Thursday, November 10, 2016

New American Made Brand Fabrics

I recently had the pleasure to play with some new fabric by American Made Brand. This line of fabric is a gorgeous quality, solid colored line that is grown and made right in the USA. It can't get better than that!

There are three new fabrics coming out and they are perfect for all that I do. But then again, the solid colors they offer are perfect too, because they are the ones that I screen print my own designs onto. But, if you happen to be a dyer and printer and want something that is ready to design with, then you will like the new offerings.

The three new fabrics are:

  1. AMB PFP cotton is fabric Prepared for Printing.  Fabric is free of finishing and treated in a way to let inks immerse the fibers in color during the printing process.  For the tech-savvy artist wanting to transform their digital creations into fabric works of art!
  2. AMB PFD cotton is fabric Prepared for Dyeing.  No starches, sizing, or finishes applied to the fabric, allowing dyes and paints to saturate the fibers.  Perfect for dyeing, batiking, fabric painting, block printing, and all types of textile art media.  Let this fabric serve as a blank canvas to unleash your inner Picasso!
  3. AMB Natural Muslin
Here is what I did with my piece of PFD cotton. 

I first dyed the PFD cotton with an orange fiber reactive dye. The color came out brilliant and gorgeous. Next I used textile paint to add some stenciled leaves to the surface. 

I decided to split my piece of PFP fabric in two so I could print two designs on it. For the first design shown, I used one of my Thermofax screen designs, another leaf design, and screened an avocado green color over the surface.

For the other piece of PFP fabric, I used one of my compressed sponge shapes. Yes, another leaf design (I must have been in a leafy mood). I sponged on textile paint in a teal color.

And for the final fabric, the natural muslin, I again used a Thermofax screen to create a fabric that has a stripe pattern.

Once the four pieces of fabric were finished I pulled some of my other printed AMB fabrics from my stash and created a small collection.

This collection called to me to make something so I decided to create a small quilt. I made an improv quilt block with a wonky plus design and then repeated the same block in a smaller size for the border.

I am very impressed that AMB has added these new fabrics to their line. I love using the AMB solids with my screen printing and now I can add these new fabrics to my stash so I can have an even larger variety of options when I want to create unique and original fabrics for my projects.

If you would like to see more of these fabrics and other AMB solids that are available, please visit:

American Made Brand fabrics is found on the web here,

American Made Brand fabric is a division of Clothworks,

As always, thanks for stopping by and visiting. Please leave a comment if you have any questions.


  1. LOVE all these fabrics but especially the stripe pattern. Sometime I have got to try your technique. I have your etsy shop favorited. Thanks for such inspiring pictures!

    1. Thank you Janie! That stripe is one of my favorites too!

  2. So how would you compare the pfd/pfp to other types of pfd fabrics. I've only used test fabrics 400 m or cotton sateen for my dyeing. I don't like a loose weave. How would you rate the muslin? Thanks so much for the post.

    1. I have used Test Fabrics PFD fabrics too, Robbie. I think I really would need to do a comparison where I dye the AMB fabric at the same time as the other PFD fabrics to get a really good test. One of these days I just may do that, as I was also curious about this. Without the comparison, though, I feel like the AMB PFD was very nice quality just by touching and feeling.

      The muslin, in my opinion, felt like a higher quality muslin than some of those you find at the local fabric stores...and I don't mean the quilt shops. :)

  3. ooooooo! All of these are wonderful...I especially LOVE that delicious orange.

    1. Thank you Jill! Orange is one of my favorites, so I had to go with orange!!!

  4. Spectacular results! I especially love the orange leaves and the stripe.


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