Sunday, 29 July 2012


I love reading other people's blogs when they show me the fabrics they have been buying and the new lines of designer fabrics they have been spending hours choosing.  I also love other people's blogs when they show me fabric they have chanced upon and found at vintage shops and car boot sales.

So today's post is all about the 'treasure' I found at a little table top sale in our village WI hut yesterday.

I found a pretty floral duvet cover in green (my favourite colour), and some pale blue pillow cases

I had been in need of some blue solid colour for some lunch bags I am making so was thrilled to bits with this  -  The lady behind the stall kept telling me what good quality the bedding was and how much wear it had left in it etc (I daren't tell her I was just going to chop it all up!!)

Then I came to another stall where a lady was selling fat quarters for £1.  So I had these four.

And she had a carrier bag full of scraps for 50p

All end pieces of solids.

Whoopie, I thought all my birthdays had come at once!

Now then - I don't have a lot of space for storing fabric, and I don't want to get to the stage where I keep tonnes and tonnes of fabric that I will never use, so I am giving myself a rule that my fabric stash has to fit in my chest of drawers.

They are now bursting at the seams

Best get sewing then!!



  1. I did exactly as you have done and have limited myself to one chest of drawers for fabric storage. If I want to buy more I have to get busy using up what I have!!! You had some great finds. I love stumbling across fabric by accident. And the lady is right - the bedding does have lots more wear in it - just not as bedding ;-)

  2. Oooh lovely! You really lucked out!!!

  3. Nice treasure! Half the fun is in finding it! Di x

  4. Love it all! That Duvet cover has a really pretty print. And the FQ with the little girls is precious!

  5. oooh, fabulous finds and at great prices too! I love it when things like that happen