Stash acquisition tip

I have had an idea for a series of blocks that has been fermenting for several years... For this project I'll need lots of VERY teeny tiny cotton prints  and trims ....which are not that easy to find anymore... I used to find them easily  in the infant section of the thrift stores... But not as many as now most infant clothing now is made of soft knits... Occasionally they have precious velvet and lace special-occasion outfits for infants and I snatch those right away.  But I lucked out on Wednesday and not only did I find this teeny pink cotton print, it was loaded with precious trims and doll size buttons... even the hem is embellished.. So it is safely tucked away.  So when cruising the thrift stores, don't overlook the infant and toddler sections.. Little girl party dresses often have spectacular trims, ruffles, and lace.

This project was my second choice for CQJP 2013 so you'll have to wait until 2014 to see it unveiled... But if you run across teeny tiny cotton prints, save me a piece or two..


  1. Odd that tiny little romantic prints are hard to find. This one is beautiful. Your work is lovely and I enjoy what you create. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  2. such a sweet little dress, what a great find

  3. Thrift store shopping is my favourite thing to do. I have found some really fabulous things - although I still think about your small cabinet that you posted about. That still has me drooling. I'll have a look through my fabric stash - I'm trying to use it up so it is more manageable - hardly seems possible. My quilt scraps rough tote is full to overflowing - looks like I'll have to make some scrappy quilts.


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