fabric stash additions

I ordered some fabric recently from ReproDepot Fabric so I can make some napkins for Action Hero Melissa in return for the great scarf she sent me. I can’t show you the fabric because I want there to be an element of surprise, but I CAN show you a couple goodies that I threw in there for my personal stash.
Check out this cool Japanese canned goods fabric:
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And I am mad for all fabrics by Michael Miller:
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I don’t know what I’m going to do with these yet, but I’m sure I will think of something. Suggestions are always welcome! Speaking of suggestions, I need advice on steam irons. Our iron is the pits. I only realize this when I am sewing and need to press my fabrics. I am a wash-and-wear gal and do not iron my clothing. Anyway, I did some checking, and there seems to be a lot of controversy regarding Rowenta irons. People either love them or hate them. Does anyone have an iron that is fabulous? Care to share?
And THANK YOU for all your well wishes regarding the earthquake. Things were calmer today, though they routed traffic onto our street, which was kind of noisy. Peter went downtown and said the destruction looked much more severe and scary today. He said there were media crews all over the place.

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11 Responses to fabric stash additions

  1. Amy in BC says:

    Ooooh I see a sweet quilt made out of that little boy fabric… bordered with primary colors.. Thanks for the link, followed it and found they had the most intriquing fabrics! Sent it to all my sewing friends :) Happy Holidays to you and keep on blogging,
    Amy

  2. Jessica says:

    I love, love, LOVE the Japanese label fabric! It says make napkins, tea towels and aprons from me. Or this pattern for a bento box bag from MSL: Bento Cover
    The little boy fabric made me put “school bag sewing pattern” into Google. I got this: School Bag and Insulated Lunch Bag

  3. ann says:

    who doesn’t like a Rowenta??? I love my Rowenta — almost makes me like to iron. almost…..it’s good, but it’s not that good!! :)

  4. yoko says:

    The first I thought of when I saw the Japanese fabric was to make curtains or a door hanging from it.
    Glad to hear you’re okay after that quake! Take care!

  5. rebecca says:

    Usually I make boxers out of fun fabrics like that. I love the Japanese labels! How much do you buy when you aren’t sure what you’re going to do with it?

  6. Amy says:

    Definitely go for a Rowenta iron. They cost more, but they provide hella-steam when you need it!
    Love the new fabrics! I just boxed up an entire closet of quilting fabrics, including my huge depression-era fabric stash (gonna make that double wedding ring quilt someday) so the closet could be recarpeted. It was fun reacquainting myself with all my fabric! Gotta get the sewing machine out over the holidays.

  7. Kitty says:

    Hey, glad you’re safe and sound. Rowenta irons rock – I love mine. Have a great Christmas!

  8. Mary says:

    Hi Mariko! I have a Rowenta and I like it. I’ve had it for about ten years and have never had a problem with it.
    very cute fabric! I have an idea for the Michael Miller fabric, but I’ll have to draw it out. I’ll send you the picture when I get it put together.

  9. Jennifer says:

    Those fabrics are great. Have you thought about using the individual can motifs as an applique onto something? I love Rowenta irons. I actually feel like it floats over my clothes when I iron.

  10. Kerstin says:

    I love my Rowenta. It’s heavier so you don’t need to press down to get the wrinkles out. And you can’t beat the steam action. It’s the first iron I’ve ever had that hasn’t gotten sticky on the bottom. Cute fabrics!

  11. steph says:

    hi mariko! just dropping by. to me, that japanese fabric would make a cute camisole, but that’s just me :)

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