Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rescued Fabric

stack of large scraps
Last week, I stopped at Neat Repeat (local thrift shop) after running some errands and had fun browsing the craft section. Often the area is bare, but that particular day, I found some great cotton for baby/child quilts. Many of the scraps were large (roughly 8 x 12 inches) and some were shapes like a shirt bodice or sleeve. It looks like someone was making multiple garments as the fabric was cut with several fabrics layered together. I rummaged through the rumpled fabric and retrieved the ones I liked. It was difficult to resist the abundance of large scrap pieces.

The salvages declared that these are Michael Miller Fabric - most released within the last three years.

thrifted fabric
Once the pieces were pressed, they formed an impressive pile of fabric and all for $2.00. I'm going to have fun turning the scraps into a quilt. Currently, I'm considering the Kelsey Baby Quilt pattern by Rebel Perfection - free on Craftsy.

In addition to the fabric, I found four bobbins for my sewing machine, four new skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn, and some shoe laces.


  1. What a great haul -- quite the steal for $2. The fabrics are really pretty and the baby quilt pattern is so nice. Realizing that I have not been to any thrift shop or Goodwill in ages!!

  2. Awesome, I wouldn't have been able to resist too! Perfect pattern for this collection.

  3. You win the Shopper Woman award for today. That top fabric is exquisite!

    Way to go!

  4. What a bargain! And I recognize a couple of those prints. I had to look in Craftsy to see the pattern and it's darling!

  5. Nancy to the rescue!!! Love the prints and your plans. That's going to be a very warm and loved baby!

  6. Wow! I'm in awe! You did get quite a nice haul for $2. Thanks for the pattern referral -- I'll need to go back to it from my computer to get a copy of it. Your fans will look fabulous in that pattern. We'll we be seeing a finished top early next week? 😉

  7. What a great find - you certainly got a bargain!

  8. You really scored! And knowing you, I bet you will make some fabulous creations with all that fabric.

  9. That was quite a bargain and such pretty fabrics too! Perfect for baby quilts. You do such amazing work.

  10. What a beautiful pile of treasures you discovered! Such lovely fabrics that will surely make a beautiful baby quilt with your magic touch.


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