Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stash enhancement

On my weekend road trip to New Ulm I did just a bit of stash enhancement.  First stop - at the Old Alley Quilt Shop in Sherburn MN on my way. It's actually in an old bowling alley and the wood floors are very unique. They have a wonderful selection of fabrics and patterns.

In New Ulm, the first shop we visited was Sewing Seeds. Wow!!  That was a great shop! They had a special sale going on for French General fabrics.  But they also had a huge selection of Kim Diehl, and lots of other things I couldn't resist petting. And OK, I made some purchases.

The Thimble Box in downtown New Ulm was a very friendly shop too. If you want panels or novelty prints this is the shop for you. I've never seen so many panels before and she had some very unique ones, with quite a few samples of ways to use them.

Spinning Spools was our last quilt shop visit and was definitely worth the stop. It's a small shop just past the downtown area with a side door located in a fun - and funky, artistic - garden area. For a small shop they had a lot of eye candy. Lots of bag patterns and samples hung everywhere we looked.

Between the yardage and the fat quarters I picked up 8 yards to add to the stash but already have a plan for some of it. The French General prints are going to become new Sew Along bags. The Minnesota Shop Hop fabric with canoes and mosquitos will become traveling squares for guild. Just a bit of retail therapy will provide hours of entertainment, right?


  1. Beautiful fabrics in such luscious colors. Love the mosquito fabric - lots of fun!

  2. Lovely fabric choices and you showed remarkable restraint!