Last weekend I went to an epic estate sale of a deceased quilter. Good or bad, I only discovered it on the last day of the sale- which means I probably missed out on a lot of great stuff but it also means that the third party running the sale was much more willing to lower prices.
I couldn't resist this box of vintage silk small thread spools, I want to somehow use them to decorate my sewing room:
And this is most of the rest of my haul: a light box (for paper piecing- my most exciting find!), lots of paper piecing supplies, tons of interfacing, a dressmaker's ham (for ironing curves), and a few other items.
New topic: I can't resist any longer, I want to play along with the "10 Quilty Little Secrets" of 13 Spools. Here we go:
1. I don't prewash my fabric ever: not for clothes, not for the color red. I only make the exception for flannel and even then I don't always pre-wash.
2. I am super cheap. I rarely buy any sewing item- especially fabric- for full price. Finding a bargain is part of the fun.
3. I don't like pre-cuts and any fat quarter collection I buy will inevitably be distributed among numerous projects.
4. I rarely shop locally and prefer online shopping and I don't feel bad about this. Local shops rarely have sales, do not carry the items I want, and have hours that cater to retired empty nesters.
5. I love the color blue but I rarely use it- I gravitate more towards warmer colors. I prefer brights and wish some of my favorite designers would stop doing pastels so much.
6. I still love reading blogs and prefer it to Instagram.
7. I blog because I really like doing so. I don't get why so many bloggers act like it is such a chore- why do it if you don't enjoy it?
8. I join guilds to meet people and make friends who have similar interests as me. Learning something new is a bonus.
9. Being in guild leadership was tough. Too much drama for me, I am taking a break for an indefinite amount of time.
10. I keep most of what I make even though it seems very fashionable to give everything away. I am working on letting go more- but I find it difficult to make something with another's tastes in mind. Also, most people are very appreciative of handmade gifts but I guess I have let the few negative experiences become too powerful.
How about you? What are your quilty secrets? Linking up with 13 Spools.