Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Giveaway Win and Vintage Sheets

I won a charm pack from Amanda over at A Crafty Fox's blog.  I had the opportunity to meet Amanda in person at spring market this year.  She is such a sweetheart!  You should go and check out her blog.  I won a charm pack of Erin McMorris's Summersault.  I received it in the mail yesterday.
Summersault charm pack

I thought I would talk a little bit about my shopping at the Salvation Army (or as my Canadian friend says, "The Sally Ann". I love to pop in there when I have a minute and look for vintage sheets as well as vintage planters (which I will soon be turning into pin cushions, so stay tuned for more information on that!). It is kind of hit or miss for the sheets. This Saturday I made a major score. I could have bought even more, but I have this personal goal of not spending more than $4 on a sheet set. I did spend more on the one I ended up using for the back of the Dreamy Stars quilt (it was a set). I paid a whole $7 for the 2 sheets! Anyway, I am thinking about cutting some of the sheets up into squares and making a quilt like that...eventually, but first I have to gerbil pile some great linens! I like pillow cases for this as they are small and I can get good variety that way. Also, at the Sally ann near me, on Friday and Sat they choose a tag color and anything with that color tag can be bought in multiples of 5 for $5. If you are looking for silk, wool or linen this is a great place to look, especially at those prices!

Here is my vintage sheet score from Saturday.
Vintage sheet score

The bottom 2 are pillow cases and the top on the right is the set I used for the back of my quilt. Aren't they pretty? Do any of you use vintage sheets in your quilts? If you are a vintage sheet collector, and are looking for some different patterns let me know and maybe we can work out a swap of some sort. Hey, I wonder if there is a Flickr group for that? Swapping vintage sheets, I mean. Well, I'm off to look and see what I can find. I'll let you know if I find anything! ~XOP~


Deb said...

Yes! I love vintage sheets. I too have slowly been squirreling them away. I need to get them all together and see what colors I have and would they make a nice quilt.

By the way, I have been making pin cushions from vintage planters and have some on my ETSY site. Check them out!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrairieZen?ref=si_shop

Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

Allie said...

You better let me know which one you go too, so we don't cross paths, lol! I've used them for years for quilt backs. I love them! I've bought them since I could get them for less than a dollar - they've sure gone up in price.

Sara said...

I started collecting VS's and bought 10 flat/fitted ones recently from a gal. She has a ton!! I am buying 10 at a time due to the high price of shipping. The gal is in CA. I can send you along to her if you like after I pick the rest of mine out from her. Just let me know k.

Great win btw!!

rubyslipperz1052 said...

Hey...I just have to lol...when I see the words "vintage sheets"...Heck-almighty-tarn-nations! I slept on those sheets as a young girl!...so, now I'm thinkin' I would also be classified as "vintage". Yep, and I'm also thinkin' Vintage...is better than bein' called


Crispy said...

Oooo pretty!! I've never used a sheet for a back since they are hard to hand quilt through. Sure are pretty though :0)


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