I’ve have been visiting our local thrift store, and greedily gathering all of the vintage sheets, curtains and pillow cases for Elizabeth’s vintage sheet swap. These are my contributions. All together I sent off 79 fat quarters, and in exchange I get 75 different fat quarters back. Here is where the math comes in. Last week at my favorite fabric store I paid $2.75/per fat quarter. Adding up to $22.00 plus some tax for 8 fat quarters. My thrift purchases added up to $11.00. From that I got 79 fat quarters plus extra material. I paid $19.60 in postage to and from Elizabeth. So, for the vintage material that adds up to $30.60. Now $30.60 divided by 79 fat quarters = 39 cents per fat quarter. 39 cents!!
Even if you missed this swap you can still check out some of the project ideas on Elizabeth’s blog to use vintage fabrics and/or fat quarters. And tomorrow is the sign up for Scent of Water’s photo swap. (flickr is having some issues right now I’ll try to link later today) If I don’t see some of your names signed up I will personally hunt you down and nag you until you do! That’s not a promise that’s a guarantee! What I meant to say is that’s not a threat that’s a promise. And you can stop snickering just because you know I’m harmless. I’m trying to maintain the facade around here that I rule with an iron fist!