My dear beloved Fabricland, where I spent the bulk of my spending money! It's only fitting that I start with it.
From what I can ascertain from reading up on Fabricland, is that it's Canada's largest fabric store chain but is split into different regions. The stores do vary, I visited a couple. When I say vary, I mean that they have slightly different fabric choices and a different promotional/discount card schemes. The main Fabricland stores we visited are located in the Niagara region known to the chain as Fabricland Western. This part of the chain runs a premiere card scheme, where the customer buys a premiere card for $20, fills out a quick form and then holds a card that gives them INSANE discounts! We're talking weekend sales of 50% off nearly every fabric in store, all their haby bits and pieces and even mega discounts on patterns (Vogue patterns $7.99, McCalls & Butterick patterns $3.99). How's a fabric-loving girl not to go a little bit crazy and spend spend spend on deals like that?
AND Fabricland also does another INSANE offer; buy 1 metre of fabric, get 2 free. Yup, TWO free! My mind went into overdrive working out all the awesome things I could make with such a deal.
Anyway, that's enough word-count here's the pics of what I bought. I won't give you too much of a breakdown other than by which store I bought them in.
Fabricland St Catharines
1. Tye-dye denim 2. Print Viscose 3. Print Poly 4. Print Poly
Fabricland Niagara Falls 1
1. Print Cotton 2. Print Poly 3. Print Cotton 4. Print Cotton 5. Print Craft Cotton 6. Print Chiffon 7. Burnout Jersey
Fabricland Niagara Falls 2
1. Jersey 2. Denim 3. Print Chiffon 4. Embroidered cut out Cotton
Fabricland Niagara Falls Mum
1. Print Chiffon 2. Sheer Poly 3. Print Cotton
We also visited a Fabricland Ontario, which is another region that wasn't included in the terms of my premiere card. However, they had their general sale on with some awesome bargains to be had. I restrained myself there but given more time I know I could have went a little crazier!
1. Poly cotton linings 2. Houndstooth Jacquard 3. Knife-pleated Chiffon
I'll be back later on in the week sharing a couple of makes. I've found pictures on my camera of makes from before I was away that I really should show you and I've made a couple of things since I've been back. And I still need to show you the lovely, lovely fabrics Claire sent me as a part of Kerry's Spring Sewing Swap!