Sunday Stash #70 – Rookie Mistake
Just when you think you’ve got everything figured out, the fabric gods come down and slap you in the face with a pile of wet, pre-cut strings. That’s what happened with a Craftsy order I placed late, last year–in a frantic rush–during one of their flash sales. You see, I was minding my own business, when I got an email stating they had a ridiculous 137% off on Michael Miller Mirror Ball Dot. I had been shopping around for Mirror Ball Dots in Snow anyway to back my No Value Does Not Equal Free quilt. So I immediately bought five yards; enough for the back and a bit extra for later.
However, when it showed up as part of the Magic Suitcase, it looked like this:
Wha? Wha? Why are they individually sealed? Where is the continuous yardage for my quilt back? Craftsy, what are you doing to me?! I must get customer service on the phone immediately. I reinvestigated my invoice, about to make the call, when I discovered the fabric was line listed as “Michael Miller Mirror Ball Dot 1 yd Cuts, Quantity 5.” One. yard. cuts. That language, the fine print that was before my eyes the entire time. How had I been so blind? I didn’t even know fabric was sold like this. So I warn all of you now, watch out for this “1 yd cut” business, as it could foil your best laid plans!
Did it foil mine? Puhlease. Even despite one of the 1 yd cuts of fabric having two holes, a stain, and dots that were curved beyond usage, I managed to merge the other four pieces together seamlessly. I’ve been posting progress over on Instagram (molli_sparkles) so you make sure you check that out.
You know what else you gotta check out? My Intrepid Thread $30 Gift Card Giveaway! It ends this Wednesday (AEST), and do you know what definitely happens if you don’t enter? You don’t win. Mmm hmmm!