Grandmother’s Fabric Sale 2019

Lined up to get into the 2019 Grandmother's Fabric Sale

Lined up to get into the 2019 Grandmother’s Fabric Sale

I’ve posted about the Grandmother’s Fabric (and yarn) sale a number of times before (you can click the tag to see previous posts) and today I’ll share my scores from the 2019 sale.

This time I arrived about 2 hours before doors opened – and was still quite far back. The rain and snow fell a little, but we had dressed warmly and brought folding chairs so we were ok…

Looking back at the line up to get into the 2019 Grandmother's Fabric Sale in Calgary

Looking back at the line up to get into the 2019 Grandmother’s Fabric Sale in Calgary

Photo One

Fabrics purchased from the 2019 Grandmother's Fabric Sale

Fabrics purchased from the 2019 Grandmother’s Fabric Sale

From top to bottom:

  • approximately 4 meters of heavyweight navy linen (8$)
  • a herringbone twill that is grey and black, almost 5 meters (6$) (I need to do a fibre test, but I am hoping it’s wool)
  • plum grey wool, about 3 meters (3$)
  • seafoam green linen, about 3 meters ($3)
  • periwinkle blue linen, about 4 meters ($4)

Photo Two

Fabrics purchased from the 2019 Grandmother's Fabric Sale

Fabrics purchased from the 2019 Grandmother’s Fabric Sale

From left to right:

  • A roll (approximately 7 meters) of leaf-green cotton velveteen ($10)
  • A roll (approximately 7 meters) of rustic jacket-weight blue wool with grey flecks ($10)
  • A bolt of heavy-weight white linen, approximately 6 meters ($5)
  • A bolt of dark navy wool suiting with a wide grey pinstripe, about 5 meters ($5) – this is super soft, drapey wool that I can’t wait to work with.

Photo Three

Fabrics purchased from the 2019 Grandmother's Fabric Sale

Fabrics purchased from the 2019 Grandmother’s Fabric Sale

Left column top to bottom:

  • Burgundy duchess satin, approximately 4 meters ($8)
  • Grey figured poly velvet, approximately 2 meters ($4)
  • Blue shot with gold fabric, approximately 2 meters ($4) I had hoped this was silk, but a burn test proves it isn’t.

Right column, top to bottom:

  • Black wool suiting, approximately 4 meters ($8)
  • Black dupioni silk, approximately 3 meters ($6)
  • Navy/black metallic knit, approximately 2 meters ($4)

… and in the middle, a pretty fur collar. While I don’t normally work with real fur, I don’t mind if it’s second-hand.

Did you attend the sale this year – what kind of scores did you get? Let me know in the comments below!

The somewhat organized chaos inside the 2019 Grandmother's Fabric Sale

The somewhat organized chaos inside the 2019 Grandmother’s Fabric Sale

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