Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Piles of Fabric!

 

Just the Blues {fabric that is!}
A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from my quilt guild 
saying a member passed away [from Covid] and that the
estate was selling everything in her home ... including
all fabric and various other sewing and craft items.

Originally, I deleted the e-mail {I really wasn't interested} but
 a week later I woke up one morning thinking about the fabric.
 While I was drinking my coffee that morning I sent an
e-mail inquiring about the fabric and the cost.
The answer was pretty much immediately and so I arranged 
to go over to the house and see what was there ...
bins and bins of fabric sorted by color.  
I asked the cost for the entire lot and it was reasonable 
after some negotiation.  They were so thankful I took
all the fabric since they didn't have to deal with people 
buying a few pieces here and a pieces there.   This would
have been very time consuming went you're 
trying to sell the entire furnishings in the home.
What I came home with was leftover odd pieces from various 
projects.  That's ok since I'll be using these fabrics for
Outreach charity quilts.  There were just a few yard+ fabrics
in the stacks so I think the 2 ladies who got to the sale before
me must have purchased the yardage.
In the score of fabric I also got 3 complete quilt kids,
2 Xmas pencil pine trees {I collect these} ...
and this Spartina 449 {never used} carry all which sells
new in stores for about $49.00 I got for $10.00!

So with all the pounds of fabric, 3 quilt kits, 
2 Xmas pencil pine trees and 1 Spartina 449 carry 
all the total was $200.00 ... I got a real deal!

In case you're wondering what in the world am I 
going to do with all that fabric ... I've been through
every piece and half of the pile of fabric has already 
been given to a group in Trappe called Granny's Quilters.
Shirley and her mom {who is 92} came by last night to pick
up the bags ... they were so thankful and so full
of positive energy it made me feel good to give
them this fabric.

2 comments:

  1. Wow what a good deal you got.

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  2. K., you are the best! No doubt that Ann is looking down and smiling. I’m sure she is delighted her “stuff” went to a good home.

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