You might remember that last week on Monday I went to Lacrosse to have a needle biopsy done. Kelli was doing childcare for me while I went to have that done so I wanted to get back as soon as possible. On the way home Kelli called and said, “Mom, I’m fine here. If you don’t stop at the thrift store, I’m going to be mad at you.”
Well I decided I’d stop but try hard to make it a quick stop. I hit up the toy section and the craft section but just did a quick once over on anything else and completely skipped clothing. I’m so glad I stopped….I found fabric!
Here’s my haul.
These two pieces were 50 cents each. The white with letters was two yards worth. The green was left overs from the backing of quilt I think. There is a yards worth of that but not in a traditional cut.
There was this kit of purple fabric that someone designed and put together. I says that two more yards of purple are needed. I’m going to have to read through it carefully and see exactly how I’m going to use it.
For $2.50 it was a deal. I think it will be fun to figure it out and make it into something…or I might throw the fabric in my scrap bucket and jazz up my scraps with some purple. It’s a color I don’t typically have a lot of.
These three pieces were rubber banded. They were “specially marked”. Two were $1 each. One was $1.50.
The $1.50 one was two yards…on of the $1 ones was one yard. The one on the lower left was left overs from a quilt backing. I think it is about a yards worth but again, not in a traditional cut.
People often wonder if the stuff I get at the thrift store is quality fabric….See for yourself….
I was most excited about the scrap bag…(of course I would be!!)
It was $1.50 for the bag.
I sorted it out…and came up with this…
Left to right…
white for the solids cupboard, gray I’m collecting for a Bonnie Hunter quilt, strings for the cream based fabric, brights for the white based scrap tote, selvages I’m saving for Jean and a black and white piece for my a quilt I’m collecting for.
At the thrift store I also got the embroidery pattern for 10 cents and the vintage Hardanger Embroideries book for 25 cents.
I was so happy with my finds. I’m so thankful that I love scrappy. It really makes things like this a great find. If I didn’t like things scrappy, quilting would be so much more expensive for me. I can takes these snips and pieces and turn them into a scrappy sensation…If I was making non scrappy quilts I would need to buy 3 yards of a couple different fabrics to make quilts. I’m glad many of you can do that and don’t like scrappy as that means, scrap gets donated to the thrift stores or passed on to me!
It was a good thrift store day!