Tuesday, June 24, 2008

the thrifting is good in these parts


queen flat sheet-$1.00
1 full flat sheet-$1.00

This is currently the extent of my vintage sheet collection.
I'm saving up to make a quilt like this.

32 comments:

Julia said...

I'm saving for a sheet quilt, too! but I'm thinking old jeans with it.

nicolette said...

Lovely Amandajean! I sure need to do some thrifing.. one day! I love the quilt you link to!

lera said...

OH YOU ARE! YOU ARE!!! (That deserved all caps!) And I am completely jealous. :-( But I'm still happy for you. :-)

I have a dress made from the sheet on the left.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Yum Vintage. I like it.

Melody said...

oooooh!!! I love that quilt!! Great idea. I have a few sheets that I have set aside not sure what to do with them. This is a great idea to keep in mind.

Now I MUST stop chatting as I MUST get back to my assignment.....Star Quilt Along, week 5.

Thanks for sharing, though. :)

Mama Urchin said...

so jealous...

Heidijayhawk said...

oh my! that's such a cool quilt! and a great couple sheets to start off with!

Leslie said...

those are so nice...

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

I swear, I never find anything decent when I go into thrift stores. Good for you!

Rosa said...

I don't know how you ladies do it. I can't thrift fabric or a sheet to save my sanity. They are lovely!

upstateLisa said...

OH Maaaan! I wish we had some good thrifting in these here parts but alas, we dont .... sigh.... Love your picks!

Nancy-Rose said...

What a wonderful project idea! I'll be scouting for retro sheets!

Nancy-Rose

jmbmommy said...

THis is SO funny! We used to have the yellow sheet when I was a kid. I saw it on your post and all sorts of memories came flooding back. Funny thing...can't wait to see your quilt!

NanaKaren said...

What a steal...your thrift sheets. I've not seen anything good enough to use, especially at that price!

I clicked the link and saw the quilt someone had made from sheets. It is simply gorgeous! And, with your expert machine quilting and eye for color/design, your's will be superb! Have fun!

Anina said...

What a stunning vintage sheet quilt! I have a wonderful sheet sitting here waiting to become a quilt back. I just have to make a quilt to match it. :-)

Candace said...

No wonder you are saving the vintage quilts, that quilt is gorgeous. Someone was having a swap for the vintage sheets. I'm not sure if it is too late.

Amy Jo said...

What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to see the finished project!

pricklypearbloom said...

ooh, those are lovely!

Roxanne said...

Wow - the quilt you linked to was amazing! Can't wait to see your version. I actually have the sheet on the left in three different color ways!! Let me know if you need some more! :)

Beth said...

That is certainly a gorgeous quilt, I can see why you'd want to make one too. I'm going to have to start hitting up the thrift shops!

Cheryl A said...

I'll keep my eyes open for you.

Tine said...

Oh that is a good deal!! I'll have to start looking around for some sheets, because that quilt is wonderful! And I know that when I see your take on it, I'll want to make one for myself -or at the very least drem of making one :-)

Suzie said...

It is a beatiful vintage quilt! The sheets look so pretty! I have never seen fabrics like that here, it is a pity (or maybe not?! I barely have place to storage fabrics anymore...)What colour are you planning for the squares?

The Calico Cat said...

I shall not start to collect sheets... (I bet those quilts are so soft....)

sulu-design said...

Oooo... that inspiration quilt is adorable. I like the solid squares mixed with the vintage sheets. And I already know I'm going to like your version.

heather b said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to hit the thrift stores.

Lina said...

There's sheets a plenty in thrift stores here. I'm happy to contribute to your stash in exchange for some quilting advice. What do you reckon?!!!

Rebekah C said...

I'm so jealous of all this sheet collecting going on! I suppose I might find something if I actually go thrifting, though!

Katherine said...

Looks like a great start to your vintage sheet collection, Amandajean. You know how much I'm in favour of such a collection. Vintage sheets do make lovely quilts and I'm certain yours will be gorgeous.

dawnkristine said...

I think I am going to join you in the saving vintage sheets, I have quite a few already!

e.d. said...

I just picked up the sheet on the left at my local thrift store. I'm thinking of making some pajama pants.

brigette said...

what a great idea!!!
keep us posted on your progress!!!!