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
Who knew I would go back to the fabric stores within a week.
Fabricana held their customer appreciation sale on Nov 22. I bought some vinyl leather for the Cooper bag, some bamboo knit for Renfrews, and a quilting cotton for Almas.
I went back on the 20th for the shop local event, “we pay GST and PST”. That visit was more of a look-around to see what I can use for Dad’s button-up shirt with the Negroni pattern. The goal is to find something on par with his extensive collection of Patagonia shirts. As for the Albion, I had my eye on a brown Dynatex fleece backed soft shell for $13.98/m. Oooh, not sure if my brother would like it…
Then on Sunday, I stopped by there again to pick up the Dynatex. I was slightly heart broken when it measured 1.5m, only enough for a shirt. Maybe it was not meant to be…
Notions 50% off, purchase leather needles. That was the purpose of the visit.
But then I left with 12 Simplicity patterns ($2 each), a sequinned velvet fabric with matching lining for a holiday skirt, discount buttons, and….yes, a pack of leather sewing needles.
With 2 more weeks of school, major projects are on standby as I am working on Mom’s 2013 Holiday Wardrobe. At the moment, she only mentioned 4 parties, so 4 outfits to prepare. Let’s hope she won’t spring a 5th party on me.
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.