Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Stash

I got a HUGE package on Friday from my good friend Shirley of Simple Sew she was my fabric hoarder/sender, a job that requires you to hold fabric and then find the cheapest way to mail it to me.  A very hard job, but you get to pet fabric and if you like something I am willing to share :)
I needed a few things from companies that don't ship Internationally like
It was a very big box so I will share it's contents in little burst of surprises.

First I needed some fabric to make 3 suitcases for little kids, my first commission.
I didn't want to use regular weight cotton so I bought 9oz Canvas, oh my gosh is this stuff bright in color, it will be perfect for little boys, I picked out their favorite colors, hopefully they will stay their favorite colors for a while.
From the bottom to the top, Canvas Orange, Canvas Yellow, Canvas Turquoise, the inside fabric will be the Michael Miller Motorama Primary, all 3 boys are into motor cross and the colors match perfectly!  And since I would be sewing through some pretty thick layers I also got special topstitching thread, should be interesting to use this.
Also in case you missed it I talked yesterday about buying my first IKEA fabric
written numbers for the back of my Pantone quilt
You can vote for the quilt above under "Just the Quilt tops" it's #18
I will be washing everything today, so lots of laundry.
Linking to Sunday Stash at Work In Progress Girl Today


  1. Laundry=not so much fun but the sewing afterwards is all kinds of fun :). Your Pantone quilt is beautiful!!!!

  2. Can't wait to see those suitcases, Mara. I love the bright dirt bikes and solids. They are going to be fab-U-LOUS! By the way.... Your Pantone Plus quilt is gorgeous!

  3. I love your Pantone Quilt ! I've seen the Ikea numbers used as backing fabric on so many quilts lately it's such a great fabric.

  4. Those are fantastically bright and bold fabrics and pair perfectly with the print!

  5. Those suitcases should be fun when they're finished! Love the bright colours and the motocross fabric. Perfect for little boys.

    The Pantone quilt is going to be gorgeous finished! I have 5 or 6 metres of that numbers fabric waiting to get used for something someday.... that great big print makes a fun backing print.

  6. That canvas should make some fun boy suitcases. Can't wait to see them. :)

  7. A friend in fabric is a friend indeed :)

  8. That is great fabric for boys cases - they will be wonderful! Am loving your Pantone quilt too, it's looking gorgeous. xCathy