Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fabric Fast Update

Last week I was in Paducah and I knew when I signed up for the fast that I would be going.  I did have a provisions in there that it was allowed but it still felt like "cheating".  I really wanted to be strong but.....

It was when we went to Handcocks of Paducah.  Have you been there?  That place was crazy big!

The first night we were there we went late that night around 7:15 and it was not very crowded.  Looking at the pictures again it looks crowded but it really wasn't bad.  This is not even the whole space, they have a clearance room or more like a warehouse that I didn't get to until we went the 2nd time.  They have a lot of fabric. It is all divided up by manufacturer.  Collections are not necessarily together either nor are they grouped by color.  I did manage to find some things.  The two red ones on the top are from the rotary show and are fat quarters.  They are getting cut up and put in my DS#2's quilt.  He hasn't seen them but that monkey one was too cute not to get.

Then everything else is from Handcocks.  I love that Kaffe print and I have used that print all up so I "needed" more.  The grey linen will make a great background (2.5 yards) and I have had that before and loved it.  I love the Botanics line and then a little Color me Happy.  Not sure what the light grey one was put it was pretty!  Half yard cuts on the rest.  Yikes 7 yards of fabric!

So what else did I get - a great deal on batting so I bought 3 queens and then the sample pack on lunch hour from class.  We definitely had a lot more to carry out of class than in, a new ironing board cover (all six of us got that one).  I bought some clearance thread in some pretty colors, 2 new Creative Grid rulers and then my big purchase.....

I bought this!  I ended up getting it on Friday afternoon.  I stood waiting to try to it out but the lady before me was giving it a test drive and she bought one too!  I was able to sew on it.  It sewed amazing well.  Most of that doodling was me.  It sews fast, smooth, even and stops on a dime.  I also got the table with it in the deal which worked out great for me since I was trying to figure out what I might sew on upstairs so I am not stuck in the basement by myself all the time away from everyone.  It included shipping good thing since there was not one once of space in my car on the way home.

My friend had been trying out mid-arm machines as well and then tried FMQ on this one and thought why spend so much so yep she bought one too!  

Needless to say we were done shopping then!  I am super excited to get it - it can't get here fast enough 10-12 days.  

Well if you read through all of that - thanks.  I have more pictures and things to post but that will be for another day!

My wonderful #! Son told me since I bought the machine I really should be on the fast for another 6 months!  I don't think I can argue with that but boy that is a long time.  Let's see how I do till July 1!  Linking up with Making Rebecca Lynne and Molli Sparkles.  


  1. Sounds like so much fun! I always want to never quite get there! I love my Juki they are great machines and built tough! I like your fabrics - dish ran away with the spoon!

  2. Wooo-ha, amazing deals!!! Fabulous fabrics, love the red ones!!!
    Congratulations on your new machine. My brother-in-law owns a sewing machine store and he showed me a ( very ) high end Bernina yesterday... He shouldn't have, ha ha!
    I would like to try out a Juki too before I make any decision on a new machine, but that will have to wait for a year or so!

  3. I am so excited for you!!! Can't wait to see what you do with your new machine. And seven yards really isn't that much. I think you did great!

  4. Wow - everyones dream... a new machine. I think we can let you off the small fabric purchases... especially when we can see how much you left behind! I have ordered online from Hancocks before, but they have changed their overseas shipping and it is no longer very cost effective.