Wednesday, January 26, 2011

the dollar a yard store

So when I went on my quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago I had a chance to go to another town about 15 minutes away and go to this fabric store. Well that's a loose term because it's not what you would traditionally think of when you hear fabric store and they sell clothes and belts and some other random stuff.

They get the fabric donated from the manufacturers sell it for .99 cents a yard and all the profits go to Shriner's Children hospital. So it's a total win-win. I get some awesome fabric and money gets donated to a very worth cause.

The whole places is like 5 or 6 different rooms in a little shopping area. There's cottons, rayon's,homespun's, dress fabrics, upholstery fabrics,buttons, laces,zippers, patches and just a huge variety of fabrics. You have to be willing to sort through it all,but it's a total treasure hunt. Most of the fabrics are on bolts but there's a couple of rooms with just boxes of random pre-cut fabrics.

Here's the fabric I ended up buying. The fabric on the left is a pre-cut piece I found that's about a yard. I think I'm going to turn it into a couple of scarfs. The fabric on the fight is gong to be turned into a table cloth and maybe some napkins.


  1. oh my goodness - that place looks like soooooo much fun! how far away is it? let's plan a roadtrip! :) LOVING both of your fabric selections - especially the one on the right - BEAUTIFUL!

  2. have you tried SCRAP right here in SF? they contribute to schools and teacher class projects and have some free fabrics and super nice ones at really low costs too!!! same sorting deal though but people there will help you sort and find specific designs...") I wanna learn to use my sewing machine so I can make quilts...