Saturday, March 01, 2008

Hitting the Jackpot

My idea of a successful Saturday morning spent at yard-sales can be summed up in one word: Fabric. Namely, seven yards of bordered eyelet fabric, two yards of polished cotton, and four yards of a Ralph Lauren floral print. Total cost: $5.

The first find of the day was the Ralph Lauren print: four yards of 60" brushed cotton, so soft that it feels like suede. I love the roses and the rich colors -- I may not have a project chosen for this yet, but at $2 I had to have it for my stash!

In the same bin I found a piece of eyelet, which proved (once I measured it at home) to be seven yards long. One edge is embroidered with scallops and designs. At $3, this was a steal.

The last find of the day was a piece of 60" wide polished cotton. It was marked $1, but our offer of $5 for all three pieces was accepted. I can't wait to find a reason to use this.

Visiting yard sales with my mother was a good "bonding" experience -- not to mention a productive one! And 40 cents per yard for fabric isn't too bad.


  1. How fun! I think you should come visit me and help me get my hands on material!

    At least I get to teach my friend Kali to sew this spring.... and that includes a trip to the fabric store.


  2. Wow! What a deal you found! I really need to get out and see our garage sales...there's got to be something!

    Enjoy creating!

  3. Oh, what great finds! I'm feeling a bit jealous...: )

    I don't know why, but I can never seem to find anything very great whenever I go "hunting" at thrift store or yard sales and the like.

    I think I need you to teach me your skills!

  4. Oh fun! Apparently I need to start going to garage sales.... :)

  5. Perhaps my revealing that our local yard sales are not usually this good will provide some comfort! In fact, out of about ten or twelve yard sales we visited, all I got was three pieces of fabric and a book.

    LOL! emme, I'm afraid I don't have good yard sale skills! It just depends on what's out there. My mom, on the other hand, is great at yard sales -- she can really find a bargain.

    Yours in Christ,


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