Thrifty Quilter

So, some people might say I’m cheap, I prefer the word “thrifty”.  When I started quilting 2 yrs ago, I really had no idea just how expensive this hobby ( I prefer the word “passion”) would be. I’ve even saved all of my receipts, with the intention of adding them up one day. But do I really want to know how many hundreds or thousands of dollars I’ve spent? No, I don’t!  So I haven’t brought myself to add these babies up…but I still collect them. 





One day my friend invites me to Goodwill,  where she had recently found some fabric for quilting. Now, I like 2nd hand shopping and I had frequented Savers but I never thought about looking for fabric there. I have to admit, initially, in my head, I kinda turned my nose up at the idea. I mean, I could buy clothes for me and my family there, maybe some knickknacks for my home, but quilting fabric?! I didn’t really like the idea initially. Fast forward 6 months or so and the majority of my stash is compiled of  fabric from Goodwill!!! Every other Saturday they offer 50% off just about everything in the store. We make it a point to hit 2 or 3 stores each time we go. 

The growing stash
Here’s what I got this past weekend at Goodwill for under $20!!

Also, Joann had a 60% off coupon this week. I had 5 coupons (1 from my Joann mailer, 1 from Joann text message, 1 from preferred customer email and 2 from my friend) and bought these beauties and fleece. 


3 thoughts on “Thrifty Quilter

  1. You scored very well , our thrift store don't usually have much in the way of fabrics but we do have a store called Frenchies that you can find great fabrics for a song now and then ,

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