I ended up with three totes of fabric from the auction I went to on Sunday. I thought I’d follow and see how I did monetarily. Won’t it be kind of fun to see if I got a steal, a deal or was robbed. I already know I was robbed on the patterns. I told you about that in this morning’s post and how I’m sure someone moved the patterns around to different boxes to suit her liking.
That didn’t happen with the fabric….at least not in my situation.
The first box I bought cost $30. I didn’t have this one on my list to buy but the fabric was too cheap to pass up especially with that backing piece right on top that says 10 yards on it…but what was under that $10 piece. I had no idea until I brought the box home. Incidentally, this box was the largest and the cheapest.
Here’s what I found.
The red piece is the 10 yard piece. The cream is an 8 1/2 yard piece and there’s two stripes I like that are a yard each.
Under that fabric in the bottom were these flannels. The stacks are fat quarters…then the cat fabric is larger. I’ve said before that I don’t really sew flannel. Ruby hair totally sticks to it so I don’t use it. If there is anyone that wants it and will use it make a charity quilt, drop me a note and I’ll put it together and pass it along. There are 20 fat quarters there not including the cat fabric.
There were these…there’s 8 yards total there.
This is all striped fabric. There’s 7 1/2 yards there and I’m offering this up to anyone who can use it for charity quilting. It’s not my style…perfectly good fabric, just not me.
Also in the box was this…it’s the start of a quilt. There are eight star blocks finished and 12 more cut out. It’s a stack and whack style of quilt.
See how the blocks are all just a little bit different? There is more fabric to make even more blocks. Is anyone interested in finishing this up for charity? There aren’t any instructions so an experienced quilter might want to tackle this one. Again…drop me a note if you’re interested in finishing this up.
So…here’s the final stats on this tote of fabric. I paid $30.
10 yards backing
8 1/2 yards of backing
1 fat quarter
20 flannel fat quarters
8 yards of smaller cuts
7 1/2 yards of stripe for charity
2 yards stripe I’m keeping
plus the started blocks
If I just say $10 a yard for fabric and $3 for fat quarters I think that’s a fair price-
I ended up with $418 worth of fabric PLUS whatever value should be placed on the started project. $130 worth of that is not my style and I’m donating it on to charity. So I ended up spending $30 for $350 worth of fabric that I really like and hope to use.
The next tote I bought was the Civil War fabrics. This tote was smaller but it was packed to the VERY top and getting the lid on took a little persuasion. This box was $70. There were a few other Civil War fabrics sprinkled into the other totes but this was the only one that was entirely Civil War reproductions. I loved it as it seemed like it might be full of scrappy goodness.
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