If you happen to find a big box of vintage fabric by the side of the road, then be prepared to do a whole lot of washing and ironing. You might even wash, as I did, eight loads of fabrics, followed by three hours of ironing.
But your time will be time well spent.
Because when you stand back to admire all the neat little piles of fabrics that now cover your kitchen table, you can only smile, knowing that you rescued it from the dump and maybe better yet, it was all free. And then, you'll have a happy debate about which ones are your favorites.
Could it be the blues?
Which include just about the cutest bluebird print that you've ever seen?
Or the pinks? Love that poodle print.
Or maybe the Mid-Century prints in all their graphic glory?
But then there are also those cowboy curtain prints.
And those groovy 1960s terry cloth patterns.
And of course the feedsacks. The three patterns above are complete sacks and there's more than one of each of them. There are three of the pink floral print in the middle and two each of the brown and aqua print on the left and the red, yellow and green square print on the right.
And there are also scraps of several other feedsack patterns that are just perfect for quilting.
Why there are even a few actual feedsacks.
And that, my friends, is just about half of the fabric that I brought home during week four of Spring Cleanup. If you see something that you like, feel free to ask how much yardage there is. Some of the pieces are large, but most are scraps of varying sizes and shapes. Most of it will eventually end up in my Etsy shop.
And speaking of fabric, there's still time to enter this week's giveway, which is 2 yards of this fabric. I also have a much larger piece of this print, about 9 yards, that will go in the shop soon. To win the 2-yard piece, leave a comment in the previous post before midnight Friday.