After the Black Friday Haul, I vowed to refrain from fabric shopping until the New Year. All was good until Fabricland’s Buy 1 Get 1, 2, 3 Free sale. The deal is this, you buy 1m of fabric and depending on the tag, you can get an additional 1m, 2m, or 3m free. So if the tag says Buy 1 Get 1, you pay for the price of 1m and take home 2m. With a sharp eye, you can find the Buy 1 Get 3, pay for 1m and take home 4m in total. Imagine buying a fabric that’s $18/m in Buy 1 Get 3, it all comes down to $4.5/m. Continue reading
The old-school method of sending out flyers by mail is still the effective way of getting my foot-in-the-door.
Fabricland is hosting a Pre-Holiday Sale till mid-December; quilting fabric for $5/m, thread for BOGO, and 50% on most fabrics. My goal is to find a Christmas fabric to wear for work in December (need to alternate between seasonal outfits).
I picked out a quirky quilting fabric, it looks like someone went crazy with the sharpie marker and circled everything. Love it! Mom picked out a stretch fabric for another Renfrew. This one would be a simple round-necked collar. No Christmas prints for me this time…
Also picked out a tan-patterned fabric for a quilt. I’m gonna collect all my remnants and use them to make this Granny Square quilt from Blue Elephant Stitches. The plan is for each square to represent a certain time/event in my sewing. For the batting, I’m gonna cheat a bit…Fabricland had this plush fleece throw for $13.80 with a jade/brown flower pattern. Plan is to sew the squares together, pin it to the throw, and ditch-stitch them together. Then I will have a nice looking quilt which is warm and fuzzy underneath. Perfect for my long hours of gaming.
Of course, I couldn’t leave without thread, especially black and white. There are at least 6 spools of them at home but it’s frustrating when none of them are identical. I’m serious! You check the label and make sure they are from the same lot. Then when you set it down with the fabric, they’re all fraternal twins. Maybe it’s not too big of a deal when sewing seams, but it drove me nuts when I was cross-stitching. Project estimated 2 skeins but since I changed the count, it required 3 skeins. Matching for the 3rd skein mid-project is a no-no. When in doubt, buy extra.
Transitioning between seasons is a sure sign for SALES~!! This is the happy time gap for getting things for Fall, a quick look into the Winter months, and picking up the “i’ll sleep on it” items from Summer. I picked up several items this month, most being “I’ve been eyeing it” items.
20% off for Thanksgiving!! (That saved me a few dollars for notions) Picked up the Crescent Skirt, Renfrew Top, and Saltspring Dress. The Renfrew has been a top seller for months. I wasn’t convinced on Renfrew till I saw Lladybird post about the Zinnia skirt. She paired her skirt with 2 tops and I was in awe with how nice they were. Thinking they may have been purchased, I quickly scrolled down the post…only to learn they are Sewaholic’s Renfrew. Mom loves cowl collars so this will be interesting.
With Mom set on the cowl collar on Renfrew, it was off to the fabric store. Got fabric for the projects ahead.
- Knit for Mom’s Renfrew in View C
- Knit for my Renfrew in View C
- Big flower quilt cotton for Crescent skirt in View B
- Orange and Purple Crepe for Gertie’s Butterick B5953
- Black and White Interfacing
- Novelty buttons
- Bias Tape
- Simplicity Pattern Amazing Fit 1653
Fabricland had a coupon for a $5 Butterick pattern so I bought the Gertie pattern. I can see this as a slow project since I have no rush to complete it. The Simplicity pattern was purchased on a whim cause Fabricland had a big sign explaining they won’t be stocking Simplicity due to an increase in the pricing. Pricing for Simplicity patterns will go up by 160%!! That’s a lot. An Amazing Fit pattern goes for $18.95, the increase will make it $30.32. That makes them on par with Vogue patterns. Because of this, Fabricland is selling off their Simplicity inventory at $2.
The hunt for more knit fabrics! I found several $5.99/m stretch fabric…say…in Luon?! Yes!! This is a mini personal achievement. To find Luon in the racks with print! I’m done!
Now to write down my plans for the next few months….