My quest for out of print fabrics

There is something about out of print fabrics that makes me a little crazy (this is starting to be a common theme, isn’t it?!). I don’t know what it is, perhaps it’s a bit of a game – the hunt for something that is now of a limited quantity. Whatever it is, as soon as a fabric line I like is out of print, suddenly it becomes imperative that I stock up and hoard it.

Since I only started looking at fabric a year ago, I feel I missed out on a lot of good ones. As you know, I’ve long been in love with Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy, and I also am enamored with Heather Ross’s Lightning Bugs, especially the goldfish, vw’s and gnomes. Let’s see, I also missed out on Erin Michael’s Uptown line. I’ve found a few, but I really wish I had some of the paint-by-number birds. I love the new deer prints, but there’s just something about those birds! I am also on a quest to find the retro ovals from Sandy Klop’s Peas & Carrots. I have a bit in red and blue, and I just found some in black (it arrived today, yeah!).

Anyway, the point of my story is that I probably spend far too long in my quest, though sometimes it does pay off. These are a few of my recent acquisitions – the aforementioned black ovals, some old Anna Maria Horner Bohemian prints, a bit of the Heather Ross goldfish prints… and some of my all time favorite Flea Market Fancy prints. Thanks for that must go to Katie Jean, who mentioned she was looking for these prints as well. Thanks to her post, we both got some of the FMF prints we wanted… thanks Kristine!

Now I just need to find some time so I can sew something out of all these fabulous prints (oh, and I have to get over my fear of cutting into them!)

Be sure to check back this week… I’m thinking a little giveaway might be in order. Fabric, perhaps?

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