Fabric overload

Something unusual happened to me the other week. I blame it on the cold meds…

It was Black Friday week… I don’t normally succumb to Black Friday sales…. although it’s gaining in popularity, it doesn’t have quite the hype here as it does south of the border, so it’s usually easy to ignore. But then I got an email from Craftsy of their “doorbusters”…

Charm packs… $3… Layer Cakes… $10… Jelly Rolls… $12… I couldn’t be reading that right… those prices are all around 2/3 off the regular… that’s just crazy! So I took the bait… I logged on. And sure enough… I read it right. Now the prices were a touch higher thanks to the exchange rate, but they were still a steal! I filled my cart!


Some of the prints I already had, in different cuts… but at those prices, they were worth having a second go at.

In charm squares, I got:

Blenders Botanicals (Pretty semi-solids with a subtle floral feel), Dreamfield (flowers, birds – pretty, feminine), and Heartsong (Happy little farm)

In layer cakes, I got:

Blenders Moonshadow, and Petal Noir. Mom made a beautiful quilt from a Petal Noir jelly rolls, and I’ve coveted the collection ever since. And looking at those side by side… the packs would work very well together!

For Jelly Rolls:

Jardin Rustique (More of that beautiful French-inspired fabric), and Sweet Reverie (a beautiful Paris-themed collection).

And I wish I could say my little fabric buying binge stopped there… but then a few days later… for Cyber Monday…. I got another email from Craftsy with a few batik fat quarter packs. You know I have a soft spot for the batiks.. I’ve been collecting fat quarters here and there to make myself a spectacular batik quilt (pattern still undecided)… and I’ve mentioned they can be quite spendy.


Well I did the math, and each FQ worked out to about $1.90 each. When batiks aren’t on sale, FQs are usually between $4 and $5 each. How on earth could you pass that up? Obviously I couldn’t. But don’t worry… Mom and I are going to have a little playdate, and split the packs up between us. She loves batiks as much as me, and it makes me feel a little less guilty if I share the good fortune.

And… I wish I could say it ended there… but it didn’t. Because come Friday, I got my flyer from Lens. They were having a late black Friday sale… and batiks… well they were all $6.49 a yard. The average regular price is $15 to $20 a yard… so…

All those batik FQs are going to need some background fabric right??? I got three yards of each of the above, except then end one…I only got 2.5 yards of that one because that’s all that was left. I wasn’t the only one thinking it was an amazing sale – the bolts were flying off the shelf!

I also managed to snag a yard of each of these. I’ve already cut them in half and will be sharing them with Mom as well.

But now the credit cards are smoking, and I think I need to give them a rest… until spring at least!

6 thoughts on “Fabric overload

  1. I simply have a problem with the term, “Black Friday”…it kind of wrecks the mood! However, getting deals on items that you’ll use only makes sense, and you’ve really scored! I love the batiks too,.


  2. Shirley

    Oh, wow! You have some absolutely beautiful fabrics! How could you not buy batiks for $6.49/yard. I have never seen any priced that low. Such fun to have such a selection of fabrics to work with. Look forward to seeing your new projects. Those fabrics should get you thru winter and maybe even spring.


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