April 13, 2008 at 6:50 pm 6 comments

Per my promise to myself, I finally made it to a small, locally owned fabric shop last week. While Keep Me In Stitches doesn’t have a huge fabric selection, the fabric they do have is gorgeous — it’s all about quality, not quantity, at this store. I spoke with the owners, and they’re just so proud of their store and their fabric selection. As well they should be. 

And guess what else? They have Amy!!!!!!!

Amy Butler fabric

It’s pretty much impossible to face a huge display of Amy Butler and not walk away with at least a yard or two. If it weren’t for the price, I would have walked away with a lot more.

I used the green polka-dot fabric in the reversible bib I made for a little girl this weekend — the first of two bibs for my friend’s special order.


And while I know I said that I would cut the binding on the bias the next time I made a bib, I couldn’t bear to slice into my brand new Amy Butler fabric at a diagonal. So, again, I fought (and won!) to get that straight piece of binding around the curve of the bib.

reverse bib

While I had the camera out to take pictures of the bib, I tried to snap a few shots of Quinn, who was lying in a sunbeam on the window sill. When he gets into a really good mood, he can’t sit still. I call it “squirmy.” It’s like he’s so happy and excited, he doesn’t know what to do with all his energy.


Quinn 2

Quinn 3

Quinn 4

Quinn 5

As you can see, Quinn is in a very good mood.


Entry filed under: Fabric, Handmade goodies, Kitties, Sewing, Things and stuff.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Emily Hilleke  |  April 14, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Niiice binding work. Sounds a bit like putting a square peg into a round hole, but you’ve made it look neat and clean. Did it take longer than working with bias binding?

  • 2. Betty  |  April 14, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I think I recognize some fabric there! I love Amy’s stuff too! The bib looks great. I did get your goodies over the weekend and I looooooooooove them. Those bindings are so cute!

  • 3. Jacquie  |  April 14, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Great fabric purchase! Don’t you just love Amy! The bib is so cute. I would never in a million years be able to get straight grain binding around a curve. You are a wizard!

  • 4. Annie  |  April 15, 2008 at 1:17 am

    At one point I could no longer stop myself and I bought kind of a lot of the green polka dot Amy. And now I use a little of it on nearly everything. I love it!

  • 5. Hannah  |  April 16, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Beautiful binding job! WOW! Can you teach me hahahah. I love your fabric. I wish we had a local store to buy Amy. great bib, I love it! Your kitty is adorable! I am sure she is happy it’s spring time.

  • 6. Les enfants « Fat Orange Cat  |  April 21, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    […] I also finished bib numero deux for my other friend’s special order. […]


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