Vintage Fabric Finds

Every time I go home and spend time with my sisters, we make a trip to Good Will. We love thrift shopping! Here are some vintage fabrics I found there last week.

I love this border print!

This one looks like it could have been purchased in any online modern quilt shop today!  

I love map prints, even if I am not from Illinois!  

And this vintage antique shop print was just too fun to leave behind.  

This strip will be the perfect backing fabric for the shirting quilt I am making for Baby E.  

You just never know what you will find. I am not sure what I will use most of these for yet, but sooner or later, they always get used. The backing fabric for Baby E’s dino quilt came from this same thrift shop a few years ago.

Have you ever bought quilting fabric at a thrift store?

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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13 Responses to Vintage Fabric Finds

  1. Mary says:

    Garage sales or church rummage sales are were I usually find quilt fabric and sometimes people give me fabric! If you want to make quilts, there are many ways to acquire fabric at a nominal cost.

  2. Barb Vedder says:

    Oh my! what wonderful wonderful novelty fabrics!!! jealous! I have to keep an eye out. I did find a good piece at a tag sale.

  3. Kathy says:

    What fabulous finds! I never thought to look for fabric at a thrift store. I guess my biggest concern is whether it’d be 100% cotton or not.

  4. Gina says:

    We don;t get fabric at thrift stores. Unless it’s curtains or bedding it gets thrown away. I love what you’ve picked up, especially the children with umbrellas

  5. Cécile says:

    Yes I did ! Every summer, when I’m vsiting my parents in Provence, I go into a thrift fabrics store to find out some beauties !!
    Yours are sooo cute !

  6. Rosemarie says:

    Yes, I have found lots of fabric at thrift stores. I go to two stores up in the mountains in Oakhurst by Yosemite, one has lots of fabric that has been donated, I have to limit how much I get at each visit. The other has flat queen size sheets for $4. I get lots of quilt backs out of those sheets. I just love how soft the backings are when I use the sheets. They sell the top and bottom sheet separately so I just get the top sheet.

  7. gayleburton says:

    Once in awhile I’ll find something good – you have some treasures there!

  8. Wow…what a great purchase. I’ve never thought to look for fabric at thrift stores. Something to think about.

  9. JanineMarie says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever looked for fabric at a thrift shop. What a neat idea and great finds! I especially like the rainy day fabric. Do you have any tips for checking fabric content?

  10. heidi says:

    I love treasure hunting! You have some dandy scores there, especially the girl with the newspaper!

  11. katyquilts says:

    Aren’t they fun? I just love the girl with the newspaper!

    Take care, Katy

    https://katyquilts.wordpress.com/

  12. redeemedsheep says:

    You really scored! My thrift shops don’t have much for fabric in my area. I love the girls in the raincoats. So cute!!

  13. dezertsuz says:

    I really love that little border print at the start. Your Goodwills have much more interesting things than mine! I’ve bought one great picture for my older son at one of them, and lots of plaid shirts for quilting, but that’s about it.

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