Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New acquisitions

My poor wallet has taken a little beating lately.
I discovered some of the destashing groups on Facebook.
Dangerous I tell ya, very dangerous places to visit.
I don't consider these stash additions because I have specific plans for them.
After I joined the 1st group, I immediately came across a book I was looking for (more on that later) at a bargain price. Sold I said!
Next I saw these eerie gems.  My longtime readers know that Halloween prints are one of my addictions.  The purple spiders is a full 2 yard cut and the other 2 are FQ, all mine now for $10.
Then someone had the audacity to list these 3 Kate Spain Daydreams prints for $5 a yard. I quickly said "Yes please" to all.
 One more destashing group purchase arrived in the mail the same day as the above 2. This is 2 yards of 108" wide fabric that will be used for charity quilt backings. I'll be able to get 2 backings out of this and it only cost me $16. You can bet that I'll be shopping the destashing sites more in the future for backing fabrics at fantastic prices.
 On Saturday morning I made a short trip to a local guild's quilt show. (Pictures of the quilts to come soon). There were a small number of vendors there. At the first booth, my eye quickly saw the Pink Thomas Knauer Pear Tree piece and upon a little more looking, I grabbed up the blue/purple Kate Spain Terrain and the green Honey Honey too.  Those are all 1 yard cuts and were a whopping $8 each.
 At the other booth that I visited I spotted more Kate Spain for $8 per yard so these pieces from her Sunnyside line became mine plus the 1/2 yard Honey Honey piece above in the lower right corner.
The last booth had even more 1 yard cuts of Kate's fabrics but I resisted, though it was really HARD. So all told I became the new owner to 15 yards of fabric all on the same day.  But they aren't stash additions.  You will be seeing them used in future projects.  Really! 

12 of you added your own colorful comments:

sunny said...

It's a win/Win if you get it at a great price, AND have a use for it. Now get busy sewing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Everyone loves a good sale - you did a lovely job in adding some beautiful and useful fabrics to your stash.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Great buys and it would have been just plain wrong if you'd left them there.

Rachell said...

Holy crap, what great finds! I'm jealous of all the Kate Spain! Way to go.
I see you finally gave in and found Facebook!

Needled Mom said...

With great deals like that I wouldn't be able to stop!!!!

Carol said...

This post needed an image of those "hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil" monkeys at the top as a warning. LOL. I'll pretend I didn't hear about those dangerous places. I could get in lots of fun "trouble". LOL

Linda said...

awesome new acquisitions! Love the aqua Kate Spain's. I must check out the destashing sites.

Tina said...

Love the spooky fabrics. I can't believe the prices on the Kate Spain goodies! I think I had better stay off of those de stashing sites.

Lesley said...

Oh my, such yummy fabrics. Won't you have fun!

Kwilty Pleasures said...

Give it up girl. Which FB groups! Bahahahaha!

SHALEEN said...

And how would I find a destashing site? I am in envy.

quilter said...

Never heard of destashing sites, how do we find them???