If you're here from Sew Mama Sew, welcome!! Here is my contribution to the Giveaway Day - a set of 9 fat quarters from thrifted linens. Eight are from IKEA duvet covers in the Rosali line, and the last one (the mostly blue plaid) is from an Eddie Bauer sheet that just happens to match well. All are 100% cotton. If you want to see more pictures of the fabrics, and a little doll quilt made with them, check out one of my earlier posts.
I am giving away TWO sets, so we'll have TWO lucky winners! Sorry, I can't ship internationally (my neighborhood post office doesn't do international, darn them).
To enter, just leave a comment here. I'll draw a number randomly at around 8pm Pacific time on May 31. Any old comment will do. But if you have time, tell me a story about your favorite garage sale or thrift store find - I love to hear them!
I'll start: my most memorable garage sale find was a Timbuk2 messenger bag for my husband (then boyfriend). He had always wanted one, so when I spied one under a table at a garage sale, I was so excited! And it was only $2! The guy selling it said that it had belonged to an ex-roommate, so I assumed that's why he was selling it so cheap. I brought it home, and was proudly showing it off to my husband while I opened it up and looked through all the various pockets. I got to the front pocket, and pulled out a brown paper lunch bag. I stuck my hand in, and pulled out... some rubber tubing... a little plastic baggie with some brownish residue... and a syringe... oh sh*****!! It was drug paraphernalia!!
I have to say, that was definitely the most interesting thing I've ever come across at a garage sale. And yes, we kept the messenger bag. After washing it several times of course! Years later, he's still using it. And I still love garage saling! But I am much more likely to LOOK before I stick my hand in a bag now. :-)