This Sunday I had my freshly printed Joann 50% off coupon in hand as I drove into the parking lot of the store. I've been putting off buying rotary blades for so long that I've developed a special cutting technique to get the most out of my old blade. It's a sort of back and forth motion, rather like sawing... maybe you've hear of it?
As Mom would say, "that Joann is one smart cookie" Wouldn't you know it, all the rotary blades and accessories were already 50% off! Considering how often you can get these things at a discount I wonder who pays full price unless it's an emergency? So, feeling lured in to the store and downright tricked I checked out the clearance section. OH YES! It was marked an additional 50% off, that's like 50% off 50% which means you could find some sweet deals if you dig.
And dig I did...
I have a confession. A rayon confession.... Ever since I discovered the evils of rayon I've been even more obsessed with the stuff. I want a little rayon blended into everything I buy and knowing that it's bad somehow is doing the opposite of deterring me from wanting these fibers that come from the wrong side of the tracks. So with that said:
I got three and a half yards of this beautiful "bamboo" knit (refer to evils of rayon). Thick yummy soft and as the label said "Eco Friendly" Hmm, yeah I'll go with that. It's always interesting to me how rayon knits don't seem to shrink considerably while rayon wovens shrink in alarming ways.
Gotta love soft cotton jersey. This is the thin stuff with the subtle color variations that makes favorite t-shirts.
Poly/Rayon suiting of sorts. This has pants written all over it. Brown with some nice thin stripes.
Thick poly/rayon denim, or should I say twill? Depends on your definition of denim being of cotton or being twill. Anyway.. this stuff is thick and has some good give to it possibly with a little lycra/spandex. Because of it's thickness it has a softer more feminine feel to it which means I'll have to choose the pant style carefully so I don't look like i'm wearing ladies stuff.
One of my favorite pieces is this really nice summer weight pant fabric. It looks a bit like twill/denim but it's not. I believe it's a cotton/rayon blend and has a nice hand and good drape. Feels like denim but much thinner.
I've been really liking unique denim lately so this piece jumped out at me. I feel like this stuff has been around for ages so you probably recognize it. After examination I see that it's made by using some sort of process where the lighter areas are bleached. This is great because when it fades the design will fade with it. Lends to some great distressing techniques I think.
I did mention I was going in for blades right? I also treated myself to a 45mm rotary cutter. I've only ever used the 65mm and totally learned to do everything I need with that size. With that said, having two cutters means one is always within reach and I'm already enjoying improved efficiency. I haven't tried the 45mm on any curves yet but I have a feeling I'm going to be hooked.