As a creature of habit, I travel familiar roads. And so, as one of the many things I've done this busy week, I made my way back to Pennington Quilt Works! Enduring the traverse through New Jersey proved well worth it for a little bit of pre-Black Friday shopping!
I just love this shop! Surrounded by a great selection ranging from modern to batik to reproduction, you'll find PQW's shelves stocked with fresh fabrics, not stuff you know has been hanging around for years...and years... Even the "bargain bin" is filled with good picks!
After probaby an hour's worth of debating and considering between what I could afford and what I could manage to make before Christmas, I chose a few items. I did some Christmas shopping, but I also picked up something fun for me! (to make eventually...) They're truly adorable, quilted stuffed animals called Rumpled Quilt Skins by Kathy Barbaro. (She's on Etsy!!) Made with batiks, these have a charm that you don't find in an everyday child's toy. I only purchased the giraffe, but I can't wait to add to my collection!
If you decide you've got to have these too, the sales associate informed me that their pattern maker recommends adding an extra 1/8th yard to the fabric requirements. Better to be safe than sorry!
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A little side note, I stopped at a small Italian restaurant just south of the quilt store for lunch, on the opposide side of Royute 31 from the shop...don't go there. Among other restaurant faux pas, I was served the exact same salad before my panini as was served beside my panini...weird.