Stash Report

I stopped at thrift store…I know that isn’t a surprise.  I’ve been trying really hard to wean myself for getting obsessed about fabric there so I did something different.  I didn’t go to fabric first.  I went to picture frames.  I have a couple things I need frames for so decided to check and see what was available.  I refuse to spend the money and have things professionally framed.

Anyway, as I was shopping a blog reader stopped me and said, “I thought your cart would be full of fabric”.  That made me giggle.  I told her, “No, I hadn’t been that way yet”.

I roamed the store and eventually got to the fabric spot.  I expected it to be empty if a blog reader had been here before me but nope.  I found some fabrics.  I think I find quite a bit of fabric there as most people would likely pass this fabric by.  Not me.  I have so many outlets for it all.

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These two will hang out for awhile and I’ll see if they can be used as charity quilt bindings.  There is a 1/2 yard of green and just over a yard of purple.

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This one has two yards and will be passed on to the ladies in Oelwein that I send fabric to.

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This one I’m keeping.  I love the print…so cute.

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All of the above pieces were 50 cents each.  That’s the regular price unless priced separately.

This piece I “broke the bank” for and paid all of $1.50 for it.  Check it out….Can you believe that there is just over six yards of it.  This will make a backing for sure.  I LOVE when I find a good backing so cheap!!

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I also bought a duvet cover that I’ll use as a backing.  $5 for that but it might be enough to make backings for two quilts….or if it only covers one quilt, it’s still a deal.

I did find a couple picture frames.  You’ll have to watch for future blog posts to see what I’m doing with them!

All in all, it was a great day for thrifting!!

17 thoughts on “Stash Report

  1. Jackie Goosen

    I did some thrifting as well and thought of your posts. I purchased 5 yds of red plaid and 6 yards of grey stripe fabrics for backing quilts. I paid just over $20 for them, but it was less than $2 a yard which I thought was a good deal. A few weeks ago I picked up 10 yards of gray fleece for $7. This is a consignment store, not really a thrift store so the prices a higher. However, they do mark items down over time. I also scored some really cute Longaberger basket sets that included the protectors, liners, and tie-ons….all were under $10 each. I have a slight addiction to these baskets and was stoked with this find!

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  2. Wendy H. Bauman

    I need to start going regularly now that I’m retired. Last year, I attended a stash liquidation sale. Fabrics were $3/lb. I found wide backing and figured I’d use it or a quilting buddy would. It was perfect for the back of last year’s Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, En Provence. Cost me $6.

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  3. Queenie

    Super finds. I would like to send some extra fabric to someone that could use it. How do I contact the ladies in Oelwein?. Do they use the fabric for charity work?

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  4. Linda Kellas

    Love thrift store shopping for fabric! I collected 100% cotton Hawaiian men’s shirts while traveling cross country and made 3 beautiful quilts. Didn’t pay more then $1.50 each, and all the patterns were different.

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  5. norma

    Wish we had such good buys. Only “big name thrift stores in our area and they keep their prices up and rarely find fabric. Observers would also be a great find!

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  6. Jean Ward

    I think it”s so amazing that you can get fabric at a thrift store. The ones near me have no use for odd pieces of yardage. The best I can do is try to score at a yard sale, but often the seller remembers how much she paid for it, and the prices are too high.

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  7. Vera , Panama City FL.

    I love hearing about thrift store finds, I myself had a great find at our local Goodwill and I couldn’t believe the fabric I found, it was priced at 4.99 a bag! So I bought 3 hahaha..I now have enough for about 4 nice quilt’s and some!

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  8. Vera , Panama City FL.

    I love hearing about thrift store finds, I myself had a great find at our local Goodwill and I couldn’t believe the fabric I found, it was priced at 4.99 a bag! So I bought 3 hahaha..I now have enough for about 4 nice quilt’s and some!

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  9. Sandie Chapin

    I also am a “thrift shopper “. I come across 10 yrs. of white cotton…$3. Got a box full and lots more! Good luck to all smart shoppers

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  10. Sharie H.

    My Grandma believed that quilts could only be made from scraps. So she had really a lot of print dresses. Grandpa would say, “You don’t need all them dresses! Just buy the material!”

    Glad you found some good additions to your stash. And thank you for thinking of the Veterans.

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