Beach Vintage are setting up a lovely new online shop and have HEAPS of lovely materials - for example ALMOST SIXTY oilcloths! and over a hundred gorgeous patchwork weight cottons.
They are having a give-away to celebrate and I am supposed to pick my favourite fabric, but to be honest I love 'em all. I would be able to do something with any of the materials depending on the length.
Give me a bundle of FQs and I will leap into making a quilt (yeah, yeah, I know - I am sick but I am not going to be malingering for ever, duh), or a few metres and there are quite a few vintage patterns at home that I can make up a lovely foofy 1950s frock, or about eleventy one metres of some furnishing stuff and I will make slipcovers for The Couches for a summery look (cos they are red jacquard velvety sort of winter flavoured material.
So nip over to http://www.fabrictraders.com.au and have a squiz at their yumminesses.
I tried to drag photos of all of these - sorry but you wil have to click on the links to be able to drool!
http://www.fabrictraders.com.au/shop/kenyan-tea-leaf-by-alexander-henry-56 is one of the Alexander Henry patterns I think would be a lovely vintage frock although just about any of the Alexander Henry's would be at home on my shelves (and then in my creations...).
And look at THIS with lovely sedate floral background but with black cockatoos splashed over it! http://www.fabrictraders.com.au/shop/cockatoo-lipstick-pink-197
Then a Moda with lovely line drawings that would be gorgeous on my big old Snuggle Chair which needs reupholstering anyway - http://www.fabrictraders.com.au/shop/moda-masion-194
Or a Kaufman which looks so old-fashioned it could only be in the kitchen, with splashes of red to accent the gorgeous 1950's jade green background - http://www.fabrictraders.com.au/shop/happy-homemaker-in-green-542
Then another big blousy floral roses which has to be a 1960's frock - http://www.fabrictraders.com.au/shop/flower-garden-rose-by-martha-negley-172ias
OH - and they also have all sorts of trims, bias binding etc, too.
After all that, how can I possibly choose my favourite????