It’s no secret I am a big-time thrifter. I haven’t been thrifting nearly as much since Covid hit back in 2020. In general, I am just not in town as much so that means fewer stops. That means fewer opportunities to find goodies.
Then for a while, all of the fabric that was coming into the thrift store was being snagged by local ladies who were making masks then volunteering at the store to help with making sure those who entered wore masks. That meant there was never cotton quilting fabric to be found.
I still looked when I went but I rarely found fabric. Fast forward to a week or so ago. I was in town because I had a doctor’s appointment and needed to have a blood draw in advance of the appointment.
I looked for fabric and FOUND SOME!
I found some awesome lightweight T-shirt fabric. I am collecting that for a blog reader who has been making sleepers for the baby care kits that my friend makes for Lutheran World Relief. Some might not pick these darker colors but they are perfect as many of these kits go to third-world countries and they don’t have access to laundry like we do. These darker colors that we here in the USA don’t think of as baby colors.
These were all unmarked so they are only 50 cents per piece of fabric.
I found this… $2. I unrolled it and there is 2 1/4 yards.
It is a Civil War reproduction print that I have often used in the past and will happily use again.
This was…A bigger chunk of fabric. It was also $2. There were almost 5 yards in this piece. That is great as it will make a good backing for a quilt.
This was my really good find. Check out the rainbow selection of batiks. If you look at the tags you can see that they were $1.50 per piece. It makes me wonder if someone was going to make a rainbow batik quilt.
I could tell by feeling them that there was over a yard in each cut so knew that $1.50 per piece was a steal. I was so eager to get home and see how many yards I was in the pieces. I paid $17.50 for all of the fabric I bought.
It turns out that there were
2 1/4 yards of the brown Civil War reproduction
4 3/4 yards of the blue for a backing
5 yards of t-shirt fabric for baby gowns
Then for the batiks…
The top blue piece had
The other 7 pieces were 2 1/4 yards each!
So…I got 32 3/4 yards of fabric for $17.50!!
I was super happy with my find. It’s hard to believe that I paid just over 50 cents a yard for the fabric.
The batik prints aren’t fun and fancy batiks but they are great blender pieces that are a great staple to have. I’m so happy that I was treated so great by my thrift store stop. Days like this are exactly why I love thrifting. It’s a good thing I don’t live in the town where the thrift stores are. I’d likely be one of those people that stop every day.
I have no idea what I’ll be making with these…who knows? Maybe another rainbow quilt is in my future. Feel free to send suggestions my way on quilts I could make with the batiks.