Friday, October 17, 2008

Bargain of the Month - Maybe even the Year!

I was at the Salvation Army this afternoon, helping my girls find stuff for their Halloween costumes. Trying to watch every penny I spend these days, I specifically stayed away from the home dept. for fear that I would find some cool vintage sheets that I just couldn't live without. While we were in the check out line, there was a box of of misc. linens on the floor, and I just peaked in, and saw this quilt...


As you can see it is quite stained, but I figured even if the stains didn't come out, there was plenty of it that I could use for a "cutter" quilt.

There was no tag, so I asked how much it was. $4.99! And to make it even better they were running a special - 1/2 off all housewares. So I got this quilt for $2.50!!!


It is all hand stitched, and appears to be quite old. I have it in the washing machine (soaking) right now and will be interested to see if any of the staining comes out. If some stains remain, I will try my grandmothers old trick for removing stains. Leave it damp and put it out on the grass in the sunshine, and somehow stains really do magically come out. Not always and not everthing, but you'd be amazed how many old linens I have gotten clean this way - without the use of harsh chemicals!

I let you know how it turns out...

2 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Ah! AWESOME! what a great find! old quilt envy!!!

amandajean said...

oh, my, goodness. your quilt is such a bargain. $2.50!!!! wow!!! that is just amazing. thanks for the stain tip, I'll have to try that sometime.