What I did get instead, while not fabric it is related: a folding cutting/ironing mat and a mini iron. How could we quilt without a cutting mat? Or a great steam iron? You got it, we couldn't! I suppose we could, but imagine the results if we didn't have our 'tools of the trade'!
When asked what I wanted for my birthday I couldn't think of a thing! Nada! Nothing! After thinking about it for a while, I thought....hmmmm....this set up might be nice to have next to my machine when I do Improv piecing. Both items are available at Craftsy.
Not that I'm lazy, but sometimes working on a project (improv), I must get up 237 times just to iron one little seam. It wears on you after a while! Plus, I can take it to my guild meetings too!
The Mat is 12" x 18" and folds up very nicely. It appears to be nice and sturdy, no slipping and sliding as it lays on the table.
How about Mini?! Small and compact. Steam or no steam, variable temperature settings, nonstick soleplate.
I fired it up as soon as it arrived and I have to say I'm impressed. It heats up quickly and has good steam, everything a quilter needs!
Not bad at all for a little bitty iron! This iron needs to sit upright when not in use. I'm worried about that. I just know I'll forget, leave it down, burn my new mat! Darn my Oliso iron for getting me use to leaving irons sole plate down!!
The folding mat and iron will be yet another tool to make my quilting life easier. If it saves a little time here and there...it will be worth it!