Ok, maybe not, but I like to shop and I always like to make up ridiculous reasons for it. My reason this week is Labor day, and also the end of the summer break (thank you Lord, thank you for bringing September around so fast and letting me send the kids back to school next week. yes, mama does need to go shopping to repair her broken soul from a summer of bossy kids)
This weekend Pink Castle fabrics have a 20% off coupon for anything in the store, valid until Monday. It's LABOR20
Bella by Lotta Jansdotter would be a nice little end of the summer treat, I think
Spinning Stars quilt along then why not look at some of the blogger bundles in stock at Pink Castle? Or use fat eighths to make a lovely scrappy quilt?
And personally I think this Yuwa print (and the white version) are as essential as milk and bread.
But my most favourite new item in store this week has to be this bundle. It's 25 FQs, completely randomly picked, some are reaaaaallllly great fabrics (the pretties) and some are reaaaaallllllly not (the fuglies). It's a scrap vomit bundle for you to make your own scrap vomit quilt (minus the solids, you still to get those separately if you want to make one, fabric requirements can be found here), and it's super reasonably priced working out at under $1.50 a FQ AND you can use the coupon which makes it crazily cheap.
If you've been thinking about making a scrap quilt, but don't have the scraps, if you've been thinking about building your stash, then this is the bundle you need.
Katy's scrap vomit bundle. It has such a pretty name. I know I get hated on all the time for the name (seriously, I get more emails about that than anything else, I'm not joking!), and here's what it means - it's the emptying of all or part of your scrap box, or stash - random, blind, no planning. Vomit does not mean ugly, it means eclectic, it is not a bad word, it's a good word. Like unicorn poop - you think of rainbows, right? Well, there you go....here's a bundle of unicorn poop for you. Don't want 25 FQs? Brenda is listing a half bundle too. Just enter 'vomit' in the search box and you'll find both. It really is a great way to build up your stash with a heap of different prints, all randomly chosen for a great scrappy quilt. Let's embrace the emptying of stash contents and learn to love the V word, ok?
There are some great new kits in Fat Quarter shop this week. I love this one featuring Art Gallery fabrics.
And this one featuring Little Black Dress
Over in the sale section this line is 50% off. It's Sweet on NYC from Timeless Treasures.
This cute bundle is only $28 for 16 FQs, which is a real steal. You can find the whole line here. There's a few prints I'd love to use for quilt backs - especially this NYC street scene. Such fun.
All pre-cuts (and that includes build your own fat quarter bundles) are 20% off this week at Lola Pink fabrics. The discount is already added to make it extra easy for you! This pick your own 12 FQ bundle is a great saver - you end up with an extra FQ free and save $9 (a total of 25%!) There are all kinds of great new fabrics in stock for you to choose from too!
Peg at Sew Fresh fabrics has more Michael Miller ta dot fabrics than I have ever seen in my life. This makes me so excited. I did a screen grab, but I still couldn't fit them all in. Crazy. The basics section is all kinds of amazing. You should go visit just to check out the basics. Also new in are Field Study, Bella, and Madrona Road
Becca, Peg's former partner in Sew Fresh Fabrics is the queen of all things Japanese over at Sew Me a Song. She's where you need to be if you're looking for any kind of quirky text prints, Japanese fabrics and that overall 'zakka' look. This bundle (texting while sewing) is just one of the huge range of fantastic bundles she has in stock.
I also really love 'I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Sew Myself A Letter'.
So many great sections with fantastic hand picked fabrics. I love how Becca is so careful and selective with her fabric buying.
That's the round up for the US stores this week, I'll be back tomorrow with the UK round up!