I went to the local quilt shop to pick up my Block of the Month and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had put up a scrap bin. Apparently, they originally wanted $6 per 1 quart ziplock bag fill of scrap fabric left over from shop projects. The quart bags were on sale for $2! Customers could dig through the bin and pick out their own scraps. It was WONDERFUL…..It was a cheapskates delight!
These little piles represent 3 bags worth or $6. Woo-Who!
There’s 1.5 yards of blue scraps (for a True Blue quilt I am planning), 2 yards of black, about a yard of creams, a half yard of Rouenneries by French General (to go with my other scraps). a quarter yard of brown and greens, black and white scraps and my favorite….a half yard of scraps from Jo Morton’s Spice Chest! There’s about 6 yards of fabric all together….I am so happy.
I think I am going to become a regular shopper of their scrap bin. There were 30’s prints I’d love to stuff in a bag. Some of the pieces I got were 1/2 yards cuts. Some quilters I am sure would turn up their nose at someone else’s scraps….but not me. I think the most beautiful quilts are scrappy.
To make me even more happy….the thrift store had old quilt magazines….25 cents each. I got 34 magazines! I’ll be busy reading old magazines…
Who knew $14.50 could make me so happy!