So last night, on my way to Nick's, I stopped into Joann's. Again. This week they're having 50% off their red tag clearance stuff, and I've found a few fun fabrics there already, so my excuse was that I'd just see what they had and only get stuff red-tagged for $5 or less (so, $2.50/yd or less). What a glorious mistake that was! This whole bag (about 7 1/2 yards of cut fabric, 5 remnants, and 20(!) fat quarters) cost me around $22. $22!! Remnants are 70% off this week, and the fat quarters were 50 cents a piece! Insane! One of the remnants, which was almost a yard of fabric, cost me 30 cents. Needless to say, I'll probably be peeking into the Natick shop on my way home from work today, just in case. :-)
My criteria for picking out fabrics right now are this:
- First and foremost, I'm looking for baby fabrics. I have a lot of blues, so I'm focusing on pinks at the moment. I also need whites, since a lot of my blues are darker, so the whites will offset them in a kinda mod way.
- Next, I'm looking for flannels. In particular, youth/kid/infant flannels.
- Finally, I'm looking for anything that catches my eye as being a fun pattern, a pretty color, or a neat texture. That only seems vague, but I actually have surprisingly discerning tastes.
Right now, I'm mostly working on building up a stash. I figure it's best to buy while stuff is super cheap, then find a project to use the stuff later. If I wait until I have a project in mind, it'll be way more expensive. Most of these fabrics I actually have a vague idea of what I want to do with them anyways. Really. :-)