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In Black and White by Faye Burgos

Fat Quarter Shop now has In Black and White by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics! It’s an interesting little black and white collection (you probably figured that out by now!) that is fun and sophisticated, striking and easy to blend. The prints in this 10-piece collection include dots, stripes, florals, a cool flowing paisley, and interestingly modern blocks.

Besides the beautiful contrast, the COOLEST focus of the collection is this little print right here–
Now why is that? Because in a half-yard, it looks like THIS!In Black and White is the first of Marcus Fabric’s STRIP-IT collections. Each of these strips is 2.5″ wide and can be used for a variety of effects. Try these technique ideas from Marcus Fabrics!

On the half-yard above, you get 16 whole strips. Just cut it apart and get creative! If you have any brainstorms while reading this, please comment and let everyone know! I for one would not mind WEARING these prints!

Here’s another idea from the Marcus Fabrics Blog: It’s perfect for an eye-catching pillow or quilt block. Just cut four identical 45-degree triangles and join them as shown to create a stylized pinwheel effect, depending on where you cut the fabric. Try working from photocopies of the fabric, or a 90-degree angle mirrors, to test the effects before cutting the actual fabric. Then border it with your favorite coordinating print.

Share your ideas with the Jolly Jabber!


  1. ohhhh. I am going to order a yard, cut it across the middle (so its 22″ x 1 yard) and use to make up a scrappy looking binding!

    Just need to get some matching black and white prints too!

  2. That is a very cool idea. I kind of wish the strips were actually only 2″ wide, which might make them useable in a lot of patterns for jelly rolls where you sew the strips together. But I bet all those creative pattern designers will come up with something for this type of fabric, if they print more.

  3. I’m going to get some yardage of those black and whites. I could toss them into a lot of my patterns. The strips print is interesting – almost more challenging for me because they are black and white. I would probably play around with it more if it were multicolor.

  4. Want color coordinated fabric in your favorite color? Try dying these. Use fabric and vary the time for a whole range of tints in one color. Or maybe fabric markers to color the flowers!

  5. Want fabric in your fav color? Try dying these. Use fabric dye and to vary from light to dark vary the soak time. Or maybe fabric markers to color the flowers!