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.
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!