Oh! I almost forgot sample spree! This was my first time going to this night-before-Market sale where you can get not-yet-released and overstock fabric (usually precut packs), patterns, and notions at cost. It is a huge to-do for which hardcore Market attendees line up way in advance. Me, I’m kind of crowdphobic and would rather pay full retail than crowd-jostle for bargains, and I don’t need to get my hands on these things to make shop samples, so I just hung back and took some pictures. Turns out it’s all pretty sane as long as you stay far away from the Moda booth!
I did consider some of the Japanese fabric (half-yard sets of older Echino and Heather Ross’ Far Far Away for $40-50!) but showed restraint. Next year I will have to take pre-orders!