This week, there’s a great sale going on in one of my local fabric stores (JoAnn Fabrics).
I think of Birthday and Christmas gifts all year long…
(whether for me or a loved one) 🙂
and when sales come up,
I take advantage of them.
This (above photo) is a group of coordinating fabrics
that I think will make a very nice quilt!
These stacks are sometimes over $100 if you buy them as a set.
But I’m too much of a tight-wad —
(it sounds nicer when I say “thrifty” so that’s what I’ll say from now on)
— to spend that much… why, that’s just plumb crazy!
I chose a pretty fabric that I thought was cheerful and fun…
and then began choosing coordinating fabrics that looked good together.
They’re going to be living together forever in this quilt,
so I have to make sure they can all get along, right?
Choosing the fabrics is so much fun for me!!
Looking through all those pretty colors & prints…
it’s actually therapeutic…
I hadn’t been feeling well, but by the time I finished choosing all the fabrics,
I realized I felt much better.
Some of these prints just make me smile and “ooh” and “ahh”
so I guess that takes my mind off everything else.
Here’s a close up:
And here’s the stack.
I bought a yard of the background fabric,
but all the others are half-yards.
In those $100 stacks, they’re only fat quarters (18″ x 21″)
All these fabrics were 50% off, so
I ended up spending only $17.75 for this entire stack!
That’s a whole lot better than $100!
And now I get to either use it in a beautiful quilt,
or give it away for someone else to have fun with quilting.
Happy quilting, folks!