Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Finds!

My dear friend Laura got me into some delightful trouble today.  She took me to two estate sales full of sewing goodies.  I thought I hit the mother-load at the first sale.

This bias tape was ten cents a package.
The sewing basket might be for one of my nieces if I can find another one for the other niece. 
 It was $4.00.

The flannel is for pillowcases for the annual church bazaar.  It was $1.00 per piece.
I thought the two top pieces looked like remakes of vintage prints.
I couldn't leave the Holly Hobby fabric even though I don't know what I will do with it.  There is about a bolt's worth and it was $1.00!  I had a Holly Hobby birthday cake when I was young.
Isn't this beautiful?  It will likely become a cherished pillow for my guest room.
Muslin, muslin, and more muslin.  Yahoo!  I need it for my next sloper class.

25cents a piece!
Then we went to another estate sale, and I knew that I had truly found the greatest sewing deal ever!
This is mostly seam binding and bias tape with just a few packs of rick-rack. It was only $4.00 for the entire box and included the box with a pretty purple top!


 But, I can't really put all of the blame on her because she dropped me off a 1:00 p.m. and I went off on my own.  I actually went to my favorite home consignment store to find tiny shades for my chandelier project, but I hit a garage sale or two on the way.
This is a Singer Press Magic 4.  I paid $2.00 for it.
There is some rust on the top, needs a new lining and board cover that I can make inexpensively, and the words are rubbed off.

Nothing that can't be fixed with a Sharpie.

Well, thanks for sticking with me.  It was a great day.



3 comments:

  1. Awesome finds......the bias tape.....what a steal! I so would of bought the Holly Hobby too! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Wow--I love all that bias tape! I bought the bias tape maker from Simplicity. The clam press is the absolute best for fusing interfacing. Good for you!

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  3. Such finds! That patchwork piece will make an awesome pillow.

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