Thursday, October 25, 2007

Quilt Stuff

My daugher called yesterday--another good reason to have been home! She had just gone to pick up her mail from the post office and found her cell phone bill, a notice about a speeding ticket she received a week before, and a notice from the IRS. Poor baby! But among all this less-than-happy mail was a package from me containing her Halloween quilt, and that seemed to make everything else a little easier to bear. Isn't that what quilts are for?!

I got an email this morning from Kris McBride. Do you know Kris? Not long after I started quilting and got into Thimbleberries, I "met" my friend Patty (whose blog link is in my sidebar). At that time, Patty had an online Thimbleberries shop and I loved shopping with her because her prices were so low and she was quite personable. Sadly, she gave up her shop, but we're still good friends. Around the same time, I found Kris, who also has an online shop. Kris sells mostly Thimbleberries and Moda fabrics and has a very good stock of quilt books, etc. Best of all, her prices are reasonable ($5.60 to $6/yard). Kris sends out emails to her customers, letting them know when she's getting new books, patterns, and fabrics, and many of these sell quickly as soon as the emails go out. If this interests you, visit Kris and get on her "mailing" list. You can also check out her books, fabrics, and other quilty things. She still lists pieces from various older lines, so if you need something to complete a UFO or want fabric for a quilt back, Kris might just have what you're looking for. Visit Handmade by Kris.

And speaking of quilt backs and since I'm sharing some of my online sources with you, here are a couple more. Have you shopped at $5 Bucks a Yard? Or Thousands of Bolts, Only One Nut? Both carry older fabrics at low prices. Sometimes I find things to go with an older line I'm working with or the perfect quilt backing.

So now you know my "secret" sources--when I'm not shopping at the Fat Quarter Shop or at one of the shops listed with QuiltShops.com. Do you have any "secret sources" to share?

8 comments:

Yvonne said...

No secrets here but thanks for sharing. I'm glad your daughter got her quilt...that was a lot of yucky mail for one day. :( I hope you're feeling better.

Kairle said...

I hope you're feeling better today, Kim!

You are one evil woman...tempting me to buy more fabric! Do I have to admit how much $$ I spent? LOL!

Katie said...

Wooohooo! Thanks for sharing your sources!

Erin Bennett said...

thanks for the great sites Kim. I am glad you are feeling better. glad you made your daughter feel better with her quilt too..

Sharon said...

Hubby sends out a great big old "THANK YOU" for the new resources for me to spend his money. ROFLOL!!!! He doesn't know what he would do without YOU!!! Oh and I think he may have lifted your address from my book. Just warning you.

mar said...

Glad you could brighten your daughters day! I like Z&S fabrics. Good service and clearance at $3.98!

Nan said...

I'm so pleased your daughter received her quilt on such a yucky mail day - perfect timing!
I don't have any "secret sources", but I do like to check Dakota Cabin Quilts and Quiltin' Tia Quiltworks for their sales. Thanks for more ways for me to spend moolah!

Marcie said...

I am so releived that your daughter got her quilt!