I hit up the thrift store….There wasn’t a lot of fabric there but what was there I was pretty sure I could use. Kalissa was with me. We were both looking for things for the antique booth. Neither of us had much luck so I ventured over where the crafts are.
I picked out these things.
I was thrilled….the fireman fabric on the left is flannel. There’s 1/3 of a yard. I was thinking about making some burp cloths for Kalissa’s new baby with that.
The purple looked perfect for a charity quilt backing. I wasn’t sure how much was there. It felt like at least three yards and that would do a baby quilt for sure. I got it home and there were FOUR yards for $1.50!! The piece on the left was 3 yards for $2. Both great deals.
From there I drifted off to the toy section. Kalissa came and found me. She had this in her hand… It was a fabric. I had seen it when I was looking but wasn’t sure about it. I would want to cut it apart.
When had looked closer at it, I could see there wasn’t enough room to cut the blocks apart and then sew them back together. There’s not a 1/4″ seam allowance once the pieces would be cut apart. I explained that to Kalissa. Although she’s not a quilter, she does understand that much.
Then she looked at me funny. It was that “really?!?!” Mom look.
Then it hit me. I could be a funky backing. Yep. That would work. Then I looked at the price and realize that there was enough that I could likely make it work. I’d waste some. Oh well…yes, I’d get it. At home I measured. There’s three yards. I guess that 3 is “+/- 2 yards”! At home I looked at it more carefully. Check out the picture for “N”. Who else remembers when horses were referred to as “nags”. I sure remember my dad saying that.
The use of the word “Nag” definitely dates the fabric!! Oh funny.
At home I got thinking someone I need to use this fabric in the baby quilt for Kalissa’s baby. Hmmm. Do any of you have ideas?
That’s the stash report for the week!! I just never know what will show up when I’m thrifting.