Giant Fabric Warehouse Stash
So, the combination of heat on the weekends, an excessive amount of family organised events (Cirque Du Solei, Pirates of Penzance, Fawlty Towers dinner) and work running late into the evening have put a dint in my crafty output.
But thought I would show you some of the material I got at the Giant Fabric Warehouse in South Tweed (Fantazia Fabricland, if you need to know, on Machinery Drive). It truly was a enormous warehouse of cheap lots and fabric that stores don't want - and quite good quilting and sewing material, all for 20 to 50% lower than stores e.g. quilting material was $8 to $10 a metre. Also lots of weird stuff - peracle sheeting by the metre, more colours of bra elastic than I would have thought possible, moutains of crappy platstic novelty buttons. But after some searching (and coming away thoroughly dusty) I go tthis selection for some summer Pj's. Dots are for boxers for Paul, and the two sets of blues will be made into shorty PJs.
Worth the drive if you are looking for some filler fabrics or just want to have an interesting day out. Open Sunday mornings too, but they run on NSW time, so call in advance to find the opening hours. I would recommend a strong coffee, bathroom stop and a sugar donut before entering, to keep up your bargin hunting stamina.