Monday, January 31, 2005

JoAnn's 30% Off Moving Sale

The Before Picture....

and then the After Picture in the new Thread Garage





OK so I don't usually like polyester thread, but I have been having a lint problem quilting with my cotton embroidery threads. The cotton thread leaves a teeny glob of lint in my bobbin case and then the tension starts being affected. I usually don't discover this until I change thread colors, and then I have to unquilt that whole area, clean out the bobbin case, and requilt.
Grrrrrr. So I thought I should go back to quilting with rayon. I don't have all the colors I want in rayon, another grrrr, so when Frieda mentioned the sale on at our local JoAnn's, I decided to take a look at their threads. This is Coats and Clark's Trilobal Polyester, 40 wt.. which is thinner than I usually like, so again a compromise... but the sale was good and these spools are 1100 yards, so OK I will give them a try.

Then there was yarn on sale, never to be ignored.

I like this Landscape stuff and have already used it for a helmet hoodie thing for the DH. It is bulky and knits up fast on 11's or 13's and is 50/50 wool and acrylic.




Mi hermansita Rose (my brother's girlfriend) wanted a scarf (no peeking Rose!) and it must be made from the FunFur stuff, and needless to say I must have one too! So there we are! The Wool-Ease will be the base and the eyelash will be the fluff.
The other consideration for the Wool-Ease is a pullover vest. Each skein is almost 200yds! It looks similar to Buttons, a nice New Zealand superwash wool that I have used often. I haven't been able to find any left in red, (being the perfect red for Christmas things, ) and this will do for my vest idea. One can never have too many red sweaters.
The fabrics were all on sale for 30 -70% off so I got some 54" wide cotton prints for quilt backs and some Barbie cosmetic print quiltcloth for smaller backings.
I think I got a pretty good deal on all this stuff, and now on to grocery shopping.

PS. We got to see Laura's new book and it is FANTASTIC. I am ordering a case full and will sell it to all my students, not mail order, just in person. WooWoo!





16 comments:

  1. Rayon thread, eh? Do you ever have trouble with it shredding as you sew?

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  2. Hi. I think your work is beautiful! If you have any of the fun fur left over you might be interested in a pattern I just posted at http://fiberevolutionprojects.blogspot.com. I used the same yarn (the pattern shows bernat, but I got some wool ease for another one I knitted). I used size 11 needles and got a good fabric. If you want a looser knit you may want to go up to 13 or even 15.

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