Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thread Thursday

I can't keep up with my own thread acquisition!
I cannot resist a good price on thread.
In the last newsletter Superior Threads had their Try Me Specials on sale for a great price.  I picked up another five spools of Masterpiece and another five cones of Fantastico.  I love Fantastico for quilting.  I also threw in a couple of the Deal of the Day Specials.  Being a member of a thread club really pays off.  It also gets me loads of great threads!  This isn't even my Club order!  I look forward to doing some great sewing with these.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Row by Row: Spring Water Designs

Spring Water Designs in Columbia, MD, is another great little shop.
This is a new shop.  They are also a Handi-Quilter dealer.  I may have to take a class with them sometime.  I'm self-taught, unless you count Craftsy.  The Row-by-Row Experience is a great way to learn about new shops and to make new friends.  This is where I picked up my extra fabrics for the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge.  the fat eights they give you is just enough to whet your appetite.  If you missed it, you can ready about what I made with my challenge fabrics in this post.  I also picked up a fat quarter bundle for the Row by Row pattern.  I may not use the fabrics for that, but I couldn't pass up the reproduction prints.  I just love them.  I also picked up backing for a scrappy quilt I'm working on.  When I can find quality wide backing fabric I have to take some home.  It is so hard to find.

What kinds of fabrics draw your attention?  Do you like reproductions?  Batiks?  Solids?  There are just so many to choose from!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Row by Row: Cottonseed Glory Quilt Shop

They stack the fabric to the ceiling at Cottonseed Glory!  I love all the different fabrics they offer.
Their nautical section is not to be missed.  They also have a room filled with kid prints.  Even better?  They have a "buy 10 get 1" deal for fat quarters.  I never leave without 11 fat quarters.  Never.  Another summertime kit and pattern.  I so want to make a summer themed quilt.

Have you picked up many of these Row-by-Row kits or do you just pick up the patterns?  I love the entire shop hop experience and try to spend at least 30 minutes in each store.  Keeping small shops in business is important to me.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Row by Row: Tomorrow's Treasures

This is my haul from Tomorrow's Treasures in Crofton, MD.  This is a great shop!  The ladies are all very helpful and genuinely excited about helping you find the best thing for your project.  I picked out these fat quarters along with my Row-by-Row plate and kit.  I love these little plates.  I'm going to have to figure out something awesome to do with them.  I'm still collecting.  I have only gotten to five shops but I've got all summer long to play.

Are you participating in the Row-by-Row Experience?  Do you like the shop hops?