Tag Archives: fabric

Stocking up (Sunday Stash)

Not that I was running out or anything, but two visits to two different Fabricland locations netted a nice assortment of fabric. Firstly the Oshawa location with some colourful half metre cuts. I felt the need to add more prints with multi colours, and the seahorses (Under the Sea by Jo Lynch) looked usable even […]

Fun at Quilt Canada

It is wonderful to see the different quilts on display and find my favourites.   Here are a few and you can see the rest of my album at this link.  Click on the picture to go to my flickr page, where you will also find the label. I also took a class, selecting “Straight […]

Incoming (Sunday Stash)

Another stash addition to report this week. #sorrynotsorry I popped into the Fabricland in Ajax only to discover that they are closing and had started their clearance sales. On the $5/metre table, I scooped up these two quilting cottons. I’m always looking for good modern red prints, and the Ardently Austin by Riley Blake was […]

Bundle Buys (Sunday Stash)

So you see, every year we go to Plattsburgh NY for a weekend in September. One opportunity this gives me is to use my duty-free allowance on fabric shipped to the hotel. However this year, with the Canadian dollar around 0.75 to the US dollar, it’s really not worth it to buy fabric in the […]

Creativ Influx (Sunday Stash)

Or perhaps avalanche. But worth every penny, you will see. My story starts at the Creativ Festival, April 22. I left work early enough to sit in on Sherri’s trunk show (Thread Riding Hood). Sherri and I met at the Creativ Festival three years ago, when she introduced herself as I browsed through a booth […]

Tula Pink overload (Sunday Stash)

Because if I’m going to do some stash addition, Tula Pink is a good way to do it. This started with the March Bazaar on Massdrop (this is a friends link–if 5 people signup using this link and buy something, they say they will send me a little gift). Bam! A little shopping on my […]

How – and why – I prewash fabric

Well, not always, but usually. I started out with garment sewing with my mom, so it is automatic to wash the fabric first to remove the sizing, excess dyes, and take up any shrinkage (because if you don’t, your garment may not fit after the first washing). When fabric is woven, printed, or otherwise manipulated, […]

Late Night Fabric Acquisitions (Sunday Stash)

I love online shopping, and every purchase has a purpose.  Honest.  Cross my fingers (and toes). First up, #glampstitchaswap. I will be swapping a project bag/tote with a new friend at Glamp Stitchalot in November (squee! I can’t believe it’s so close!), hosted by Pink Castle Fabrics in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Only about a 4 […]

A Day to Myself (Sunday Stash)

Well, it wasn’t the whole day, just an afternoon, but yesterday I left my daughter with her grandparents and did some shopping. We came down for the long weekend to Sarnia, a four hour drive (so hardly worth it on a normal weekend). After stocking up my summer wardrobe at the mall, I headed over […]

Ice Parfait Mosaic Contest

I fill up many, many virtual shopping carts for every one that I actually buy. And so another opportunity to drool over pretty fabric, and make a nice collection, is not to be missed. Rachel at Stitched in Color periodically holds mosaic contests where we build a themed bundle. For my first Ice Parfait bundle, […]