Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Thrift Shop Had Scrap Bags!

If you've read my blog for long, you know that most of my original stash came from the scrap bags that Grandma found at thrift stores when she was buying stuff for her antique mall. I haven't seen a decent scrap bag in years.  On the rare occasions when I find one at all, I can tell through the plastic bag that most of it isn't quilting  cotton.

Last week though, I found four bags. Every last scrap is cotton, with lots of small pieces of different prints. This is just what I need to get a jump start on my scrappy little trips blocks. I'm guessing there's around forty yards here, all for twelve bucks. Since that would buy me a little over a yard at the quilt shop, I'm not going to be picky about my math.

Weekly Stash Report

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 6 1/4 yards
Added this week: 40 yards
Added year to date: 443 1/2 yards
Net added for 2015: 437 1/4 yards

Yarn Used this Week: 200 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 8200 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 9939 yards
Net Added for 2015: 1739 yards

Yarn is coming, enough for eleven new pairs of socks. When it gets here, I'll figure out and add the yardage for that.

This post is linked to Patchwork Times.


Denise :) said...

What a great find!! And it does look like you got some very fun prints out of it, too! :)

Donna said...

I love scrap bags! The thrift I go to gas them all the time and those little bags hold more fabric than they look like they can hold. Have fun with it.


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