Sunday, September 1, 2013

I couldn't help myself, honest..........

Unfortunately one of the quilting stores in Shelburne, Ontario closed on Saturday.  Fortunately though for me it was a good sale, as all material was 50% off.   If you're familiar with buying material in Canada, buying a metre of material costs generally between $12 to $20 depending on the fabric.  So 50% off was too good a deal to miss.

I bought the quilt pins as they are easier for me to handle with the heads on them.  The Babyville Boutique book has lots of interesting things in it and the yellow butterfly fabric you'll see below if featured in this book.  I am going to check out Hancock's Fabric and Hobby Lobby when I am in the States, as they carry the Babyville Boutique line of products. (The book and pins are sitting on top of my ironing board.

I have a project in mind for this fabric and I bought 1 metre.
This is the Babyville Boutique fabric which is waterproof.  I can see bibs with this fabric. I bought 2 metres of this fabric.
I bought 3 metres of this fabric, I love it.
This fabric is gorgeous, you can see more of the series here.  Someone had more or less cleared out the line.  I was lucky enough to get 2 metres of the purple and just over a metre of the green.  Got a project in mind for this as well.
So I picked up 9 metres of fabric, the book, pins and a 18 inch square cushion insert for under $95.  As I said, I couldn't help myself, honest!!!

11 comments:

Practical Parsimony said...

Hobby Lobby has waterproof material? We have one here in town that I need to check out if that is so. That store suffocates me and I choke. I will take an allergy tablet, decongestant, and something for chest and cough. Armed well, I can go in.

Dc said...

Lovely colours. It reminds me in a strange way, of very, very expensive gift paper!

Debby said...

Cute fabric! I would have been all over that deal as well. While in the Mts there is a quilting shop across the street from the Mill House you might want to check out. I don't know if they will have such bright fun fabric but it might be worth a try. The Walmart might also carry fabric.

Evelyn said...

good buys! love the fabric!

EG CameraGirl said...

I can understand why you couldn't help yourself! It's sad the shop is closing, though. Your fabric choices are colourful and fun.

Jane and Chris said...

Love the Bollywood material!
Jane x
PS You're not making bibs for me are you?!!!

Rose said...

I love that very last fabric--and I like the butterfly one a lot, too. Heck, I like it all...I told Roger, I never met a fabric I didn't like...I just like some of it more than others.

I like that tree fabric...wondering how you will use it. Sometimes I like fabrics, but don't know how I would use them.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lots of great purchases, looking forward to seeing some of the finished projects.

The Witch said...

Gill,
I can't wait to see all your creative talents with these beautiful fabrics.
Especially the cupcake material.
Hope you are enjoying the long weekend.

Winifred said...

I've saved a fortune now that we have no decent fabric shops around us. I have material from years ago that I still haven't used. I think working full time for over 20 years had a lot to do with it.

It is now getting used up! I've been looking for a nice maxi dress all summer at a price I'm willing to pay & been unsuccessful. Last week I was looking in the cupboard for some fabric for my granddaughter to make some Barbie clothes & came across a couple of meters of gorgeous silky fabric. Yes I can see a lovely maxi dress in the not too distant future. Just wish I'd found it earlier.

Scrappy quilter said...

It's so sad another quilting store has closed. We've had 2 close here, one this past week and one a few weeks back. I hope it's not a sign of the times as I'd hate to see the smaller quilting stores close. What would I do? Hugs