5 Days of GIVEAWAY:: DAY 5 - and all about B&J Fabrics.

10/03/2014 12:25:00 AM

  As you all know..... In celebration of reaching 5000 followers on Facebook, 1,000,000 page views on my blog, and 1200+ members in the Emmaline Sewing Patterns Group this month, I am holding

and this is the LAST DAY!!  

Thank you all for participating all week long. It's been a lot of fun reading all of your comments and I can't wait to give 5 of you prizes on Saturday. I wish I could give one to all of you. I hope you will follow along in the future, as I do try to do giveaways often. 

Gorgeous window display at the second floor entry.
I have a few more pictures of my trip to New York to share with you. I know how much you all like fabric so I wanted to show you B&J Fabrics.  It's right on Fashion Ave and like most of the fabric shops there, you wouldn't even know it was there unless someone told you. A very small sign in a second story window is the only thing that will tell you. Advice: When you go to the garment district in Manhattan, make a list of all the button, zipper, trim, thread, and fabric places you want to go because you WILL pass them and not know until later. I did find that out - later. 

Notable points about B&J Fabrics:  You can shop on their website, and they boast the largest selection of Liberty of London. You get a free bag when you shop there (I like bags). All the fabrics are on rolls, not bolts, and you do not pull out the rolls and take them to the cutting table. It was a bit confusing at first, but then... "oooh wooooow"... we all figured it out. All of the fabrics from the rolls have an end cut hanging on a hanger with a number on it. All of the hangers are in the sections of their substrates. So you just go through the hangers like clothes in a closet and pull out the ones you want and take them to an available cutting table. Students get swatches cut from these. The cutter person guy, a.k.a. Staff, looks at the roll number on the hanger and runs off and collects them. I found that it took a while for the staff to search through the rolls and find the right ones, but I think it might be a space saving thing because they really have a lot of fabric in there. 

Fabric hanging on hangers. Can you spot Waldo, I mean me? I always have sunglasses on my head.
I had never touched Liberty of London Tana lawn fabric before, until that day, and I really didn't know what the fuss was all about. Umm... now I do. It's so, so soft and the print is so very fine and delicate. I ended up with only two... but now that I know where to buy it, I might end up with more. I think these will be linings in some very special bags I want to make for ME, ME, ME! They are way nicer in person, trust me. I went with the blue peacock feathers in mind, but came out with these two:

This is me getting my liberty cut.

Happy Canadian sporting a "Butterfly Sling Purse" getting  Liberty of London
This is my cutter person guy. He was a good sport. Actually, Sheila was having such a hard time taking the picture. She was quite far away and I kept staying "hurry up!" and I put my bunny ears up and she said it looked like I was giving him the finger so she wanted to take another. He knew what I was doing, so I just said "I am going to put bunny ears behind your head and you just look down and pretend you don't know, okay?" He thought I was odd, I could tell. He was right. Look at my sunburn from sitting on the double-decker bus the previous day.

Say cheese! Nice sunburn.
These are some pictures I took of Manhattan while getting said sunburn on the double-decker bus. I will just go through them very quickly... This tour was a highlight of the trip for me.  I can't wait to go back some day. CLICK THESE TO ENLARGE!!

5th Avenue, Flatiron District - looking to Uptown. 

The Brooklyn Bridge, 1883

The Empire State Building, 5th Ave, New York.

The Flatiron Building, 5th and Broadway, 1902

Macy's on the left and the Empire State Building, center. 
I have a lot of pictures of things like Lego Stature of Liberty, the Lego Chrysler Building, Grand Central Statioin, Amy Butler and I, Central Park, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, Harlem, Brooklyn...  Okay, I have over 1000 pictures, so do you just want to win a prize?

from the Online Fabric Store!! (Great selection of quality canvas duck prints, vinyl, and decor cottons for bag making!!)

from my shop, Emmaline Bags!!

Enter in the Rafflecopter widget below, all prizes will be drawn randomly 
by Rafflecopter on Saturday October 4th at noon (MST).  
Prizes will be mailed out to the winners after they have 
replied and confirmed their mailing addresses.

Also, use the discount code: 5000FANS
 at emmalinebags.com from now until MIDNIGHT October 3rd get a 15% discount when you buy 2 or more items!!

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