I had a super day yesterday at one of my local thrift stores and I'd like to share! As I said in my article Buying Fabric on a Budget, who says you have to buy fabric at a fabric store? There is no shame in buying good fabric, whether new or used, anywhere other than a fabric store and thrift stores often provide me with some of the most wonderful fabric finds, including vintage and antique textiles. Here's what I mean:
The needlework on the hem this curtain and valence, both made from a cotton blend, is marvelous. The curtain measures 17 feet and the valence 11 feet in length. I paid $10.00 for both.
|~Beautiful needlework detail~|
|~Washed and hanging on the line~|
This is a purple and ivory checked medium weight linen table cloth that measures almost 9 feet in length and 5 feet in width. Oh, do I have a costuming project for this! I paid $5.
|~On the washer ready to washed~|
I'd say I did well for a $15 fabric thrift store shopping excursion and there is still more I'd like to buy, but when do I ever have enough fabric?