Thursday, December 9, 2010

Stupid flannel!

I should have asked someone where to purchase quality flannel before taking a chance on this stuff at Of course you can't really be sure about how nice (or totally NOT nice, as the case may be) it will be until after it's washed and dried (and completely non-returnable). Here's what I got:


Look at all that crappy piling. This stuff came out looking like an old, rotten Care Bear flannel sheet set from when I was 4! So dingy, thin and just gross! I wish had reviews; I wonder how many people before me have wasted their money on this stuff. Sad face.

(deep breath) NOW I will ask: Does anyone know where I can get high quality solid flannel OR fleece? I'm looking for a dark turquoise (not the color of the flannel above which was settling for something close) or charcoal. Oh and nothing against! Most of my fabric comes through them. They have awesome sales pretty much all the time and their customer service is the best! I actually would bet they'd give me my money back if I complained about this flannel, but I don't want to do that. Okay, moving on...

I totally forgot to share the fabric wreath I made until I saw Little Bluebell's post about her cool scrappy wreath! At first I wasn't sure I liked all the white in my fabrics (mostly because our door is white and I didn't consider that beforehand), but now I don't mind it at all. I quite like this hanging on our door. I like seeing it all of the 2 times I leave the house during an average week.

Fabric Wreath

Fabric Wreath

Pretty easy and fun to make too. The tutorial for it is over at Picadilly Peddlers for it. Go make one!


  1. Oh no! I'm so sorry about that flannel. I was looking at that exact one yesterday. I needed some fabric for a quilt back. I ended up not buying it. I wish they had reviews too. Boo...

    Your wreath is awesome! : )

  2. I generally buy most of my flannel at (eek!) Walmart. I touch every piece IN the bolt - not just the edge - before I have them cut yardage. Also, Melanie over at has AWESOME flannel. Smaller stores/shops generally have higher quality flannel than big places. Hope that helps!!