Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I hit the motherlode...

If you've read my blog at all, you know I harbor a deep obsession love for American Jane fabrics.  My church quilting friends introduced me to my DREAM quilt store this summer.  It is a Moda Hall of Fame.

HUNDREDS of bolts of not just old American Jane, but other hard-to-find, beloved Moda lines.  I could have spent HUNDREDS if the budget would have allowed, but I was responsible  I bought some oranges and yellows since my stash was lacking in those.  My faves, 1/3 yard cuts. 

Unfortunately, they are rippers instead of cutters as you can tell by the strings.  They were generous and made up for it, though.  I got some sweet pattern fabric from her Snippets line and some Rulers from my favorite line, Wee Play.


I got 2 of my favorite florals ever from Look & Learn.
And 5...count them FIVE charm packs of Peas and Carrots.  They were marked down to $5.xx each!  I am so excited because I missed this line the first time around. 

I plan on going back, but only with a lot of money to spend and only when cooler weather hits.  It was an in an old house in 100 degree Texas heat with NO A/C! Funny thing was, I did not even notice how hot it was until was left the building and I chugged a whole bottle of water.  I was in fabric induced haze!

What is your dream fabric find in a quilt store? & are they rippers, or cutters?

17 comments:

  1. Can't narrow it down to just one, but I have a love for bright and colorful. Yay for you and a successful shopping trip!

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  2. What is the name of the store? Do they have an online shop?

    I don't have a favorite line of fabric....some of the early Che Moi would definitely tempt me.

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  3. Same thought here, are they online?

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  4. OMG - do I need to fly down there to visit that store? LOL :) I have a couple charm packs of the peas and carrots hoarded, hehe :) There aren't as many squares as in a normal charm pack, but when added to my WeePlay hoarded charm packs, they'll make a great scrappy quilt :)

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  5. ok, where in texas? (Im in texas!) I love the yellow and orange you got... made me drool!

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  6. What's the name of the shop? I'd love some of that measuring tape fabric is red. Sounds like you hit the motherlode!

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  7. Oh I would love to visit that shop! Being new to quilting, I'm seeing all sorts of things that people have made and falling in love with fabric, only to find that it is long 'out of fashion', *sigh*

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  8. Wait, Texas heat? Where is this place???????

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  9. I do love American Jane and would have been very happy as well but my favorite to find is Heather Ross' Lightning Bugs and other mysteries. I lived out west and NEVER knew that people actually "ripped" until I moved back to SC. I about fell over the first time I saw this done. I asked if they could cut and they said this was the best way to get an even cut?? I do NOT like ripping!!! It's like nails on the chalk board to me. Cut, I say CUT!!!

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  10. I wanna go with you when you go back!! And I've never seen a ripper store.Not even the Amish store rips.How odd.

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  11. I *love* stores that rip, it is so nice to get fabric that is straight of grain and ready to go, I waste so much fabrics straightening edges and most fabric is not rolled onto bolts straight, sometimes I can lose 6" or more through straightening!

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  12. Sounds like heaven!! I wouldn't have been able to focus.

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  13. Elena said...

    Oh please where's this paradise? I'm in love with al american jane fabrics. Peas and carrots.... they're my favourite. I would love to get some if you come back there, please.
    I do not live at the states, I'm living in Barcelona. So I can buy online only. My favourite store at this moment is Fabricshack.com, half shipping marked and a wonderful customer service.They don't ripped fabric.

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  14. I'm with everyone else. I am in Texas and would love a lead on a good quilt shop.

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  15. Just came across your blog & I'm so glad I did. I am so American Jane obsessed. If you could divulge the name of the quilt shop (hopefully they are on line,as I live in Australia)I would be forever in your debt!! I'm so glad there are others out there like me. I eat, live and breathe this fabric!!!

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