Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My Fabric Bargain

Mike and I spent the weekend in Cape Cod with Marion and Merwyn. It was a lazy weekend. We ate lobsta and chowda. Marion and I did a little sewing, Mike played his guitar, and Merwyn did his sudoku puzzles. We went to a craft show on Saturday where I put my Visa card to good use and started my holiday shopping.

Marion and I also made a trip to Tumbleweeds. I believe that Tumbleweeds is now the only quilt shop left in Cape Cod since HeartBeat Quilts closed its doors. Although Fabric Corner is still in Falmouth, and they have a nice selection of fabric, they don't consider themselves a quilt store. They also have decorator fabric as well.

I got this fabric in the bargain corner for $9.90. It is a 10 yard piece. It is a second, with an extra large selvage on one end. You are not allowed to open the roll before you buy it, so hopefully that is its only flaw. One day, I'm going to make a music quilt for my cousin Lise, who is a professional musician and it will make a nice quilt back.

The last time I bought fabric for $1 a yard, it was 1982 and I was a senior in high school. Ronald Reagan was President. Richard Gere was starring in An Officer and A Gentleman. I wore a size five.

Ahhh, memories.

Have a great day!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. What a great bargain on the music fabric. I plan to also make a music quilt someday for Adam and David.

    1. They also have some nice music fabric at Sewphisticated!

  2. Wow, good find on the music fabric. And WOW size 5! I also like your idea bout using the edge stitch foot on bag handles. I have used my foot to stitch in the ditch on small projects. A walking foot holds the fabric better but this foot keeps the stitches where you want them.