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Old 05-18-2019, 07:16 PM
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I'm trying to get fabrics with an asian theme for my son. I would like a jelly roll, but not successful finding one. I prefer the fabrics to have the japanese fish, bamboo, and maybe some dragons but mainly fish. I do want it to be scrappy so a jelly roll would be great or layer cake I would like to. Looking at fabrics many are the beautiful florals but that's sort of famine. Unable to find this and open to suggestions.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:33 PM
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check out Quilters Paradise in Baldwin City, KS--Sharon likes Asian inspired fabrics and always has a number of bolts of fabric--I have a large clam shell one cut out--now to find time to piece!
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:09 AM
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Check out Etsy.com. I have had great luck finding specific fabrics and always had a great experience with price, shipping, ets.
Here is a link to a search of Etsy.com

https://www.etsy.com/search?q=oriental%20fabric
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:19 AM
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I've never seen this kind of fabric in a jelly roll. Lolly's in Shipshewana has a great selection, but I'm not sure they have a website. I think you have to go there.

What pattern are you going to use? I have some too and I am having trouble thinking of how I can cut it up and still keep the Asian look.
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:38 AM
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It seems to me that Jordan Fabrics advertised oriental jelly rolls this week on their site.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:50 AM
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fabric.com has a huge selection of Asian fabrics.
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:14 AM
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You might try eBay. I often find what I need at great prices.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:27 AM
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Try https://shiboridragon.com/
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Try robert Kaufman fabrics. Many asian inspired collections
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Sadly (for me anyway) Asian fabrics are dwindling in popularity. There aren't near as many lines available now as there were several years ago, especialy now that Kona Bay is no longer in business. Most of the newer Asian lines are floral inspired, very few koi fish. Your best bet is probably Etsy. Also most Asian prints are larger scale prints with focus motifs averaging about 4" to 5". The few older lines that I have that had Koi in them would not translate well to smaller precuts like JR. Most of mine the fish are at least 3 or 4" in size and some considerably larger. In all my years of collecting Asian inspired fabrics, Koi were the hardest to find and I only ever found one print where the fish were small. Good luck in your search, there are several sellers on etsy who specialize, or at least seem to, in Asians.
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