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No Fat-Quarter is Safe: Do You Take Your Babies Shopping?

By Jacinda |

It’s official, my in-store fabric shopping days are over for 3-5 years. I stopped in my favorite local Dallas fabric shop, City Craft, to say hi to my friend Callie and was there for three minutes before I had to drag my destructive gang out the door. Mamas, do you successfully take your little ones to to the sewing shop?

My first baby was no problem. Look at her in the back of the photo, she has always been like that. If there is such a thing as a lazy baby, that’s her. The perfect shopping companion.

The middle one is a bit more curious but easily distracted with a snack of any kind.

The third? Yeah that one. The one grinning at the camera as he tears books off of the shelf. He has ended my shopping days. Of course you know I love fabric shopping online but sometimes a girl just wants to get touchy-feely with some voile and chat with some like-minded crafty ladies, ya know? I hate to generalize but dudes & shopping, it starts early, I guess.


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Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding partner of Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful. She can also be found on Take 10 with Jaime and Jacinda and contributing to Babble Home. Read bio and latest posts → Read Jacinda Cannon's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “No Fat-Quarter is Safe: Do You Take Your Babies Shopping?

  1. Amber @ Wills Casa says:

    I saw you and the kiddos at etsy Dallas. I was amazed (read jealous) at how well all 3 of them were. I told my husband that I was embarrassed at how the 2 of us couldn’t get our 2 year old daughter to be even half as good as your 3 kids! Maybe they are just really enthusiastic about fabric?

  2. Rachael says:

    My youngest is easily strapped in a stroller (the majority of the time), but the oldest, who is 4, is a complete terror… Luckily the folks down at the Quilter’s Stash in Hurst are very understanding! I usually try to go alone, or only take one with me… but that is not very often.. hehe

  3. Jacinda says:

    Amber! What gift was I bribing them with at the time? haha, they were pretty good at ETSY. The stroller helps to contain the two. The third just wants to shop. : )

  4. Erin says:

    My only is 8 months old. At this point we have NO problem and in fact the ladies love seeing my sweet girl. Let’s hopeif that continues! cross your fingers for me!

  5. Jill Frank says:

    My 3rd is more like your first. The older 2 are now in school, so now it is easy to go shopping. But, it was not always this easy. I always had a stash of toys and food in my bag. I figured 15 minutes was as good as it was going to get. The fidget toys were great for my son (blocks on an elastic band). Luckily, 2 of the stores we usually frequented had a play section of toys. Sooooo, nice! One even had a couch I could breastfeed on back in the day. It won’t last very long.

  6. Sara says:

    fortunately my favorite fabric store is SUPER kid friendly. There’s a toy box for kids while parents shop. Of course, the baby isn’t interested in toys, just pulling patterns, fabric, and notions off the shelves, or in some cases, dress maker forms on top of himself. But they’re very understanding, and often one of the ladies working will play with the baby while I shop. But yeah, I do have a picture of the baby sitting down with patterns strewn all over the place.

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