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Old 02-26-2009, 09:35 PM
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Wah! I want a link!!!! Pink with polka dots AND cherries!!?? I'd pay for THAT!

Have you seen the Swell line by Moda? There is one print in there that has huge roses and polka dots on it and I love love love it! I saw an entire bolt of it on e-bay for $150, and I seriously thought about it. Then I thought again and didn't get it. :-(

I did get a jelly roll of the Swell, though and made a king size quilt top out of that with some vintage fabric I had been hoarding. Someday it will be an actual quilt for our bed.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:37 PM
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Oh, I just realized maybe you got it at an actual store. LOL!
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Lisa T
Wah! I want a link!!!! Pink with polka dots AND cherries!!?? I'd pay for THAT!

Have you seen the Swell line by Moda? There is one print in there that has huge roses and polka dots on it and I love love love it! I saw an entire bolt of it on e-bay for $150, and I seriously thought about it. Then I thought again and didn't get it. :-(

I did get a jelly roll of the Swell, though and made a king size quilt top out of that with some vintage fabric I had been hoarding. Someday it will be an actual quilt for our bed.
your right, I got it at Joann's, but boy is it ever beeeutiful! :D I associate different things with different ppl, and your the cherry lover, Lisa lol! I know, you love many more things than just cherry....cause you mentioned one of my other loves....ROSES!!!...i AM A FOOL FOR ROSES!!! pink ones, red ones,...have this delicious fabric that's pastel green with yellow, pink, orchid colored....maybe more...roses on it. saving it for something special I guess. Probably waiting till I feel more confident in my quilting abilities.
Is it awful to feel I am practicing up as I go along? I want all my quilts to be good, but boy, I am learning with each one.
I promised myself, no more fabrics till middle of april, but I will have to go look at this Moda fabric and may have to extend my date. LOL!!! you tempted me! I dangled fabric in front of you, and now I am getting it back. What goes around, comes around, Lol. woo hoo!...roses!!!!!! with polka dots, can't wait. ttfn (ta ta for now! :D )
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:32 AM
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The WalMart here has fabric and it's pretty varied. The quilting cotton section has quilt shop quality fabric mixed in with the lesser cottons and it's all $4.99 a yard. The clerk told me it was going up in price any time now. One way to tell if a fabric will last in a quilt is to check the back. If the back of the fabric is plain, no color or print at all , then it will not hold up in a quilt that is used a lot. The fabric color and design is only on the surface. I would use better quality fabric in a quilt that will be used and the lesser quality fabric in my for looks quilt.
I believe there is only one fabric mill in the US. Cranston is the only working one that I know of.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:56 AM
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HI lADIES! if any of you are close to a WalMart that still sells fbric go check it out I worked there for the last seven years. Their fabric is really reasonable and contrairy to popular rumurs, it is very good quality. Of course where else in the store would a quilter work, than in the fabric Dept lol! I had many gals make trips to our store from Canada and several customers who purchased fabric to send abroad to friends and family Connecting threads has reasonable fabric prices, but their colors don't do any thing for me, 5.96 YARD,
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:03 AM
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I'm on my way to my Walmart so I won't have buyers regret later on. :lol:
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:16 AM
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I too live in an area where I can get nice fabric still at reasonable prices. I don't know what shipping costs are to NZ but would be happy to "go shopping" for you or anyone else that would like for me too. Just contact me with a PM and we can work out something.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:00 AM
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When I saw a beautiful quilt pattern made with 9 graduated shades of a single color, I knew it was the ideal quilt for our daughter and son-in-law's 25th wedding anniversary. My first thought was using hand dyes but in enlarging the pattern from a lap size to a queen, I discovered I would need 14 yds. for the top alone. And with hand dyes $16 a yd. or more that was out of the question. So I searched the web and found 9 graduated shades of blue (our daughter's favorite color) batiks on sale for half the price. I love the way the batiks seem to flow and am so glad that I decided to go with them. I'm quilting it now on my short arm setup and just love the way it's turning out. Even my husband thinks it's pretty and most of the time his comments are only on how much fabric I've bought --not the final results!

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Old 02-27-2009, 08:18 AM
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these are great sites... one with free shipping for only a $25 order. unbelieveable. Thanks quilter1234
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:21 AM
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I retired 5 years ago. I would buy fabric, thread, batting, buttons and stuff everyweek for several years before I retired. I was afraid I would not be able to afford my sewing and quilting habit. I also bought extra paint, canvas and brushes.
Well now I have so much stuff I don't know where it all is. I have been working on sorting and labeling everythin for a while now and it seems endless. I am not complaining I am glad I have all this stuff because I don't think I could afford it now. I think if someone knows they are going to retire they need to stock up ahead of time. :)
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