Sunday Stash – all that glitters is probably gold

Well for someone who thought that her fabric collection was probably quite large enough a rather significant amount of fabric has entered the building!!! A combination of pre and post Christmas sales, some fabric gifts as well as  purchases with specific projects in mind and some essential tools meant that, well, I’ve had a bit of a splurge…

So confession time….

I love these scissors by Kay Buckley. Yes they are pricey but Massdrop gave a good deal on them. I won’t tell you how many of the purple mid size ones I’ve bought or been bought but they simply disappear. I think no 2 son may be responsible… in a recent deep clean of his bedroom it unearthed 2 of the smaller red scissors!

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Next up is a collection of fabrics from Moda Modern background lustre. My UK spellcheck is refusing to use the spelling luster! I loved the Grey Modern Background range last year and these metallics are wonderful. They are the sort of fabric that in pictures is a bit blah but in real life they are absolutely gorgeous.  And the 30% discount at  Simply Solids, which contrary to their name does not stock simply solids but a very wide range of patterned quilting fabrics, drew me in. It would have been criminal not to take advantage of that discount….

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My Mum and Dad kindly bought me as part of my Christmas presents some liberty fabric  sample packs. These would be perfect for paper piecing being so fine  or a special project

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Now in terms of bargains these were a real steal although of course I mean this figuratively!! I’d had my eye on the Acacia range by Tula Pick at my local Hobbycraft. I’d got a half jelly roll of it from Craftsy sometime ago before our foreign exchange rate plummeted and I would need a personal loan for any US purchase and postage but wanted more. These fabrics were only £6.50 per metre. There is 8m in all. Yes a lot but given a quilt backing uses 4m …..and the rest will augment the pre cut.

img_5197Now these I admit to being an indulgence… I use industrial quantities  of Essex Yarn Dyed Linen, the colour flax mainly. I was intrigued by the metallic version of Essex Linen  and these mysteriously found themselves in my online basket…. again far lovelier in person when you can see the metallic effect more easily

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Excluding those bought in Hobbycraft, which is a sort of smaller scale US Jo-Ann (although to be fair I’ve never been to a Jo-Ann but I had reason to look at their website recently and they look huge) these were all on line purchases. However I am very mindful that I have a great local quilt shop in the Cotton Patch within 15 minutes drive so support them as well. But my purchases from them are less pretty….they do have modern fabrics and I’ve used them when I’m struggling to get a match and want to see the fabric in real life, but not a great range as they have a broader base of quilters. But they stock a wide range of notions and waddings, rulers etc etc  but do you want to see pictures of seam rippers, pins, wadding? They very  quickly get integrated and used in whatever project is going on at the time. But one such purchase was the gridded fabric for my design wall but it was out of the bag onto the sewing machine within an hour… Needless to say some of the other purchases may reside a bit longer before being used!

img_5153img_5143Linking up with Molli Sparkles

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