When I showed you my infinity scarves, I told you I'd show you my recent fabric purchases. I visited my local quilt store to buy some batting...
... and came out with some beautiful fabric, plus the batting. Oh, and some thread, but I don't get excited about thread or batting, so no pics of them.
I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but this fat quarter bundle of Nocturne, by Janet Clare, for Mode, had to come home with me. There's definitely enough to make a quilt - and one that would be suitable for a guy. We'll see.
This is a photo heavy post - the next few pics are so you can see just how gorgeous these fabrics are, either used together, or split up...
I thought the Lynette Anderson Designs, Needles and Pins, for RJR Fabrics, might be good for a fabric basket for my sewing room. Unlike the rest, these two fat quarters were on special. I don't think I would have purchased these two if they'd been full price.
More Janet Clare fabric - Wordsmith for Moda. I have a thing for text fabric and I just adore this one. I bought ½m of the dark blue and 1m of the text fabric. Again, no idea what it'll become.
And the dark blue Wordsmith - that's my favourite, so much so that I bought what was left on the roll - just over 2m. I can see me making a bag from this. I could easily mix some of the Nocturne fabric in with it. The owner of the shop suggested this would make a good border for a quilt made with Nocturne. The two work well together. So many possibilities.
And last, but definitely not least, purchased from Spoonflower some Pride and Prejudice fabric. Originally I had no idea what I'd do with it, but I love it and took advantage of a free world wide shipping offer a little while ago. I bought 2m, so enough for a few projects. Last night the first project popped into my head - a present for a Jane Austen fan. Stay tuned...
Do you show self control in a fabric store? Not me!!!
Oh I love them all Pam! There is something very appealing about coordinated quilting fabric all folded nicely and put in a bundle. You make me want to go fabric shopping for a quilt!ReplyDelete
I have the fat quarter bundle of Needles and Pins fabrics, love them! I've used several in my wall art project and in a recent quilt.ReplyDelete
Janet Clare did a run of Flight with an airplane quilt. Yes, I'm a fan. I believe we should buy fabric that makes us happy so we can create happy treasures. "...as long as you use them..." doesn't make me nearly as happy.ReplyDelete
I must seriously be the only sewing person who doesn't regularly visit a fabric store! I live in a metro area with over a million people so there are fabric stores around (the main one requiring a membership to get the best prices) but the idea of browsing just to buy fabric for "later" is so very foreign to me. That said, I would love to have the opportunity to visit a large discount/outlet type of fabric shop and let loose for once!ReplyDelete
You made some nice choices there, and I'm definitely staying tuned... ;-)
Really liking the navy and golden color fabrics. Plus text fabric is one I like to buy.ReplyDelete
OHhhhhhhhhhhhh those are some gorgeous fabrics - especially the text prints, which I now think I'm addicted to, based on your photos, lol. Enabler! I love "free worldwide shipping" - I rarely find that though, and of course, like Australians, Canadians don't get many breaks in the shipping department :D I like ordering from connectingthreads.com because they've had free shipping to Canada (for orders over $75 US) for a while now - it works for me :) (of course, NAYY!)ReplyDelete
To answer your question - I show self-control in fabric stores unless there's a worthwhile sale or if I have a coupon (i.e. Joanns) - then all bets are off and stash enhancement will commence ;)
OOPS - Aus gets free shipping as well, for web orders over $75 - YAY! Still NAYY. I'm going to check Spoonflower more often for that free shipping bargain - I've seen gorgeous stuff there :)Delete