In the past few months I’ve been purchasing some older Joel Dewberry (Deer Valley, Modern Meadow, Aviary 2), and Tula Pink prints (Flutterby, Parisville), I wasn’t quilting when these collections were released. It’s sad that some are out of print already, especially Tula’s Aviary Dreamscape from her Plume collection. Sure, you can buy it on Etsy for four times what someone paid when it first came out but I just can’t bring myself to shell out that kinda coin for those inflated prices. I’m quite sure I’ll live without. Thankfully there are some non fabric specific
hoarders vendors that just happen to have some left over and will sell for the same price they purchased it for. I’m also thankful for some non Etsy vendors who still have bolts of Deer Valley and other OOP fabrics at regular prices.
New fabrics I’m interested in include Paula Prass’ Botanica, Wing Study and Wink Wink in Aqua, and Lotta Jansdotter’s Echo, Spring Buds. Tina Givens’ Pernillas’ Journey has really captured my imagination, I’ve ordered a half yard of Elephant Run in Cotton Candy and will order more once I see the actual colours in person.
Which OOP fabrics do you long for? Why do the manufacturers retire popular prints so quickly??
And speaking of fabrics, I need help! I purchased Joel Dewberry’s Antler Damask in Tarragon and haven’t got a clue what colours to pair it with. I tried brown and orange but that was hideous. Fuchsia? Purple?Disclaimer: I do not work for Hawthorne Threads, nor do I receive free fabric from them. I order from them because they have great prices and customer service.