Monday, October 13, 2014
Stripes are back!!
Longtime blog readers probably recall my past rants on how difficult it is to find striped fabric (and just when I have decided that stripe-on-stripe is the design motif I am most excited to explore). For a couple of years it's been polka dots 24/7, stripes zero. But when I went to the fabric store last week for last-minute supplies I was delighted to find several stripes on the shelf. The clerk told me they had just come in the day before.
Right now the stripes in the store are pretty basic -- white and a color, quarter- or eighth-inch stripes -- but it's a start. Fortunately I've been feeding my habit online, where Fabric.com claims to have 5,376 items classified as "stripes." I bought two huge orders of stripes from them in the last several months, which produced my Quilt National piece and left plenty for future projects.
But here's a thought -- if stripes are coming back, maybe it's time to buy dots before they disappear.