Remember this big bag of yummy fabric from the quilters’ yard sale at my LQS?
Well, today I was in need of a fabric petting session so I decided to cut up one of the scrap bags while the kids did their reading time. (Specifically, I cut up the one you can see peaking up on the right with the light blue showing.) What was hiding in that little bag? Here are the contents before I starting cutting.
And here are the usable strips that came from those pieces along with the small pile of cutting waste.
I did a little analysis on what I had and the outcome was
Twenty-nine 2.5″ strips (12 width of fabric, 6 more than 20″ long, and 11 strips that were 1/4 of the width of fabric)
One 2″ width of fabric strip
One 1.5″ width of fabric strip
Altogether, it adds up to just past 1-1/3 yards of fabric if I’d cut those strips from a continuous piece. All for $1. Now that’s cheap therapy!
P.S. Linking this post up to “The Purge” over at Stitched in Color!