Hands up who loves text print fabrics? Ok, that's everyone. Me too. I once bought almost a bolt of one timeless treasures text print because I couldn't bear the thought of ever running out. It backed a couple of quilts, and I still have some left.
These beauties are from Sew Me A Song and Sew Fresh Fabrics. Peg and Becca together were Sew Fresh Fabrics but then Becca moved away because of a heap of good things and now has her own store called Sew Me A Song. You can read more about it on the Sew Fresh blog. I love these 2 girls, both shops have a great selection of different stuff, stuff you might not see all over. Peg's store (Sew Fresh) is full of colour and fantastic bundles for building a stash. Becca's store (Sew me a Song) is full of Japanese fabrics and unusual collections that have that 'zakka' feel. They are my 2 favourite etsy stores. Period.
Brenda sent me a flat rate envelope literally stuffed to the gills with flannel scraps. She calls them scraps, but they are really rather generous sized pieces. I like her thinking that anything kind of smaller than a FQ is a scrap. There's probably enough here for a small quilt, which is exactly what this stack will become. She has a lovely selection of scrap bundles in the store right now. I have never been disappointed with a scrap pack. Not once. They make me so happy.
I just noticed she has Anna Maria Horner folksy flannels in the sale section at $7/yard. This past winter I made a heap of pillowcases for our bed with a yard of flannel perpillowcase. It's Summer now (you wouldn't know it) and I'm still using those pillowcases every day, they're so soft and I can't bear to pack them away until next winter!
It's a double edged sword when you hear a fabric store is closing. There's a whole lot of great bargains to be had, but someone's business has had to close. Too many closing down sales have been happening recently, and whilst I'm happy to get cheap fabric, it makes me feel guilty I didn't do anything to save that shop in the first place.
Venezie Fabrics is one of those stores, and I took advantage of the closing down sale to score some older fabrics I really love to add to my stash, at 50% off (the store shuts for good on July 22nd so hurry!)
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