Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Some Stash Additions

It has been so long since I purchased any fabric!
But it seems I went a little crazy last week and bought quite a few items to add to my stash.


My favorite store in Corvallis Oregon will be closing this summer.  I am really bummed about it.  The ladies who run it are retiring so I really do wish them the best.  I thought I would give them a good send off by stocking my stash with a few items one can always use.  I bought some large cuts of these lovely crossweaves.  I always have lots of uses for these!



 I also saw a bunch of low volume fabrics in their sale area.  My stash of these types of fabrics needed some variation added so I was happy to include these in my purchase.



Later that evening, I presented a Trunk Show in a nearby town and the guild there had a huge bin of older crossweave plaids they were selling for just $2 a yard.  I really wanted the whole tub but just made these purchases before the meeting.



Okay, so after the meeting, I went back a second time and bought more.  You just can't find these anymore and I just love to see them in my scrappy quilts.  Or maybe they will become a quilt all  by themselves.  If they hadn't packed up so quickly, I would have probably gone back a third time!

So between my new stash additions and the recent bag of scraps from a friend, the activity in my sewing room has risen to a frenzied level.  There is a lot of things going on in there that I will certainly be sharing in the very near future!





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19 comments:

  1. OH yes...I would have wanted the whole tub too! Gorgeous additions to your stash!

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  2. Those crossweaves are gorgeous blenders; I don't blame you at all for caving.

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  3. Great buying in both instances Cynthia. It's always so sad when a store you like closes. It takes some time to establish a new favourite where everything just fits your style.

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  4. Here I was complaining about my plaids, I have a tub full of that type of fabric, and didn't realize you can't find them anymore. For sure, I will be hanging on to them now.

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  5. LOL, just had to go back for more. Awesome! Those plaids will work up quite nicely into a lot of your works. That's sad about your favorite shop going out of business. It's tough out there.

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  6. Wow! Lots of fun new stuff! I'm always on the lookout for low volume fabrics.

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  7. I'm glad to hear the store is closing for retirement and I wish them well in the transition.

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  8. Those were all good purchases. I think I would have caved in and bought the whole tub! LOL

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  9. Those are all beautiful and useful purchases! I bet your creative brain is in overdrive right now! :)

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  10. I agree, good quality homespuns are impossible to find now. You got a great selection!

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  11. very nice stash enhancement...those low volume pieces are quite nice...are they from one fabric line or several? i might need some of those myself...

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  12. You made some great choices for you stash enhancement. Those plaids are all so pretty, love the colors you picked out. Have fun playing with those pretties.

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  13. Nothing like some new fabric to get the creative juices flowing! I love the crosshatched brights especially; always so useful! And good low volumes are hard to find. Your stash of homespuns should be good and ready for an all plaid quilt now :)

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  14. Great new stash. I would not have had any restraint lol.one quilt show the lady asked if I was saving any for them and I said no.lol

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  15. I'll be interested in seeing what you do with your plaids. I have some of the same fabrics that I was about to give away!
    I'm always sad when I hear that quilt shops are closing. One of my favorites, The Pine Needle in Lake Oswego, OR, closed recently. I no longer live in the area but it still was sad.

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  16. You went hog wild!!! I certainly don't blame you at all. I'm totally bummed about the Corvallis shop closing! We were hoping to take a trip there in the near future to visit my husbands mother and step dad! Darn it! but the good news is you got some beautiful fabrics and I know you'll use every bit of them!

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  17. Oh, you lucky girl! Have fun with your growing stash.

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  18. Fun fun fun additions! I have added several crossweaves (Quilting Treasures) to my stash lately too...they are wonderful!

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  19. The “homespun” woven are making a comeback! They work nicely with the linen type weaves that are out now.i definitely see a trend of 1980’s fabrics back in style. Watch for garage sales and estate sales to find some good deals.

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