I admit it. I'm a fabric hoarder. And I'm glad I am.
by, 02-18-2012 at 05:31 AM (1245 Views)
A few days ago I stopped into one of our Walmarts to look for a particular notion and while I was there anyway ... I just HAD to take a look through the fabric!
Let me back up a bit. My FIRM rule for shopping for fabric at Walmart is to never, not ever, pay more than $3.99 a yard, and if it's cheaper, all the better. That said, I've really increased my stash exponentially at this store. Much of that is thanks to my husband who loves to dig through the bolts and more often than not comes up with nice prints at $1.50/yard!
Most of the fabrics there were just under $8! Some were quite nice, but not nice enough to spend $8. So, sad to say, but goodbye Walmart. I know a lot of ladies buy fat quarters there, but ours doesn't have any that are nice. And I usually buy yardage anyway.
This weekend Joann was having the President's Day sale. Since my husband served in the Marines we would get an extra 20% off. There are two Joann stores that we go to. One is about 40 minutes away, but they have a huge, well stocked Red Dot section and I knew that all the fabrics there would be 50% off. So off we went. I was shocked to see that the section looked as if it were the end of the weekend. I still found some nice fabrics at great prices, but when I asked the cutting table lady about it she said they wouldn't be getting in much for the Red Dot section due to rising fabric costs.
My husband looked at me and said, it's a good thing you're a fabric hoarder. Think of all the $1.50- $3.00 yardage you've got.
He's right. Fabric can go up to $40/yard and I'll still have plenty. And there are always estate sales ...