Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The trouble with more material

The trouble with being given or finding lovely old material is that it has to be washed, especially if it smells of mothballs as that can cause cot death if used for baby items, and then you have to fold it and find somewhere to put it. But am I complaining? Definitely not! It was lovely to be chosen by an older lady friend to be the recipient of her years of collecting. I was asked to come and look through her suitcases and take anything I wanted. I asked another friend to come and she found an arm load too. Unlike me, she has already put some of hers to good use by patching the front of a huge quilt cover.I'm thinking these thrifted sheets might go well for the back of her quilt as they are similar in colouring .
I haven't decided what to do with the beautiful wool blanket at the back of this photo - should I use it for warmth as it is or cut it up and use it for warmth? Just too hard a decision!
And don't you just love the chicken scratch?!
More tablecloths - but I think these will make lovely linings for bags and the one in the lower photo, whose colour is a lot nicer in real life, will make a great outside for a bag when teamed with something else.

And finally just a teeny,weeny bit of sewing. I can't progress because I haven't decided whether to cut up that blanket or not and then should I use one of my winter pillow covers for lining. O dear! I think I'll have another sleep and think some more.


  1. It always nice to root around in someone else's stash. Looks like you found a few good finds.

    Love the beginnings on your sewing table...look forward to seeing the progress.

  2. You scored there! Nice lot of fabrics!

  3. Hi Glad you like my lables, I wanted to keep them simple. I got them from www.wovenlabelsuk.com and I bought 36 for £9.99 :)

  4. I recognize one of the old fabrics we used to have when we were young. you had a good score!

  5. Gorgeous fabrics! Have fun!

  6. Beautiful fabrics! What fun you will have with all of that!

    Happy day!

  7. I think it's lovely that we can find some vintage fabric and think about how we can reuse it and create it into something modern and useful - so people would just throw them out!


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