Hitting the Jackpot

That shipment of Garden Pindot fabric by Michael Miller that I’m using as the background for my Mini Rings quilt finally arrived today. It shipped out 10 days ago, and I’d been wondering if it would ever arrive.

I think the wait was worth it:

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That sticker was on the plastic bag my fabric was packed in. I ordered five yards — and received 11½ yards instead.

But that’s only part of the story. All I needed was a small amount of this white-on-white dot to finish my Mini Rings quilt:

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I couldn’t find it locally so I decided to shop online. When I discovered that fabric.com had 11½ yards of this fabric available, I impulsively ordered it all, reasoning that it would serve as background for a great many quilts and I would never be in a situation where I would be using noticeably different dye lots in the same project.

Then fabric.com notified me that the yardage was not one continuous piece of fabric but rather several pieces in 1 yard, 1.5 yard, and 2 yard cuts. Did I still want the fabric? I decided to rein in my impulse purchase and modified my order to three pieces totaling five yards. The fabric shop altered my order and refigured the price.

When the box arrived today, I lifted it and thought, “Gee, this is awfully heavy for five yards of fabric.” Inside were eight cuts of fabric totaling 11½ yards. Talk about hitting the jackpot! Thank you, fabric.com!

Interestingly, two of the eight cuts are noticeably creamier than the others, so I will set them aside and make sure I don’t unwittingly combine them with the snowier ones.

Guess I won’t be running out of Garden Pindot anytime soon.




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5 Responses to Hitting the Jackpot

  1. Kristi says:

    Wow, congratulations on a great bargain! What perfect background fabric.

  2. Diane says:

    Who gets that lucky – especially AFTER you cut your order to 5 yards? Puhleez! So not only did you get the sewing gene and the photogenic gene, but now you have the lucky gene! But I am after all your twin and the beneficiary of your many talents and your affection, so it’s okay!

  3. Vickie says:

    Hi, I think Diane hit the nail on the head. Really, you cut the order down and still end up with all of the fabric? Oh my goodness. Did you run out and buy a lottery ticket? That will be a nice addition to your stash.

  4. Reigh Hays says:

    Cool! Looks like a really versatile print. I’m always a sucker for polka dots! Glad your lucky stars were shining brightly, you deserve this kind of bonus!

  5. Sandy says:

    Wow, Dawn! That is great. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person!

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