Tuesday, June 12, 2012

How much???

Isn't this a pretty piece of fabric? It is an OOP from the Swell collection by Urban Chiks. I found a 2 1/2 yard piece of this in the bottom of a plastic box I have been aging.

In googling this fabric I came across this etsy listing -- click here. Read carefully.... she's asking $25 for a fat quarter of this fabric. OMG!!! that makes my piece worth $250! Now I know that a item is only worth what someone will pay for it and she is probably being very very optimistic about this price, but sheesh.... my stash has increased in value exponentially at that rate. That's a better rate of return than we got on our stock portfolio!

Anyway after seeing that price I don't think I'm going to use this as a back. I think this is the motivation to make another quilt with this fabric to go with the Sugar Dish quilt on my design wall.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Lol...it is like "Storage Wars"...the junk they find is only worth what they can convince someone to pay for it.

    However, I can imagine a desperite sewist plunking down a chunk of change for the extra yardage they need to finish something. Not going to be this one...but I can imagine it.

  2. All I can say is wow. 25$ for a fat quarter-insane

  3. I've heard of some OOP fabrics going for upwards of $25 a fat quarter. Craziness!!!!

  4. Wow, you discovered the "mother lode" of fabric right in your own stash! :o) I was recently looking for a few pieces of fabric from the Cottage Romance line by Maywood Studios....came across one on eBay and the gal wanted over $40.00 for a FQ...I think I uttered an unrepeatable expletive and said out loud to myself, "In her wildest dreams!" Sheesh! I don't think she's gonna get rich quick with those prices.

    That is a lovely piece of fabric, though. :o)



  5. Holy WOW that's a chunk of change! Although I can definitely see some desperate person who would be willing to fly to the moon and back for it. Cause you gotta have it right-this-very-minute! LOL!!! What a hoot!!!

  6. What a super discovery!! And very pretty too!

  7. That is a pretty piece of fabric...but worth that much???

  8. I love it *aging* fabric... makes it like a fine wine eh? Wouldn't that be cool if you really could get that for your fabric!!

  9. Wow! That's a better return than the stock market! LOL. That is pretty fabric - can't wait to see what you do with it!


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