Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More from Paducah, the spoils

     There were quality vendors and fabric to be had in Paducah during Quiltweek. It was hard to decide what to buy or not buy.
Fabric from Paducah
       I got the bright charm packs from Shannon of FabricsNQuilts. The Kona solids, bought from Hancock's of Paducah, are for a class I am taking this weekend with Sujata Shah in Ithaca, NY with the Tompkins County Quilt Guild. The black and whites are from Quilt in a Day. Hope to use them in my Flowering Snowball Quilt. And the gray is for a pair of pillowcase cuffs. I left so much fabric behind. Some stores bring fabric to the empty storefronts and sell mass quantities.
Hancock's of Paducah, just a smidge portion of the store

Hancock's of Paducah, aisles of fabric by manufacturer,
just one corner

Hancock's of Paducah, warehouse portion with bins of precuts

Warehouse with kits, most made and hanging to see

Notions from Paducah
      Bought my favorite piecing thread from YLI, a glazed thin weight cotton- super for lots of seams like my made fabric. Also, their clear monofilament is great for top stitching my bindings down. It doesn't stretch and is thick enough to see to thread the needle, unlike Monopoly.
      The numbered pins will help when I am taking rows and columns off the design wall. The Basix template works on 2 1/2" squares to make neat blocks, the Kai scissors are a smaller version of what I bought in Houston (love the Kai- light, sharp, great action), and Leader Grips for the edges of a quilt on the longarm instead of a single point clamp. The book is one I have wanted for years and I got for $5 at the hurt book sale.
      This may not seem like a lot, but when you have to carry everything with you all day, it was the best I could do.

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