Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bargain Shopping


I stumbled on a great deal in a Casper quilt shop last week and doubt that I will ever find such a bargain again.

The shop has a section in the basement where the clearance fabric is displayed, so I headed downstairs when I entered the shop. I was on a mission to find some backing fabrics for Quilts of Valor. The QOV I frequently make require about four yards of fabric each, so spending full price of $11 or more for yardage can deplete my QOV funds fairly quickly. In the basement, I found three fabrics with a 30% clearance price.

I returned upstairs. The clerk was helping someone else, so I put the bolts near the cutting table and wandered the store looking at patterns and fabric. Tucked near the back of the store was a small alcove with a sign on the wall indicating the fabric in that section was $1 a yard. Really? I perused the fabric and found two bolts of Jenny Beyer fabric, one with broad stripes that would make an attractive quilt back and another with smaller stripes. I took the bolts to the cutting table and asked if they were indeed $1 a yard. I was assured they were.  I have never seen fabric priced so low in a quilt shop - NEVER.


I left the shop with yardage for six and a half backs for Quilts of Valor and a wild, orange print (shown under the receipt) for a totally different project.

While the fabric was being cut, I was chatting with another customer and discovered she is a longarm quilter. She offered to quilt my next two Quilts of Valor. Fantastic!

I felt like dancing down the street when I left the shop.

13 comments:

  1. Now THAT is a good day:) and a new friend to boot.

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  2. That is a terrific price for fabric! :-)

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  3. Since you donate so many you deserve the bargain!!

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  4. Talk about hitting a "jackpot." That's great! Meeting a long-arm quilter who will help with finishing QOV's...WOW! So much GOOD for which to be grateful.

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  5. Wow, that's terrific. I've never seen fabrics for $1 a yard in a quilt store either. Were most of them fabrics you would buy, or was there a reason they were that price?

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  6. Whoo hoo, Nancy! I want to cheer for you. That sounds like an excellent outing on many levels. Congrats on your bargain loot and your new quilting pal!

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  7. Well I am all for danging down the street! WooHoo! What a bargain on pretty fabric and so wonderful to find a long arm quilter willing to help get your beautiful quilts into the arms of our deserving military men and women.Your day was filled with blessings.

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  8. Your lucky day all around. I love finding great prices on really good fabric--and/or yarn. That orange fabric is gorgeous.

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  9. Way to go! Bargain fabric and a close long armer:)

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  10. WOW! A double win! I don't think we would ever see a bargain like that in New Zealand. We get excited at $8 a Meter.

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  11. Isn't it great when you can find such a bargain!!!! Pretty fabrics too! Go on and dance. You deserve it. :-)

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  12. Such an excellent deal! And you met a fellow quilter, sounds like a fantastic day!

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  13. A bargain, indeed! And meeting a longarm quilter too. You should buy a lottery ticket!

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