Sunday Stash #158 – Secret Santa

I’m interrupting what has recently become my Japanese fabric acquisition programming with something entirely different this week. As part of the work Christmas party, we celebrated with a Secret Santa gift exchange. If anyone knows me at all, I’d say I’m pretty easy to buy for. Diamonds, vintage Dom Perignon, a real-life unicorn, all easily attainable presents sitting well under the $15 spend limit. Oh, and then there’s fabric! Some might call it the easy way out, but I’ll gladly take it!


This is an eight piece fat quarter gift pack that I received from my Secret Santa. Not too bad, I will say! Some of the fabrics actually sparkle, which will be fun for some paper piecing magic. That chevron would be great as the lining for a cushion cover to keep it really classy. And who doesn’t love a polka dot, no matter what? So versatile! However, when you’re buying these types of bundles from a chain craft store, you have to expect a few goodies, as well as a few lumps of coal.


Y’all know I’m not a novelty print type of gal, so wolves, owls and Thomas & Friends choo-choo trains, never gonna happen! I’m sure I’ll put these in a future scrap bag giveaway, or use them for free motion quilting practice. Needless to say, they’ll still serve a purpose, and for that I say a gracious “thank you” to my Secret Santa!

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6 Responses

  1. Nicole says:

    HA HA HA HA HA! I dare you to use the Thomas fabric for something real.

    And I only discovered a few days ago that you hadn’t fallen off the face of the earth but merely that my feedly didn’t like your new blog address. So I had six weeks of fabulous to catch up on; merry Christmas to me indeed!

  2. mary says:

    That is brilliant, because lets be honest there is some real rubbish given under the guise of Secret Santa. Thomas is banned in our house but bizarrely my little boy loves wolves so if I’d received that bundle I’m sure he would have made off with it immediately. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Trains, and wolves, and owls. Oh my! It’s always interesting to see what a non-fabric person picks out for a quilter. Merry Christmas, Molli!

  4. Hey, the back of some FMQing practice might just be perfect for those novelty prints. I’m glad there was more “win” than coal in the bundle!

  5. Lumps of coal, that’s a nice way to put it! I agree with Yvonne, those are perfect for practicing FMQ.

  6. Tish says:

    I do love the sparkle in the two FQ’s in the top picture. I can admit I’m a sucker for shinny things, especially in fabric. Several years ago, I somehow acquired (not by my picking) very similar Thomas fabric. Went great in quilted pot holders I found on ModaBakeShop. It was hidden on the inside 🙂

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