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#FMgram: Fabric store shares bright, bold prints

We have the best neighborhood for impromptu photo shoots! Connie is wearing a peony dress she made.1 / 5
We teamed up with Unglued for their Handmade Home Series for this class. The students got to build their own camp stools at Unglued, then came to our shop to sew and attach the seats.2 / 5
A selection of new books and fabrics. New things arrive weekly at the shop –it’s like Christmas all the time here!3 / 5
One of our absolute favorite collections of fabric by 1Canoe2. Pigs, chickens, bees, bikes and canning jars! Doesn’t get much better than that.4 / 5
The Bucket Tote. We love them, our customers love them. Just can’t get enough of the Bucket Tote! We have two classes on it in July.5 / 5

FARGO – Like its wares, Modern Textiles’ Instagram photos are a mix of soft and whimsical and bright and bold.

Co-owners Roxanne Beauvais and Connie Biselx fill the @moderntextiles feed with colorful swatches, new prints, sewing projects and details from the store at 17 7th St. S. in downtown Fargo.

“We love to use Instagram to connect with our customers in the Fargo-Moorhead area. It’s a great way to form a sense of community and get to know people with similar interests,” Beauvais says.

The business partners sold pre-cut fabric on consignment before opening their own store in January. They now offer sewing classes for adults and children. Tonight it’s a “sew-in” with instructor Jean Sando.

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Meredith Holt

Meredith Holt is a Forum features reporter whose topics of interest include women's issues, social issues and mental health. You can read her twice-monthly column on health and fitness, weight loss (and gain) and body image in VarietyShe also does page design and copy editing, which she did for six years prior to joining the features staff in March 2012.

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