Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Fat Quarters Shop…in Vista, CA..

…should not be confused with the on-line shop of the same name.  The difference is in the ‘s’.  Do you see that the shop that we went to has an ‘s’ on the Quarter, as in plural Quarters!!  So plural it was…we made sure that we bought more than one of everything! haha 

So YESTERDAY I showed you our first stop…Grand Country Quilt Shop…where Kim and I spent an hour enjoying their sale.  On the way to The Fat Quarters Shop we assured the guys that we had completed our major shopping and would only need a quick look at the next shop..because there was no sale happening there.  Half an hour would do the trick…

Here’s the front entrance to the shop…see the chalkboard…advertising their SALE!!  OH CRAP!!  Kim and I looked at each other…ooooohhh my… BUT we were up for the challenge…high fived ‘ers all around, fist taps and belly bumps…and we entered the shop…ON A MISSION… !!

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The sale was 25% off the whole shop with 40% off ANYTHING CHRISTMAS!!  We were two quilters possessed!  So while you look at the pictures imagine Kim and I scooting around the shop like chickens with our heads cut off!!  15 minutes….GO!!

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These are bolts of WOOL…on SALE!!

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WHEW…I see Kim…and she’s at the till…with a HUGE smile on her face and we were right on 15 minutes…a world record achieved!!  Can you hear the “SCORE” times TWO coming out of the shop!!  Kim found her Downton Abbey fabric at 25% off and lots of other things…and I was clicking my heels as well!!

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START THE CAR!!  START THE CAR!  Yup the limo was waiting at the curb…smiles from the boys because we were on time!  All was right with the world!!  Now it’s on to lunch!!

So up next…we were off to Oceanside…a seaside town not far from the Fat Quarter Shop…where we found a restaurant with an outside courtyard…and this view!!  Yup…hard to take I know!!  Don and Kim treated us to a thank you lunch…which really wasn’t necessary…but very thoughtful! 

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And man, those victory burgers tasted good!! 

As for the loot…you will have to wait for tomorrow to peak inside my bags…I am such a tease!!  I have to milk this trip for all it’s worth because no sewing been going on around here!!  Maybe today…

Thanks for coming along…hope you enjoyed both shops…trust me, they were both WAY BETTER IN REAL LIFE!!~P

23 comments:

  1. Wow! Another great shop. I need to get out more!

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  2. I am so jealous, sales and ocean side lunch, lol. Can't wait to see what you got, saw lots of quilts I would like to make. Our store has sales, but never anything like that, always the older patterns.

    I am going to rest and work on my appliqué, raining day and flu in our house, so good day to stay in.

    Debbie

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  3. You are simply amazing! 15 minutes and yet you take all those pictures to share with us.(and taunt us) LOL!
    Wish I was there for the wool sale.
    Thanks for taunting, I mean sharing, with us.

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  4. I swear you have the luck of the Irish on your fabric buying ventures... between LQS sales, garage sales, estate sales.. Good for you. You just keep taking us along for the ride.

    Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what you bought.

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  5. Wow!! Your shopping trips leave me drooling. We leave tomorrow and plan to be in Cathedral City on January 1st! I'll get in touch with you next week. BTW, I have my "bus ticket". (big smile)

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  6. Beautiful eye candy, thanks for taking me along. It is very dreary and wintery here in the South.

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  7. Wow...on a mission for sure. Some great pictures and you scored some loot on sale. You and Kim have "mad" skills. Looking forward to seeing your treasures!

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  8. I saw lots in there I liked!!

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  9. You are certainly making the most of your trip to the northern San Diego area! I used to live there and sure miss the awesome quilt shops. If you go further south, be sure to check out The Country Loft in La Mesa! I can't wait to see your purchases!

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  10. Oh my you are a power shopper and pictures to boot! I wish I could visit this shop, it would take me hours to see everything. Thanks for taking so many pictures.

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  11. Wow, P! I got inspiration for the whole next year just from your pictures! I think I need to take a road trip....

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  12. OH MY.....your shopping trips are starting to cost me money.....LOL

    I just ordered one of the quilt patterns I saw on your blog today....I sent a picture to the quilt shop website and they answered me right away.......and so I bought it....THANKS.....LOL

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  13. Another fabulous quilt shop. Hope those California quilters know how lucky they are to have so many great stores to shop at. 15 minutes at a shop like The Fat Quarters Shop must be some kind of record. If anyone could do it, you could. Hope to see the loot tomorrow.

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  14. I think I was at Fat Quarters at the same time you were yesterday. I think I saw you in the Civil War room, were you there at about 10 ish in the morning?

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  15. Looks like a great shop. I love watching your travels!

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  16. I see about a dozen things in your pictures that I would like to make.

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  17. Breathless and drooling, I am. Besides being an excellent quilter, you are an excellent photographer. Thanks for taking us along on your foray.

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  18. Man...you gals really know how to seek and shop!!! I was drooling over every photo!

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  19. Good grief, woman! You were able to take pictures AND shop in FIFTEEN minutes? Holy moly! You are really talented. haha. Great pictures. I love that shop!

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  20. 25% downton abbey fabric? Score!!

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  21. I was at Fat Quarters about a month ago...love that shop! Great blog post.

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  22. You lucky person! We didn't make it there during last summer's visit. Next time. Enjoy your finds!:)

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  23. What fun, can't wait to see what you purchased.

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