Thursday, June 28, 2007

William Morris, Where ARE You?

Well, for one who claims she does not buy fabric without a specific project in mind, we are up against an exception. Jan wrote about a trip to this shop where she bought some of this wonderful William Morris fabric. The drooling, the hyperventilating began almost immediately. If Blogger is working properly, you should be able to enlarge the print by clicking on it; then you will see what I mean. It is downright gorgeous.
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If you have read this blog for a while, you may have gathered that I have a serious weakness for Will's (we're that well acquainted) designs. It is the one fabric (well, if you don't count the batiks) that I buy with absolutely no plan in mind. I keep the yardage, the FQs, the scraps, in a cupboard and from time to time take them out, fondle them, arrange them, and put them back.
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Occasionally I'll make a large project or or a small one out of them but that, of course, diminishes the quantity. And I get some peculiar sense of security out of having a quantity of William Morris. I need to get some of this new line. I need this very badly. But going to the shop on line doesn't help me -- apparently they do not have a way to order on line. Googling, and prowling around the Freedom Fabrics site hasn't helped; the best I came up with was a long list of shops that may or may not have this particular line.
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So here I find myself in the humiliating position of inquiring: Does anyone know of a shop in her area that has an on-line sales component and carries this line? Or a plain old on-line source for Morris Springtime? Any help for a desperate quilter?

9 comments:

Ms. Jan said...

Go to www.brewersewing.com they have it!!!! I love Google.

Laurie Ann said...

Love your sampler! Good luck on finding your heart's desire! :)

slouchmonkey said...

Thanks for your kind comment. All's well with the little one. Mom and I are extremely relieved and excited!

mckie2 said...

Hancocks has some Morris fabric - the line they have is called Seasons - maybe they will be getting Springtime.
www.hancocks-paducah.com/

floribunda said...

William Morris AGAIN! Actually, that piece is quite lovely. I think I might have made one of the blocks in that sampler (was it one of the BR swaps?) and if so it was the hardest piece of fabric to match up with something else! I've never forgotten it -- obviously

atet said...

I found two retailers (the brewersewing.com recommended is a wholesaler) online. One is in England, one is in Canada. I'd recommend going with the Canadian seller -- it looks like they regularly ship to the US and they have an ebay shop for their fabrics as well.

http://www.doughtysonline.co.uk/fabrics/patchwork-quilting/fabric-freedom/

English site

http://store.sew-sisters.com/index.php?cPath=2_44

Canadian store (more reasonable price)

Hope this helps -- and thanks for the fun internet search challenge. I love searching out fabrics and odd items online!

tami said...

Good luck. I hope something suggested works for you. If not, my friend who owns the quilt shop buys from Brewer regularly. Depending on how much you want I might be able to convince her to get some.

Amy said...

Another source of fabrics where I've had luck is www.quiltshops.com . It's a consortium of internet quilt shops. Do a search and press "thumbnails" and you can see what they've got. Good luck and happy hunting! Amy

Jim said...

www.FabricsToDyeFor.com has a nice selection of Morris. I ordered some and had it in hand in three days! I can't get enough of Morris fabric.