My, my there were a lot of questions. I will try to answer some of them. First of all, Amy R - I like the cone thread and the stand. I got that at Quilt Market last fall and have been using it since about December. The vendor suggested that the stand go close to the machine and behind it. It works for me. I do love that thread. It is a grey DMC machine embroidery thread. Super fine. I use it for all my piecing. Oh, don't ask me where I got it because I can't remember. Sorry.
Kathy - How much fabric? Designers get 5 yards of each fabric they design. Co-designers get 2.5 yards each. Polly has generously ceded her cotton fabric to me. Polly gets the wool. This box was a little generous. Someone was playing it fast and loose with the yard stick and I am not complaining. It will all get used. Don't quote me on this, but...... some of us, I believe, would work just for that perk alone. After collecting fabric for eons - it never gets better than delivery day. You would think it would get old after awhile. It doesn't. It is usually the WHOLE line of fabric. I am still waiting on one print that was problematic. It finally got figured out and is being printed as I type this. Yeah, more fabric!
You asked about Carrie from "Miss Rosie's" because she gets lots of deliveries too. I don't believe it is contractual. It is basically just great business sense. Moda knows to get their fabric into the hands of great pattern designers. It benefits the pattern designer, the fabric designer (who sees their fabric turned into something marvelous that they never even dreamed of) and Moda. Good quilts are the best advertisement.
As for all the requests for more pictures of the inner sanctum.... How shall I say this?? Ummm.. NO. Not until all of this chaos settles down a bit and I can wade in there with a broom. Until then - how about pictures of the delivery? Here is "Wiscasset". Polly and I named it after a town on the coast of Maine that we have visited. Wiscasset is chock full of great antique shops. We see this collection as a grouping of collected antique textiles from many eras and styles - all coming together to make great quilts and home products. Besides, I like how Wiscasset sounds when you say it.Ooooooh, make sure to double click on the photo's to enlarge them!
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