Friday, December 23, 2011

Old machines and Bargain Fabric

Let me begin by showing you a couple of fun pictures.  These are some really old,  but still working, sewing machines that I saw the last time I went to Mexico.  I just now ran across the pictures so I decided to share them with you. 
Both of these machines were still being used in a shoe repair shop.  I was just fascinated to see them.  I asked the shop keeper if I could take photographs.  He smiled at me, waved broadly and went back to his customer.  I think these were the best pictures I got on that trip. 

Today, I was headed to a friend's house for some Christmas visiting when I almost passed by a fabric store.  I swear my car changed lanes all by itself and pulled into the parking lot.  What else could I do but go in and look?
Being a thrifty soul, I headed to the clearance fabrics.  I limited myself to one yard of each, but I got these:
There are seven yards of fabric, one is a Martha Negley by Westminister fabrics, there are a couple that are Free Spirit fabric, some Timeless Treasures....all GOOD quilting quality fabric. 
My total bill was  ----are you sitting down??? - - - good....My total bill, including sales tax, was a whopping $11.82 -after I got home, I discovered that one of them was only ninety-nine cents a yard.  
I should have bought more!
Merry Christmas to you all!


Lynn said...

Score!! That averages to $1.69 per yard. (Sorry I'm a math teacher and couldn't help myself)

Dora, the Quilter said...

Yes, you should have bought more! ;-) I would have! Happy Christmas!

Pat said... SHOULD have bought more and I think you need to go back there....SOON!!! Looks like some nice prints you got! Wish I lived near a place that had such good clearance fabrics and prices! those old machines, too!

Barb said...

The machines are just fabulous.

Love the sure trained your car to smell out a good deal.

Unknown said...

great deal on fabrics. WOW......

Anonymous said...

Love seeing the old machines.

And great job on the bargain fabrics! That's where I head too!

Rhonda said...

Two thumbs up to Gene for finding a fantastic sale!!!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

What a bargain! I have some of that Martha Negley fabric too that I got on sale but not as good of a price as you got.
Merry Christmas!

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

good deal on the fabric! I like that soft yellow piece and I'm almost sure I have that black background in the right corner. Way to go!