Tula Pink Acacia Fabrics - Racoon & Humming Bird

Sunday Stash – GJs Discount Fabrics

For Sunday Stash this week we have part two of my fabric buying adventures in Melbourne from a few weeks ago.

I’ve seen GJ’s Discount Fabrics mentioned by a few Aussie bloggers, in particular on Red Pepper Quilts and You Sew Girl as their local quilt store, click through to their posts to see some beautiful photos of the store and their fabulous fabric range.

The store is an easy tram trip from the CBD out north to East Brunswick, it should take about 20 minutes, unless your tram gets stuck behind another tram that breaks down, in which case it’s about 15 minutes on a tram and 20 minutes to walk the remaining 5 blocks… ask me how I know!

I must have been seeing spots because at first I picked up these dotty fabrics, the two on the left were pre-cut fat quarters, the third from left is a bright fluro dot on a linen background that unfortunately doesn’t photograph well but trust me it’s really bright. On the right, I believe the white on teal is a birch organic cotton.

Polka dot fabric in blues and oranges

Spots and dots in blues and oranges.

Not only do they have a great range of quilting cottons, including a wall of Kona cottons and a tonne of basics like spots and stripes, there’s a whole other floor of dance & costume fabrics. Lycra and sequins and glitter.. oh my! I was very disciplined however and went back downstairs without anything shiny.

Right by the cutting counter I spied some sneaky raccoons looking out at me, I’ve had my eye on those raccoons for some time so grabbed half a meter each of that and a complementary Humming Bird print. These are destined for a purse/wallet/bag type thing (when I finally decide which one).

Tula Pink Acacia Fabrics - Racoon & Humming Bird

From Tula Pink’s Acacia range – Humming Bird in Dusk, Raccoon in Blueberry.

The sooner I get a few more WIPs out of the way, the sooner I get the play with these gorgeous additions to my stash. Linking up to Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles so I can go see what everyone else is playing with.

Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles
  • Greta R.

    cool! love especially the ones in the second picture!

    • http://www.pescapresents.com/ Jessica

      Me to Greta, thanks for stopping by.

  • Pam @Threading My Way

    The racoon and hummingbird fabric look great together. They’ll make a stunning bag!!!

    • http://www.pescapresents.com/ Jessica

      I hope so! The raccoon is so sneaky and cute

  • Molli Sparkles

    A neon dot? Baby make me tik tik tik tik BOOM!

    • http://www.pescapresents.com/ Jessica

      Why didn’t I get it in all the colours!? Cat & Vee also do some awesome screen print panels in fluros & neons on natural linen and white linen as well. I’ll have to share what I’ve done with those soon.

  • Amanda Kattner

    Love the dots! I still need to get some of that racoon. Nice stashing!

    • http://www.pescapresents.com/ Jessica

      Yep dots are such a great basic, tone on tone dots give lovely texture to. I’ve been holding out so long for the racoons, They were never available in the colour way I wanted when making other online orders so it was pure luck to see them right in front of me.