and these cotton based 'quilters lame' which has a wonderful sheen. I am told they can be slippy though so was recommended to use 'steam a seam' or similar to stablise the seams before sewing.
The colours all togther just make my head go zingy!! ( they, as ever, are much brighter than the photo)
Becuase I was on a lunch hour rush purchasing mission the last time I tried this shop I hadn't realised how reasonable the fabrics in this shop are - many selling for as little as £4.99 and £5.99 per metre including the same brand of plains I mass bought in Copenhagen for those who remember that post... i could have saved wrist strain trying to make my overpacked handluggage look swingable!!
On top of already great prices there was 10% off if you spent more than £10 on any fabrics and 20% of if you spent over £20. So here is the survey for today - have you ever come out of a quilt shop having spent less than £20 ( thats about USD £40 or Australian $50)?
I worked out that compared with average prices in the shop I often use ( and will continue to use) I saved £163!! Yipeee! And that's not counting the 3m of wadding thrown in for free so I am a happy shopper.
The wadding is a black ployester needlepunch which I would normally have avoided save (a) its to use on the the African quilts I showed recently a few posts ago so I have no qualms about it showing through and (b) a customer had made a sample for the shop with cream counry fabrics half with white and half with black batting and it was amazing how much better the light looked with black behind them. I would have said it would 'show through' but actually it is more like they were back lit. The top fabric colours kind of had more glow. So I am keen to do some samples with the off cuts of the wadding I will have left over. Also unlike the only other polyester I have tried it is not really 'bouncy'.
Despite buying so much I couldn't find single fabric I liked to back one quilt which is awaiting quilting .... so I do have an excuse for some more shopping this week at Just Sew.
I persuaded Dennis to come with me and he was wonderful -he sat on a chair with his arms outstretched as we piled cut fabric up onto him and never once objected to the amounts even when I found the African and lame fabrics and said 'I think I'll buy ths shelf!" Of course this may be that having just had a throat operation he can barely speak!
On the way home we went to a Lebanese restauant recommended to us by friends and it was only half way through the meal thatI realised that I had odd shoes on! I don't think I had been like that all day - I keep a pair in the car for driving in so I don't scuff my work shoes and I was so upbeat about the fabric I only changed one when I got out of the car!!
PS I know lame should have an accent on the e but I can't find it on my keyboard!