Stash Report

The thrift stores continue to be a bit of a solace to me.  It’s the few minutes that I can hunt and look and forget the changes that our lives have taken in the last few months.  I swear I feel a bit like a bloodhound sniffing out the wanted the items.

Even though I haven’t been sewing, I’m still looking at fabric.  It’s an old habit that’s just not dying with my lack of sewing.  It’s so hard when prices are so cheap!

This is a yard and a half so I can make two pillow cases with it.  I think the childcare kiddos are getting pillow cases this year for Christmas so I now I have some construction fabric that I can easily sew up for them.

I couldn’t resist this piece….
I’ll be adding it to the funky calico prints in my collection.   I still don’t know what I’m going to do with them.  All I know is that it’s going to be one fun quilt.

I couldn’t resist the black stripe.  There are four yards here.  It was $2 for the bundle.  I still want to make that the black and white stripe quilt so this will go with that fabric.  I think I have enough but I don’t want to pass up a 4 yard piece just in case I don’t.  
So the fabric thrifter in me is living on!!  I look at it this way, if I don’t end up using it, I’ll pass it on to a charity.  Either way, it will eventually get used.

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6 thoughts on “Stash Report

  1. Candi

    You have the best thrift stores for fabric. The stores around here have very little. Not many fabrics sheets or shower curtains or even blankets. They do have a ton of tee shirts but those tend to be over priced. Like $8.99 for a stinking tee. I can get new ones from Walmart and Target cheaper. Anyway I’m sure happy you get good deals.
    Love, hugs and prayers coming your way.

  2. Donna T

    Jo this is a very inexpensive way to enjoy enhancing your stash and forgetting your problems even for only a few minutes! Worth every penny!!!

  3. Carol Lorraine Stearns

    You have inspired me and I stopped at the Salvation Army last week. IThere was a basket with $2 pieces and there was 7 yds in there. All were coordinated colors so someone was going to make a quilt from them. New pieces. And it was 20% off day. So that is $11.20 for 7 yards of fabric. Then there was another piece of designer floral fabric that is at least 3 yards for $4. Have not measured yet but it will serve for backing at our church. Thank you for the inspiration. And the basket came home too, for $1.60.
    And I cleaned out my upholstery samples from the garage, cut off all the paper and took a stack at least 2 feet tall to Goodwill. Good for crafting but not for me. Thank you. Still praying.

  4. Kathleen

    I’m not sure you are shopping, Jo – I think perhaps you are rescuing that fabric ! and giving it an opportunity to be of use and fulfill its mission ! And the money you pay is just a little tax, perhaps. and we enjoy seeing the photos, too ! You will figure out where it needs to live. Wishing you a good and peaceful weekend.

  5. Penny

    Impressive fabrics Jo! I think they all are useful & great bargains to add to your stash! Keeping your family in my prayers & hope little Carver feels better soon!

  6. Bobbie Campbell

    Much good is done by your stress relieving. When I would be overwhelmed when caring for my Mom I took myself to “girly” shops(fragrance things like candles of bath products) and fabric stores. Gave me the mind absorbing vacation I needed. You go girl !!! Life will march on and you’ll be in the right spot at the right time.

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