Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fabric Fanatic

Most of you know I'm pretty much a fabric fanatic. Been collecting prints for a graffiti quilt I'm designing for my oldest son. Found some fun ones lately.

Speaking of fabric fanatics. Have you heard of the Fabfanatic site? It's a fabric coop that allows quilters, or any fabric lover to buy designer fabrics at a reduced price. It's an interesting concept. I signed up to give it a try to see how it works. They have Denyse Schmidt's new line, Hope Valley for a great price.

I'd be interested to know what you all think about it.
no name on this one...but it's by blank quilting pattern #BTR 3972
the large letter are from American Jane's Peas and Carrots (it's out of print)
i've forgotten what the black letters are from...
the white small letters are Michael Miller's word search (hard to find)
this one is the home dec weight of moda's authentic line

these are also from moda's authentic line

44 comments:

Amber said...

well, you know I already signed up too :-)

Artfulife said...

Running over right now to give it a looksy. Super fun fabric in your post. I have a small amount of newspaper fabric from years back. I found it in a discount fabric store. I like the printed stories on yours a lot more than the one on mine. Happy quilting!

jovaliquilts said...

Never heard of that but I'll be reading your comments because it sounds like a great deal!
Love all your graffiti fabrics.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love those prints!

ircabbit said...

Now look what you made me do. Not only did I sign up, but I reserved fabric as well... I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

How fun! Love those.

Jackie said...

That sounds like a great site! I'm in!! I have some great newsprint fabric too and tons of black and white words. Terrific for a graffiti quilt. What a neat concept.

Dena said...

Although it seems like a good program, I wish you could view the prices prior to reserving the fabric. They have nice fabrics though.

Ashley said...

I hope it ends up being a good site - I reserved fabric last week, and since seeing your post, decided to up it a bit... i just can't help myself!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Here's an idea for you and this quilt - you could print a letter you've written, your son has written, or anything hand done on fabric to create a personal touch to the graffiti quilt. Or maybe a signature repeat?

beth said...

what a fun collection of fabric!
wondering what wonderful things you're going to do with it!!

connie said...

Love, Love, Love it. I have seen this in a catalog and been hunting for it.

I will have to sign up. I love text!!!

Cara said...

Aack - my mother searched for that top newsprint for months last year. She bought some in a local shop, but then she couldn't find it again. Do you know where you got it?

em's scrapbag said...

Love all the word fabric! The site sounds good. I signed up. Worry a little about buying fabric I will not know the exact price for.

lulubloom said...

I love the newspaper print fabric. Do you know what it is? where did you get it?

I'll have to check out the fabric co-op link. Sounds promising!

Quilt Rat said...

Oh I absolutely LOVE this fabric, they are all terrific but I especially love the numerical ones. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

jacquie said...

i posted what i know about the fabrics. i got most of them at my local quilt shop. drop me an email if you need more information.

nicolette said...

I’m suffering from a déformation professionnelle.. something I would love to make... one day. A quilt completely made from letter and number fabrics.

Can’t wait to see what you’re going to make!

Rose said...

Those are such cool fabrics, can't wait to see what you design with them!

Diva Quilts said...

I love that newsprint fabric...thanks for the link!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh boy, more fabric to buy!!! Thanks, I am heading right over!!!

Lurline said...

I love the newspaper prints, or recipe prints - I don't have enough!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Lynn said...

Thanks for the tip - with the rising price of fabrics (along with everything else) it seems worth a try. I signed up - but was confused - do you find out the price after you reserve it and if you reserve it does that mean you buy it? I may email them and ask - or go back and reread - sometimes I miss things the first time. What a great collection of 'writing' fabric. Will it all go into one quilt - or in more than one - or stash? Such possibilities with it all.

Shari said...

I love the newsprint fabric... this is going to be a very interesting black and white quilt...

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, a graffiti quilt sounds fabulous! I LOVE fabrics with words and letters. Can't wait to see your quilt!

amandajean said...

i had a friend in a fabric coop that had a less than a good experience. (not this one, i'm almost certain.) i hope it goes well.

Sophia said...

Jacquie, can't wait to see what you do with the Authentic line!!!

Trisha said...

Those are going to become a really cool quilt! I can't wait to see what you are going to do. Gonna go check out that website now...

MightyMom said...

looking forward to seeing the quilt...I can't quite wrap my mind around words in a quilt...I'd spend allmy time trying to read the quilt and getting frustrated when at the edges of each piece!

Bermick said...

OMG!!!
I love this!!!
I'm going to search them in France....

corry said...

Great prints! Thanks for the link I'm going over to check it out.

Holly said...

I registered with the site and reserved the new Denyse Schmidt...for those wondering after you register and click the reserve on a fabric, it shows you the prices, but you actually have to fill out the 'form' to reserve it...so you can view all the prices first. Hope it goes well =)

KateKwiltz said...

I simultaneously thank and curse you for introducing me to Fabfanatic! Just what I need -- more fabric!

Love the graffiti idea!

That Girl said...

I've heard of on-line co-ops but I have never found one. Thanks for sharing... headed there now. :)

Victoria said...

Great concept and great collection!
Thanks for the fabric link, will have to check it out!

Caron said...

I think it sounds like an interesting idea, but, you lose the personal connection to your local quilt shop, and the folks there who are such helpful cheerleaders, and, I just can't wrap my head around buying fabric I can't see and touch in real life. No matter how good the photography, textiles have an entirely different personality in person. And I don't want to know that people might go to their local shop to peruse what they then buy online.


You can't tell I grew up in small town retail can you?

Rebekah said...

love those new fabrics that you've acquired. Can't wait to see how the graffiti quilt turns out

Amy (badskirt) said...

I'm pretty sure you black fabric with the little letters by the American Jane big letters is also American Jane building blocks. I've got some of it in light blue.

Will look at fabfanatics!

Leanne said...

Love those fabrics - I have a bit of a thing for fabric with writing on it.

Kimberly said...

I like that site but it seems pretty new. I am wondering if anyone has actually gotten fabric from them yet? I am hesitant to pay someone for fabric when they do not have any reviews or members posted. I would love to be able to see a rating system like they have on etsy or something similar before buying from them.
As far as pricing, it says in the sign up e-mail that you can e-mail them for the pricing list. So I did. It came promptly and most of the lines are under $7.
I don't think I will buy until I can hear from some other members who have purchased and received fabric.

Anonymous said...

I would also like to know if anyone has received any fabric from this co-op. I'm waiting almost three months now for a good amount of $ of Hope valley fabric. No sign of it, and the date keeps getting pushed back. Someone recently commented that they haven't been getting emails returned, and I noticed the fabfanatic ebay shop no longer exists and there's only like 4 things for sale on the fabfanatic etsy site and they only have 4 feedbacks?!?! WTH? Has anyone actually RECEIVED any fabric?!?!

Anonymous said...

never mind about the ebay site, it must be linked incorrectly from the fabfanatic site itself- as I did find the ebay site when I did a search. But still, I'm wary at this point.

Anonymous said...

I am also waiting on fabric ordered in November and have yet to receive it. They are also not responding to emails about fabric status. I would suggest that anyone thinking about joining fabfanatic wait until they've improved their shipping and communication. Has anyone received anything yet?!?

jacquie said...

i received the fabric i ordered from them. it was a long wait, but maybe that's the price for getting the price i paid. i haven't decided if this is for me yet. as someone said above, the selection isn't huge and seems to be dropping. i keep checking in, though.