Last week I ran to town to buy and extra kennel for Dixie, our foster dog. Of course, I had to stop at the thrift store. Honestly, I stop every single time I go to town.
I was pleasantly surprise…I spent very little and got this little pile of fabric scraps!
including these florals.
Andee from the Modern Diary has been working on her Floribunda quilt as part of the Bonnie Challenge. That is a quilt I have always been wanting to do. In fact, after seeing her’s I decided that I am going to start collecting florals to see if I can eventually get enough to make the quilt. Even though the calico is a floral, I think I am sticking with the other types of florals.
There were also a couple stacks of already made quilt blocks….these…
and some antique ones.
I can’t decide what I should with the blocks…I think I need to make more and size them up to have enough for a quilt top. I am guessing they might be from Turning Twenty design. I think it could go together for a good charity quilt. I’ll have to do some counting, sorting and figuring.
In the mix there are also a few other blocks that don’t match. I think it could go together for a good charity quilt.
I also picked up this piece of fabric plenty big enough for a quilt back.
Apparently is was the backing to an old wool quilt. UGH. There’s a little hole in the fabric where the tie wasn’t trimmed. After looking I saw another hole to. Pooh. I am going to take some time and check it out. I might be able to salvage part of it. Anyway with it all totaled…I spent $6. Good deal right?? Yep..$6 for all the things I showed. I love my thrift stores.
Used this Week: 0 yards store bought
Used year to Date: 187 yards store bought + 48.5 Moda fabric + 62.5 yards of recycled fabric…
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Each day counting down to Thanksgiving I write about something I am thankful for. Today I am thankful for the thrift stores in my area. Honestly, I buy very little new for the store at full price. Growing up many of the kids’ clothes were from there too. My pans in the cupboard, the fabric I sew with, the shirts Hubby wears, the magazines I read, the dish cloths I use…the majority comes from our local thrift stores and Goodwill. Without those thrift stores I likely wouldn’t have had the money to purchase a quilting machine. Besides that…thrifting is a big part of my entertainment and I have lots of fun doing it!!