Monday, October 28, 2013

Hip To Be Square

What does it say about me that 2 independent blog friends sent me this link within 15 minutes of one another?

Am I that transparent??

Of course, it took me all of 10 minutes to cave and to buy a yard of the cream colourway of the Riley Blake* bra-themed fabric - with another yard of cream dot to complement it. What?! You never know when you're going to need a contrast colour for like, making and then lining a bag or a knitting sac or something. I'm endlessly fascinated by the world of quilting fabric which is made in different but complementary patterns (having the same colourway) so that you can be sure to find different - yet entirely aligned - yardage from which to make squares. The quilters seem strangely like the knitters in that they are highly organized and care deeply about their materials (how they're made and sourced, who they're made by etc.)

Sure, I said I'd never make a bag but I'm far less disinclined to make a bag than a quilt - and I've got to find some way of reveling in the cotton fabric so closely associated with both of those items.

So, today's question: What do I make with this? (Or any quilting fabric, really.)

*See, look how name-dropper I've become all of a sudden. Moreover, this fabric is part of the Think Pink collection (breast-cancer month themed, I assume). While I'm usually entirely disinterested by the plethora of things adorned with the pink ribbon brand, or by any cutesy things, for that matter, I can't ignore how perfect this pattern is for me.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, you HAD to buy that. No doubt at all!

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  2. If I'd seen it I'd have sent you the link too. It's perfect for you. And a girl can never have too many cute bags for knitting projects!

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  3. You only got a yard of each??!?!?!? I call that restraint!!

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    1. So do I, actually! But I will not buy what I cannot store in my fabric cupboard. Given that I've restocked recently, I must show restraint.

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  4. oh yes, make a bag! that fabric is completely adorable and perfect!

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  5. Darn it, I think I'm going to have to buy it, too. I'm having someone on Etsy make two seamless drawstring bags so I can stuff my moulded bras when traveling. I'm going to stuff the bags with clothes and then stuff my bra cups with the bags, to keep the cups' shape. I've been wondering which fabric to use...Geez, I hope they don't charge a ton for shipping...

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    1. Go buy it! The shipping is very reasonable!

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  6. Oh, I forgot to answer your question. Yes, you ARE that transparent, LOL. However, since I mainly read this blog for the lingerie, that is A-OK with me!

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    1. I suppose there was a hint of rhetorical in my question :-)

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  7. Love the fabric! It does remind me of you. The fabric looks like a bag. I use quilting fabric for quilts (how ordinary!), bags, blouses, skirts and garment lining. I'll be interested to read what sparks your creativity with this fabric!

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    1. Thank you. I think a knitting bag or a tote would be good.

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  8. I'm glad you bought some of it. You could make a draw string bag to store your bras, or a zippered pouch to store your sewing/knitting notions, or even a little frame purse for change or other small things (like tokens?).

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    1. You know, my system of storing bras does not include bags. But the change purse idea is good!

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