Shopping for love at cool cottons in Portland, Oregon!!
I received this photo this morning from a happy customer - the two multicolored pillows are the first items I sold through my Etsy shop! I love seeing how items that I have made are displayed in the world!! This photo made my morning and I am absolutely jealous of this breakfast nook!
I will see you ALL in about an hour at the Crafty Underdog at the Mission Theater (Portland, OR)!!!! I’ll be there until 5pm!
(rainbow) Ombré coasters in the mix!! Have a guest choose a color at the beginning of the night so they can keep track of their glass!! These bad boys will be available at the Crafty Underdog this Sunday at the Mission Theater!!
I just found out I was accepted to Handmade NW’s 2012 Formal Holiday Artisans’ Fair!! I’m so excited for this holiday season! I missed craft fairs!
It was the first day of rain in Portland (good-bye, sunshine, see you in 8 months) so I went to cool cottons on 24th and SE Hawthorne and bought myself a rainbow!
ambedu said: You pick very cute fabric! Do it get it locally or from an online source?
First, thank you! Secondly, I’ll take this opportunity to give some of my favorite fabric shops some love!
I live in Portland, OR and we are very very lucky to have some amazing resources. My all-time FAVORITE quilt store is cool cottons, centrally located on SE Hawthorne & 24th. She doesn’t sell online but if you’re ever in Portland, she’s the very best and you have to go to her shop. Fact.
Other great Portland shops include (oh, I just love bullets!):
The Oregon Coast has a lot of lovely quilt shops as well (Center Diamond in Cannon Beach is a favorite), and if you’re heading to central Oregon, The Stitchin Post is in Sisters. The cool thing about the Stitchin Post is Valori Wells owns it with her momma, Jean Wells! I don’t know them but I wish we were best friends.
As far as online fabric shopping goes, I’ve got three favorite sites:
My favorite thing to do on any vacation, no matter how long or short, is to find a local quilt shop and snatch up something lovely for my stash so I can remember it! This year alone, I’ve scored fabrics in Palm Springs, CA, Wytheville, VA, Boca Raton, FL, Seattle, WA, and Tucson, AZ. And of course all over Oregon. A great resource for finding local quilt shops is this store finder by All People Quilt.
As you can see, I love talking about fabric. A lot.
Do you do the actual quilting? Do you use a machine, hand-stitch or use a long-arm service?
I do the actual quilting!! Depending on the size of the quilt, I will either use my home machine (BERNINA Aurora 440 QE - which is a discontinued model, they replaced it with something fancier), or if it’s larger than a small throw, I rent time on a quilt frame. I don’t know your location, but I use the quilt frame at Modern Domestic in NE Portland, OR.