"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Shopping for patchwork supplies.

I needed some more batting for my patchwork projects, so I headed over to "Darned Cheap Fabrics" at Heidelberg. They might not have the range of Spotlight, Lincraft, or other specialist patchwork shops, but they have the essentials, and what I think is a good range of fabrics. I've been reading about the new bamboo batting, and decided to give it a try. I used it for my Sweet Inspirations block (see previous post) and found it very easy to work with.
This cute little machine embroidered patch was hanging on the wall, so I added one of them to my purchases, as it will go perfectly with one of my planned wallhangings.
Another product I've seen written up in various craft mags is this gridded quilt fusible fabric. I asked the salesgirl if they stocked it and she wasn't sure, so she asked an older lady, who pointed her to where they had it. When she was measuring it out for me, a few ladies came over to ask my advice on how to use it. All I could tell them was what I'd read in magazines, but that was good enough for them, as they could see the advantages of using it for some projects. I have nearly finished my vase of yo yo flowers - just need to hand stitch the binding, and I'm done! I should have a photo here tomorrow. Thanks to all who commented on it - interesting to see people's experiences with yo-yo/suffolk puffs!


Miss 376 said...

You've got me thinking now, I've seen that gridded fabric used somewhere and can't think where

Annie said...

Interesting products. I don't think I've ever seen the bamboo batting or the gridded fusible.