Stash Report

I don’t know if this really qualifies as a stash report because although it’s fabric, I won’t be using the items for sewing.

I was at the thrift store last week…I found this.  It’s chenille.  There’s about a yard of it.  I remembered a friend of mine used to collect old chenille bead spreads and use them for making rugs on her rug loom.  I thought I’d pick this piece up in the hope that I could add it to a chenille bedspread at some point and make a rug on the loom.


While I was there I also found this…..They are both stamped burlap pieces for making hooked rugs.  I still want to do rug hooking.  I want to learn.  Finding the time to do it is the challenge.


All of these were 50 cents a piece.  So, my total bill on these $1.50.  PERFECT.  I can invest that much and let them sit until I get time to get to them…and if I never get to them, that’s okay too.  I’ve spend $1.50 on much worse things in my life.

I am so thankful for the great thrift stores in my area.

To see what others are doing with their fabric intake check out Patchwork Times.

6 thoughts on “Stash Report”

  1. I love a good thrift store, unfortunately there aren’t any where I live! You always find so much fabric!

  2. I have used chenille together with flannell in baby quilts. It is soft and cuddly! Or as a back for a baby quilt.

  3. Sherry Whalen

    I really need to make the trip to Decorah – I went to Savers in Roch on Friday. I started looking at men’s shirts $12.99, $9.99, $6.99, etc. Worse – the $12.99 shirt wasn’t even in very good shape. How many thrift stores are there in Decorah now? I used to work at a group home in Cresco and many of our clients worked in the Spectrum worksites that were located in Decorah and Cresco, so I used to make stops at those frequently. I miss those stores – ‘thrift’ stores like Goodwill and Savers in our area don’t seem to be very ‘thrifty’.

  4. Linda Barnhouse

    Random question:
    Where to you take your quilt books to have the spiral binding added?
    Thank you. I love reading all your posts.

    1. Go to your office supply store. We got ours done at Staples. It was $5 each. Others have said they got theirs done at local independently owned store for $2.50 each. Check around. It’s WELL worth the price especially if you plan to use the book a lot.

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