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Thread: Look What I found in my stash!

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    I am in the process of moving, and was sorting and packing up fabric when I came across these pieces. They came from my grandmother's stash, obviously. I'm guessing that the pink is from the 40's. Note the price on the tag--it is a full yard! The fabric is high quality and still in perfect condition. The supermacro on my camera makes the threads look really big, but they aren't. The little tag is less than in inch.

    The second fabric is a blend, and I had to laugh. I'll bet you could date it even without the selvage info! LOL

    One yard of pink fabric in perfect condition
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    Twenty four cents a yard!!!!
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    Groovy fabric, man!
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    What a find! What will you make?

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    That is awesome!!!!!! What a find!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    What a find! What will you make?
    At this point, I don't think I could use it! I'll just have to keep it the way it is with the price tag and smile at it! :P

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    What a great find!! The price tag is so special1

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    WOOHOO :D:D:D What a great find!!! :D:D:D
    Are you going to make a scrub top out of that groovy fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    WOOHOO :D:D:D What a great find!!! :D:D:D
    Are you going to make a scrub top out of that groovy fabric?
    I hadn't thought of that Amma, but that's a great idea!!! Except.......I don't sew clothes. ;)

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    How fun!! what a find.

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    And I just found this piece. It's a little under a yard. I may just have to make a little quilt using some of each.

    Kiddies & Kitties!!
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    Thanks grandma!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoMoSews
    Thanks grandma!
    Yep!!!

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    Gee, these are just the sweetest fabric to find! LOL! She really liked pink, huh? Lucky you to have them in your stash.

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    What a great find. "Groovy fabric".

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    You ought to make a doll quilt as a keepsake(for yourself) with this fabric and feature the price tag to remember your grandmother and the times she lived in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    You ought to make a doll quilt as a keepsake(for yourself) with this fabric and feature the price tag to remember your grandmother and the times she lived in!
    Rhonda, I think that is exactly what I'm going to do!

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    Oh my gosh. I'm old enough to remember Ben Franklin stores. My mother called it (and others like it) "the dime store."

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    great find, I love the green wild print I can see it appliqued on something.... awsome I'd keep that pink piece.

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    There are still Ben Franklins... I loved the one in Eugene?Springfield , Or but they quit selling fab's a couple of years ago.... they had good fabrics.

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    Is there enough for a scrub top? If not use something else with it.... Color block it.... Ther are a lot who sew scrub tops...

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    maybe you should frame the fabrics..and photocopy the price tag and put it in the frame too (otherwise it will fade )
    maybe even put some photos in there from that time?
    Or do a memory quilt...let us know what you decide..

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    What a wonderful thing to find! I like Rhonda's doll idea. The psychadelic one is older than I am! That's the year my parents got married! :mrgreen:

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    How cool, I think I have some of your 2nd print too, from my mom's stash and she probably got it from her mom, I'll have to look to see if the same colorway or a bit different...

    I have a difficult time using stuff I know was from my grandma too (heck sometime I have a hard time cutting ANY fabric that is PRETTY to look at) :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    What a wonderful thing to find! I like Rhonda's doll idea. The psychadelic one is older than I am! That's the year my parents got married! :mrgreen:
    Twerp!! I was eight! And wait, wasn't that the year of the British Invasion? YAY!!

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    Great find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    And wait, wasn't that the year of the British Invasion? YAY!!
    I had to google that to see what you meant - I'm SUCH a baby! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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