Fabric Jackpot!

A friend of a friend of my dear hubby asked him if I’d be interested in some fabric from an estate sale.  Well, sure, I guess (hoping it wouldn’t smell musty).  How much?  $30 for a “Tupperware bin.”  OK – let’s go for it…  Well, how lucky am I?  I’ve hit the Fabric Jackpot!!!  A true bonanza of goodies, packed in a giant bin and two boxes.

Here are some of the piles….piles-of-fabricLots of pretty reds.  How cute is that western fabric with the boots and hats?

redsBeautiful batiks.  Love the green with the pretty splotches of color:

batiksLots and lots and lots of flannel for baby quilts.  Most of this I will donate to the JPS Charity Baby Quilt group at our guild.

flannelsThere are some odd fabrics, upholstery fabric, apron panels, etc. that will go on the free table at the next guild meeting:

miscellaneoousBut also very pretty blues:

bluesAnd purples!!! I bleed purple so this is perfect!

purplesA few fat quarters of civil war fabric:

civil-warA wonderful selection of greens and oranges:

greens-and-orangesHow about this scrumptious selection?

pretty-combinationThere is some serious yardage here, y’all!  At least 2 1/2 yards of the teal paisley!

A little bit of yellow.  I’m guessing this was not her favorite color, although the bumble bee fabric is super cute!

yellowsA little bit of Christmas:

christmasSome neutrals and browns:

neutrals brownsBlacks and grays…

blacks-and-graysEven this wonderful Japanese fabric!

japaneseA bunch of bright and pretty florals too!

floralsHere is some fabric that I can’t decide if I love it or hate it!  Swirly colors are pretty, background color not so much… What do you think?

swirly-fabricHow about this sunflower panel?

sunflower-panelAnd then I came across a big pile of log cabin blocks – 31 thirteen inch blocks!  This was one serious project left unfinished.  As I looked at her stash I realized some of the fabrics I had sorted into different piles belonged with this project:

log-cabin-fabricsHere are a few of the blocks on the design wall with possible borders….

log-cabin-projectThere are several possibilities.  Wish I could have known what she planned.  I think I’d like to finish this project.  Hopefully someone will help me finish a few of mine after my big quilting estate sale!

Oh, but wait!  There’s more!  A Quilting Frame!

quilt-frame-boxDear hubby and I put it together.  All the parts were there although some of the parts were coming apart.  Not sure I’ll ever use it but it was a fun discovery…

quilt-frameAll of this for $30!  And, no – it didn’t smell musty at all!

Now I call that a Fabric Jackpot!


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5 thoughts on “Fabric Jackpot!

  1. Wow! You definitely hit the quilters’ jackpot! That fabric with the swirly bits of colour – is there a discernable repeat and do you have enough yardage of it to do something like Inklingo no-waste fussy cutting with it? Sometimes those types of fabrics really turn out to be rather fabulous when fussy cut to produce a kaleidoscope effect.

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