Tuesday, May 14, 2019

{Thrift Shop Temptations} Jelly Rolls and Precuts?

I really want to know the story behind the fabric stash I found at the thrift shop last week. I don't think I've ever seen precuts, let alone three small laundry baskets full of them... 

There were jelly rolls and charm packs and some others I don't know the name off, all dirt cheap if you were comparing them to the original prices and all in the condition they'd left the quilt shop in. 

See that bundle in the top center? Someone could use that to make a 30s Barn Raising quilt just like the one I made. 

Like I said, I want to know how and why all of this was there. Did someone give up quilting? Die? Read that book about decluttering and make some drastic decisions? This particular thrift shop supports a local no-kill shelter so they get some great donations, but I've never had a thrift shop find like this one.

Luckily, the fabric wasn't in colors that made me swoon. I picked up three jelly rolls to give to my mom for Mother's Day (with a full explanation of where they came from because the backstory makes them even more fun) and left the rest for another quilter to be excited about.

So what's your opinion on thrifted gifts? I'm all for them if they're going to someone else who enjoys thrifting, but I wouldn't try to pass anything off as new.

And have you ever found fabric like this at your thrift shops? 


Tami Von Zalez said...

A quilter's dream!~ I have never found jelly rolls but I have found fat quarters. Sometimes I see them listed on shopgoodwill.com, but rare.
I have gifted thrift shop items, esp. when they are in good condition and new in package.

GranChris said...

I have never found anything worth buying at a thrift store. As a quilter I would love to receive these as a gift.


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