Hello All! I've been away on a little trip to visit New Orleans this last week, but my mind is never too far from here. I'll share more fun pictures from my trip another day (because seriously my daughter is CUTE!) but I wanted to share another Tip & Trick with you all today. Once again, my news may be old hat to you but perhaps it will help someone. And as always feel free to add your own tips in the comment sections. I know I read all the comments on everyone's blogs...so trust me, your comments never go unnoticed.
Today, I wanted to share with you a perhaps uncommon place for you to find fabric at some great prices, A Vac n Sew store. You know, those stores that are still managing to repair vacuums AND sell $20,000 embroidery machines. You might not know that a lot of times these stores carry at least a small selection of fabric. It's a particularly great place to find 54" width fabric because a lot of times they carry fabric that will work well with those fancy dancy embroidery machines they are selling (often geared towards garment sewers who work with that length more often).
Because not too many know about the fabric in these stores, sometimes it hangs around there for a while. And while not good for them, that is good for US! because then we can score some major deals. I got the two fabrics above for $3 a yard! Woohoo! And there was plenty of things to choose from...especially seasonal fabrics. And there was a gorgeous fine wail corduroy that I'm thinking I may need to send my friend back to get because I'm still thinking about it days later...I just didn't have a project for it. But it's too pretty not to have. Oh! I could back a quilt with it! How yummy would that be? 54" at $4 a yard? I can do that!
Do you know any really unusual places to find good quality fabrics other than your local quilt store? Or have a great one near you that you can suggest?