Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fabric and Fabric

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When I have nothing new to show you…I show you fabric!  I bought some Denyse Schmidt prints and basics at a local shop…those jewel tones just sucked me in.   Most of that top stack is from the line Florence (and a little Chicopee thrown in)…you can find bundles of it here, or here.

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I’m finally going to make my kids new sturdy trick or treat bags.  Their old ones are too small and flimsy…so this time I’m going to make quilted bags with one handle for easy filling. 

This pumpkin fabric is probably my favorite Halloween print ever ever ever.  You can find it here, or here.

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I re-painted my Gray dresser Gray this week.  :)  The old gray was too taupe…and bugged me every time I walked in my room.  I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Gray this time.  You can see the before picture(s) here…it was scratched to death when I got it. 

Gray Dresser, Cluck Cluck Sew

Let’s hope for a nice lazy weekend so I can finally sit down at my lonely sewing machine!

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17 comments:

Kellie said...

pattern for the new treat bag????

margaret said...

some fab fabric, what quantities do you buy, I have started collecting a stash of half metres, not sure if this is the right way to collect though.
Chest of drawers looks good, they don`t make them like they used to unfortunately.

Allison said...

I usually buy 1/2 yards Margaret...or a yard if I have a plan for it. :) I'll make a tutorial for the treat bags Kellie...just for you. Don't hold me to it though. ;)

Cindy said...

Could we be BFF's and go fabric shopping together? I would bring treats!

Live a Colorful Life said...

We're you happy with Annie Sloan paint? I've used it on a couple things. I think for the most part I like it. Your dresser is lovely

Cindy said...

I bought your Growing up Modern and just love it. My granddaughters are choosing patterns for their quilts. Thanks for an easy to understand book. I think I can do it.

sallgood said...

Thanks for your visit to our quilt group- your quilts and patterns are great! I hope we can visit again sometime soon. :D

Vicki Posten said...

Love the dresser! Where do you get that paint? Flat? Oh my, those fabrics...all of them...are yummy!

Joyful said...

I love fabric. But it is also very expensive so I limit what I buy. Even so, I probably buy too much :-)

Kellie said...

Please do it...I know you have so much spare time that you have nothing better to do than do a trick or treat bag tutorial for one devoted reader :) I'm making my son's costume.... he's going to be a superhero, "Super Nate"!!!

Linda Shields said...

I want to eat the fabric-yum! I need to paint some similar furniture, too. What do you do to prepare the surface, please??? I hope you won't say I have to sand it. :)

Leslie Creech said...

Alison-What's your technique for painting furniture? You do such a great job. I often find pieces at the thrift store or Craigslist that would look great repainted but I'm afraid to try it. How do you get such a professional finish and how do you protect it after you've painted it? Thanks!

Fan said...

Υour patterns and quilts are wonderful! I love your fabrics...

judy Blinkenberg said...

Its interesting how you use color. I need to get down to rhat store this week for some of that fabric.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I bet your quilted Halloween bags will turn out great! =)
love the fabric!

Your dresser is pretty!

Nita said...

That dresser looks so good, I am tempted to go thrift store shopoping :)

Helen L said...

Just read your post on the Aurifil blog. How fun that you're on it!! Fun block too! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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