Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Yard Sale Score!

I rarely ever score a big find at a yard sale so I frequently have blog envy when I read about all your finds at yard sales and thrift shops. But this past Saturday I did find a great quilt at a yard sale for $10! It is a Dresden Plate quilt in wonderful 30's fabrics. I have had another Dresden Plate quilt for many years in my daughter's room in more pastel colors but I love the bright colors in this one.

It has a cute scalloped border. It doesn't have a backing or any batting in it but it is finished on the edges with bias tape so I assume it was meant to be used as it is. I thought at first it was made by machine but on closer examination I found it was put together by hand except for the binding.
And Penny the cat has already checked it out and we now have another quilt with cat hair on it!


  1. What a great find, $10 wow now I have blog envy. Do you think it's an antique?

  2. What a beautiful quilt have You make.


  3. Yes, you are now the subject of blog envy! What a beautiful find for $10! I used to have a cat that looked just like Penny!

  4. Great find - and such a deal. Then add in that it's kitty approved and you have a real winner on your hands *s*

  5. Hayden

    What a beautiful quilt! You are so lucky-what do you
    plan to do with it? Decorate? Bed Cover? Chair Throw?
    Love the cat-she looks so sweet!

  6. Looks like you are a professional yard sale shopper! What a beautiful find. I hope that you are proud to have found such a gem!

  7. Droool! What a great score! I notice some of the plates have a dark outline--how is that done? ~A :-)

  8. Wow, that is a lovely find! I think I would be tempted to take the machined bias off, & back, wuilt & bind it!
    Lovely kitty!

  9. Oh my goodness! That is just beautiful! And $10???? That find should cover several YEARS of no finds at all. Do you think the fabric is from feedsacks?

  10. What a treasure for just $10!
    Our home is blessed with cat hair also!
    Wonderful day to you,

  11. Wow, lucky you! That was a great find! I don't usually have much luck at garage sales, so I rarely go.


  12. Way to go, what a great find. It will become a very special quilt because you will always remember where you found it.

  13. Oh Chris now THAT is a find! I love that charming quilt! So glad it went home with you!

  14. Wonderful find. You might want to consider "finishing" it. Love Penny. Looks exactly like Lissalu except for the longer hair. Have a good one.

  15. I cannot believe what a great deal you got on that antique quilt! It is just lovely.

  16. Oh my gosh, what a find!!! What a treasure!
    So thrilled for you!

  17. Wow! I can't beleive you bought this quilt for $10.00! Amazing!


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