So I got home last night to my latest box of goodies from The Fat Quarter Shop. This is the second box I have bought of mystery fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop but this is not the only location I have bought "mystery" bundles from. It's ok to say that I have issues when it comes to mystery bundles. I have been sucked in by fat quarter bundles, scrap bundles, but this is the first time I have been wamboozled by the pound. I do enjoy the fabric from this site and the mystery boxes are the same awesome quality. It doesn't hurt that the 12 pounds of fabric is 20-25 yards of fabric. At $56 dollars for the bundle plus $10 shipping it works out to about $3.00 a yard. Where else can you get quilt shop quality fabrics for this price??? This is what came in the mail for me. The box contains pieces that are WOF, some pieces as small as an eighths of a yard to upwards of almost a yard long.
On the quilting front I finished up this quilt for Elizabeth's new foster baby. I started with rag quilts when I started quilting. I can crank out flannel rag quilts pretty quickly at this point and I can snip the seams while I am traveling. I finished the seem snipping and washed it at the hotel. I intended the quilt to have the owl print along the diagonal when I laid it out. Somehow when I sewed it together the dark pink ended up in that spot. Who knows what happened. I shouldn't sew when I'm drunk (kidding). I think I was just really tired and mixed up the rows. Which is how two of the owl prints ended up next to each other on the raggy side. Oh well it turned out cute and will be comfy.
Finally I spent the day trying to clean and reorganize my sewing room. I had great plans of getting sooooo much done today. I never get as much done as I planned. While I was folding fabric I was seeing that I have so much fabric. It is definitely time for a fabric diet. With that in mind I am also sponsoring a give away to help slim my stash and pimp yours. To participate become a follower and leave a comment as to what areas your stash needs some help. Do you have a project in mind that you need fabrics for, so you have a big lack of one color in your collection, are you in desperate need of dots? Leave a short description of what you need to pimp your stash (particular color/solids/favorite designer/novelty prints/christmas) and I will pick out a stack of fabric and send it off to the winner. Leave your comment before Tuesday night (9/4/12). Happy labor day weekend one and all!
Well, I already follow, so I will comment. I don't seem to have much orange. I was actually looking today and found a wee bit, but could use more. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I am such a sucker for mystery boxes too! Maybe that's because I love any and all fabric. I think I need to get one of those for my own stash.ReplyDelete
Oh no, I almost regret reading this post. The lure of boxes of mystery fabrics is so, so tempting! I just posted about a recent mystery fabric purchase and now to find out there are larger quantities may do me in.ReplyDelete
Who could resist adding more to their stash. Mine is a little low on browns and pinks, but I am not proud, I will use anything I get!ReplyDelete
What a generous idea Dhia! This is my first trip to your blog and I am inspired by your idea. To be honest my stash needs a little slashing too. But I would be interested in any scraps of various sizes and colours and prints. I have never met anyone from Wisconsin in my life. Is it nice there? I am in Australia.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! Hmm, I'm always in need of solids and dots, but I'd be happy for anything!ReplyDelete
You know I have always wondered about their mystery boxes, thanks for the insight. I will definitely check them out next time.ReplyDelete