Hello Dear Reader,
I couldn’t be more excited! In fact, today has been the best, most frugal, cheapest purchases of a whole family of quilts worth of fabric for £12! I’m still getting my head round how much I’ve got for my money, which is always after a bargain, but this is incredible. I’ll go through my jumble sale haul with you. Firstly, and above, Dearly Beloved, ably assisted by Bobby Dazzler, is holding up a huge length of wool dress making fabric. It’s says, on the lovely groovy 70’s label, pre-shrunk, so I will use it to back or edge quilts. It’s so fine and yet, so incredibly red, with a check that you can’t see in the photo. It’s un-used and has just been stored.
The next is one 10″ wide and about 5″ long curtain, hand made with little stitches and make from Laura Ashley material, and the makers mark is still visible with the long since seen, ‘Made in England’ mark alongside. A beautiful, but kind of shabby chic blue and again, will make a wonderful quilt back with the large pattern.
Another hand made curtain with a stunning retro floral design. I like modern fabric but love the feel of older, better made cotton. This will cut down brilliantly and make fantastic quilting blocks.
Above, DB is holding up some brand new cotton checked fabric, almost a cotton lawn dress making fabric as it’s so light, it has a sheen to it and feels stunning. Again, new, unused fabric.
Blue floral………..DB is holding a length of fabric and it’s folded double so you can see the size of it. Most of the fabric has obviously been stashed away dress making or curtain making fabric and maybe this is the chance for the owner to have a really good clear out.This too is new unused fabric.
This is a huge length of Sanderson cotton fabric and it’s still as vibrant as the day it was printed. Even though it’s obviously for curtain making, it’s a light enough cotton to make a stunning quilt back, or even chair covers if I manage to find a small bedroom chair to reupholster. New – unused fabric.
There’s more and more – here is a very dark blue small check gingham in a cotton, this will be fantastic for quilting. New- unused fabric.
Oh, would you look at the utter grooviness of the paisley fine corderoy, it’s again, a dress making fabric but I think it will be wonderful for re-covering my foot stool when the time comes or making new covers for the cushions in the living room when the time comes to remake them. ‘New’ unused fabric.
Here’s the total haul altogether. There is masses of fabric here! By the time the lady totalled what she wanted for this, I decided enough was enough and left the rest for everyone else. I will be a long time before I use all of this up.
I was charged £1 for the larger pieces and 50p for the smaller and the local church was raising money and I was glad to give it to them. It’s cold and wet here today and I’m going to be found stoking the fire to dry the laundry, drinking big cups of tea and sorting out my fabric stash. I’m also going to get on with more of dad’s quilt.
Another fun and exciting day xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Love Froogs xx