I am possibly altogether too pleased with myself.

This is a post from a happy Layli.

sheet as quilt backing, with matching perle cotton

sheet as quilt backing, with matching perle cotton

This is a second-hand queen-sized 100% cotton sheet, which will become backing for a twin-sized quilt. Atop it is some the perle cotton I plan on using for the ties & quilting the border.

sweet peas fabric, with matching vintage pillowcase

sweet peas fabric, with matching vintage pillowcase

On the left is a second-hand 1.5 yard-ish cut of cotton, with a vintage pillowcase that would make excellent trim/contrast for whatever I make out of the first.

plaid flannel in jewel tones

plaid flannel in jewel tones

This is a nigh-unphotographable 3-yard-ish cut of gorgeous soft flannel, also second-hand. The colours are accurate here, but it looks much fuzzier than it is.

plaid flannel in jewel tones, close-up of pattern

plaid flannel in jewel tones, close-up of pattern

These colours aren’t accurate, but the pattern is.

Buying only clearance, remnant, and second-hand fabric is how I justify & afford sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and occasionally (very sloppily) embroidering.

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