thrifty fabric

November 8th, 2008

Tell the great thrift store gods what you need and you will receive (sometimes). I said I needed more color in my life and shazzam! A bunch of bright, awesome prints in the bargain fabric bin at my local thrift store. A buck a piece, not bad seeing as the management likes to jack the price up whenever her little heart desires. Sometimes they’re $4 a piece, sometimes they’re tagged with outrageous prices, and it’s always the same shit. But I’m very happy with what I gots, now I just have to figure out what I’m going to do with it.

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12 Responses to thrifty fabric

  1. A says:

    Bright it is, love it, especially the rainbow. My kid would love a dress made from that. Hear you on the jacking up of prices. My thrift usually has the 100% 70’s polyester stuff at like 6 bucks for a yard.

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi Meg –

    Great fabrics. I arrived at your blog via ‘While She Naps’ ‘cos I was intrigued by your comment about the kids not playing together. My boys are only just beginning to have real quality time toegther – aged 6 and 8! It really hurt how my eldest rejected his younger brother and I liked the fact that you and Abby were truthful about it. People always said to me how nice to have two boys – I bet they’re such good friends. I didn’t like to admit that they weren’t!
    I’ll stop by again.


  3. katy says:

    great bargains!!!!!

  4. nichol says:

    Great finds, Meg. You probably know this already, but just in case—-you do know you were featured in CRAFT magazine, right? Congrats!


  5. Katie says:

    cute fabrics! My thrift store almost always bags the fabrics, and puts 1 good pieces with a bunch of crap.

  6. kirsten says:

    the rainbow dots and the red/white stripes are the BEST! wow – i’m sure you’ll put them to good use!

  7. Hmmm, I want a silver Glomesh bag and some really big chandelier earrings … op shop genie be good to me!

  8. Swirlyarts says:

    Oh that rainbow fabric is gorgeous! The thrift gods were good to you :)

  9. craftytammie says:

    ha! i knew there were thrift store gods! my husband rolled his eyes at me, but i swear, if i have a certain something in mind it will turn up within a week. like the bias tape maker i found for 99 cents last week. i rarely find great fabrics though, good score.

  10. Rikkianne says:

    Oh! I love the pink!!! I have been searching for some bright colors to reupholster my dining set. No luck, so far. You have motivated me to keep on lookin :)

  11. Perlin says:

    Your finds look beautiful together…and gifts from the thrift gods!

    I love the piece with the purple, red, orange, etc. stripes. It reminds me of all those 80’s tops that are kind-of boxy where the stripes go horizontal across the top and arms and then either vertical or diagonal across the body. Rock on!

  12. Lil' d says:

    Ah, just taunt me with the red and white fabric, why don’t you… I have yet to find a thrift store selling any fabric around here.