do you need to buy more fabric?



































i'm on a self imposed fabric buying diet.  amazingly i have bought almost nothing in the last six months.  my one exception will be Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt, which i will be purchasing a bundle of!

and i'm also destashing a few bundles in my Etsy shop.  (still code BLUE15 for 15% off!)

this is all very. very. hard. for me.  because i love all my fabric, and i love very much of the fabric that i see in the stores that i want.  but i've been ruthless with my stash.  not exactly sure why, because i know i'd use it all eventually, but just kind of a feeling of 'too much'!


so although i'm not being all spendy online these days, that doesn't mean that i don't LOVE tempting all the rest of you to spend money!  here's a short list of a few items i think you all should buy!

*i've been eyeing these funky house wallhangings for a long time.  now there's finally a pattern!  and yes, i did buy this one...ooops!!

*one thing i'm on a mission to do is to create quilts that have the modern look and texture that i love, but that are truly so soft and snuggly that they don't end up being just a pile on the shelf.  for me, this is what quilts are about - being used every day, snuggled under, and truly loved, not stored away and protected.  so all that to say, i'm really loving this double gauze that you can find in yummy solid colors over here.  i haven't tested it yet for longevity in a well-used quilt, but i will say that the quality seems to be quite good!

*one problem when buying fabric from Japanese fabric shops on Etsy, is that you're not always sure of the quality, or the type of fabric you're going to get.  the fabrics seem expensive, so it's a bit risky.  i ordered a piece of this sweet pink roses, and it was worth every penny!  i had seen these fabrics described as 'washing cotton' or washing linen' and had no idea what that meant.  well, i think it has to do with the fact that they've been prewashed.  whatever the case,  this fabric is a slightly heavier cotton, but very soft.  i want to make a dress for my daughter with it, but can also think of twenty other things i want to use it for!

10 comments:

  1. Oh man, those fabric stacks are tempting. But the shipping costs kill me! Is it because you're in Canada?

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  2. Also so tempted and so needing to put myself on a fabric diet. It's sooo hard with so many wonderful prints and collections coming out!! I really love hearing what you're liking and where you get things, so helpful, thank you! Beautiful pictures too!

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  3. I have been so good on my diet, that I splashed out and brought only four charm packs a little while ago. I look at it like my husband fishing hobby. Sure he doesn't need a million and one different hooks and stuff and it makes him happy. Sometimes just because I own a piece of a fabric, that makes me happy.

    Now to go look at your fabric....

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  4. I love your stash pictures. They are vibrant and refreshing.

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  5. I too am trying to make squishy quilts we will use. The key for me is less dense quilting and wool batting. I love wool batting, the quilts have a little loft and are so soft. Plus modern wool batting is easy to wash!

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  6. It's as if my husband hacked into your blog account and wrote this post. I need to use what I have, but the temptation to buy is often too great!

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  7. Good for you on your fabric diet! It is so enticing!

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  8. I walked past a quilt shop today, didn't enter the door, knew I had no will power.... is there a support group for us?

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  9. I like your fabric quest and hope to see more interesting post and more products on your ETSY shop.

    - Herman swan

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