New fabric.

On a tip from Angie (whom I met at the Summit briefly and started the local MQG), I headed to Karen Gray Designs yesterday to check for Habitat fabric on sale and came upon an entire room dangerously filled with great modern fabric for $6 a yard!

I had a hard time not buying a hundred things; I only went with 7.

From top to bottom there is a half yard each of Raindrops in pink from Summersault by Erin McMorris, Raise the Roof in yellow from Habitat by Jay McCarroll, Pie Basket in Fiesta and Prairie Rose in New Day from Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt, two and a half yards each of Optic Blossom in ice from Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern and Turn of Events in plum from Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush (both for dresses), and three yards of City Planting in teal from Habitat (probably for my Swoon backing).

Like I said, it was so hard to not buy a ton of things.  I think I might have to splurge a little every week with my tip money.  She also has flannel for $6/yard which will be perfect for three little girl quilts I need to make for Christmas!

May I also just say that Karen Gray is such a lovely person.  I’m ashamed to admit it had been almost a year exactly since I’d been there (when I bought this bundle of fabric for this quilt), mostly because she is my favorite store in the area and I know I’d be even more broke than I already am if I shopped there too often (I’m not too god with self control in fabric stores).  She remembered me and my Singer tattoo which she took a picture of and might post on her blog!  She mentioned starting a little sewing group called Modern Fabric Therapy that might meet at a bar.  What could be better than fabric, friends, and alcohol?

Now I’m going to cut off the selvages, gently fold, and lovingly store my new stash acquisitions.

3 thoughts on “New fabric.

  1. Kait, I’m curious to know about cutting off the selvedges too! (Also, that grey Prairie Rose print from Denyse Schmidt is one of my all time favorites!)

  2. Love your fabric choices and can’t wait to see the Innocent Crush skirt. I’d been avoiding Karen’s store for the same reason – in fact, my first visit was the day I walked in to work Flaunt. Love the Modern Fabric Therapy group idea – I swear I sew better when beer is involved.

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