February 26, 2011

nonsense & help





A bit of animated hecticity to match a crazy-exhausting-fun few weeks.

I wonder can you guys help- I have finally decided on the colours for a patchwork quilt I want to make, but am having trouble finding the right coloured fabric. Can anyone recommend a fabric store (Online or in Melbourne) with a wide block-colour selection?

20 comments:

  1. I have been looking for rainbow coloured cottons, in Lincraft in the city they have quite a lot to choose from in the corner quilters cotton section. Not all the colours are beautiful, but they also have a bunch of bright broadcloth too.

    I'm not usually the biggest fan, but they are ok for things like that.

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  2. You crazy cat.

    We are going to the CWA State Fair in Toorak next Saturday - you should come! I'm sure we could befriend some ol' patchworking grandmas who could tip you off. My grandma is a patchworking pro, but she lives interstate so...

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  3. can't help on the fabric front...but just want to say this post is the best!!

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  4. can't help on the fabric front either... but i love this post! nothing beats a gif animation. okay perhaps multiple gif animations :-)

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  5. These are great. I really like the 2nd one, it's so funky and doesnt stop making me laugh :')
    Unfortunately I dont know any fabric shops apart from Franklins but I'm not sure about their stock, sorry.

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  6. The last one is so much of a jump my mind went wild. I love the dog one! Lovely surprises.

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  7. That dog is magnificent!

    And about fabrics, on the website spponflower.com you can design and print your own fabric. Haven't tried it though, so I don't know about the results.

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  8. I mean spoonflower, sorrr for the mess-up!

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  9. Patchwork Central is fantastic and in Malvern - i believe the tram 72 has its last stop right where it is (if you don't have a car). They have incredible stuff.......also, Spotlight in Preston is quite incredible too! one of those new big fancy stores and I have used it as a source for all sorts of gingham, seersucker and a bazillion really great patchwork stuff! Have fun! I started my first patchwork and have gotten to the batting/sandwich stage and am scared to progress! I look forward to watching yours grow!

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  10. Purl is my go-to site for any kind of fabric...
    http://www.purlsoho.com/purl
    Hope you can find what you're looking for!

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  11. i'm of no use for advice, but your photos were so much fun. i realllllly love your dog!

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  12. Thanks for all your help guys! Purl definately has one of the colours I need, and I'll check out the others this week!


    Lauren that CWA Fair sounds so rad but, god damn it, Im working! :(

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  13. yay for animated gifs! the dog is so funny.

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  14. Whoa. Absolutely love the animation!

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  15. i know i'm a bit late, but you should check out the kona solids range: there are over 200 colours, and the quality is just lovely.

    i bought 9 yards on etsy last year which delivered (airmail) came to less than $50...

    then when the colours arrived i realised that i needed one or two more colours (i know; 9 wasn't enough?!), so i hunted everywhere and finally got a couple of metres from spotlight and lincraft, but the quality is just not the same (though the price was, if not slightly higher).

    best of luck with your quilt: i have made two massive quilt tops so far, but have yet to actually quilt them...i'm too worried that i'll stuff it up and ruin my hard work!!

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  16. Welly well ... turns out you are a cutie patootie! I saw your reflection!

    Love the images.

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  17. this might be a bit late but you could also try GJ's on Lygon St, East Brunswick. They have a craft section hidden upstairs. Good luck!

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  18. GJ's has a quilt section upstairs where all the Nannas/Nonnas go. Lygon St.
    x Sarah

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