Hot! Friday Fabric Finds: May 6

This week I was able to score a bunch of seersucker and gingham prints that aren't particularly interesting but will certainly come in handy at some point. There's not point in photographing them so I'll focus on the more unique prints:

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At first I thought this was just brown gingham. Then I saw the little daisies. And then I saw the border print! I swear I think I teared up with this find. It's so hard to find border prints with any yardage — this beauty is about 8 yards.

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This is a print (probably feedsack based on its dimensions and it's weight) that I bought at the Alameda Antique Fair for $4.

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There's no way I can use this without looking like a tablecloth, but mark my words, I'll find a use for it.

And now for some very special fabric that wasn't a find, but a gift! Thanks to the incredibly sweet Sarah from Rhinestones & Telephones for sending me these four pieces of fabric to say "thanks" for The Sew Weekly! I was so touched that she thought of me and can't wait to use them! The bottom two are vintage pieces in two different color palettes! Thanks so much, Sarah! You really made my day.

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Lovely fabrics! Sarah’s gift is so sweet (as is the giver–what a fabulous lady!!)

  2. Maybe the ‘tablecloth’ one can be used to make something for a picnic or picnic basket? :) Anyway you look at it those were some great finds! Where DO you find them all?!

  3. No 2 is fabulous!!!!

  4. Those last two are beauties! We all should be thanking you for hosting/creating Sew Weekly!

  5. i think that tablecloth is screaming patio dress. but, everything seems to be screaming patio dress to me since i saw your roundup…
    beautiful & very deserved gifties!

  6. Look at these lovelies! Oh the fun! We’ll all enjoy seeing what beauties you make out of them!
    Such a thoughtful gift! Ah the perfect size too!

  7. What great fabric finds! I love the border print gingham :)
    I’m delighted you like the fabrics and hope that they inspire you. Thank you, Mena, for the Sew Weekly. It’s really added such creativity and inspiration not only to my life, by the life of every member.

  8. judy roberson

    I love,love,love the gingham check with the daisey border. Just beautiful.. Can’t wait to see what you do with it..
    How sweet of Sarah,to send you those lovely fabrics..She is such a nice person.. And I am so happy she chose you to give to..You so deserve it..
    You found some fabulous finds this happy for you.

  9. margueritedesigns

    Love those last two – they could even be used together somehow!