Sunday, February 05, 2012

Last week's adventure

Last week when driving home from an interview in an unfamiliar part of town, I passed by a Goodwill Outlet.  I had to stop and check it out. Here's a peek inside.



I had a little time and was up for an adventure, so I decided to poke around for a few minutes and look for woven plaid cotton that I could use in a quilt, inspired by Lynn Dykstra and  Bonnie Hunter.  And, the price was right.



My 6 pounds of "fabric"
I  quickly found and purchased 6 pounds of mostly cotton:
  • 5 cotton shirts
  • 2 pairs of cotton pajama pants (new, from the Gap, with pricetags)
  • some cotton shorts that I couldn't resist because I liked the plaid
  • a silk plaid top for my CQ stash
  • a linen plaid shirt
After a trip through the wash, I clipped off the buttons for the button jar and cut the cotton garments into flat pieces, ready to cut and use for quilting. Next time, I'll plan ahead, spend more time and be selective, but this was an adventure and a start on a stash of re-useable fabric:

Cotton plaids, ready to use

4 comments:

Hilda said...

Woo-hoo! My kind of shopping. We camped near Austin one year, and before we left, I made a list of all the Goodwills there, and there were plenty and I tried to hit them all. I had good success yesterday in Albuquerque at Savers, but probably spent a little more than you did getting some beautiful sheets for backing.

Debra Spincic said...

It might be worth the trip to Austin to shop there!

Rian said...

Those are some terrific plaids! Good on ya!

Barbara C said...

Oh boy, that looks like a fun place, and you got such a good selection of fabrics. I think it helps when you narrow your search to something specific like plaids.

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