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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

First Fabric of 2010

We've just moved halfway across the country, we're living in my in-laws' home, and my machines are in storage until we buy a house. So there's been no sewing going on around here. However, that hasn't hindered me from exploring the new fabric stores in the area.

This is 2 yards of Land's End Polar Berber Fleece from Mill End Textiles. I was a little overwhelmed walking into this store (partly because I had just come in from near-blizzard conditions and had 5 kids in tow...). 1/3 of the store is quilting fabrics and the rest is coating, suiting, knits, denim, corduroy, velvet, flannel, home dec and tons of fleece. With a coupon, this fleece was $3.29 a yard.


It's extremely thick and soft and it'd make a great blanket if I didn't have other plans for it.
I originally planned to make this fleece jacket, but the fabric is so cozy, I might make something with a hood instead.


5 comments:

  1. I think that's called stash enhancement........
    Good score. I'll have to check that site out from home.

    Sam

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  2. Darn it. They don't do internet sales........

    Sam

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  3. Yeah, too bad. That'd be quite a drive.

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  4. Ah, you've succumbed. Hurrah! I love Mill End. They don't waste shelf space on designer quilting cottons - they stock all the good stuff for sewing real clothes instead. Any shop that has its bolts, rems and whatnot horizontally displayed is a shop worth going to. There should be a Hancock Fabrics somewhere in town, too.

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  5. I have some fabric like this, and I don't know what to do with it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you sew.

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