaufman was...

He was a Russian immigrant born in 1899 who came to America. The company website goes into detail on his journey from owner of a menswear business in New York in the 1920s to a fabric manufacturer in Los Angeles in the 1950s. The company was later run by his sons, and now his grandsons are in charge.

The company's current CEO, Ken Kaufman, made this documentation of the long (and geographically expansive) process of making their fabric today.

Robert Kaufman fabric Architextures designed by Carolyn Friedlander. Click on the photos for credits.

Robert Kaufman fabric Architextures designed by Carolyn Friedlander. Click on the photos for credits.

During the research for this post, I inadvertently fell in love: with these new fabrics designed by Carolyn Friedlander. (Another architect-turned-quilter!)

I hope my local fabric stores will be stocking this range. These designs would be wonderful for mixing into a modern quilt. 

I hope my local fabric stores will be stocking this range. These designs would be wonderful for mixing into a modern quilt.