UFOs and Shopping

I have signed up to participate in Bobbi’s (theGeekyBobbin) UFOvember blog hop. Anyone who quilts will have UFOs in their house.. so what do other quilters do with them? There are lots of useful topics here.. from doing an inventory on your UFOs, getting back to them, re-working them, and when none of those help.. re-homing them! Follow along and see!

Day 1 is GeekyBobbin herself: See what she has to say on her blog link and check out her Instagram feed link.

Day 2 is Becca Fenstermaker of Pretty Piney Quilts: see what she has to say on her post titled I Wish I Knew How to Quilt You, and check out her instagram feed. She shares her ideas for creating a pdf that has a flow chart for your quilts, and is like a mini project planner. I’m not sure I am ready to bring all my UFOs into the daylight yet- but this might help!


SHOPPING

So.. here we are talking about UFOs.. using your stash, finishing projects and all those other socially responsible things. BUT sometimes you just crave something new. To help with that UFO you are working on? To dream about a NEW project (that will NEVER become a UFO!)? Online shopping takes you only so far. I live in Toronto, and am desperate to look at new stuff. What quilt shops are open here to indulge this desire?

Len’s Mills  Len’s Mills has lots of fabric, mostly older, but you are likely to find SOMETHING you like. Fabric is not shown on their website, so you can’t check their stock out first.  Located just west of Dufferin, north of Lawrence, at 66 Orfus Road. Lots of parking.

Eweknit. Eweknit is located near the Ossington subway, so a good location if taking the TTC. They specialize in yarn, but do have an interesting fabric selection. Sadly they seem to be stocking less and less of regular quilting fabric, but if you like modern fabrics, check it out. If you look online before going, you will see their website is not up-to-date. Most of the fabrics I looked at were Out Of Stock. Sigh! Address: 832 Bloor St. West, Toronto. Street parking on side streets if you are lucky.

Country Clothesline. Country Clothesline is a lovely little shop in a more residential part of town. The fabric selection is good, both online and in person. And Sylvia is such a sweetie, it is a pleasure to stop and chat about life, Covid and new fabrics. They are located in the east end of Toronto, at  471 Cosburn Avenue, between Greenwood and Coxwell Ave.  Some parking available. 

These are the shops I have found.. if you know of any others add it in the comments below.

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