Monday, July 8, 2013

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Fabric

You know what they say, "Those who can, sew...  "  Well in my case, those who can't, shop:-)

First off, I have to give huge props to the amazingly awesome Hawthorne Threads!!!  I have been waiting not so patiently for this adorable Sarah Jane Out to Sea Anchor print to come back in stock.  Friday morning I got the message it was finally available.  11:28 AM, I raced to my computer and placed my order (with this cute little bundle of  JenPag Circa for good measure).  At 1:46 PM I got the message had sent me a package and bright and early Monday morning it showed up in my mailbox.  Incredible selection, great prices...  Fabulous!!!

I'm a big believer in shopping locally so I also had to be sure to do my part for my favorite local quilt shops...
Sunday the coolest peeps in Cambridge hosted us for another Quilts for Boston sew-in.  I had to drive all the way down from Maine (and back) but it was totally worth it!!!  I have been obsessed with the pink Liberty print since my last trip to Gather Here when I didn't have time to buy it.  Luckily it was still there along with a few new additions I also had to have.  Seriously, pink scissors...  I think Virginia knew I was coming;-)

Since I was in Maine I also had to run by Marden's for some "discount" fabrics.  This is definitely my go to place to get yardage for backings.  It's hit or miss but for 5 yards of designer fabric for under $15.00 I'm willing to do a little digging.

Of course I also had to visit my totally awesome friends at Quilter's Way (4 times!?!).  This month they are hosting 31 Days of Holiday Gifts.  This week was Chevron Week...  how could I resist?  Be sure to check out their blog for 7 adorable tutorials using chevrons.  Next week is hexagon week...  I'm in trouble!

Don't think I'm just going to hoard all these amazing fabrics.  I actually have a project in mind which finally precipitated a trip to new kid on the block, Daley by the Yard.  They're a Bernina Shop so I was able to pick up a piping foot (Any guesses what I need that for?) but they also have a nice selection of modern fabrics.

No more excuses, it's time to get back to doing what I do best;-)


  1. Wow! You've got a lot of fabric there! I recognize Rashida's Washi fabric. I have that too and have a project on the far back burner. Am looking forward to what you are going to do with all that fabric!

  2. Fun stuff Alice! I will have to check out the new place - Daley by the Yard. Hope you have been having fun in Maine.