Friday, January 18, 2013

A little bit of fabric-related indecision...

I think it's official - I am in love with this Juki machine! I feel slightly unfaithful to my Husqvarna Viking Sapphire, but I think I have enough room in my heart (and sewing room) for both of the machines. They both have their strengths, so I have a feeling I'll be using both pretty often.

My Juki, however, is in need of a cover, both to make it pretty and to keep it relatively dust-free. I've sketched out a couple of ideas, and now I'm working on picking out some fabrics, but I'm having a really tough time deciding. Maybe you could help a girl out. Tell me which one of these fabric stacks below is your favorite. I'm all ears (or eyes, as the case may be!)!

Stack #1:
Collections from top to bottom: Luxe in Bloom, Luxe in Bloom, Salt Water, Constellations, Salt Water, Architextures



Stack #2:
Collections from top to bottom: Architextures, Simpatico, Simpatico, Simpatico



Stack #3:
Collections from top to bottom: Madrona Road, Type, Mama Said Sew, Type



Find these collections in stock at:
Architextures - Intrepid ThreadPink Castle Fabrics, and Stash Modern Fabrics
Constellations - I Don't Do Dishes, Intrepid Thread, Pink Castle Fabrics, and Stash Modern Fabrics
Luxe in Bloom - Intrepid Thread and Stash Modern Fabrics
Madrona Road - Intrepid ThreadI Don't Do DishesPink Castle Fabrics, and Stash Modern Fabrics
Mama Said Sew - Intrepid ThreadPink Castle Fabrics and Stash Modern Fabrics
Salt Water - I Don't Do DishesPink Castle Fabrics, and Stash Modern Fabrics
Simpatico - Stash Modern Fabrics
Type - I Don't Do Dishes, Intrepid Thread, and Pink Castle Fabrics

And I'm planning to pair whatever I pick with some super gorgeous yarn-dyed Essex linen in either black or flax. You can find yarn-dyed Essex linen at Intrepid Thread, Pink Castle Fabrics, and Stash Modern Fabrics. So, what do you think? Which combination is your favorite??? I just can't decide!!!

72 comments:

  1. I like the typewriter fabric. Its kind of related to a sewing machine don't you think? Of course they are all pretty!

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  2. I say close your eyes and pick a stach...you cant go wrong with any of them :)

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  3. I'm drawn to #1 for no apparent reason. They all are lovely.

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  4. I like #1. The rich colors, movement in the prints, and complementary contrast would inspire me to take the cover off the machine and try something new!

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  5. I like no.1...maybe it's the corally colors that I love...

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  6. Stack 1 for sure. The other two are nice, but just don't make a statement like #1.

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  7. I'm torn between 1 and 3... I love them both!

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  8. Likin' number 3...simple, great contrast :-)

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  9. Looks like I'm in the majority, love #1!

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  10. for this project, I like #2 with the flax linen....guess I'm in the minority! Any will be fantastic and inviting!

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  11. Stack 3 but Stack 1 is a close second!

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  12. Love #1 !! But they are all beautiful - you have a real flair for putting fabrics together.

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  13. What colour is your sewing room? I like #1.

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  14. Love the top one!! Congrats on the new machine!!

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  15. Hard choice!! I love stacks 2 and 3.

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  16. I like stack #1 the best. Stack #2 is great too. :)

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  17. I love #3! I may have to get my hands on some of those fabrics and make my own cover!

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  18. Tough decision!
    All of the stacks are great, but I'd go with Stack#2 because it is so bright. Nice energy for your new machine!
    Joanna

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  19. I like number one-- I think it'll stay fresh all year long. I have a Husky Sapphire too......but your Juki sounds nice!

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  20. I love the top one. So rich and vibrant.

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  21. I LOVE #2! I think I'm in the minority, but I think it's gorgeous!

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  22. I would chose #1, but they are all lovely, so you can't do anything wrong :)

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  23. They are all nice, but I love #1 best. It just pops!!!

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  24. The first one - love it to bits!

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  25. ok really they are all gorgeous!! I'm currently liking number 2.
    When I made mine I used different fabrics on each side and also a lining so essentially it is reversible and I can change it depending on my mood, which I love and stops me getting bored of it!
    You can see it here: http://www.charmaboutyou.com/2012/01/welcome-judy.html

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  26. Ooh. This is hard, but I love stack #3!!!!! Mary

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  27. I'm currently having a love affair with navy, so I choose #1! Can't wait to see what you do!

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  28. Stack #1 for sure! I just bought fabric yesterday in the same hues of peachy-coral and deep blues - love :)

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  29. I love stack #1 - digging those navys and corals!

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  30. big fan of all of them but I like #2 best, followed closely by #3.

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  31. #1, need my machine dimensions? :P

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  32. I am loving #3 hands down! Beautiful!

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  33. I have to go with #1...I've had Constellations on the brain!

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  34. I love all the fabrics, but combination #1 for me :o)

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  35. Either one or three . They are both pretty for different reasons.

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  36. I can see why you are having trouble deciding, I love them all...but I think#2 is my favourite. Good luck deciding!

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  37. stack number one has my heart. er, vote.

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  38. The first group of course! It's Florida! Oranges, water. You can't choose anything but...

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  39. Love love love stack #1. It's got such a unique combo of fabrics that look great together.

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  40. i really do like them all...but if i were picking for myself, i would pick #1. i can't wait to see what you make! :)

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  41. Definitely #1! I'm not biased at all in that I'm using many of the same fabrics on a quilt myself... :)

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  42. Oh gosh, just close your eyes twirl around and pick one, they are all beautiful.

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  43. Stack #1! They are all lovely though. I like the rich colors of the first best:)

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  44. I'm drawn to the peacefulness of stack #2. Sure wish all this fabric was in my stash.

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  45. I like them all too but if I had to pick a favourite I would go for number three.

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  46. I may be too late but my choice is number three! It has just the right amount of whimsy and function for a sewing room.

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  47. LOVE #2.....In fact, I am heading to PinkCastle to get some!!!

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  48. I'm torn between fabric stacks #1 & #3....But I think I would prefer #1.... conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. I'm totally a fan of words on fabric, so my vote will go to stack #2, but they are all beautiful!

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  50. I like all of them but for me it is number one. I really like the bright and dark contrast.

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  51. I like stack #2 for your sewing machine, and then I think you should make one from stack #3 for MY sewing machine....I'm a work-at-home typist/editor/proofreader extraodinaire! Plus, my sewing room is pink!

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  52. Go with stack number two - it will hide lint and threads much better than dark colors.

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  53. cannot decide between stack 1 and 2.

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  54. I like stack #1. I don't know the color of your sewing room, but I would go with the one that looks best in your room. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  55. Stack No.1 is very nice -- dark blue and melons - my favorite !}

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  56. I'd go for number 3 but they are all lovely.

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  57. I thought I'd decided on number one with those gorgeous colors but then you threw in Essex in black which would be pretty stunning with that Type fabric in #3. I think it's the contrast in values which seem so great in those two bundles. But really all of that fabric is so beautiful.

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  58. I like stack #2. I really like my Viking Sapphire 870Q. I know the strengths and weaknesses of that machine. What is it that has you in love with the Juki?

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