Fabric Status


Blog posts about fabric....love 'em?...or hate em?...

I guess I kinda like them, so you can just skip this if it's not your thing!

If you read regularly, you may have picked up the fact that over the last year I've become faintly bothered by my large stash, and have seriously cut down on fabric purchases.

I say 'cut down', since there have still been a few pieces trickling in...:)  But seriously, I went some months without a single fabric purchase!  Shocking!!

So, it feels good to whittle down one's stash and at the same time exercise self restraint in purchasing those 'must have' fabric lines.  When a new fabric collection comes out from a favorite designer (for me it's Denyse Schmidt, or Anna Maria Horner)  I tend to have this panicky feeling.  What if I miss out on that one fabric that would end up being one of my faves?  What if everyone snaps it up right away and once I decide I really love it, it's all gone?

Anyways, I've been practicing restraining myself on these!  And it works pretty good!  For example, from both the above mentioned designers I have ordered ZERO fabric from their last two collections each!  (Confession:  just remembered that I bought one design roll of Denyse's Florence collection).

But, as the above photo suggests, there have been a few purchases here and there, so thought I'd show you a few of my recent acquisitions.


The prints above are from Hawthorne Threads, the leopard print is an Anna Maria Horner favorite that I was loathe to run out of.  The other four were prints that I just thought looked good.  (And I love each one of them!)

The two on the left are from Riley Blake's Rocket Age found here.  The two on the right are from Heather Bailey's Lottie Da collection here.  Blue Leopard Print is from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study right here.



Now this fun grouping comes from a new Canadian shop called FabricSpark!  I'm so excited about this shop because it has such a clean modern feel.  I love the fabrics she is choosing to sell!  I curated this bundle and was sent these fat quarters to play with.  You can buy this exact bundle in her shop right here.  I can't wait to make a quilt with these fat quarters, just waiting for inspiration to strike...




The last two photos show fabric purchased from LiMaSews on Etsy.  The top two were ones that I knew I loved and wanted larger pieces of, so I think I bought 1.5 yards of each.  The bottom is a fat quarter bundle of Meadow by Leah Duncan.  Can't wait to sew with these summery colors!

So this is not a complete list of every fabric I've purchased in the last year!  There are some more that are coming to mind right now.  Maybe I'll show them to you in finished quilts!

18 comments:

  1. I love fabric and I love blog posts about it too! Always nice to see what people like and the prints they chose. I love space age and meadow looks beautiful! All lovely additions!

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  2. I know the feeling. I've felt overwhelmed by the amount of the fabric I have for quite some time and I also decided to mostly stop buying new fabric. It's amazing what I can "dig up" from my stash when no new fabric is allowed in :)

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  3. I love fabric posts. I enjoy looking at a photos of it. I often see prints I've never seen before. I like seeing how others mix and match.

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  4. I always feel the same way about new collections coming out. I am afraid they won't be available when I finally decide I need some. It's funny too because there have been some collection that came out and I decided to wait a little bit (because of the budget or just because) and then I ended up not getting them and sometimes, I'm even glad I didn't !!

    Love love love Meadow. Can't wait to see what you do with it !

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  5. I really enjoy your fabric posts. It is fascinating to see what fabrics different quilters are drawn to!

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  6. I love the fabric posts too. I love to see what fabrics other people are drawn to. I too get all panicky when I see new fabrics and desire to purchase just in case...

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  7. Thank you for telling us about Fabric Spark. I never knew about them. They have some beautiful bundles. Your choices are lovely

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  8. That's a beautiful bundle you have chosen!

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  9. I have the exact same panic when my favorite designers (actually the same as yours) bring out new collections - especially right now while I'm on a total fabric buying ban (been fasting since the beginning of the year!) I'm really, really enjoying working from stash though, it has encouraged me to think a bit more outside the box with my fabric pulls, knowing I can only work with what's on the shelf!

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  10. I always enjoy fabric posts ~ keep them coming!! It's also nice hearing where you purchase the fabric from too. Lovely bundles....happy quilting :)

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  11. fun - I love seeing what other fabric people buy.

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  12. I know the exact feelings when you're not sure if it will run out if you don't purchase the fabric line. I really like your fabric purchases, my favorite is the last stack.

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  13. Anyone is absolutely beautiful.I enjoy seeing fabric post.Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. Always love a fabric post! And these fabrics are fabulous!! Enjoy using them.

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  15. I always love a fabric post!

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  16. Love the fabrics, but I really want to know what that machine is !! Looks fantastic from what I can see.

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