Yesterday was spent running errands, taking mom for pre-op tests,
Since I've a couple of family members that read my blog I should mention that mom will have Carotid Artery Surgery on July 2nd, with an overnight stay in the hospital. Nothing major really, just cleaning out the gunk so the blood can flow to her brain better. We all knew something was wrong with her brain!...HEHE!
Well before spending almost 3 hours at the hospital we hit the thrift stores.
And for $1 ...I couldn't pass up these homemade gingham pillowcases.
Coffee cups $.25 a piece. And a few 100% cotton items to be cut up for quilting fabrics. Each priced under $2. Look at that bottom piece...
THE DREADFUL PURPLE.
I've found that when thrift shopping for cute up-cycling fabrics, little girls cloths and nursing uniforms usually have the best 100% cotton prints. The first 4 at the top are homemade items from 100% cotton. The PURPLE is manufactured pajama pants. Another good source for 100% cotton clothing is adult summer dresses.
I know that some quilters won't use anything but name brand quilting fabric. They have been convinced by the manufactures that it's better. Do you really think they would say it wasn't? It's called marketing, they want you to believe that only quilting fabric can be quilted. Personally I think cotton is cotton. And it seems to me Bonnie Hunter has made a pretty good living proving the fact that you can mix LQS quilting fabric with up-cycled clothing. If for some reason you've not heard of Bonnie you can find her blog here.
~ Lea Anne ~
Today's freebie is a video from Bonnie Hunter on how to debone a shirt for quilting.