Monday, August 09, 2010

Thrift Share Monday - Fabric Finds

While I haven't been too lucky in the thrifty department lately I did want to share some of the fabric finds I've scored through out the year. The post was inspired by the fabric and apron I scored last week:

I am LOVING that red, white and blue fabric. It's screaming beach bags to me for some reason. (Maybe because I only seem to make bags and toys, perhaps?) The green fabric on the right is actually an apron:

The top is a pretty patchwork and I believe this was the style that was pinned to your top as there are no neck ties. I will probably use this as fabric but I'm still on the fence.

Here are some of my past vintage fabrics finds:

This is an appliance cover much too small for any that I own. I adore this pattern!

Another apron with no strings destined to be transformed.

I love this fabric. It's a heavy almost canvas feel and there are maybe 4 yards of it. What to do, what to do?

This is very light weight and drapey. It reminds me of vacation scarves and I think I'll try making my own. I may even try doing a hand rolled hem. LOVE those red feathers!

There is a ton of this and I am not sure what I'll ever do with it. It' very gauzy and almost see through but was a steal at under $2 and I couldn't leave it behind. Any thoughts?

I found about 4 yards of this vintage madras more than a year ago. And just so you don't think I'm just sitting over here hoarding:

A fun summer bag! (are you surprised, lol?)

While I love the polka dot lining I sort of wish I had left off the pocket on the front and have been considering removing it. I think it takes away from design. What would you do?

Thanks for stopping by! I love reading your comments and ideas. :)


Sarah and Jack said...

Is it a grown up sized apron? I have one like that, which I asked Ellen Anne (the apron lady about), but mine is child sized. A pinafore!

I think my linen colored fruit fabric is the same as the first fabric, but with a linen background. I love that fabric so much that I will only cut into for the MOST special things. LOL

Debbie said...

Love your fabric, but then I don't think I've seen very few pieces of fabric that I didn't love. It seems that double knit is about the only fabric that I don't collect. I believe I am just about to cross the line from fabric collector to fabric hoarder.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Good scores! I'm headed to the local Salvation Army in just a few myself to see what crafty goodness I can find! Wish me luck! Jenn

Unknown said...

Cool madras fabric! I think your instincts about removing the pocket are right. I love the *surprise* of the polka dots on the inside of the purse, but you don't get that same surprise when you can see the pattern on the outside already.

Quiltingranny said...

Always love your finds! Stop by my blog dear friend for a chance to win a $60 gift certificate for CSN stores!


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