Last week as I traveled to Lacrosse, I stopped at the thrift store every single day I could. Some people might think that’s crazy but it isn’t. There is a HUGE turn around at my favorite thrift store and I see different things for sale everytime I go. That’s why I love it.
On Monday I went and bought NOTHING. That is strange…but it happens from time to time. Here’s my thoughts on that. In was Columbus Day here in the USA and lots of kids had no school. So, more people were in the store than normal. In fact, the store was packed. No workers were available to restock as they were all so busy working the counters.
Tuesday I bought a few things and Wednesday I was super lucky and found some fabric…and other things. Here is my $7.50 worth of fun!
A shirt that will be recycled into a quilt. I’m gearing up for a blue and yellow quilt from shirts. I keep looking for yellow but they are hard to find. I could resist a blue check. I have to try not to buy blues though. I’m certain I have enough…but I couldn’t resist…$2.
…a toy for the childcare. I don’t have one of these anymore. The last one broke. 75 cents for it.
Now for the fabric…They had three totes of fabric that was all bagged up like this….
They had denim as well as bags of cotton fabrics. They were all cut and ready, packaged in sizes from 3 1/2″ to 6″ squares. I looked and was tempted, but thought no. I’ll let someone else enjoy the fun as the packages were only priced at 50 cents each. That’s when I thought nope. I am going to buy two packages as I decided the squares might make close to a baby quilt top. I’d use it as a leader and ender and then donate it on to the ladies who are making the baby quilts for Tanzania. It will take me awhile to tackle but I like the idea.
I ended up picking two packs that had darker colors.
There was a pack that was 75 cents that wasn’t cut into particular sizes. I bought that…My thought was that I’ll set this aside with the 3 1/2″ squares and should I need to cut more, I’ll cut from here.
Then I opened it up…I’ll do that with the top pieces but the bottom pieces are going to have to find a different home. They are too light for what I’m going for.
The next pack was $3. Can you believe I thought about leaving it there…UGH. Seriously, my thrift store is so cheap that if makes me feel like $3 is expensive. Bahahhahaha.
I opened it up and what a variety. This is the kind of bag I really love. If this had come sooner those blues and greens would have made it into the the Crooked Courthouse Steps quilt.
What fun fabrics. I LOVE getting scraps like this and scraps sent to me because I would NEVER buy most of these fabrics if I went to the store…but they make my scrappy quilts SING!!! They also make them MUCH more interesting (and busy).
I’m wondering if these were salesman fabric samples. They aren’t 10″ but they have the same fabrics together. Hmm.
Whatever they are I am so excited I spent the $3.
So for $7.50, I had a little fun that will last on for much more fun as I sew this scrap fabric into quilts.
I am so thankful for our thrift stores. Seriously…I’d be so bored without them as I hate any other shopping. I’m off to sort this and get it put away because if I don’t, I can’t use it and it’s only clutter!!