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.


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

  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!

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