Tu-Na Helper and I spent a long weekend in Austin, Texas returning late on Monday. While there, we browsed through several thrift shops. Why? Because I love a good deal and one never knows what they might find.
I found 5 3/4 yards of this beautiful elephant fabric.
The price tag read $5.00. But it wasn’t 50% off day.
Did I buy it? Need you ask.
What will I make with it? Not sure yet. What would you make with it?
What I Learned Today:
- I enjoy a good find.
- Good finds are getting harder to find.
- Shopping at thrift shops is addicting.
- I could be addicted to worse things.
- Contrary to what Tu-Na Helper says, I don’t need to have a plan in order to buy something. My plan will eventually come.
Question: Would you have purchased it?
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Karen, Tu-Na Quilts
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Are you kidding me? OF COURSE I WOULD BUY IT! 😀 Congrats on a great find and I can’t wait to see what you decide to do with it!
I wouldn’t have because it isn’t my style – but it was a very good buy if you like it!
Yes, you could be addicted to worse things!
My first thought was, “Oh, she bought that for the Elephant in the Room quilt.” Haha. Or when you make your version of the elephant quilt I made 🙂 you could use it on the back of that. Or, you could do a fun improv top with African batiks and use the elephant fabric for the back of that. Or you could use the elephant fabric for the quilt top, either fussy cutting the elephants or something. That might be fun too. I’m full of ideas, so I’m glad you bought the fabric! I never find steals like that at thrift shops.
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What a terrific find! I am sure it willgsmet used and lov d well! I don’t have the patience for thrift shops these days – one too many church yard sales have soured my taste for these things. Then again, I am probably afraid I’ll come home with something I really don’t need.
Oh, Absolutely! I can see fussy cutting it into blocks for an elephant sampler quilt; using it for a backing; maybe making curtains for an elephant lover. Almost 6 yards for $5! You hit the jackpot.
Well, since I collect elephants I would not have hesitated. Still a bargin, even tho not at half price.
Hey, I didn’t have a plan for the 5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts I found on sale but that didn’t stop me from buying them. I would buy the elephant fabric and look for more. 🙂
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Of course I would have bought it! It’s quality quilt shop fabric. A project will come to you.
Probably. It would always make a good backing for either a man quilt or a kid quilt.
What a fabulous find and great buy! Yes, I would probably have bought it. With that amount of yardage you can use it in all kinds of ways! ~smile~ Roseanne
Thrift store fabric might be rare, but it is nearly always a great deal. High quality fabric for low prices–in my area usually about $1-1.50/yard. Well done.
I think I would probably have bought it. It would make great backing fabric, as pointed out, but with that much of it, you could use it for any number of projects from a baby quilt to pillows to lap quilts to wall hangings, and probably still have some left over for the scrap bin. Less than $1 yard, it was a bargain for nice fabric!
At about $1 per yard? Most likely! It’s a fun print!
Absolutely!!! Love your bargain find!!!
A great bargain for fabric you love, for 5+ yards for $5?!!! Yes! It is such pretty and unique fabric, good find Karen!
I love elephants, as a kid I collected 🐘 figurines.
That is a great find!!! I love bargain hunting fabric
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