|Purples and Creams for a new pattern|
Last month was my one-year anniversary at the local quilt shop where I work. It is a fun job although the pay isn’t great. Fortunately we do get a 20% discount year-round with one awesome exception. Every year during the month that we were hired we are allowed to make a one-time purchase with everything 50% off.
|Fabric for another version of my Gray Matter Pattern|
We can buy as much or as little as we choose and we have the entire month to gather at much as we want and save it until we decide to check out, it just has to be before the month ends. Another great thing about this purchase is that if we have gift cards we can apply them to the purchase as well (I bet you can guess what I asked for this last Christmas).
|Notions, Batting, and a Book|
Not only did I buy notions and fabrics for quilts but I also bought enough fabric to try my hand at making my first dress. I am excited to see how I like making clothes compared to quilts.
|Fabric for trying my hand at Dressmaking|
I learned a lot about my shopping habits during this purchase. I was
originally planning on buying a whole bunch of fabric with no real plan
in mind but when I went to do it, I just couldn’t. I am a project
buyer. I need a purpose and/or a plan for something I am going to buy,
or at least a general idea of a project such as the below fabric.
|Fabric for a quilt for me possibly – I need to add to it but it is a start.|
Sometimes I find that I love a fabric and after a little while I am less in love with it than I was to begin with. I am not a person with a huge stash of fabrics because I don’t like them to just sit there forever and not be used. Don’t get me wrong everyone is different when it comes to buying fabric, but for right now this is what works best for me.
|All the purples and creams again this time with borders, binding and backing shown|
All the fabric and notions in this post plus a little bit more left
unphotographed totaled less than $100 out of pocket after discounts and
gift cards were applied. All around I think I did pretty good and for a
price I couldn’t beat! Looks like hard work and cheap labor pays off
|A few more greys needed for my medallion quilt plus the backing and binding.|
I hope you enjoyed seeing my huge haul! I definitely had fun picking it out and look forward to making quite a few projects in the future!