I am expecting quite a few bits of fun mail at the moment so the first thing I check on when I arrive home is the post pile. Today the fabrics I ordered last week from Pink Castle Fabrics arrived. I can't believe how quickly they arrived. Especially as an order I placed from the UK for something has still not arrived and that was placed earlier! All the more frustrating as their postal charges were not cheap! But anyway this is what I snagged in the 25% off sale over at Pink Castle Fabrics. I'm happy with what I did get and wish I'd got a few other things while I was there (there was another item that turned out to be out of stock when I'd placed the order). Still mustn't be greedy.
While I've been waiting for my other mail to arrive I've been pondering wadding. I know it's not the most exciting thing to day dream about but buying wadding for me is right up there with buying thread. I really don't like having to when I could be spending that money on fabric. That said I'm almost out of wadding (thanks to the whole frankenwadding episode when doing Mum's Christmas quilt.) If I see a good deal I'll sometimes stock up. But it does seem to have become very expensive in the last 18 months, no doubt due to some cotton crisis. Anyway, where do other UK quilters buy their wadding? And do you find it's better to buy pre-packed (which is what I've normally done) or buy it by the metre? Am I missing a trick and is there some fab place to get wadding in the UK without breaking the bank or finding you need to store a massive, expensive roll of it?
The other thing I've been pondering is the whole Go! Baby v. Sizzix. Do I need either? Should I be putting one on my Christmas list and if so which one. I am not great at cutting. It's the bit I'm the least accurate with and why I don't attempt things like drunkards paths or apple cores. I tried my hardest to win a Go! When they were being handed out all over blog land like smarties, but alas it wasn't to be. Now I see a few people have Sizzix and maybe that's the way to go. Bottom line should I be putting one of these on my Christmas list or do they take up too much space and are they the quilting equivalent to a bread/ice cream maker (ie. people get them, use them once and then stick them in the back of the cupboard never to be used again?)
And if I don't put one of these cutting machines on my Christmas list and don't ask for my body weight in wadding is there anything else useful I haven't got I should be asking Santa for?