Friday, December 4, 2015

Some Fabric Steals

I have been so very bad lately on the fabric buying front.  But I admit, I find it really hard to walk away from a really good buy when it comes to fabric.  Recently, one of my favorite quilt stores, Quiltwork Patches in Corvallis Oregon had their entire sale section reduced by an additional 20%.  I like to load up on backing fabrics at these type of sales.



 As you can see, the stack was pretty big when every thing was cut.  All of my backing cuts are 4-6 yards and will work great for scrap quilts.  The center section is all 1 yard cuts and are just good stash additions.  The white on white and cross weaves were full price fabrics I needed "just for me".  Now I never buy fabric just because it is on sale - I really like all of these pieces and hope to start using them soon.  And all of this averaged under $7 a yard so I don't feel a bit of guilt!



And  then this arrived today.  Okay, I feel like this may have been a bit unnecessary but I did find some more great steals on Black Friday!  And some of them are still available so I thought I would share some of my tricks to getting great deals.



I did get three more large cuts of fabric through Craftsy.  I find they have great pricing if you look at the larger cuts and the extra wides.  The center Carolyn Friedlander crosshatch is a 3 yard piece at 108" wide.  It is such a versatile print, I will probably end up using it a lot.  And the price....you can't beat it!



My other little buying secret at Craftsy is to look at their kits.  Not because you want to make the quilt especially but because of the fabric in the kit.  I found a great deal on some Miss Kate fat quarters and Kona solids in this Turn Over quilt kit. I love Bonnie & Camille fabrics and have just about used up everything I have.



And I couldn't believe the bounty of Kona solids in the North and South quilt kit. (Psst....The price is than wholesale for the bundle alone.)  I honestly felt like I could have bought a few of these.

I am not sure how long some of these items will last but right now they are still on sale.  I will be busy deciding what to make with all my new fabric.  Christmas certainly came early for me this year!



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19 comments:

lvkwilt said...

I, too, am a big fan of Craftsy. Their classes are wonderful, too. I also purchased the North/South Kit for the yardage. Thanks for the inspiration of your wonderful blog.

gayle said...

You found some real goodies! I love buying kits on sale just for the fabric. There are some real bargains out there.
I've got a couple more boxes of fabric headed my way, from some glorious black friday sales. The one containing all the backing cuts arrived today... 8)

Cathy said...

It never occurred to me to buy quilt kits just for the fabric (duh!). And I have been hunting for Kona colors on sale.... Looks like I'll be buying North and South too! Thanks for the tip...

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Looks like you really hit the jackpot! Great idea to buy the kits just for the fabric. I did that, but not intentionally! Just decided I didn't want to make the actual quilt, and have been using the fabric in multiple quilts ever since!

katyquilts said...

Oh, my Craftsy order just came today and I had to place another order after reading your post! I ordered two of the North and South kits for the yardage! You are a dangerous friend to have! LOL! Seriously, I bought a kit with a FQ bundle (just for the fabric) in my first order but hadn't noticed this one so i am really glad for the tip!

Rike Busch said...

*gg* I did it the same way! There where such great deals I couldn't rresist at Craftsy's deals for quilts. And it was akso cheaper to let them buy by a very good friend in the USA, who will visit us next week here in Germany, because of the tax free level for everyone. Yeah!
Have fun with the fabrics!
Greetings, Rike

Jayne said...

I am so jealous! You need a bigger room after all this! I never thought to look at the Craftsy quilt kits, but you can be sure I will now!

scraphappy said...

So many beautiful stash additions. Hope you use it all up soon!

Cheryl said...

Great stash additions! I totally agree with Craftsy's kits, I bought two of the North South kits on black friday.

Vic in NH said...

Wonderful stash-enhancement! I'm eyeing that crosshatch backing,too!

Linda said...

I was influenced by your post to purchase the Kona bundle at Craftsy, and it was a great deal - I figured it was less than $6/yard! Still, knowing my fabric addiction, I don't know whether to thank you or curse you. JK! ;)

PaulaB quilts said...

I also bought a Caryl BF Gradations Colorband kit from Craftsy on sale because I have always loved her designs and it was a chance to get a jelly roll of her graded colors plus black yardage. I may never have that chance again. Also I bought a kit from Connecting Threads, a table runner to make for my daughter. The cost of the kit was no more than the great price of the gorgeous yardage. When I looked at the directions, I saw that three of the fat quarters only required using two 3.5 inch squares. The same was true of the rest of the kit, like plenty of extra fabric for free.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for the tip about buying a kit just for the fabric. This was an eyeopener!! I would never have considered buying a kit for the yardage alone.

PaulaB quilts said...

P.S. I just ordered North/South also. Thanks so much for the tip. I hope Craftsy is paying you royalties!

cityquilter grace said...

nice fabrics and good tips on getting deals...lovely solids, mmmm!

Sandra Walker said...

Would you stop already?! I too, bought some fabric from Craftsy, thanks to Preeti, but now I want to go back and see if that North/South kit is still on sale... I may have visited two other online stores...and I just wrote my post on the LQS acquisitions since summer...yikes!

✄ Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy ✄ said...

That's a fantastic haul! I picked up a bunch of Aurifil on BF from Craftsy, never thought to check their fabrics! D'oh!

Jennifer said...

So funny -- I purchased the North/South Kit for the yardage and felt so smart when I did so. Guess great minds think alike :)

Afton Warrick said...

I didn't consider the great value of the kits since I like to do my own patterns, but that's very smart. The Kona one is now sold out, understandably.

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