Friday, before work, I scooted over to the Milwaukie "Airing of The Quilts".
Because, my 2014 sewing dream of mastering Sashiko stitching led me on a google search which found an online store in Oregon City (next city over) called One World Fabrics.
Their newsletter said they would be vendors at the Milwaukie quilt show. I wanted to see their fabrics in person. They brought fabric but not their sashiko supplies (tiny space).
I would rather buy local when I can. The more we buy online means the less brick & mortar shops exist. I like to touch my merchandise prior to buying. But if forced to buy online, I try to find one that is Oregon-based.
The quilt above is made of some of the aboriginal fabrics they carry.
|One World Fabrics carries Japanese Quilting/Sewing books.|
Disappointed, I walked on and discovered the real reason this show is a huge draw.
Fabrics, books, quilt tops, patterns, sewing paraphernalia. All priced at just above garage sale prices. In other words, priced to move. Which a big stack of patterns did.
The small patterns were ten cents. Yes, you read that correctly.
If it weren't for the fact that these vintage patterns are of the invisible* type, I would love to sew this coat.
Can someone make this as a modern version? Double breasted with big statement collar?
*Invisble: no markings on the pattern sheets except for punched holes. Giant puzzle.
I took a quick peruse through the displays and found these beauties.
And, for some reason, my top three favorites were all pink.
Must be all that Spring, because I normally do not gravitate towards pink.
|I loved the dusty rose pinks and chocolate browns.|
This one tied with the Spring wallhanging in my gravitational forces.
The Milwaukie Center also contains a gift store filled to the brim with handmade goodness.