I figured since you all were so adept at answering my Target/Liberty of London query, I should take advantage of your collective wisdom and hit you with the really big stuff. :)
It was very enlightening and actually comforting to learn that the Liberty line at Target is not crafted out of the same cotton that's available from fabric stores. I feel a little less idiotic. Especially since I absolutely love, love, love the fabric that I used for my top. This cotton is the most amazing cotton I've ever worked with. It's more like a rayon in terms of drape, but you get the ease of sewing with cotton. I did a little online searching for a retailer that has an extensive collection of Liberty prints and found this. I'm not convinced beyond a shadow of doubt that the fabric merits $36-38 per yard, but it is amazing stuff. I can't buy it everyday or even every month, but I will be buying Liberty cotton again.
Leftovers of my own fabric which, despite being hand patterned and dyed by me still doesn't cost as much as commercially produced Liberty cotton (hmmm? something seems wrong there) have inspired me to make some new striped coasters for my shop.
I've made three sets of four squarish coasters, all improvisationally pieced so each one is unique.
As I was uploading the coaster images to my store it struck me that I've never made a round, striped coaster. I've made striped coasters and round coasters, but never combined the two. You know, like peanut butter and chocolate. I think I'll test this idea out and see if there's a good reason to avoid mixing stripes with circles or if I've hit upon the fabric version of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
One other shop note. I've added several bundles to Ye Olde Etsy Shoppe, several of which include a couple new fabric designs in new color ways.
This one is the only one I have pictures of, but the other new design/colorway is this design in shades of chartreuse and orange.
OK. That's all for now. Have a great day!