This morning, my friend Maureen suggested we go to a couple of garage sales. We hit three and found nothing we really wanted or needed (no quilting things) and drove to the next one. A yard filled with treasures of all sorts. We were drawn directly to the quilting table. I found these two books $2.50 each. Both have beautiful patterns and applique.
With all that I got....at a fabric store the value of my treasure would be close to $200.00 or more. The books above were both originally sold for $10.00 each.
There were no prices on the fabrics. So, I went and asked. The lady handed me two sacks and said fill them to the top and then we will discuss a price. I only had brought a minimal amount of 12 dollars and had already spent 5. I took up the two sacks and she said how about $3.00 for both. I gasped and said are you kidding? Nope, I asked for two more bags and went and filled them.
Blues, Reds, Pinks, Greys, Greens, Purples and blacks are sectioned on this table. Being mainly a scrap quilter I am just grinning from ear to ear. The picture below holds the silks, browns, small scraps, yellows, light blues and some fabric projects.
I had a whole dollar left and she handed me another sack and said fill this one about half full and we will call it even!
There were three different fabrics that at least held 5 yards.
Plus, there is a dard green silk that has 8 yards and many of the others were 1 to 3 yards.
I do believe I have totally restocked my fabrics for quite awhile. If I could have I would have done flips and gave my own cheer! Maureen of course got three bags full herself. Then she laughed and said Kevin and Ernie are going to in an uproar that we found all of this...so that is it we have to leave! It was funny. Kevin was just thrilled for me.
I had best go and get busy with a project!