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Friday, 15 June 2012

Liberty Love.

Until FQ Retreat, I have to admit that I didn't really get the fuss about Liberty fabrics.

I didn't dislike them, but they weren't top of my shopping list by any stretch of the imagination.

Along comes the Liberty Lifestyle lady and I had a good look at, and stroke of the soon to be released quilting weight cottons in all those lovely modern colours and teeny prints; it was love at first sight.

http://www.liberty.co.uk/lifestyle-fabrics/article/fcp-content Dorothy - even in brown!
So as soon as Jo offered a super discount for her Etsy shop last weekend, I was there.


I went for the greatest little scrap bag and a couple of F8th.  Jo was so sweet to include another F8th that I had mentioned was a favourite and now I have my own little Liberty stash at last.  I have even popped the lot into the Liberty drawstring bag I received in the swap.


Does that make me a grown up stitcher?

20 comments:

  1. Oh yes very grown up. I was gutted when they closed their regional stores. I couldn't pop 6 miles up the road to stroke the tana

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  2. Nope, it does not make you grown up. More sophisticated though!

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  3. Being grown up is more about behavior than fabric selection...so, basically, you and I are in trouble!

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  4. Yeah... agree with suse... it will take more than buying Liberty sweets x Pretty pretties tho.

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  5. You'll only be more grown up if you actually stitch with them...

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  6. Hee hee, laughing at the comments above :) I think it makes you a teensy bit more posh...does that help? :) x

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  7. I don't know... I own a lot of liberty and still call people "dude". Maybe it doesn't cross oceans.

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  8. No, please don't ever grow up! You'd just be boring then! Love the liberty prints. What you gonna do with them (aside from stroking!)? Jxo

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  9. I have a little stash of charms that I got from Ali. They're not entirely me, but then again... I did get a fab metre of a navy one with white daisies and red centres from Shaukat when I was down though, I have a bag I bought lined with it, and it never dawned on me it was Liberty, so unlike their 'old lady' florals!

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  10. I love liberty too, have for years and years, long before I made quilts.

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  11. Liberty fabrics are charming. They remind me of my early twenties and living in Edinburgh. There was a girl on my landing who was nutty about anything Liberty. Aah memories.... Di x

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  12. I know their floral fabrics (I made a cushion cover in my teens from a bag of scraps a neighbour gave me) but those fabrics don't excite me much (as Katy says, old lady fabrics) but those ones with pictures on are lovely

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  13. Yay! Glad you like your fabrics. I think it's interesting that they've managed to make their quilting cottons reasonably different in design feel to the tana lawns, despite using the same design team (I believe). They seem much more 30s vintage, whereas the tana lawn can go from the alarmingly modernistic right back to the early 19th century in one fell swoop.

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  14. Liberty just makes me sigh ....ahh! Welcome on board the Liberty bus!

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  15. bwahaha! grown up?!!
    good taste though :)

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  16. I really love the supersoft superfine needlecord fabric that the Liberty bags handed out at the FQ Retreat were made out of. However I don't know what this fabric is called and neither did anyone on the day, even the lovely lady on the stall. I just think it would be perfect for little girl dresses. Does anyone have any idea what it is caled and if Liberty plans to sell the yardage? Thank you for the link to the Liberty site Hadley, I had a look at all their lovely fabrics but couldn't tell if any of them were needlecord. And yes I do think you are a proper grown up now! Can't wait to see what you make with your new stash x

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  17. I love Liberty and have been collecting pieces of fabric for a few years now to make myself a Liberty quilt. These are lovely...cant wait to see what you make with them :)

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  18. I don't think you're old enough to be a grown-up ;o) Lovely fabric though!

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  19. I'm so envious you got to see these in person! :) I can't wait for these to hit the States so I can grab some. I made my first Liberty quilt out of Tana Lawn and can't wait to make one out of the quilting weight cottons! Your prints are lovely!

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  20. I love Liberty and am collecting charms and one day...yes one day I shall make a quilt from them!

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