Sunday, October 04, 2015

There Was an Ad on Craigslist...

"11 grocery sacks of folded quilting cotton from non-smoking household. $100 for all"

That's all the ad said. I'm paraphrasing a bit, but there were no pictures and no more details. Did that mean plastic or paper grocery sacks? I know I've had twenty yards in a plastic bag before, easily... 

I called. The sacks were paper. I've never figured out how much  fabric I could fit into a paper grocery sack.... I had a birthday check that had been riding around in my purse since March that would more than cover the cost...

Wednesday morning, the kids and I took a bit of a detour. I wasn't going to buy fabric unless it was really good. And it was REALLY good. 

I've never got enough pink and blues for the baby quilts...


There's a little bit of yellow and green and brown, and a littler bit of orange and red.


Some Christmas prints and some promising juveniles and novelties. That rainbow is part of a Noah's Ark panel that I think has baby quilt potential.  Some Mary Englebreit.


Lots of low volume and some darks...


 And backings for at least twenty big quilts. I didn't unfold and measure, but these are all at least four or five yard cuts. That black and white on the upper right hand side looks promising for the black and white embroidery blocks I've been working on.


We put the bags on the bathroom scale and, at four yards a pound, there's something like 340 yards of fabric here. I'll be tossing three pieces that just don't fit my taste. The rest is all "good stuff." Most is really, really good stuff!

Weekly Stash Report

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 6 1/4 yards
Added this week: 340
Added year  to date: 400
Net added for 2015: 393 3/4 yards

Yarn Used this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 6800 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 9539 yards
Net Added for 2015: 2739 yards

This post is linked to Patchwork Times.

15 comments:

Jo said...

Whoot-Whoot!! Therapy via Craiglist.

Libby in TN said...

Great save! Just think how much that would have cost at $12/yard!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Wow!!!! That is awesome!

Deanna said...

Congratulations! What a terrific find.

Julie in GA said...

Wow, what a wonderful find! Have a great time playing with your new goodies.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

That batch would be very hard to resist!!! Great find!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

What a great find!!! Rather than throw away what you don't want, save it and put it in the orphan adoption that Quilting is more fun than housework does. I think she's planning on another one in the spring. Check it out.

barbara woods said...

congrats!!!

Dee Dee said...

What a wonderful blessing!

A Nudge said...

Oh wow! I would have done the same thing - even without a birthday check. Congrats! Oh -never mind the numbers. Say it's all for baby quilts - you have a purpose so they don't count as going into your stash -hehe.

Terri in BC said...

That is awesome! I've been the lucky recipient of 5 garbage bags of fabric, 3 which I re-gifted to the right people who would use it, 1/2 bag donated to a charity group and a bag and a half for personal stash enhancement. What fun for you!

CathieJ said...

Wow, what a find! Don't toss those fabrics you don't like. Give them to a quilt guild or a thrift store. I am sure there is another quilter who would love them.

Chiska said...

That is awesome!

Bonnie said...

What fun to look through and pet that much fabric. I was lucky at a garage sale that a friend had. Her mother was getting out of quilting and had 20+ medium gift bags of folded fabric scraps. I bought all of them and had 33 pounds of fabric for $17.50. Still haven't gotten through all of the bags. So glad you got a good deal also. Have lots of fun with it.

cityquilter grace said...

fantastic find.....what fun...

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