Thursday, 11 September 2008

Treasures from the remnants bin

Ahh, the remnants bin. A hidden collection of scrappy quilt treasures, awaiting discovery. It has become the first place I rush to in my fabric store visits, and I've never failed to score a treasure or two (well, it has to be two actually, because it's buy one get one free. I can never leave with only one...)

Let me share my latest collection of flannel remnants:

I'm sensing a lovely, soft flannel quilt in my future. There are a variety of lengths, with the most being 0.9 of a metre, which is a good chunk of fabric, especially since I'm only paying between $1.50 and $3.00 (and less if you consider that I get one free - who can resist free?)

And here is my smaller collection of cottons:

I collect all the ones I am drawn to and figure what they are meant to be will come to me. In the meantime, they make for some colourful art around my sewing room.


Katherine said...

Wow! You certainly found some lovelies in the remanant bin, Samantha.
I see the makings of a beautiful, soft quilt...
Thanks for the fabric eye candy, you just brightened my morning!

Heather said...

Love that one in the bottom pic on the right. Maybe I need to visit the remnant bin for W's quilt. Did they have any blue or green plaids?

Joanne said...

Wow...good finds! I made a rag quilt with some flannel I looks impressive and it is super easy! There's a free pattern here: I love that little fairy mom made some doll dresses for the girls with is really cute.
Fabric stashes can be way more dangerous than yarn ones ;)