Sunday, January 26, 2014

Who can resist a fabric sale????

Not me often.

Faeries in My Garden have had an annual sale on Australia Day and the following week or so for a few years now.
This year some fabrics were $7 pm or $5 if you took whatever was on the bolt, plus a lot of other discounts.

I mainly went for a backing for a quilt where I needed 5.4 metres - what I found had a bit over 6 metres so it was cheaper to buy the whole lot....(that's the accountant in me talking...I think).
But, as the balis were also on special at the same price I picked up a few more - just one metre of those.  And I do have a specific project for all but one of them.....truly!!!


All those fabrics were out the front...so I ventured into the shop area and collected a few Cottage Garden Threads to add to the collection  (guilty - it IS a collection - I have only used a few of them...but they are so pretty...)

I also picked up a scrap bag - $2 - they are fabulous value - there are a lot of large pieces..some are almost fat quarter size...and the bag I chose even had 2 pre printed embroideries in it.  Most of them are shown in the photo below.  There are quite a few that will work with my Mrs Beasleys Sampler quilt and as I don't have a lot of that soft pretty stuff, it will be good to add to the variety for that quilt.  And there was a pack of small bits of various landscape fabrics... and a green bit that just might be big enough for a tree in my North Pole quilt.

And a "bundle" for $6 - 7 pieces - most of them are about 20 - 30 cm of fabric - that is the blue lot in the photo.  They will be great for some charity quilts that are planned this year.


I came home with 2 fairly full and quite heavy bags - fabric does weigh a bit! but all for a great price.
So, if you need some backings...or balis for something special and you live anywhere close enough...go and pay Faeries a visit.  The sale continues for a while yet...oh - the sale is for online shopping too . . . .check the link above.

OK I'm off to find somewhere to put it now . . . that could be tricky!!!!




12 comments:

  1. You are done supercalafragalistically well....

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  2. Ooo lots of lovliness there. Hug, xx.

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  3. Wow! Great bargains Susan! Enjoy your loot.

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  4. Nice but I am keeping my finger tight..Hard not to go surfing...LOL

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  5. oh well done... some lovelies there... and we all need some pretties just for looking at... that is where our inspiration comes from isn't it????
    Hugz

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  6. Some great buys there Susan; you'll have lots of fun with all those goodies!

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  7. Awww, so close!! We could have had a coffee or lunch :) xx debbie

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  8. OMG you did play up in that shop.............always nice to find a bargain................

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  9. Great buys, lovely fabrics and threads!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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