09 March 2011

stash builder

I believe I've told you about my favorite fabric store before—Fabric Depot in Portland. I can't tell you how many times I've searched smaller fabric stores for a project piece with no luck, then headed into Fabric Depot and found exactly what I was looking for right away. I'm to the point now where I don't even bother looking anywhere else.

Bonus? Frequent sales. Most weekends, FabDep has amazing sales, often 30% off all fabrics. My last trip was Saturday, and I stumbled upon 25% off fabrics + 50% off all remnants. Hello, stash builder sale.

My stash was getting a bit slim, so I bulked it up in no time with half-off fabrics.
The greens:
 Miss Adorable Bambi fab:
An orange flannel and a gorgeous spring floral (or as I like to call it, "You had me at California Poppy"):
I see a lot of these fabrics turning into owls. (Note: the owl link is for a past giveaway. The giveaway is long since over, so no new entries will be accepted.) Redesigning the owls is a major goal for me this year. (And rest assured, the redesign will be followed by another giveaway.) :)

And a full yard of thin poly batting for half price. I might use this as soft interfacing for a handbag, but I'm not sure how well that would work. Anyone ever tried it?
I also picked up this beautiful teal floral that will be used as a lining for said bag. (Probably also part of a pillow for the living room.) That chunky brass zipper is for the bag, too. LOVE it.
Last, but not least, I grabbed three solids for an upcoming quilt project. I picked up this stack of Suess fat quarters months ago and finally found a quilt pattern I love, but needed some solids to round out the patterns. I can't wait to get started on that.
 What do you love about your favorite fabric store?


Mandy said...

love your fabric finds...can't wait to see the seuss quilt you put together!

Cathy said...

I love the Dr. Seuss fabric. So fun!

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