You’ve heard me rave about the local PA Fabric Outlet before. They carry tons of $5 a yard calicoes from Makower, Andover, and Free Spirit along with other brands. And, often I get a 50% off coupon for the sale calico rack, which brings the fabric down to $2.50 a yard! Thank goodness I’m confined to the sale rack and the coupon doesn’t apply to the entire store. That would be very, very bad. The store has a rule that if you don’t turn in your coupon, you get removed from the mailing list. Brilliant marketing because I in no way want to get cut from the mailing list. So, I trekked out there last week even though it felt like the coupons lately have been arriving fast and furious.
Those spools jumped right out at me. I’ve been drooling over them for some time in the regular price rack, so when they dropped to $2.50, I snagged what was left on the bolt. The dress form fabric I did buy at the $5 price. I love the color, and I’m stocking up for summer sewing when I want to branch out into projects like zippered pouches and needle cases and other small goodies. These will make the cutest little sewing accessories.
Of course, I posted my Pantone quilt very recently. I’m linking it today to The Library Project – March Update because I pieced it using the In the Neighborhood pattern that was one of my goal projects for the year.
I found some backing for it in the $2.50 bolts. I don’t think the 3 yards that were left are quite enough, but I had some fabric left from piecing the top, so I should be set with a little piecing. Admittedly, the color is not spot on, but I think it’s close enough.
And, here are some of the other $2.50 fabrics I snagged this time and the last that I was able to go. The Denyse Schmidt fabric on the top of the pile is going to help fix the contrast problems that I’m having with my Gimme Diamonds quilt, which is another library project for the year. The dots on the bottom are another possible backing find since I snagged several yards and think they would look great on the back of a modern quilt. The cherries might become more aprons for my Etsy shop or something else fun for the kitchen since that would be part of the summer goal to branch out. And, that blue fabric with the zig zags will most likely find its way into a sailboat quilt since I’ve had a hankering to make one for awhile.
Linking up to Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles.