I’ve done a little bit of fabric buying over the last couple of months, nothing excessive (at least I didn’t think so until I got half way through this post) and only in the sales (sort of).
On Black Friday I preordered Architexture from Stash Modern Fabrics at a discounted price:
I’ve spent a fair amount of time in the last 12 months looking at architectural drawings and this appealed as soon as I saw it at the end of the summer.
And I filled the envelope with a yard of each of these, in a vague attempt to add to my small purple stash:
and a FQ bundle of Type by Julia Rothman, it didn’t include the clip board print but I’m not so keen on that so didn’t mind:
and filled up the envelope/spent the last dollars on a yard of sale fabric ready for next Christmas!
Next, a bundle of solids and a little bit of Flea Market Fancy from the Fat Quarter Shop in one of their 12 days of Christmas offers. The solids were $3.50 per yard so it seemed silly not to add to my small solids collection:
Also from the FQS was a half price FQ bundle of Super Star by Zoe Pearn for My Minds Eye, Riley Blake. I don’t often buy fabric with a specific project in mind but this one is going to become a quilt for the Siblings Together project, I also bought extra half price yardage for backing and binding. I’m thinking that this would be great for a teenage boy. No idea about a pattern yet and still wondering if I can get 2 quilts out of it…
Then the evils of twitter…a friend tweeted one evening how she was waiting to collect a parcel from the local Post Office depot, she then posted a picture of what was in the parcel, I had to follow the link and discovered that Doughty’s were selling Michele D’Amores Wordplay for the small sum of £3.99 per metre! So I soon discovered that I’d ordered a metre of most prints left:
The text fabrics are great but I’m also loving the dots/diamonds and think they’ll be wonderful for quilt binding.
A week later after following Doughty’s on twitter discovered that some prints that were previously out of stock were back in and again a metre of each arrived on my doorstep:
I have already used some of these, hoping to show you how soon.
Doughty’s offer a brilliant service and the postage was better than reasonable – highly recommended especially with the hike in shipping fees from the US. They currently have a range of Amy Butler fabrics for £5.65 per metre, from the Midwest Modern, Daisy Chain and Love ranges and even a few pieces from the Belle and Lotus ranges. Worth a look even if just for quilt backing.
So the lesson I have learnt today is keep quiet about fabric purchases or write about them as they arrive so that I don’t write a post which makes me look like I have an addiction!