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Sep 13, 2012

Crashing the Fabric Shack

Sep 13, 2012
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Last weekend, my mom and I (with Mr. M in tow) set out for a day trip to the Fabric Shack.  This was my second visit there - and it's endless bolts to browse does not disappoint.  I think I would be in real trouble if I lived closer to that place.  Lucky for me, I specifically have to plan to visit the shop, so it keeps my budget in check.

I've decided I am collecting fabrics for a red, white and blue quilt using the book 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars.  I received this book for Christmas last year (from my mom).  
After seeing all the beautiful stars collected by Kati, I wanted to do my own version.  Here's my first block.

And here's the FQs and yardage I picked up at Fabric Shack for my RWB (red, white and blue) quilt.  I'm not sure how many blocks I want it to be, so better make sure I have enough fabric.   /*wink*/ Right?

Other scores from the trip include the remnant pile where they sell the odd cuts at $3.95/yard and precut fat quarters at $1.95 each.  This is where we spent the majority of our time, scouring for goodies.

Check out this cool vintage newspaper ad fabric of muscle cars.  I was stopped twice in the shop asking where I found it.  My stroller was heaping with my fabric finds while Mr. M played happily on the floor.  Other shoppers kept spotting this print on my umbrella stroller.  Love it?  Find the muscle cars newspaper ad fabric here (I met Luana and her daughter at the Quilting Arts TV taping - so nice!)

This is a panel I found in the remnant pile.  It's Deep Deep Sea by Studio E.  Super cute for all the boys in this house.  Find it here.

And more various remnants.  I love to add these to my scrap bins.

A pretty fun and successful trip! Pin It


  1. What a coincidence, I was just looking at Fabric Shack yesterday trying to decide if it was worth stopping in when I go to Indiana later this year! Looks like you got some great finds!

  2. I LOVE The Fabric Shack!!!! It is a treasure trove of finds. I do a yearly pilgrimage because I have family in the area.

  3. I bought the Deep Deep Sea too when I found out I was pregnant. I went with lime green and purple accents after I found out I was having a girl. The other prints in the line are so cute! I think the one whale on the left looks like he's burping. Still haven't figured out the right pattern to use with the panel or if I just want to fussy cut it. I'd be interested in what you come up with.

  4. Those fabrics look scrumptious! I always tell my young daughters (when they are picking out clothes to wear) that you can never go wrong with red, white, and blue. I think it's my favorite classic color palette.

  5. How do they stock the "remnants"? Are the still on bolts? Are they folded or rolled and tied all in a pile? I'd love to know! We used to actually have a shop in our town named "The Remnant Shop". Quaint old place. I miss it!

  6. I love the Fabric Shack. I should stop by there on one of trips through OH. They have a great selection online.

  7. I am going to see what colour combos I will go many options!


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