My recent thrifting trips have been most successful in the “linens” department – I’ve found some wonderful bargains there of late! I don’t necessarily buy a fabric item for its intended purpose. Tablecloths, curtains, and sheets, especially, are great sources of fabric because they typically come in such large pieces. I don’t pay particular attention to what the item is – I simply look at the color, pattern, and condition. Here are some recent finds that most likely will find their way into some other project:
This beautiful hunk measures about 5 x 7 feet in size. It’s a heavy drapery, and it’s lined with a similar amount of good heavy cotton. Its companion piece is a valance some 18 feet long. The valance is cut in an arch shape, but it’s trimmed in 18 feet of sweet tassle fringe. I picked these up for just $2.50 per piece.
Here are two pretty pieces from Two’s Company, just 25 cents each. I think these are either placemats, or napkins, although they are slightly off in size for either of those purposes. In any case, they may end up as something entirely different. I sure like the patterns and colors.
Found this rectangular tablecloth (about 50 x 70) in blue check with a fine light green stripe for just $1.50.
And finally, this pretty piece is a full-size flat sheet; it’s almost sheer when looking at a single layer, and the color is much paler than the picture is portraying. I love the white piping detail – very sweet and just $1.50.
Where else but a thrift store can one buy so much fabric for so little money! I hope you are likewise finding some wonderful treasures!