Today I met three friends at Marden's Surplus. I've talked about this store, but for new readers if you live in New Hampshire or Maine it is the place to purchase quilt shop quality for 2.99 - 3.99 a yard. For example, the galoshes fabric I bought at my LQS for $8 a yard is only 2.99 at Marden's and they have 5 different colorways of the fabric.
Four FQs for blenders and five 1-yard cuts sold as a coordinating package. Don't have a plan for these right now, but will probably make some quilts from one of the books I received last week.
I've been drawn to bold, geometric prints lately. The striped fabric on the right has light-colored circles on it. I'm tempted to cut it on the diagonal and make blocks out of it.
There are two yeards of each of these fabrics. They will look good in my kitchen. Maybe a table runner or some placemats. The yellow is a gingham and I'm thinking of making an apron with chicken scratch stitching on it.
This isn't a very good photo, but it is home decorating fabric and I bought four yards of it. I think it will be curtains in one of the rooms in the house.In total I purchased 28 yards of fabric at Marden's for $75. At a minimum that same amount of fabric would cost $200 if purchased at quilt shops or from Joann's for the home decorating fabric. That's why I love shopping at Marden's (and also why I don't do it very often).
After Marden's we went to Kathie's Quilt Shop in Sanford, ME. This was a new shop to me, but not to the others. She has a room devoted to stitching supplies and needle arts. I found a jar full of Valdani variegated threads and choose these three spools. The gray felt will be used in needlecases. The Moda tin is empty, but since I'm a sucker for cute containers I'm sure I'll find a use for it. She carries the Sewline pencil line of products. I purchased mine with black lead. I've heard it's a great pencil for marking stitcheries. I can't wait to give it a try. I also bought Atkinson Design's Slide Show pattern. I recently received a stack of train fabrics from a friend and this design will be a great way to showcase the trains.
What did you do this weekend?
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