I hit up the thrift store again. I didn’t find a lot but some and was really happy with the find.
Can you believe that I debated about this… 3 yards for $1.50?? I did but ended up buying it.
Then I picked these individual pieces up too.
Pricing at the thrift store is so crazy. I came home and measured the big orange-ish piece with the black triangles. There was over 3 yards worth so that was 50 cents. The pieces in the bag in the first picture was 3 yards but was $1.50.
Then the small pieces were all ranging from 1/8 yard to a half yard. Each of them were 50 cents. There really is no standard to how things are measured. Typically when I go the small pieces would have been packaged together and priced.
The thrift store is run by a lot people who volunteer so I think that’s the pricing explanation. Regardless it’s all a good deal…or was it?
I got home and opened the fabric that was in the bag that cost $1.50. It’s not cotton. UGH. I don’t use no cotton fabric so I’ll pass it on.
The thrift store donates the profits from the store back into the community so I’m not bothered by my mistake in not realizing the fabric was cotton. Normally I don’t have a problem recognizing cotton from other fabrics. This time being it was in a taped closed baggie, I couldn’t recognize it.
I get so many people asking “how do I know if it’s cotton”. I’ve done this long enough, that feel is a big clue. The selvage is also a bit clue. Is the fabric from a know quilting fabric company? I find that plaids are the hardest to differentiate. They often have polyester in them.
That’s the stash report for the day….I was so happy that the orange-ish piece was so big. I think that can back a charity baby quilt.