Staycation Day 1: The Stash Takes A Hit

I’m on vacation this coming week. Between mom’s hospitalization, the cat getting sick and license boy being a teenager, we could not work out a trip to some fun exotic destination. It’s one thing to have someone pet sit, another to have the person force medicine down our cat’s throat.

That means I have to make my own fun close to home.

Today we had our guild meeting, which included the annual garage sale. I sold half of what I took and only bought one piece of fabric.

fish batik 

The fish batik caught my eye. I find it strangely compelling.

From there we went to our favorite thrift shop. They had half off fabric today. They already sell it dirt cheap. Half off made it impossible to pass up anything decent.

I picked up some muslin, some cotton sateen, a nubby open weave piece and a large piece of silk for about $2.


The nubby piece is quite soft. No idea what it would be used for, but I’ll put it in art quilts. I can get two short sleeved shirts out of the silk there’s so much of it. Total damage is 7 5/8 yards in, nothing out.

I have no illusions of ending this year in the black. There are two more fabric sales coming up in the next two weeks, and I’m going to both. I can’t pass up good quality fabric at such low prices. After that, the sales stop until December.

To see all the other stash reports, visit Patchwork Times.

Fabric in: 33 3/4 yards

Fabric out: 19 3/8 yards

Net Added: 14 3/8 yards

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7 Responses to Staycation Day 1: The Stash Takes A Hit

  1. Libby in TN says:

    I would not have passed up the fish, either. Love it!

  2. Charlene S says:

    Those fish are compelling! Buying good quality fabric at bargain prices is never a bad thing.

  3. That fish fabric is quite appealing. Sounds like you got some wonderful deals on your purchases. We had our annual garage sale at our guild earlier this month, and I didn’t come away so empty-handed as you!

  4. Dee Dee says:

    I can’t figure out why fabric has such a hold on quilters and especially me. I have to mentally fight with myself to keep from purchasing fabric. I wouldn’t have been able to resist the fish fabric either. None of the thrift shops I visit sell fabric. Hope you find fabric you love at the sales.

  5. Valerie says:

    Great fish fabric. Some seasons are for stash buikding and some for using up. Have a great week!

  6. Kate says:

    The fish fabric is really cool. It would make a very interesting art quilt.

    All of that for $2? It’s hard to pass up those kinds of deals, especially when full price is so high.

  7. Linda says:

    Love your fabric buys’

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