Stack of Amsterdam Fabrics
I tend to buy fabric I love when I see it, but because I don't want to be spendthrift, usually only a quarter to half a metre at a time (unless I have a specific project in mind). Thus, I have a stash of many small bits of fabric. It's perfect for things like a patchwork quilt, pillow or bunting. It's also great for fun fabric cubes.
A delightful sight
When I bought my sewing machine, I immediately indulged in a little fabric, but typically, I mostly bought more blue fabrics. My stash was skimpy for, well, pretty much everything but blue and I wanted to make cubes of different colours. I used mostly stuff in my stash, but I also bought a few more new bits at the Albert Cuyp Market and the Lapjesmarkt. The Quiltlapjes stall that I usually frequent at the Albert Cuyp market was mysteriously missing that Friday, so instead, I shopped at De Boerenbonthal, a fabric store opposite Jan, the notions store.
They had a big selection of polkadot fabrics in one of the side rooms. I love how prevalent dots are in the Netherlands as a pattern (on fabric, but also housewares). They did also have some flannel (which I was looking for the other day), but a grand total of just five patterns and none that I found the least bit compelling.
Stacks of Amsterdam Fabrics
On Monday, I returned to the cotton stall in the Lapjesmarkt, and had fun picking out some more new things to expand my stash's colour range. Here is all the fabric I've bought since moving to Amsterdam a little over a year ago:
Amsterdam Fabric Stash
Photographs and artwork by Allison Gryski. © All rights reserved.