KCRQF Shopping Spree

I saved up for this. For a long time. I planned on taking advantage of what is not available near by. I also didn’t plan to buy fabric, or thread. But sometimes…. “a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.”

I did buy thread. I really like Superior for long arm quilting and I decided to try some that my local quilt shop doesn’t carry. If I like it, I know I can always ask my local shop to order for me.

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As I was checking out I saw this tape displayed. Wondering why a thread vendor would carry what looks like packing tape, I asked. Apparently it sticks to itself and not anything else. It’s not sticky. It’s meant to hold those pesky threads on your spool from unwinding. I’m anxious to give it a try, I have a brand of thread that doesn’t have a very good loose thread string holder (what would you call that) that drives me crazy.

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When I saw this pattern and fabric, I knew I needed it. Grace, my granddaughter and budding quilter, loves to dance. The sample in the booth had the silhouette dancers in black and that is what I plan to do. Using the purple, her favorite color. I think the blue fabric just jumped into my cart. How does that happen?

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I’ve heard great things about these scissors by Karen Kay Buckley and thought I’d regret not getting them especially after buying the above pattern.

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I’ve debated on getting some 1 inch fusible grid for the Creighton quilt and since it will not be a bed quilt, but wall hanging (making a t-shirt quilt for Bryce instead) I’m not worried about it being too thick with the extra layer.

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I don’t know how many times I walked past a booth with a jacket on display (should have taken a picture) and said to myself, “I don’t do garment sewing anymore, I don’t do garment sewing anymore.” And if someone was with me, I said it out loud. Many times. Even as I was buying this. Sigh.

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And on the last day, I made one more trip back to get these items. I purposely took a class from Jamie Wallen to try out his rulers. I can’t wait to play. And then there is more fabric. I have a commissioned t-shirt quilt that I am making for a man and this was the perfect backing.

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Finally a purchase just for me. I am not a big jewelry fan, especially if it is quilt related (I rather snuggle under them), but I am a HUGE fan of nice pens. You would think I would have a lot of them. I don’t. I have a hard time justifying the expense. This time, however, I decided I would get one. I love love love this pen. Wished I had bought 2.  It is from the Gray Rooster’s Woodshop. No website. 🙁

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Projects and play ahead, on the journey, Jackie

  • Carol McDowell

    I’m glad to see you doing something for yourself! You deserve every penny spent. I’m going to a quilt show tomorrow and those scissors are on my hunt list.

    • Jackie

      Thanks Carol. Have a great time at your show.