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Friday, July 31, 2009

Stash from the Quilt & Craft Fair.

Now that I have my computer back all healthy again, I can post some photos! A blog isn't the same without eye candy. Here is what I bought at the Q & C Fair last Friday. Cute calico tote bag!
Stretching Cat pattern (super quick stitch to do)
Chook pattern fabrics
Coloured homespun to go with the chook fabrics.

Little variety pack of fabrics including cupcakes designs.
Three lots of Aboriginal art fabrics. I've been looking for these for ages in the shops without any luck, so I snapped these up as soon as I saw them.
Couldn't resist this - AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE!!
Gorgeous teacups fabrics!
And now some commonsense necessities - a quilting ruler to use when cutting fabrics on my cutting mat with the rotary cutter. Much better than a steel ruler, which is all I had until now.
This is template plastic, to cut out templates for patchwork pieces, as if most of you don't know...The other item is a packet of Applifix, a new version of Vliesoflix or whatever it's called - I can never remember how to spell it OR pronounce that brand name! Also tucked in that packet is a pack of applique needles. I've tried one out already, and it was so much easier to use on fabric that has been fused to other fabric, which gets very stiff and difficult to pierce a needle through, but these needles are designed to make it easier.
An Applique ironing mat - much more useful than baking paper, when ironing fusible web on to pieces of fabric, to avoid wrecking the ironing board cover!

6 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Well worth the wait to look at all these goodies. Hours of fun ahead

Maddie Can Fly said...

I love the Aboriginal fabrics. A friend in Australia recently sent me a piece of that art work. Looks like you had a lot of fun shopping. The applique mat is a great thing! You can also put all the pieces of your applique together on the mat, peel it off and then fuse it all in one piece.

Aussie Stitcher said...

MMMM nice stash Gina, I went to the Quilt and Craft fair on the Saturday. I bought lots and lots of stitching stash, too scared to post photos as I am sure that my DH reads my blog occasionally LOL.

Pear tree cottage! said...

Gina, What a great "stash!" you got they all look like fun and I can see lots of post cards being produced at your place.

Thank you for the lovely big email - It has taken us a little longer with the recovery from the high tea this time and Rob has not had his op yet but did have a needle byop! - my blog is up about the high tea.

love to you both Lee-ann.

O! and chooks how wonderful! dingy How special!

ps......please keep a watch out for the post from me! (smiles)

Linens and Royals said...

Love that stretching cat Gina, just for now i've given up cat cross stitch as i hope to get some royal samplers finished but it is so easy to be temped by new charts as i am sure you know. Sylvia

venus said...

I love the Aboriginal fabrics. Looks like you had a lot of fun shopping. The applique mat is a great thing! You can also put all the pieces of your applique together on the mat, peel it off and then fuse it all in one piece.
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