Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Goodwill Giveaway

A couple of good friends from my high school and college days were in town last week to do a little "junking".  That's what they call shopping at the antique and consignment type shops. I went along to learn from the pros. They really know how to spot the good stuff. I found a Singer Featherweight sewing machine at an antique mall but I'm still thinking about that one. I need to do a little research on the value of Featherweights. I've always wanted to add one to my collection.

I noticed this bag of fabric at the Goodwill Store for $5.75. It looked like it had several yards of fabric in it, several of which I might be able to use.

I was amazed when I started pulling out fabric and measuring it. This half-full shopping bag had 38 yards of fabric in it! That's about 15 cents per yard. Both of my daughters have already picked out their favorite pieces and planned sewing projects for me.

I'd like to share part of my lucky find with a sewing friend. This 45" wide fabric is 2 yards in length and I believe the fiber content is rayon. It would make a nice blouse, perhaps a Sorbetto.

Leave a comment by Tuesday, February 19, at midnight. I'll choose a random winner from the comments and mail to any U.S. address. Let me know what you would create with this ski fabric or describe any sewing treasures you've found while "junking".


  1. I'm an Aussie, so don't enter me in the draw - but just wanted to congratulate you on that fantastic bag of fabric! Love the term 'junking'...J

  2. I'm a Kentucky girl and don't enter me either since I have fabric under my bed that should be donated...however, I would be crazy happy to find a deal like that. Beautiful fabrics!!!!

  3. Wow, that's funky. I'd love to make a blouse or a dress with it.

    (I love the black-and-white fabric at the top of the first photo, too. You lucked out!)

    I could trade you some dyed wool, if you like. (By the yard -- I don't have any yarn, sadly.)

  4. Woohoo, duckbucket!! Send me your address and I'll send you the fun fabric. Let me know what you create with it.

  5. Yay, thank you so much! I'll email you tonight. Let me know if you want to trade...!

    1. I would love to trade for your dyed wool! Thank you!!!


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