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Tu-Na Travels: The 2016 Quilt Minnesota Fabric Loot

This post continues with my journey on the 2016 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop. In case you want to catch up with all the fun and frivolity, click here to find a link to the free and almost free loot and click here to find a link at the bottom of the page to all the posts about the daily top shops on the hop posts. Now on with the loot disclosure.

This fabric line is a one-time only printing. When the shops run out, it is gone forever.

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My husband said, “Share the love.” So I divided up what I wanted and took 2 yards of the orange hash from three different shops.

 

I said in a previous post that I prefer the hunt and find method to pre-ordering this fabric line. It’s the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

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Two 2 yard cuts of the brown hash and 1 1/2 yards of the green hash made it into the basket.

 

This approach doesn’t guarantee that I’ll end up with any of this fabric collection, but then again, it is exciting.

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These 2 yard cuts will be nice in my MN Quilt but will also work well with other quilts.

 

This year I was fairly successful in finding what I wanted.

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I’m thinking that 1 yard of each of these cuties will be used up all too fast. What was I thinking? It’s also the agony of regret.

 

It’s always interesting to see which fabric is the most sought-after fabric from the collection. Which will be the one that quilters chase after and regret not buying more of?

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I did get bit by these cute bugs and took 2 yards each.

 

This year there were several: the mosquitoes and the colored fish were gone in a few days.

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I got it! At some of the first shops we stopped at, I asked which fabrics they thought would be sell-outs. This one was predicted by three shops. So as soon as I found it, I bought a yard. But….

 

 

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…a yard is so little. So I found another shop and bought 2 yards. Then my daughter-in-law called and asked if I’d get her some. “I’ll take even a fat quarter if you find some,” she said. It had been 4 days since we had seen any colored fish. Later in the week we found some at a remote shop in the lakes area. So I bought her a yard and took another yard for myself.

 

Since the colored fish were sold out, someone came up with a brilliant solution to use fabric crayons to color the plain fish. After posting this idea on the Quilt MN Facebook page, it then created a shortage of the plain fish.

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Luckily, I had already reeled in 2 yards.

 

From the Quilt Minnesota Facebook page, many people are still looking for the orange and brown hash too. I was also successful in  catching some other cute fun fabrics from this collection.

 

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Canoes in light and dark–one yard each.

 

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And oars to go with the canoes. Two 2 yard cuts of the brown and 2 yards of the blue oars.

 

The 2016 MN fabric line had 26 prints, a panel of 4 blocks and a pictorial stripe. While I didn’t get some of each of them—I never intended to, I did get what I liked and wanted to use.

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One yard of the blue Trillium and two of the green.

 

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One yard of the orange and two of the blue.

 

My husband spied a quilt that he liked at one of the shops. I decided he deserved to have one after going with me on this trip. So I’ll use the colored fish and several other prints from this collection to make a special one for him. I also have a couple of other quilt patterns in mind for this collection.   

 

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I just couldn’t resist adding another yard and a half of these hungry looking guys. No bug spray is necessary when using this fabric.

 

What I Learned Today:

  1. I’d better start sewing a lot faster.
  2. Mosquitos on fabric are a lot nicer than mosquitos on the arm.
  3. Maybe pre-ordering isn’t such a bad idea (Nah-probably not going to happen).

Question: Do you shop faster than you sew or sew faster than you shop?

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