Our time has come....

Here at STI, designers have just reached our deadline for December Showtime in Highpoint, NC.  Through all of the rushed patterns, the sorting of fabrics, and the last push of color work, we have finally reached the time we can all take a collective deep breath and exhale.  The upcoming line of Revolution Performance Fabrics promises to be the biggest to date with a diverse range of styles for every taste.  Thankfully for you—the consumer—there is no deadline for settling into your new sofa covered in luxurious, worry-free Revolution Fabric.  Just wait….there’s so much more to come!


Did you know that last Monday was National Mother-In-Law Day?

I hope that everyone remembered to celebrate😊! Now just to clarify, I really do love my mother-in-law.  She's great!!  How lucky am I that she stays out of our business, well, most of the time.  I know what you are thinking, I am just trying to stay on her good side.  Don't worry, I am 99.9% sure that her Jitterbug phone doesn't even have internet service, so she will never even read this!  Remember how I told you that she stays out of our business??  I guess that doesn't include her giving me her opinion on, well, just about everything! But isn't that what mother-in-laws are supposed to do?  

I was so excited, I told my mother-in-law that we were getting a new sofa.  "What color is it?" she asked.  "It's white!" I said. Dead silence.....then she said "Honey, are you sure that you want to do that?  I don't think that is a good idea.  You know white is going to be really hard to keep clean!"  I responded, excited that for once, I could correct her, of course, nicely.  "No, it's not just any white fabric! It's a Revolution fabric!!"  No worries for me!  If it gets dirty, it easily cleans with a little soap and water, add some bleach for the tougher stains. I am so excited I can finally get the white sofa that I have always wanted!!!  

More about my new sofa in blogs to follow...


While browsing a local flea market this weekend, I stumbled upon a vintage chair which retained some of its original, yet tattered and stained fabric.  In its sad condition, the chair was barely holding onto what was left of the original vibrant colors from its glory days.  Sadly, unless they have spent their lives on display in the “formal” living room, most furnishings eventually lose the test of time.  With Revolution Performance Fabrics®, you can have fine fabrics without the worry of stains or premature wear.  

Revolution patterns Debutante | Doric 

Revolution patterns Debutante | Doric 

As I walked away from the chair, I imagined a flea market scene a century from now.  Will Revolution Fabrics help to end the bleak future most old chairs face?  Will shoppers at that market stumble upon a vintage chair adorned with still-vibrant Revolution Fabric?  I’d like to think so!

Over exposure

A few weeks ago my father celebrated being 10 years cancer free from non-hodgkin lymphoma!  This particular cancer was determined by his doctor to be from exposure to environmental factors. 

I am so excited that our Revolution Performance Fabrics® are not chemically treated with stain repellants.  Stain resistance is an inherent quality of the yarn, therefore your family is not exposed to any added chemicals (like other performance brands).

To watch "Episode 1: What makes Revolution different?" click the play button.

Red, White and Brody

It's an election year. Time to think about what qualities I like in a candidate. The more I think about it I realize I'd like a candidate that has the same strengths as Revolution. Revolution Performance Fabrics® are durable, strong and survive anything you throw at them. 

Rock the vote y'all! Until next time...


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I bet you could guess what pattern this is.........Sugarshack!!

I bet you could guess what pattern this is.........Sugarshack!!

Nothing Compares

        So… in a recent email that I received from a customer wanting to know where she could buy Revolution Performance Fabrics®, she said that she had looked at a lot of other performance fabrics and she couldn’t find anything that compared.  I told her that she was right!  Nothing compares to Revolution!!  How many fabrics can you buy that are Made in the USA, chemical free, affordable and still look fashionable and feel incredible??   Actually 287 to be exact (as of today), and they are all Revolution.  We challenge you to find something better!

Indigo Shibori

Spice Indigo

Spice Indigo

Opulent Indigo

Opulent Indigo


Styles Spice and Opulent fall into the shibori style category. This look has been on trend for awhile, but it seems to be gaining momentum. And, now you can have the look in a performance fabric with a PLUS! These two styles are also machine washable. Very relaxed and comfy like your favorite pair of jeans! So you can relax with your new fabric… no worries of an accident… easy to clean… because life happens!

Lexi Slip  |  engender Furniture   | Slipcover Twill  | Spice Indigo | Opulent Indigo 

Lexi Slip  | engender Furniture  | Slipcover Twill  | Spice Indigo | Opulent Indigo