Some thrifty finds!

To those who know me, it is no secret that I LOVE LOVE LOVE thrift shops! I am normally not a shopper but a thrift shop or tag sale provides for me the thrill of finding the ultimate treasure :). 

This past week,  I hit the jackpot! First, I found 6 feedsacks for $1.00 each! I got so excited I forgot to take pics. Silly me. Here are a few other treasures:

I found this little enamelware refrigerator dish for $2. Admittedly, it is not in the best shape but I love it and will put it to use in the sewing room.

I also found this wash board for $5. I always wanted one and this is a great small size to hang in my laundry room. It is called the “Zing King!”

I foind this cool 1934 Royal Touch Control typewriter in nearly perfect condition for my daughter for $15!

I found some other great vintage sewing stuff and 5 needlepoint pieces that I also forgot to take pics of.

But here is the best piece of all. The treasure of the week, month, year…..maybe more! Are you ready? Here is a peek:

I saw even less of this when I bought it. It was folded to the inside and wrapped in MASKING tape! Yikes! I saw enough of it to know I had to have it but really didn’t have any idea what I had until I got it to the car and freed it from its sticky prison. Here are a few more peeks:

Don’t you love those horseshoes?

This quilt top is entirely hand stitched. Here is a look at the stitching:

Now, do you want to see the whole thing in all it’s gorgeous loveliness??? Here you go:

Is this not breathtaking? I had to pinch myself when I found it in with the kitchen towels, wrapped in masking tape with “fabric” written on it. The condition is excellent. I am guessing it dates to the late 1800s.  It measures 72″ x 72″ and except for a few slight ripples in the border, it lays very flat.

Sorry for the pic quality. I am still working on how best to take pics of these. I have folded and refolded this beauty and still cannot believe I own it. So sad that it was unvalued by others but it has a good home here now! I may have to get back into handquilting…..

Hope your travels lead you to treasure as well! Until next time….


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Some thrifty finds!

  1. Rachaeldaisy says:

    That quilt is amazing!! what a find!!! I’m glad it went to a good home!! The picture of the hand stitching has so much personality!

  2. katyquilts says:

    Hi Linda! Thanks for stipping by. I love the title, “Home for Unappreciated Textiles”, mind if I use that one too? LOL! SO much fun and every piece you find has a history :).

  3. Linda Laird says:

    Dear Katy,
    What a find!! I love thrifting, rummaging, and scrounging, too, and have started my own “Home for Unappreciated Textiles and Knick-knacks”. It’s getting quite full, so sometimes I pass things along to Guild fundraisers, or to others I know will give them a good home. Sometimes I use them in my work, and sometimes I actually finish them up, as I’d want someone in the future to finish my foundlings. I enjoy the feeling of connection with the women who made them.

    Good hunting!
    Linda Laird
    QuiltArt reader

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