I know I shouldn't but I just can't stop myself. I went to Leicester today because it was the open weekend at The Fabric Guild. There are other shops selling fabric in my area but none can beat the good old Fabric Guild for variety and price. The two large pieces above were only £3.75 for 3 yards and the fat quarters ranged in price from 60p to £1.75. Fat quarters are usually at least £2.50 in most places. I've got no idea what any of this fabric is for but I know that one day it will all be just perfect for some project or other.
I couldn't come away without some calico, 5 yards for £10. I use tons of this stuff so I must always make sure I have plenty in stock. It's great for so many things, linings, adding to fancy fabric as a contrast, embroidering on and just on its own, I love it made into a bag or sachet with lace and filled with lavender. Then there are the printed fabric panels, I like the ones that have the designs in squares as show above. This way I can cut out individual designs for all sorts of projects - £2.50 per panel. Last but not least I buy my sewing machine thread. I like their polycotton, a very economical thread at 60p, I don't know how many yards of this I must use in a year!