On wednesday i visited the Perth quilt and craft fair as i do every year.
The past few years i’ve been going with my sister, its great to visit with her because we appreciate all the crafts together. She loves paper craft and i get excited over all the cute stamp possibilities and wish they were fabric.
She appreciates fabric, then walks off to look at more stamps. Aww sisters! I bought my first two fat quarters within 5 minutes and my sister had her first stamp in 2!
She did hold my bags while i tried out a lot of machines which was handy!
I tried out some great machines, including the new one from Janome the memory craft 9400. It has amazing features for quilting and applique` I was pretty excited to try it out!
I also loved the reasonably priced Husqvarna Opal 650, it’s pretty and easy to use. It’s Pretty comparable to my brother NS55 but did seem a bit sturdier and prettier too.
I looked at a lot of brother machines, i like brother for quilting and embroidery. We also checked out the Brother Scan and Cut and loved it.
We (sisters) now own one that we will share. I can’t wait to cut some of fabric for my free patterns using it. I have created some scan and cut files. I will likely add these to the website soon.
As usually i went with a list of items i wanted to buy, and left with about 5% of those and a lot of fabric i had no intention of purchasing.
I was excited to visit the Vilene (vlieseline) booth and check out all the products, They had amazing showbags with yards of all their products to purchase, unfortunately i had spent over my budget at that stage!
I love Vilene 630 and use it a lot in my bags and I’m very excited that they are bringing out a new foam product for bags called Style-Vil. It will give great stability to tote bags while looking and feeling good too. I now just need to wait until it’s out to sew with it!
I bought amazing star wars fabric from make it Hobby and craft, 1/4 metres of little red riding hood from a little stall that was crazy busy and some liberty Alice in wonderland fabric from materialise.
It was a great day, great for my stash, not so great for my wallet. Check out my instagram to see what other items we looked at!
Thanks for reading.