Working with Liberty cotton lawns has got to be one of the most wonderful sewing experiences – the soft, silky feel of the fabric, along with the gorgeous colours and patterns make using them an absolute pleasure. Buying them, on the other hand, can be rather a painful experience for your wallet.. but, in a way, that makes them even more special. And, if you look, you can find the occasional bargain. Here are some of the places I’ve encountered that are worth investigating when you are investing in Liberty fabrics. If you know of other places, I’d be glad to hear about them. So, let’s start with the obvious!
The fabric is priced by the metre (£21) and is not available in smaller pieces, plus there’s an enormous delivery charge of £5.95. Liberty also sell incredibly tempting Liberty Patchwork bundles (£50 each) supplied by Kim Porter of Worn and Washed (you can also get them direct from Worn and Washed).
I discovered this shop a few weeks ago when I was trying to find the name of a discontinued Liberty print that I particularly liked. I haven’t used them yet, but fully intend to. They have the current season’s Liberty prints and a lovely collection of classic prints available at £16.50 per metre (they are listed at £13.75, but that’s without VAT). They also have a special little department for quilters – where you can buy bundles of 4 FQs in a particular colour or by remnant pieces for a pound a time.
This fab Ebay seller has some excellent buying options that make it a lot easier to buy smaller pieces of Liberty fabric. There are options to buy pre-selected charm packs (there’s even one called Very Berry!), and pick and mix selections, as well as larger pieces of fabric. Some of the fabrics are auction rather than Buy It Now, so there’s even the possibility that you might pick up a bit of a bargain.
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Liberty on Etsy (UK)
My usual fabric news post will be appearing later on this evening…