First, among other things:
I have spent some pleasant time cutting 1" strips in prep for the next round of my Sweet '16 Medallion: 4" Court House Steps blocks. I have gotten many wonderful pieces of fabric lately, and it is fun to just cut a few strips to use randomly :)
And my little stack is growing :)
Then, on a trip to the city last week, I added a .50 cent coffee cup to my "rotation", not too big, not too little, just right! Which I have been lately discovering, can be the hardest size to find!
And I bought a new to me purse! It has a zipper. It is sturdy. It is black. It was just time.
And I was getting a bit desperate. This one had to go, sorry! It will do for awhile anyway :)
I was also able to squeeze in a visit to an LQS, Spring Blossom Sewing, in Billings.
|"Mini Mikes" from Michael Miller, and a sweet dot from Maywood Studios :)|
Now for some Solid Consideration:
I also picked up a few more 1/2 yards of solids, as per my deliberate "grow my solids" plan! The purple I hope to use as a binding on my Dresden quilt. More on that soon!
These are pretty nice looking pieces, no? That is a really light pink in the middle :)
1 1/2 yds for $4.47! You see, they have begun stocking Waverly Solids. Did you know that?
By the numbers at least, they are the same as Bellas and Konas, 60x60 thread count. They are $2.97/yard. So for the price of my gas station coffee, I can have a 1/2 yd of some random solid! Yes please, I'll take 3! If I gotta drive 4 hours one way to Billings, I am coming home with some fabric!
I don't know how well you are able to see this, but on the left is a stack of Waverly solids. On the right, 2 Konas on the bottom, 2 Bellas on the top.
Honestly, at least 90% of my fabric purchases are made online.
There are so many online shops that I have real loyalty to because they are who I see regularly, while I may visit a physical fabric shop, including Joanns and WalMart all of once or twice a quarter, if I am lucky!
It is a treat to be in a fabric shop, but time and number of stops is always an issue when the whole fam is always in on these big city "expotitions"! And I have to admit, in the back of my mind I am always comparing their prices to my online friends...even with shipping, many online shops can't be beat by "locals".
But that is not always the point, is it? I want to buy fabric everywhere I can, lol!
Which brings me back to Waverly Solids at WalMart. They work up nicely, they look as good as any Bellas or Konas I have.
But in the end, one of the biggest reasons I have been buying my solids at WalMart?
The prospect of "solids acquisition" completely sweetens the inevitable trip to WalMart and the chore that it is!
So I throw this 'Solid Consideration" out there for anyone whose pocketbook may need a little extra TLC.
You don't have to broadcast to all of blogland where you got them if you don't want to, but at least you have a bright spot to look forward to in those acres and acres of WalMart!
I am not dissing "designer solids" at all, because I love them too(Love love Moda! Love love AG, and Kona!) This is just my awkward version of a PSA. Sew, for what it may be worth, you're welcome :)
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