I'll be back tomorrow to give you the rundown on my daytrip to the BMQG Retreat, but I thought that a trip to a discount fabric store that we stopped at on the way there was worth its own post!
Only about 40 minutes from home and 30 minutes from the Retreat is Mardens in Sanford - a sort of all-purpose discount store based in Maine that I have seen plenty of commercials for but actually never been to. When people mentioned it as a great place to stop for fabric that can be hit or miss, I was thinking of a couple of aisles or maybe even a few bins of bolts that you would have to sort through. NOT SO! We're talking easily 10 aisles with some major lines that you would spend $10/yard at most fabric stores...for $3-4/yard!! Plus, our guild leaders gave the store a heads up that a big group was headed their way, so they gave us all an additional 10% off (a tip for you based here in New England - you can get the same deal if you put together a car load of 5 people or more). You just cannot beat that!
So my fabric haul made up of half yards and yard cuts came to less than $25 - unbelievable!
I already had some of this Valorie Wells line in orange, but I've loved it so much that I've been determined to use every scrap. Now I have her flowers in the blue and pink colorway too - yay!
These are only a sampling of the Tula Pink prints that they had from the Parisville and Prince Charming collections:
My stash is pretty slim when it comes to reds, so I found these great blender fabrics including a geometric print that I love from Ty Pennington:
Yeah, I already have a ton of aqua fabrics, but I loved the hexie print and the multicolored string print is going to be perfect for binding my Asbury challenge mini:
I have no idea what I'm going to use this print for (any ideas people?), but I loved it too much to pass up:
Thanks for indulging my fabric heavy post everyone - more about my progress at retreat tomorrow. Want to guess how many feathers I can create in a day?
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