Retro Modern Clearance Fabrics
Because I have so many incomplete projects right now, I've been making an effort to avoid buying fabric. It's not that I don't want more fabric. Truly. It's just that I am trying to be frugal and only buy fabric for specific projects and only when I am actually working on them.
So, only fabric for the currently in process project. If you are a quilter/crafter/whatever, then you know. It's really hard.
And despite my best attempts, I just seem to bring it home anyway. Consider this, my latest batch of newcomers. I wasn't fabric shopping at all, they just jumped in. The aqua calico and mid-green mosaic print were both finds at the local uber-discount department store where they were on the clearance table for $2.00 a yard. How can you not buy fabric that's $2.00 a yard? I still can't believe I only bought 1/3-yard cuts of each. I may have to go get more.
The yellow calico was on the 50% off table at Fabric Depot, a local fabric destination. They claim to have over 1 1/2 acres of fabric and notions. Heaven. I went in there for basting pins, not intending to get any fabric at all. But I had to take a quick cruise 'round--and of course they had a special section of half-off fabrics. I passed by a couple of dozen choices that I would have gotten on price alone and stuck with things I thought I could really use.
The two retro prints are from there also. I found them on the half-off table as well, although ufortunately they weren't 50% off. But by then they were already on the cutting table, yadda yadda yadda, so I went ahead. I got 1/4-yard cuts instead of 1/2 so I wouldn't have to feel too guilty. I'll make sure and include them in my square-in-a-square project, as soon as I finish quilting the rail fence quilt.
That almost counts, right?