Dec 18, 2007

Fabric Frenzy

Here I go again... another post about Freecycle! I can't say enough good things about it. Earlier this week, someone put out a post that they were offering up a box of fabric scraps, some with yardage. Good for a quilter, she said. She was also offering two 1/2 bags of fiberfill, and 12 fitness videos. I was the lucky recipient of all three. Here's a pic of the fabric:


The fabric covered a 5x5 foot section of my dining room floor! Lots of pieces where at least a yard to 3 yards. It was like Christmas taking each piece out to see what the next one was. :D Also in the box were these:


I don't know why the thread is on cardboard spools like that. Can someone shed some light on it for me?

8 comments:

Kathryn said...

Is there any company name on the cardboard spools? I have some "sample" threads of Sulky and Madeira machine embroidery threads that came in a plastic box on cardboard spools like that.

Anita Sorrells said...

What a wonderful buy. As a quilter myself, I would kill for such a find (well not exactly but you know what I mean LOL). Wishing we had freecyle around here. I am looking forward to when Walmart puts all their fabrics on clearance. Hoping to make a killing then.

~Kim~ said...

Gosh, I want your Freecycle program in our area!! LUCKY DUCK!

Enjoy your goodies!
~Kim~

MiPa said...

Meari,
The threads look like they might be Gutermaan (my spelling is bad and I'm too lazy to go look). If they are, they are swiss made and I use them exclusively for my quilting. It's what Bernina recommended when my Mom bought her machine 25 years ago and I switched then, lol.
What a great box of stuff! Enjoy!

Chiloe said...

NOw your brother is going to tell you , you are going to sit on your couch playing with your fabric !!! lol Freecycle is really great ;-) I hope we had it here ...

~V said...

I had some really old Gutterman thread http://www.guttermanthread.com/ that was on cardboard spools...perhaps that's it? Nice haul!

Dawn B. said...

Nice stash of fabric & Christmas cards.

Terry said...

You got yourself a nice Christmas present!