So… in our last post in this series,we showed you our Uptown Saddlebag all dressed up in some brand new “hot off the press” fabric that Moda will be releasing at the Fall Quilt Market. But Moda’s not the only one releasing a new fabric line for Fall, and my guess is that when you check out the sample below that you’ll know exactly who designed the fabric collection! But what you probably won’t guess by looking at this picture, is that the fabric is NOT the only new product being featured in this bag! (but more about this later in the post!)
and it’s brought to you courtesy of the good folks at Clothworks.
And that’s because I’m going to display this sample in a “Sneek Peek” display box
at the Fall Quilt Market. These are special all-glass display cases placed strategically at the entrance
to the Market floor, so it’s the perfect place to make a first impression!
(I’ll tell you much more about this in a future post!)
I took the picture above to specifically show the doubters that the
Flap pocket REALLY IS a full-length pocket that goes completely to the bag bottom.
(I’ve had quite a few emails from folks who for one reason or another thought this pocket was a “throwaway”, or an essentially useless feature.) It’s not. I’ve really enjoyed using the
Flap Pocket on my Uptown Saddlebag.
So… Now that we’ve talked about this fabulous Laurel Burch fabric, I can tell you
what there is about this sample that makes it a Market “twofer”. Of course you
can’t detect it from a picture, but the fact is, this Uptown Saddlebag was not
constructed with Soft & Stable by Annie!
I know, I know…How many times have I said that there’s NOTHING on the market
like Soft & Stable? Too many times to remember!
But the fact is, this sample was constructed with a brand new product
that is ALSO making its debut at the Fall Market.
It’s called Stiff Stuff and it’s part of a brand new line
of foundation materials called Sew Lazy from Lazy Girl Designs.
So…how did the Stiff Stuff compare to Soft and Stable?
To be honest, I had my doubts from the outset. As a matter of fact,
I toyed with the idea of not even going through with this trial because time is so precious
to me during the run-up to Market, but after seeing Joan’s introductory video,
I decided to give it a go and you know what? …
I was completely impressed
with the way Stiff Stuff performs! So impressed in fact, that it will be the total focus
of the next post in this series (complete with a video of ours).
We’ll give you all the details about it then, so stay tuned for that?
But in the meantime- Here’s a question for you!
If YOU were a store owner at Quilt Market, and you could only purchase either this Laurel Burch fabric,
or the beautiful batik fabric from Moda from our last post… Which would YOU choose?