February 18, 2011

Scottie Watch

1. I mentioned this in my post yesterday, but Del Ray Fabrics is offering a coupon for 25% off your total purchase. The coupon code is LUVU25 and it expires today. Did I mention they have Ruby Star Rising, lots of Echino, and Cloud 9 Organics fabric? Most of those prints are in the ballpark of $15/yard, so you can get them for a fairly reasonable price with that coupon :)

2. I love to use cute rubber stamps to make personalized cards for my swap packages, and sometimes I even stamp things onto my quilt labels using textile ink. When we lived in Chicago there was a Paper Source right around the corner from our apartment, and they have some of the cutest stamps I've ever seen. This one is my favorite and I use it all the time. They also have a ton of cute gifts...sometimes I like to scroll through that page just to get inspiration for new patterns!

3. I stumbled across the Etsy seller shanlee2009 yesterday and it looks like she's selling off all of her fabric. Everything is $5.00/yard and she has a ton of basics like polka dots and gingham. She also has some designer stuff from the likes of Amy Butler, Erin McMorris, and a few prints from Riley Blake Mfg.

4. First of all, I was pleasantly surprised to see one of my favorite websites, Apartment Therapy, post something about quilting. It's an ubercool urban decorating site, so needless to say, quilting doesn't really pop up on their radar much. Secondly, the quilt in question is pretty awesome. It's made out of old dress shirts - which is a fantastic idea for Father's Day!

photo from ApartmentTherapy.com

5. While Denyse Schmidt's Greenfield Hill isn't my thing and I won't be buying any for quilting or decorating purposes, I think a handful of prints would look fabulous made into retro bags or dresses. Collette Patterns immediately popped into my mind as soon as I saw the Preservation Peony print in blue. I think their Crepe pattern would look beautiful in that print with a wide yellow sash and this cardigan.

6. Did you know the Post Office has Flat Rate padded mailers now? You can order them for free from their website, and since they're a little larger and have more give, they fit waaaaay more than the regular cardboard flat rate envelopes. The cost is the same...only $4.95 anywhere in the U.S.


You are bad for my pocketbook!! ;) Thanks for sharing...

Love, love, love a striped binding, especially on the bias. When we were on a cruise and stopped in the Bahamas we saw a sign for a quilt show. DH said "I'll be a real jerk if we don't go up there" so we went. There was a quilt made out of men's dress shirts there. The lady made two quilts out of her husband's shirts after he passed away. They were for her two grandsons. She included labels, monograms, and pockets in the quilt. I was very impressed. Judging from the labels, they were very good quality shirts. It was early in my quiltiing career and I really didn't know what I was looking at. That quilt really stood out.

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