Last Thursday, my daughters and I took my sister to the largest fabric store she's ever seen. We drove down to Portland, made a short stop at Ikea to get exactly what we wanted, then headed to Fabric Depot. We love going there. They are huge, have all the fabrics you could want, and always some kind of a sale on them.
I limited myself, which is good, and bought a few things for bags, aprons and some quilting projects I already have going. The crochet thread is for some more doilies for Naomi.
Don't you love this fabric? I think I'm going to do hot pads from this one.
When I'm at this store, I alway make sure I look up and get inspiration from the quilts that are hanging around the store. I love looking at the different quilts and how fabrics are used in them.
We also went to our wholesalers where the girls stocked up on interfacing, sewing machine needles (don't we always need them?) and I got a lot of batting for me and others, and also thread for my quilting. I love that King Tut thread. It runs so smoothly in my machine (they don't all do so well).
I found such nice patterns and books I had to pick up.
I also picked up this pattern that I thought I'd give away. Just leave a comment to enter. You could let me know what you enjoy about fabric stores or quilt shops.
I will announce the winner, using the random generator, on Wednesday.