Pennsylvania USA Member since 3/27/07 Posts: 1693 Skill: Intermediate
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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CraftAddict Ohio USA Member since 9/1/10 Posts: 961 Skill: Intermediate
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.
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.
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).
"sewing very slowly to fill an empty closet"
2014 Stash Tally: 106.625 yds out/145.125 yds in (net +38.5 yds)
2015 Stash Busting:
49.875 yds sewn (as of 06/29/15)
20.0 yds purchased (as of 06/29/15)
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