Stash enrichment - "second-hand"

 This is the pile.

This is the pile.

My friend asked me if I wanted to buy some second hand fabric from her.  I could have it for about $50 for all.  So I did.  I did it mostly to help her out, but I knew I could use it - (I've been hitting my larger pieces up pretty hard for backings. I can always piece them - and I will, but sometimes, I just like all one color for the backing of a quilt.)

And I got some colors I wanted!  

Let me show you.

I took some time to fold them and sort them into colors/themes.

 Batiks

Batiks

 Children's themed fabrics

Children's themed fabrics

 Geometrics

Geometrics

 Prints - and I've made that pile of green fruit on the back row into a large backing already - hope to sandwich that quilt tomorrow.  

Prints - and I've made that pile of green fruit on the back row into a large backing already - hope to sandwich that quilt tomorrow.  

 Misc. pieces left out of previous pictures

Misc. pieces left out of previous pictures

 Solids With the exception of the lavender, I am especially excited about these fabrics.  The lavender is fine - just not as exciting as the deeper colors.

Solids With the exception of the lavender, I am especially excited about these fabrics.  The lavender is fine - just not as exciting as the deeper colors.

These were a wonderful addition to my  "upcycleds" collection.

They are all technically second-hand, but I'll put the batiks, which I know she got off a local auction site in with my other batiks (also from the same auction) but the rest will go in with my second hand fabrics.

I have used up a lot from that room recently, since I made some large backings from the bookshelves with them. I'm glad to restock it.

Speaking of restocking...if you need something, be sure to check out what my sister has for you. She recently added a lot of fabric bundles! Be sure to check them out! These fat quarters are UNDER $1 each and no tax! Plus only $5 shipping for the whole order, no matter how big! Be sure to check it out!

Becky Petersen3 Comments