While I worked on my newest landscape quilt, I realized that quite a few of these thrift store fabrics have found their way into this project. What is surprising is that at first glance these fabrics are really not that attractive and probably the reason they ended up at the thrift store. In my work, however, I don't use the fabric as one large pattern, I cut it up into little pieces which I sew together with other fabrics. Because I do that, these ugly fabrics take on a new life.
Take a look at some of these bargain fabrics.
|I found this fabric that someone tie dyed and thought it|
was really ugly but I managed to get 5 different colours
|I've used this fabric in other art quilts and quilted cards.|
They usually have a water theme for which this is suited
|I can get 3 colours out of this one and it can be used for|
water or forest designs.