Category Archives: Fabric

Sunday Stash – I’m Not Dead

Oh hi there!  Remember Me?  I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t! Firstly – apologies for my apparent disappearing act.  It’s a really long and (mostly) boring story, that I will get the gumption to write a post about one day.  But basically, I’ve been super busy. Secondly – Part of that busy period has been spent in Tasmania!  I took my Mum away for a week of day tripping around our Apple Isle, to celebrate her 70th birthday.  I’ve been there twice … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash & Dash

It’s a Sunday “quickie” today!  I had a delivery from Hawthorne Threads a couple of weeks ago, which was a joint order between a few Aussie Charm Swappers and myself!  You’ll see a bit of a theme here….. Yard cuts of a variety of Bari J prints!  These have all now been sliced and diced ready to add to the Bari J #aussiecharmswap. And whilst I was ordering, I made the most of the joint order!  I grabbed that grey and white print … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash – Re-Stocking

It’s not often I order from overseas anymore, given the dire state of our dollar and also the ummmmmmm, dire state of my sewing room….. BUT…… when I saw Pink Castle Fabrics had a 30% off sale, I took advantage of it!  I had the order open on my computer for a few days, ensuring I was CERTAIN of the choices I’d made, and then pressed GO!  It arrived last week, and I was very excited….. I re-stocked my Cotton + Steel stash, … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash – Fabric Therapy – Literally

I know we quilters have all used the term “fabric therapy” before.  I’ve thrown it around in the past, describing how fabric can lift my spirits and just looking through my stash can brighten my day.  Today’s stash post is literally about the therapeutic value my latest trip to a store had… You see, last week was kind of full on.  Actually, it was an exhausting few days in the middle, which I have coined “operation starting from scratch”.  My dear Dad lives … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash – Self Control All But Gone….

It would be a fair statement to say that I have been fairly well controlled in the fabric buying stakes this year.  In fact, I’ve been so impressed with my lack of purchases that I can happily justify it when I DO go fabric shopping.  But it truly hasn’t happened much.  Lately.  Sort of. Ahemm.  I’ve hit a little hiccup in self control, and this past week or so has seen quite a number of little parcels entering my stash.  I’m fessing up….. … Continue Reading »

The TULA PINK #aussiecharmswap is FULL!

The sign ups are now officially open for the Tula Pink Aussie Charm Swap! *** Edit – The swap filled up in less than two hours!  So I’m sorry, but there are no spots left. *** Tula Pink is an amazing fabric designer, who has earnt herself an almost cult following! The range of colours and prints is seriously phenomenal, and the thought of mixing 112 of them together is rather mind boggling! If you’re in the #aussiecharmswap FB group, you will know that … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash – Planning Ahead

In the preparation for my Farmer’s Wife quiltathon, I very cleverly joined forces with two other Melbourne participants, and put in a HUGE order with The Fat Quarter Shop!  Last week, the big box of yummy fabric arrived, and my portion is this: A mega bundle of Cotton + Steel Basics!  I will be pairing these with my already impressive collection of C+S prints, to hopefully create a really fabulous version of the FW quilt! I just adores the entire column spectrum in … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash & Dash

I know you have been missing my somewhat whitty and delightful blog posts, but I’m here to assure you – I’m still alive!  I mentioned to my gorgeous charm swap group the other day, that I’ve been struggling a bit lately, in terms of finding the time required to get projects off the ground and works in progress actually finished.  I’m obviously also not finding as much time to write blog posts! So today’s Sunday Stash & Dash is kind of a check … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash – Had To Have

There are fabric designers, and lines, that one just has a “must have” attitude towards.  This week’s Sunday Stash features two for me….. I have been kicking myself since Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe range came out, because I didn’t get on to it!  So when I saw The Cotton Factory had some jelly rolls in stock, I jumped!  I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but HAD to have it!  After I made the purchase, I came up with … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash – Fabric Appreciation

I seemingly achieved quite a lot on my few days off work last week.  And amongst the sewing, I also managed a little fabric appreciation whilst I was at it! Andi from my MQG is running a little Liberty charm swap.  So in the spirit of joining in, I pulled out my considerably small stash of Liberty, and got to cutting.  I do have 14 prints, but three of them are fat 1/8’s already partially used, so I only cut charms from 11 … Continue Reading »