Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Quilting | The Best Thrift Fabric Sale

The best fabric sale ever is coming up again and I debate in my mind, do I need more fabric? hahahahahahahahaaaa (maniacal laugh)



 I was so thrilled with the fabric I found at the church sale in 2017. Each piece of fabric is measured, folded and tagged with bands for sale. If you didn't grab it and put it in your garbage bag while you were looking at it it would be gone as soon as you moved along. There were hundreds of people that attended! It was really fun!



I was feeling guilty about going to the sale this year until I started looking at these pictures and started realizing how much of my fabric I actually used up!

  

The pieces above were two dollars all together! These went into the flying geese quilt and the Cabin quilt.


I haven't used any of the above wool and heavier fabrics. I am working on a big dog bed for the big brown dog. Having these fabrics in my stash enabled me to "go for it" even if I ended up using a couple of other upholstery pieces I had.




The country tomato picknick summer blanket is a dream coming.



And a rug hooking kit! can you believe it! so lovely! I took this out of the hoop rolled it up and added it to my rug hooking stash



These are some knits that are in my stash now.



This upholstery fabric is probably destined for the cabin.



All of this thread cost a dollar fifty or something nuts like that, I have used up all of the yellow and red cones along with various little spools. I am now working my way through the pink, blue, and brown cones.



I think I will go again. I really dig upcycling deeply. I wonder how I would track how much yardage I used in 2017?  I guess I could just measure it... I try not to measure my art though. That settles it! I will go and get materials for my art without worry.

Linking up to Main Crush Monday



Until next time friends, stay Arty.

Sarah







3 comments:

  1. Lots of good finds in that stash! Upcycling is a good thing, but eing one of the church ladies that sorts this stuff, I have lost my interest in shopping at these events. So glad you found and used what you love!

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    1. Hi Kathleen, It seems like such a huge amount of work to prepare the items for sale! It is amazing that all of the money goes to a charity, truly amazing. At some point one has to look at their stash and be critical too much in a stash can be stressful and bringing garbage bags of fabric home to an already crowded space may not be the best idea. I like to use every piece of the fabric, I find that art comes from certain constraints, so maybe this year I try to reign it in at the sale....

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