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Date: 1/24/12 2:05 PM

I have ordered from Tonicliving.com
Seeking ethnic fabrics like those seen in Anthropologie, World Market curtains, and not $30/yd....
Looking for large prints of birds, floral, calligraphy, etc. seen in decor pillows, suitable for framing, applique, and altered art projects.
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Date: 1/25/12 10:47 AM

Did you try IKEA? Sometimes they have Marimekko prints there.

I used to get it at Crate & Barrel; the local store quit carrying it but I was still able to get some at their outlet. That might have been 10 years ago, though.

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2015 fabric in: 30 yd; sewn 16 yd.; given away 7; projects 11 (5 gift bags, tablecloth, 2 gauze chemises, 2 table runners, Poppy vest); UFOs 2 (journal cover, sage green tank dress); upcycles 1 (velvet shirt cuffs=zippered bag). Totals this year +7 yds, since 2007 +79 yds

2016 fabric in: 18 1/2 yds
2016 fabric sewn: 12 1/2 yd
2016 fabric given away
projects: 9 (library curtains, 4 zippered bags, 2 quilted table runners, 2 receiving blankets)
projects started: white/burgundy knit tunic 2 1/2 yd, tablecloth with border & lining, baby kimono & pants 1 yd, 3 burp cloths
UFOs completed: red quilted table mat
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In reply to gramma b

Date: 1/25/12 10:53 AM

The Crate and Barrel Outlet still had fabric last year. Sometimes Tuesday Morning will get a shipment of better quality bed linens with very good designs. Also designer pillow cases and pillow shams, on sale, of course.

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Date: 1/25/12 2:51 PM

Yes, for those who haven't tried it, we have a newly-moved Tuesday Morning where I found great German scissors, buttons packed 3-5 cards for less than the price of one, Ott lites less than JA's, craft closeouts like scrapbooking and beads. I got a great Heather Bailey Weekend Sewing book with many patterns for $10, retail $28.

Mgr. says they get whatever, they never know, so keep checking. I had to show hubby the difference in prices between 800-count sheets and 250-count, of course with men it's comparing it to pricey tools so they'll understand.

For Altered Art, I just discovered that the Somerset Studio series has a book called Sewing Somerset Studio, with lots of ideas for fabric crafting. Look for it in JA's, use your 50% off coupon.
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