When I buy fabric on the net I often choose cheap fabric, close-outs and discounted older lines; I tell myself I'm being a wise shopper, and that it's a canny thing to do and saves money. Then when the fabric arrives I'm a bit disappointed, or not happy with the quality, or just underwhelmed with the whole experience. The new stuff gets packed away and forgotten, and the next time I feel like going shopping I remember the last time and think, Maybe Not.
The first of my parcels arrived from Reproduction Fabrics. Unpacking it was a sheer joy. This time I only chose really beautiful patterns, from my favourite designers, and I'm thrilled to bits with all of it. There was a special on their shipping, a maximum of $15 for an international order, so I went a bit wild and bought 14 yards. The actual cost of the shipping was $43, so I certainly saved myself some money there.
I have a quilt pattern earmarked for this lot, and when I get a few more of those scraps dealt with I'll start cutting for it. I'm going to have a lot of fun with these gorgeous prints. They are mostly from the Twelve Oakes range by Judie Rothermel, with a few others thrown into the mix. I may have to go back and get the prints from that range that I didn't include this time.
The downside to all this is that next time I'm tempted to go shopping online I'll be full of enthusiasm, rmembering how wonderful this was. Not good news on the stashbusting front : (
But for now I'm just going to revel in these new fabrics and I may even cut some strips to make tiny 4-patches, just for fun, and to get acquainted with the lovely prints. While I wait for my next parcel to arrive.