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?