In my business, it’s a good sign to get to the end of the year and need to buy fabric. It means I was sewing so much that I used up all I had. While I can’t say my shelves are bare, I did make a big dent in my stash sewing for fall and early winter shows.
Though I shop locally (Hen House Fabric right here in White River Junction) for some fabrics, I do find that I must travel or buy online to find what I need to create the fun variety of owls, dolls, and bags that liven up my craft fair booth.
Two weeks ago, friends and I headed to Quilted Threads in Henniker, NH. I stocked up on some wonderful fabric there, including a corduroy from Denyse Schmidt’s Chicopee line (check it out here), destined to become dolly shorts and dresses.
To round out my stash as I start sewing for this year’s season, I ordered from Hawthorne Threads. I like the way their website is set up, they always have a big sale section, and they have nice discounts on all of their fabrics for larger orders.
I tend to buy a lot of fabric at once, use it until I can’t put any more combinations together, then restock. This forces me to use fabric from my stash, and put fabrics together in combinations I might not otherwise.
I’ll tell you more about my process as I post more here, and include some pictures of the fabric when it arrives. You will find me at the post office tomorrow morning, yellow slip in hand to claim my wonderful package!
Thanks for reading,