Friday Fabric Finds: 9/20/11

It's not Friday, but you get the point.

My absolute favorite part of traveling is checking out the city's antique stores. Just seeing the differences in stock makes me really appreciate the culture and history of a region. Minesottan antiquing was pretty much the opposite of the antiquing I did while on our Southwest roadtrip — think a lot of fishing and snow activities and everything you want to stock for your cabin on Lake Wobegon. While in St. Paul, I visited the Junk Bonanza and a few antique stores in Merriam Park. I bought more than fabric, but this is the fabric post.

This first piece came from Junk Bonanza. It's 2 yards of what I think would be 1930s-1940s cotton. I got it for $6.

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From The Missouri Mouse in Merriam Park (my favorite store while I was in St. Paul), I bought this cotton blend — 2 3/4 yards for $13

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This 1 1/4 yard piece for $4.

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This 2 yard piece for $7.50.

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While I didn't buy this piece, I got this fat quarter at the conference. It's from Piece O'Cake designs and I love it! I want to buy some and make a dress.

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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. margueritedesigns

    Everything you find is so reasonably priced! Stores over here in the UK seem to have ‘cottoned on’ (excuse the pun) to the popularity of vintage fabrics and its really hard to source at knock down prices.