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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blue Tractor Fabric

Ford?


This is such cute fabric! I am not really fond of the green John Deere fabric. When I am at Walmart, I browse the huge fabric section and look for chicken prints. Aren't Ford tractors blue? When I placed a quarter over the tractor, the pipe on the top and half the back wheel were visible. 

I want some of this! But, do I dare? I am not sewing much right now. So, it may just sit. There is plenty of fabric just sitting here now. There is a box in front of me to sort according to whether I want to keep or donate. I would make an apron or napkins from this print.

If it were a chicken print, it would be home with me right now! I don't have enough money right now to hoard fabric!

Update:
After posting, I saw three little things in the fabric. When I put the laptop screen to my face, I realized this is International Harvester!

Your turn
How is your fabric stash? Do you ever look just to look? Does anyone make napkins or aprons?

16 comments:

  1. When I think I "want" to make a quilt, I get just as satisfied by making an apron. Thinking about sewing is always more fun than when you actually drag everything out.

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    1. lotta joy,
      You are soo funny and correct. Mostly, these days, I can only think about it. I got some of that cute fabric tonight. I blogged, left, and bought it. Well, I had to get milk.

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  2. That material is too cute, Linda!

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    1. Cherdo,
      Thanks. Tractors are not on my material radar, but it is adorable.

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  3. That is SO cool. I'd be partial to a john deere of course, only because of our big green zen machine, ha. Even though I'm a guy, I wished my Mom had taught me how to sew. Sadly, her big gift for the Christmas she passed was a fancy(ish) sewing machine. I couldn't bring myself to sell it so I took it to the farm. Someday I might teach myself. :-)

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  4. 1st Man,
    They do have John Deere Fabric. As a matter of fact, there are stores that sell only John Deere items. I don't mean the big farm items. These stores sell little peddle tractors for kids, kitchen things made of John Deere print or ceramics in those colors, just anything you can imagine. I can totally understand why you would be partial to JD.

    Sewing is easy. My daughter was 13 when I taught her to sew. After that first day, I asked her how it was. She said the machine part and all the adjusting was easy, that the material part was the hard part.

    I am glad you kept your mother's machine. Please don't teach yourself!

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  5. My fabric stash is toooo large. I used to do patchwork and keep hoping that my hands will allow me to get back to it. These days I don't even look at fabric shops - for fear I will weaken.

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    1. EC,
      I know the feeling of a too large fabric stash. I rarely go to a fabric store, but since I am riding right in WM, I figure, "Why not?" Occasionally, like today, something catches my eye.

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    2. EC, I, too, hope I can get going full steam some day. I have done so little lately it is not worth talking about.

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  6. Yes. Ford blue. However, I noticed an IH on the photo, which tells me this particular tractor (print) is an International Harvester.

    If I need to, I can sew. But, don't make a habit out of it. I'm hell on seeds. ;)

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    1. Mike,
      I saw the IH after the post. I thought it was just three lines at first...lol. Well, we all have our strengths. At least you can sew.

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    2. I'm not sure how I saw it. I must have enough lights on to help me. ;)

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    3. Mike,
      I just hit "delete" instead of reply, so you can see how I mistake things, even in full light. Hopefully, even getting just the one cataract removed next week will help my eyesight.

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  7. Our Walmart only recently, maybe in the last 6 months, restocked material. I've looked but didn't buy. I've made a commitment to not buying anything I don't absolutely have a need for - that's why I haven't been to the new Hancock Fabric store.

    We're committed to paying off all debt except the house by not buying anything but necessities and selling off stuff that's not being used regularly. Now, coupled with my July surgery for blocked
    carotid and my late Sept surgery for gallbladder this reduction in spending is absolutely mandatory. My insurance is only Medicare which pays better than the insurance I had before I was eligible and husband's VA which has been absolutely superb. As you know, medical costs are ever increasing but we've been OK so far.

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    1. Bellen,
      I hear comments from other customers all the time that this WM has the best selection of fabric. People come from 50-100 miles away to shop for fabric at our WM.

      Congratulations on forming and sticking to your goal plans. The carotid surgery is serious! And, to follow that with gall bladder surgery, that is a lot of surgery to undergo. I am glad you have better insurance now. Yes, costs have gone up so much that I worry. I am so grateful that my children and grandchildren have wonderful insurance plans. Two are teachers and one works for a hospital.

      Hopefully, you will reach your goal of paying off all debt under your plan.

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