I’ve gotten updates from Steve… here are the mostly current prices for the rest of his mom’s fabric:
- The single fabrics are now $2.50 a yard (down from $3.50 a yard).
- The bundles are $2 a FQ. Thus a kit of 12 is $24.
The Flowering Vines kit is listed at $150 with free shipping. The Bernina 1130 is $950 and has free shipping. It was recently serviced and has extra feet
He also sent a link to photos of the fabric. Click here, or use this link:
He said he photographed it all in one night… I’m impressed! That is a lot of work to take the photos and get them online.
It would be nice to help him get his mom’s fabric to quilters who would love it. If you know someone who might be interested, feel free to share the link.
Steve Schlesinger wrote to me to say that his mom unfortunately died a few years ago and left them with ‘mind-boggling’ amounts of quilting supplies. Let me quote him:
How much? We’ve been able to pay for cars for both of my daughters for college mainly on quilting fabric. We are now moving onto prepackaged fabrics. I came across this Flowering Vines complete kit. Do you know anybody who is looking for this set? I have one that is complete.
It looks to me like this is the kit with the original fabric, most of it we designed. I don’t have any idea what it is worth and Steve is taking offers. If you are interested, email Steve at email@example.com.
I’ve met some really nice people along the way who have bought the fabrics. The first quilt guild that took on helping us sell the fabric was overwhelmed by how much nice fabric we had. They bought about half of what we brought up, which was only 1/3 of the total collection. We decided to hold off on selling the kits and bundles until most of the fabric was gone. Out of 14 sewing machines she left us with, we’re keeping two for my daughters. Now I am left with only one Bernina 1130.
My mom was a retired math teacher and would spend her days going from sewing to needlepoint to knitting to rug hooking. She never met a craft-store she didn’t like.
Let me just say that I have a BERNINA 1130 and it is a jewel. He didn’t say, but if I didn’t have one already, I’d make on offer on that as well. What could it hurt?
Also, even though this is working out well, it is a cautionary tale. Look around your work space and consider if maybe it might be time to thin your stash :-).
Again, if you are interested, email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That got your attention, didn’t it! As I am plowing through the enormous pile of everything that stacked up while I was gone, I found that I had ordered more fabric. It’s really nice, new fabric from Moda (slideshow below) and I’m happy to have it but we have to turn around and count all that fabric in about 2 weeks for end of the year inventory. Neither Lorna nor I want to do it.
From now until January 1 all the fabric on the website is 25% off. Enter fab25off in the coupon code box of your order form and the discount will be applied.
I will send a newsletter about this sale after Christmas. For now it’s just you all who know about the sale! If I run out of a fabric, it’s gone, so if there’s something in particular that you want, order sooner rather than later.
And now I am going to turn my attention back to the pile of work that I have been ignoring :-).