Friday, March 30, 2018

Bringing home the loot from Lancaster

     Yes, the quilt show was inspiring. I also comb the vendors because I want to see what is out there that can help me do a better job. I no longer have any close LQS. I just can't go browse on a regular basis. I sew on vintage machines, so I skip all the machine booths. I tried to be frugal, but spent more than I thought I would. I bought some half yards of Kaffe fabric, some wonderful Dear Stella fabric (wish someone near me sold this), some tools and some surprising patterns. 
The overall damage
I saw the cat fabric, went back and bought the others to go with it
Swan fabric, well because, my last name is Swanekamp.
Got a special price on three of these to try. Hope they work and I don't nick one the first time I cut
Fork pins from an Australian vendor who showed how these hold nested seams on HSTs better than 2 pins.
The Kaffe choices
A chalk marker that shows up and doesn't smear away. Also new chalk refill for my pounce applicator that supposedly doesn't just fluff away when long arming. Also a stencil that has a mesh in the opening so all the chalk doesn't goop in one spot.
Met the lady who designs these Cutie patterns for fat 1/8s. Great idea, cheap pattern, written great. She had examples of the quilts. Using the Dear Stella fabric to make Sun Kissed. Baby quilt with Jack's Star. Only $4. Quilt Basket
A beautiful sheen No. 8 Perle cotton from Spain, Finca from Presencia. For my Big stitch quilting.


Debbie said...

OH, love all the goodies! Sounds like you had a good time and good shopping fix for now.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I always love the vendor booths. Inspiration!

Laura McGrath said...

Vendors are the best reason to attend quilt shows! And I also like to see things others make and marvel at their creativity. My LQS is the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY, and I bought a Cutie pattern there on Saturday that will be my first--I usually just wing it or copy a quilt from Pinterest. Hopefully it will be as easy as they're supposed to be, I find that I lose interest in complicated things as I get older.

Mystic Quilter said...

You came back with a good haul of goodies!! The swan fabric is perfect!!