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 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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13 Responses to Vintage Fabric Finds

  1. 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.

  2. 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!!

  3. katyquilts says:

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

    Take care, Katy

  4. heidi says:

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

  5. 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?

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

  7. gayleburton says:

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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 !

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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