Sunday Stash #52

3 Jan

Happy New Year and all that.  I’m not one for writing a reflection on the year but there will be a couple of catch up posts of finished projects coming up, including this catch up post of fabric that arrived before Christmas.

I won a $25 gift certificate to spend at Fat Quarter Shop from Sew Mama Sew.

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Not having any spare cash I thought I would sit on the winnings until I had some money to spend.  Then I realised that I needed 1/2 yard of black fabric for a quilt I had planned.  So I had a quick look at Fat Quarter Shop and Kona Black was on sale at $4.89 per yard.  I worked out that I could order 4 yards of Kona on sale for less than $20 and therefore keeping the shipping at $13.  Ordering more means a shipping charge of $24 which was almost the value of the certificate!

IMG_7674 So I hunted around the Kona’s on sale and picked out 1/2 yard cuts of these greens:

IMG_7745l-r Cactus, Kiwi, Lime and Emerald

I’m guessing that maybe the green and reds were on sale because the Christmas making rush was over? IMG_7749

l-r Tomato, Cardinal and Black (I think, although the reds could be the other way round)

I’ve started working on a Preppy the Whale quilt with my 6yr old and did all the cutting of the black for this project, I discovered that I had enough black in my stash for the bits that  I needed!  That’s maybe what happens when you deviate from the pattern!  I had less than a FQ of black and cut mouths and eyes for 48 whales from it.  Never mind it now means that I have a yard of black for something else when I need it.  Aside from the fact that I realised too late that I didn’t need that yard of fabric I love being a bargain hunter and getting 4 yards of fabric for just $7.59!  That’s it for now though no more fabric shopping for a while (unless someone wants to send me a gift certificate).

Do I have a plan for the reds and greens?  No, but my stash has very little red in it so they have helped that situation and I’m happy to have a better variety of greens to choose from.

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Molli Sparkles
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5 thoughts on “Sunday Stash #52

  1. There is nothing like a great deal on fabric! It really is hard to resist, don’t you think?! Plus, how fun to win a gift certificate! Great way to start the New Year!!

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