"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
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