Sunday, December 29, 2013

USA Fabric Haul

I only got to go to 4 Fabric Stores on my visit to the States, so I didn't get to much and plan on blogging about those soon.  But here's the thing, my Mom had been storing fabric for me, for a few months, yippee.. skippee..AND it was ALOT!

Fat Quarter Shop had a 20% discount coupon and on top of that during that month they had Kona Solids as thier notion of a month and so that was another 20% off.

So I got a box of 100 FQ's, pretty huh!  Just bummed that they don't have the name of each color, like when you get a box of chocolates and they tell you what kind on the lid.

I also got these so I could make it to the $200 mark and get free shipping to my Mom's house.
Do you recognize the way the Fat Quarter Shop ships the fabric, all vacuum packed.
12 FQ's in here.
I mostly wanted this for the 4 FQ's of Seascapes,
2 are neutrals which I just find yuck, I am so bad at buying neutrals.
Yummy Chocolate anyone, getting ready for Valentines Day.
Some multi-colored prints.
Some Pinks
Some Blue's
Some Purple's,
Speaking of Purples, have you heard about the Purple Charm Swap.
Amanda of What the Bobbin is hosting.
I have been having a huge crush on Purple so many awesome prints out there.
My contribution are these 2
An awesome blender.
And Joel Dewberry Bungalow Lavender
I would love to buy more, but my money source was hacked, be careful, it happened to another friend of mine recently also.
I have these 2 in my stash, Collage only 1/2 a yard though and another pretty fun print from Amanda at What the Bobbin, we did a trade (more on that later)

There are so many awesome Purple's out there, by the way this swap is a great way to stock up on the Pantone Color of the Year, especially if you are going to join in on the Challenge being hosted by Anne at Play Crafts.

Acacia would be a wonderful addition,
there is already one of her prints in the party.
Or this beautiful Kaufman-Fusions Texture Collection-Orchid

Andover - Kim's Hand Dyes Series 1 - Purple

Kaufman - Dazzle - Boysenberry

You can find the above fabrics plus Collage at Jean Maries fabrics on Etsy and she is having a 25% discount if you spend over $50 going on till the end of the year, if only I had some money :(
Oh well I will have to be happy with this little pile of Kona purples :)

In Case you were wondering this box of wonderful fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop, held 48 yards of fabric
and broken down to the cost per yard was $4.70, Love a good deal! Plus it all fit into my
luggage without my husband even knowing it was there (except the box of Kona's, I told him
that was the only thing in the "much larger" box that my mom gave us, hehehe.)

Linking to Sunday Stash over at Blossom Heart Quilts


  1. And I thought I had had a generous Santa! Please can your Mum adopt me?! Such a wonderful assortment - happy quilting times :)

  2. Envious of your purple swap! I'm a big fan of Joel Dewberry, just bought two charm packs with his purples in. What great fabrics you picked up :-)

  3. WOW! That's a lot of fabric!! love the konas!

  4. I don't think I could ever cut into that lovely box of solids! I would just want to hang it on the wall and look at it. So yummy!!

  5. I think your luggage must have weighed a ton! Have fun with your haul.

  6. omg wow looks like fabric heaven Mara

  7. What a haul!! I'm especially jealous of the Kona box...Oh and I love how FQS pack everything always so neatly and prettily. I've thanked them for it before because it makes the purchase even more of a treat. :)

  8. What a wonderful collection of fabric ! Good for you !

  9. Fun Haul..... I can see the excitement on your face..

  10. Haha, for being a sneaky fabric shopper/packer. Great deal on all of that new stash! Thanks for mentioning the purple swap too :) Looks like you have quite a bit of fabric to keep you busy.

  11. That Kona haul is impressive! You make the rest of us look like amateurs! LOL! And isn't it amazing the amount of fabric you can actually fit in a suitcase!?

  12. Oh wow, Mara, that was a real good score! But what a shame it doesn't have the names of them. Do you have a Kona Color Card??