Found a box of scraps north of Hamilton, OH on Hwy 127. Again, I was surprised at the price. After, I bought it and closed up the box, she pointed out it came from Polly Flinders in Cincinnati. My first thought was, "Who is Polly Flinders?" Sounds like a movie akin to "Mary Poppins" or "Molly McPhee."
At a glance at the yard sale, fabrics seemed to be scraps from a factory with a couple of good size pieces.
One of the things I really enJOY doing is to sort a collection of fabrics at my work space. It's a calming activity for me as I admire the colors and textures of the fabrics and dream of how I can use them.
The white pieces turned out to be in 2 shapes. It was a heavy textured cotton like one might use for a spring coat or jacket.
There were actually several pieces more than a yard long (stack on left), and several pieces of 1/4 yd or fat quarters (middle stack). The stack on the right were smaller scrap pieces that up to 5 inch squares can be cut. Cost? $3
I know nothing about brand name clothing. It never made any difference to me what brand name was on a piece of clothing and never will. I especially never wanted me nor my children to wear an emblem of a brand name to do free advertising for them. My problem is I look too closely at the construction, and most of the time am let down and wonder why the high price. Then it must be the name that is valuable, but why? A quick research tells me that Polly Flinders was a brand name for dresses, famous for their smocking during the 60's & 70's and sold mostly at Sears. I see lots of these garments are now sold second hand online and have retained their value or possibly cost more than original price.
The 60's & 70's would have been the time I would have been buying my children clothing, however I made all their clothes except for jeans. We saved aluminum cans, and when I knew we had about $5 worth of cans, I would cash them in and go to Dollar store and buy a $5 pr of jeans. The kids despised the fact they weren't brand name jeans. Goodwill would have been nice back then.
On the World's Longest Yd Sale (HWY 127) this year,
I grabbed some batting scraps.
Any idea what I paid?
Yd sale tip: take your own shopping bags.
In the future, I will take more pillowcases.
This pillowcase came off the pillow in the car.
There was a variety of low, high loft & cotton, polyester.
Have you guessed what I paid?
When I first saw the box of scraps, I pulled out a couple of pieces and they were small, but just the right size for me to practice some free motion quilting which I'm trying to learn. Turns out many pieces were large enough for baby quilts,and there was one piece of white cotton large enough for the backing of a baby quilt.
Now do you have any idea what I paid?
Actually, that's a trick question because you never know
how much something will cost at a yard sale.
It all depends on how attached the seller is to the merchandise,
or how bad they want to get rid of it but get something for it.
Another tip: This is the same pile as the picture before. I just happened to have a vacuum bag I used to store some of the batting.
Decided to start another quilt with Dad's shirts by doing the Midnight Mystery Quilt.
The directions say the fabrics can be scraps, so I thought I'd go for it. The fabric selection for set C was purple so I went for a dark colored shirt. Fabric D was white so I used one of the white shirts.
We were supposed to cut the fabrics in July, but I've decided to cut as I go.