Downsizing Quilting Style
Happy birthday to Betsy and David! ♥ ♥ A few days ago I got a Facebook message from my cousin, Vicki. She said she had a bag of fabric; would I like it? A quilter friend of hers was downsizing and wanted to find a home for her fabric. Well? Who can say no to some fabric? Not I. Certainly not to some fabric that needs to go to a good home. Right?!
Vicki and I agreed on a time and she sent me her address. I had a vague idea of where she lived; I’d been to Union Grove many times in my 60 years. Sue and I took a little ride to pick up the fabric. I found the street without issue and then promptly drove right past Vicki as she stood outside her open garage. I thought her house number was 715 and it was actually 1315. Just six blocks off, so I grinned at her as I came back. She looked puzzled and we all had a good laugh. Yeah, I knew it ended in 15! Oops. Vicki handed me one huge bag, and told me to open the trunk as there was more to come! Two huge bags and an Amazon box full of an assortment of fabrics. Cool ones like this!
Downsizing Teacups and Backings
Vicki’s friend, Dar, is downsizing because they are going to be moving to an apartment. There may be some RV travel in their future, and for some reason, Dar believes she cannot quilt or sew in an RV. I know several friends who would argue with her and can give her some tips on how it can be accomplished (Vicki!). However, I don’t think I will get that chance to assure her it can be done. Instead, we will ease Dar’s mind and give her beloved fabrics a good place to rest. Have you ever seen Winston cigarette fabric like in the photo above?!! How about these small flowered prints for a teacup quilt that is on the mental to-do list?
Oodles of yardage perfect for backings, too. Here are just a few examples.
Downsizing Pièce De Résistance
Several rolls were also in the bags. They weren’t jelly rolls or anything we were familiar with. Has anyone ever seen these before?
I think they are rolls of fabric that could be used for binding. Or as strips of fabric as they vary in width but the black flowered roll is about three inches wide. There are rolls of blue, orange and white along with some packages of bias tape. My cousin warned that there may be some additional bags or boxes headed our way. I asked if we could make Dar a throw or a table runner for their new apartment and/or RV. If we can, that project will go to the top of the list.
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