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Hi Tina........As there are quite a few of us on the board from the UK i wondered wether we couldn't perhaps help each other out, and perhaps even buddy up, swop fabric etc. I think that we would all agree that the price of fabric is becoming a real issue here with a lot of fabrics costing around £13 ($18) a meter.
I live just over the bridge so am quite close and would be really happy to send you bits of fabric etc, i have a reasonable stash, swop patterns etc....postage would only take a day or so.......anyway PM if you think I could help you out..........
So much to do so I'm just needling around!
I have found The Fabric Guild to be great for fillers and background fabrics. All are 100% good quality cotton. Ring them up if you can't see what you want online. They're really helpful. I now get most of my fabrics from there or from the two shows a year that I attend. It takes some planning but it works for me. I use Modabakeshop patterns a lot too.
Hope you haven't had a bad time with the floods in your region.
Little RoO, if you're that close are you (or anyone else) planning to go to the Malvern Quilt Show in the Spring? I went to the 'other ' craft show there last year and was really taken with the Quilters Guild display and stand, unfortunately I had a rather 'interesting' friend with me at the time and couldn't stop to talk to them for long. I'm hoping to get to Malvern for the Quilt show this time.
Well I'm very excited; I just had an e:mail from a lady on Freecycle, offering me a bag of old duvet covers and sheets! Off to pick them up in a bit, and if they're any good I now have the basis/ background fabric for my Craftsy BOM quilt!
or maybe not! Did you know there was such a thing as 'Butt ugly martians', and that they have character duvet sets! On the plus side, my girls think they are kind of cute, and have said that they want them on their beds. Waste not, want not and all that!