Big Fabric Haul
In July, 2019 we drove to southern Poland to buy a bunch of fabric and notions that I had seen on our local auction site, Allegro.
It was leftovers from a business some people had had which was mostly making clothing
The fabric we bought was not necessarily typical “quilting fabric” but I wanted to get it anyway. I thought it was a good deal and it would stretch me to try to use it UP in charity quilts in the next 2 years. Yes! That is my goal. By the end of 2021 I’d like to use it all up in charity quilts, mostly, but if I need to for other things, then that’s okay too. My point is, I’d like to use it up!
I thought I’d use this page to keep myself accountable and to show you what I’ve done with what I got.
But how to get there? How to get this stuff all used up?
There is a variety of fabrics and a lot of thread. I probably can not use up the thread in this amount of time, though I will give it a go.
I thought - why not make it a goal to make at least one top a week out of at least some of this fabric and let you see what I did. I will do my best to USE UP 1 or 2 pieces of fabric from this collection each week. I will try to use up 4 minimum a month - better if I can make it 8. That way I will use this fabric UP. I don’t want it just sitting at the church building.
I thought the easiest way for me to show you is to give you a picture of the fabric along with how much I had (if I remember to notice or measure) and then show you the top/quilts I make with it. I’ll try to go month by month as week by week might be too much for me to keep up with.
So here goes:
1. Black poplin - I had 5 meters of this 60” wide solid black poplin - all cotton from what I could tell - no fabric content on the tag. It was gone by July 20, 2019 The 35 probably meant 35 zl - though I’m not sure - maybe what they paid for it. I’ve got to pick up my pace. This had a really nice feel to it. Very crisp!
I made these tops using this black poplin fabric: