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Date: 4/1/12 4:17 PM

Just got back from the sewing expo in Cleveland. This was my first one. It was packed! I came back with two kinds of fabric from Vogue, a really neat pair of tweezers, a pattern and a french curve. I couldn't believe all the quilts there either.
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Date: 4/1/12 4:17 PM

What pattern? :)

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Date: 4/1/12 11:03 PM

I didn't realize it was still going on today. I went yesterday. Stayed for a couple of hours. I got a couple of fabrics from Vogue Fabrics. Didn't spend too much there because I know I can always buy from them online.

I blew my budget with the vendor from Ontario (the name is escaping me right now). I got 3 lengths of 100% wool.

I wish I had been thinking to bring along my sheers to be sharpened.

I only spent a couple of hours there and I mostly went for apparel fabric. I couldn't fit any of the workshops into my schedule.
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Date: 4/2/12 0:26 AM

Must be The Wool House -- what did you get?

I had my eye on a couple of pieces in Minneapolis but slapped my hand as I had lots of wools to sew in my stash.

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Date: 4/2/12 9:45 AM

Yes The Wool House was it. Last year was my first time going and I had forgotten there was a lower level and had already spent my allowance prior to reaching him. But I did remember that he had good wool and was hoping he'd be back this year. I specifically went looking for GOOD fabrics which I can't buy locally.

I got a FABULOUS piece of plaid wool for a coat. It's cream with I want to say orange & grey stripes. I also got a piece of lighter weight camel colored wool for a jacket and a piece of silken wool for a dress.

I got a few things from Vogue Fabrics but not much. I know I can shop on their website anytime. I really want to take a road trip and visit one of their stores one day.

Those seemed to be the only fashion fabric vendors there. Everything else I remember seeing was quilting fabric.

Oh! And I also had the opportunity to meet Peggy from Silouette Patterns! I didn't even realize she would be there. I bought a couple of patterns from her.
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Date: 4/2/12 9:55 AM

Can't wait to see what you make up with your pieces. I was really tempted by a piece he had that was in the beige colourway and had a Celtic knot appearance to it -- really had to slap my hand.

I promised myself that if I sewed up a good quantity of my current stash before I go to the Minneapolis expo again in November, I would allow myself to buy some nice wool for a coat (can't buy it locally so that's part of the rationale).


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Stash Tally: net +38.5 yds (2014)
2015 Stash Tally: 106.5 yds out/122.875 yds in (net +16.375 yds)

2016 Stash Busting:
20.875 yds sewn (as of 04/30/16)
9.75 yds purchased (as of 04/30/16)

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Date: 4/2/12 5:56 PM

I bought my first Silhouette pattern. It's #625 the Kaitlynn's blouse. Unfortunately, no reviews on it yet.
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Date: 4/5/12 1:40 PM

Quote: SheBear0320
Must be The Wool House -- what did you get?



I had my eye on a couple of pieces in Minneapolis but slapped my hand as I had lots of wools to sew in my stash.




This is my absolute fave purchase from the expo. It is 100% alpaca wool.


I'm leaning towards making a coat from Butterick 5685
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Date: 4/5/12 4:24 PM

That's gorgeous and I think it will look great in that coat pattern. Can't wait to see the finished project.


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Stash Tally: net +38.5 yds (2014)
2015 Stash Tally: 106.5 yds out/122.875 yds in (net +16.375 yds)

2016 Stash Busting:
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9.75 yds purchased (as of 04/30/16)

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Date: 4/5/12 5:56 PM

My first expo and some fabulous fabrics there but some of them were way out of my price range.
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