Stash Report

The thrift stores have had slim pickings lately.  I got these over the course of two weeks worth of stops.

This one came from my favorite store.  Yep it’s a Wal-mart fabric…see the price $5.96.  I didn’t pay that.  I paid 50 cents.  This one is feels like a quality quilt store fabric so it’s going in my personal stash for a bit anyway.  I’m working up to another big clean out and it might go then…we’ll see.

This one came from a thrift store I usually don’t get to.  I was thrilled to find this one….See?It doesn’t look fabulous-mostly because it’s been washed and not ironed.  There are SIX yards in the but.  PERFECT.  It will looks great as a quilt back on a quilt made with recylced 100% cotton shirts.
Can you believe I paid $1 for it.  I did.  It was originally priced at $2 (still a steal) but everything was half priced the day I went.  YAHOO!!  Who can beat that?  Not I!!

The other two pieces weren’t much.  The red will add some variety to my stash and the other is heading to the charity fabric box as soon as I finish writing this post.  They were 25 cents all together.

Part of me is sad that there hasn’t been much fabric lately.  I’m thinking people are busy this time of year and not organizing sewing rooms so there’s not as much fabric.  That…or the locals have found my favorite thrift store and are getting the goods before I get them.  That’s okay.  I can share.

2 thoughts on “Stash Report”

  1. I have been seriously thrifting for about 5 years. I have noticed in the last 2 years or so that the pickings are getting slimmer in all parts of thrift stores. I haven’t figured out if it’s people spending less, mindfully recycling, repurposing and upcycling, or reselling online. Because I sew garments and home dec in addition to quilts, I buy a lot of fabric at thrift stores. A shirt or a sheet is not clothing or linen, it’s yardage. Men’s shirts I have to hide or my husband claims them!

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