A very Charming Fabric Friday

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I really love patchwork, lots of fabric in a quilt, vintage and vintage reproduction fabrics. Fabric is my thing.
I received this little charm pack above from Japan this week. I think charm packs, even Japanese repros, give variety for value. Even though I would LOVE yardage of these beautiful prints, I can't afford them, can't use all that fabric, and can't store all that fabric. When I really like a line of fabric I choose a charm pack. Or when I find a supplier that makes up their own charm packs, I am interested. I notice that some online stores are making their own charm pack and fat quarter packs by combining different lines of fabric. What great marketing and in any economy I think many quilters like the idea of variety and value.
So I thought I would show some of the beauties in my little Japanese repro fabric charm pack mix. They are lovely. And the quality of fabric itself is excellent. They have such a nice texture.
This little charm pack combo has both prints, geometics and novelties. They speak to me in their colorful loveliness.
Several of the fabrics come in different color ways. But they are all yummy.
Gimme more.
And more. The bad news is they were hard to get and I can't even give you a link where you could get them. Maybe sometime. But for now I'm busy petting them and dreaming of things to make.
I really like RJR repros, too. Hey, I'm not a total fabric snob. I like domestic fabric, too! These Apron String prints are really pretty. I acquired them through the wonderful Jane. Jane's fabrics are always a great value and with these charms at under $6/per pack, you can't beat it. Even though the red fabric (underneath) is turned the wrong way - it is picket fence fabric. I have been looking for fence fabric for years. It was a very good value at Jane's too.
Jane is not only a great vendor but she is my friend, too. She's always doing sweet things for people. She sent me some treasures from her personal stash. She knows I really really love valentine fabric. Too sweet. Thanks Jane. This letter valentine piece is one I've never laid eyes on before. I adore it! Look at the cute little N reading the story. All of these will surely be loved and enjoyed.

It may rain here this weekend and in our climate rain is joyful. I may even have a chunk of sewing time this weekend. Enjoy!

-nanette
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Purple Quilter Queen said...

I'm so jealous. I'm seeing more and more of the Japanese fabrics and it makes me want them!! Such pretty fabrics. I "pet" my pretties too. People just don't get my fabric obsession. hehe Jenn

Kim said...

What a great post. I loved all of the charm squares you showed us and the Valentine fabric is wonderful.

I sure love summer rain and lightening storms. It's so refreshing.

Joyce said...

Love the fabrics! Hey I sent my stuff into our "friend" and so I will see what happens.. I will let you know! Keep your chin up.. always remember you are not alone!
Take care and thanks for sharing!

Carrie P. said...

Yay for fabric fridays. Always fun to see what you have in store for us.

Jan said...

Echoing everyone on "love the fabrics;" and I bet your mind is running at 100 miles an hour thinking of ways to use all these pretties :) Enjoy that rain and that "chunk of sewing time :)"

Lori Holt said...

Hi Nanette-
I always love fabric fridays...and I agree that small amounts are the way to go. The largest cut of fabric I ever buy is a fat quarter.

All of my quilts are scrappy and I don't ever make a quilt from one line exclusivly.

Of course when it comes time for the border, binding and backing for the quilt I will buy yardage after the center is complete...although most of my borders are scrappy also!

Thanks for showing your new fabric finds!

I hope you are enjoying your applique...
x Lori

Purple and Paisley said...

jane is a doll - and your fabrics are amazing as always! ☺

Sherri said...

Oh, more lovely fabric to dream about...I did just get my Flower Sugar, and it's wonderful...but I need more of it!

dotti white said...

Nanette...I agree with you that charm packs are a great way to have a whole line of fabric. I like to buy those and then after drooling, I mean, oohing and ahhing over them, choose my favorites to add as borders, etc. Love all the fabric you shared! Have a great weekend!

jenny said...

I'd never had a charm pack until you sent one, but it was the first thing I wanted to cut into and sew with! Very inspiring to have lots of prints.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your fabric finds are wonderful! I guess I enjoy looking at yours if I can't pet my own!

Lynn said...

Fabric Fridays - so much fun - I'm going to try resist clicking that link.

Kaaren said...

Charm packs are waaaay cool and all for the reasons that you mentioned, Nanette.

Love those Japanese fabrics simply because they're a little different from what we see all the time.

Thanks for sharing.

siv hege said...

I love your fabrics! Sometimes I buy my fabrics from the states. Imagine, it costs half of what they charge here in Norway. Go figure!

Millie said...

I love your fabrics...thanks for sharing your Friday Fabrics!

Rhondi said...

WHat a great assortment of patterns you got! I'm with you, I love fabric!! I picked up a copy of Blogging for Bliss at the library this morning and you were mentioned in there as one of Pamkittymorning's favorite blogs! You probably knew that already, but I think it's pretty cool to have your name in a book!
Hope you have a good weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi

Momoo said...

The charm pack is so your style. I just love the Valentine fabric, and you're right.....the N is perfect. Have a great weekend, hope you get the rain now and not for the wedding.

PamKittyMorning said...

Wow, love that little heart fabric with the flowers.. seems like I"ve seen that somewhere, also that piece with the little house. Swoony. Have a good weekend. You have some nice things to look at there.

PamKittyMorning said...

Wow, love that little heart fabric with the flowers.. seems like I"ve seen that somewhere, also that piece with the little house. Swoony. Have a good weekend. You have some nice things to look at there.

julieQ said...

Very pretty Japanese charms! Hope to see what you come up to do with them soon.

karenfae said...

what a variety you received! so many colors and prints. Whatever you make from them will look great I bet.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nedra said...

I'm sure you will be making something wonderful with your new fabrics. I sure hope we get some of that rain too.

Kritta22 said...

I heart all your fabrics!

Sherry said...

Love your new Japanese charms. I just ordered some of those RJR charms. Can't wait to receive them. That Valentine fabric is too cute. What a great Fabric Friday post. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good week-end!

Ginger Patches said...

I love it all!!! Must go over to Jane's and have a looksee :) I will be patiently waiting for a link to the Japanese charms...you did say sometime--right? :)

Lurline said...

I can hear them talking from here, Nanette - aren't they soooo lovely!eBay is so slow at the moment and I want to get in and order fabrics from Jane - will try again now!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so late in my comments today; you are the lady that started my addiction to Japanese fabrics. I love little bits of fabric, they are perfect! I am so glad you liked the fabrics, I hoped you would!

Jackie said...

I love the little Japanese fabrics! You and I think alike, I purchased the same charm pack from Jane. I grabbed up 2. I just love them and Jane is a sweetie! Hope you get lots of sewing time in this weekend!

The Quilt Buddy said...

I am so jealous!

Have a good weekend..that is if you can let go of your charm squares!

Joy said...

They're all gorgeous Nanette, but I especially love the alphabet one. That owl is just soooo cute!!!!
Have a great weekend,
Hugs,
Joy :o)

rachelmp said...

What beautiful fabrics! I'm looking forward to seeing what you can make from them

Muddling Through said...

Charm packs ARE wonderful values. So much variety, and they make up into great-looking quilts. I am lving that Valentine print!

Candace said...

Hi Nanette, I was just catching up on your last few posts...another great guild showing - and I just realized you have one of my blocks on the Christmas Cottage quilt - the finished quilt is so adorable!
I think planning any wedding - especially with as much as you have going on in your life - is hard - but you're doing a fantastic job! Love the invitations and the setting with the mountains in the background! It will certainly be memorable! And if I were you, I would wear those fantastic boots until they break in a bit - the last thing you want on that day is sore feet - LOL!
Cheers!

Annette said...

Cheerful, pretty fabrics. So fun to look at and be inspired by.

pratima said...

Really charming fabrics, Nanette. So nice that you got to add those to your lovely collection.
Have fun playing :)

em's scrapbag said...

Charming! The Valentine fabric is adorable.

Jeni said...

wow what stunning material

Micki said...

The charm pack is just lovely!
Micki

madrekarin said...

I am so addicted to charm packs! I love them. Like you, I can't afford to buy yardage of everything I desire, so charm packs do fit the bill.
You have some cute, cute stuff in yours!

Melvin said...

What a great post...
Fabrics are beautiful....
Thanks for sharing...
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Always fun to see what you have in store for us.

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Khris said...

ohhh my...I am jealous...I want that owl....lol...hugs Khris