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gramma b
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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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2007 fabric in: 7 1/2 yards; sewn: 7 yds +1/2 yd
2008 fabric in, 23 yards; sewn 20 yds; given away 6 yds -3 yd = -2 1/2 yd
2009 fabric in 41 1/4 yds, sewn 29 yds, given away 22 1/2 yds -10 1/4 = -12 3/4 yd
2010 fabric in 91 1/2 yds, sewn 27 yds, given away 1 1/2 yds; +63 yd = +50 1/4 yd
2011 fabric in: 55 yd.; sewn: 21 yd; given away: 20 yd +14 yd = +64 1/4 yd
2012 fabric in: 60 1/4 yd., sewn 25 1/4 yds, given away 16 yds, thrown away 3 yds scraps; UFOs completed: 7 +26 yd = +90 1/4 yd
2013 fabric in: 28 yds; sewn 25.7 yds.; given away 5 1/2 yd.s; projects 8, UFOs 4 -3 1/4 yd = +87 yd

2014 fabric in: 40.5 yd
2014 fabric sewn: 23 yd
2014 fabric given away: 8 1/2 yd
2014 projects completed: striped maxi skirt, bl/wh maxi dress, brown/turquoise sweater-knit tunic, rose print rayon dress S1587, faux fur blanket
2014 projects started: turquoise tank dress, sage tank dress,
2014 UFOs completed: 9 (5 small gift bags, pieced & quilted table runner, blue/wh maxi dress, silk infinity scarf, blue squares sm. quilt)
so far this year: +9 yd. = must do more sewing!

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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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