|At the MLK Jr. Memorial|
We stayed in Fairfax, VA and our hotel was about 5 miles from G Street Fabrics' Falls Church location. My original plan was to visit the Rockville, MD location while in the area, but when I realized how close I was to Falls Church, the plan changed. This location seems to have more square footage than the Rockville location (The Rockville store relocated to a smaller site a few years ago). When you walk in, you think you are entering a small Bernina dealership, but when you go downstairs, you find yourself in a huge fabric store. It felt a little cavernous – there is room for a lot more merchandise without the store being over-crowded. I think of G Street Fabrics as a department store because of their wide selection and their prices. I took a quick peek at a price tag in the Designer department ($59/yd), and my purchases averaged $12/yd but great bargains can be found on the $2.97 table.
I needed fabric for spring/summer sewing and here is what I bought:
This light green waffled knit, from the $2.97 table, will become a polo shirt.
My daughter has developed and interest in cooking and my friend Denise designs and sews aprons. Because she is a huge fan of SpongeBob Squarepants, she selected this pineapple fabric for her apron. (Five bonus points if you know the connection between SpongeBob and a pineapple.)
This pumpkin colored cotton twill will probably be shorts.
The khaki colored twill (with a little lycra) will end up as classic chinos. This fabric is also from the $2.97 table.
The cotton shirting coordinates with both bottom weights.
I'm working on a quilt in which the binding was to be pieced from the scraps leftover after cutting the block pieces. Wouldn't you know it, I was short about 8 inches. This batik will finish the binding.
Even after buying all this fabric from the Falls Church location, I was tempted to stop at the Rockville, MD location on the way home. Traffic on I-495 was horrible so I dismissed the idea.
This was an exceptional spring break. The next time I see my daughter will be next month at her graduation from the University of Virginia. That occasion is likely to be more hectic and won't be conducive to quality mother-daughter time together. She is much more tolerant of my fabric shopping time now that she is older so we had a wonderful time together.