Shop in your own basement

When the fabric becomes more expensive than you want to spend, what do you do?

Shop in your own basement, that’s what! 

That’s what I did nearly 9 months ago when I started on this Double Irish Chain quilt for my own bed.  The quilt we’d been using has been on there for almost 12 years, and was used nonstop as both the bedspread and a snuggle-under quilt through the night.  It was really showing wear and tear, so I decided enough was enough and decided to make a new quilt.  I had about one-third of a bolt of solid mossy green cotton from back… oh gosh, probably 1980.  Might as well use it, since our bedroom walls are almost the same color.  I also had a light colored print that I liked.  Probably about six yards total.  That was just as old as the green fabric! I did go out and buy the brown fabric, and in playing around with placement, decided this would work just fine! 

Double Irish Chain 4

So far, I love how it’ turning out, and I hope to have the top completed soon.  The picture below shows it lying on top of the old, worn out string quilt…

Double Irish Chain 3

Pardon me while I return to the basement to sew.  More blocks are calling my name!

6 thoughts on “Shop in your own basement

  1. Yup just washed bunches of my fabric to see what I had… developed the bad habit of mixing washed and unwashed in same bins… now everything is washed and have planned out several new quilts in the process ….. using fabric from my stash. Never realized how many pretty quilts I have hidden away in my basement.



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