Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Stash #3 - Liberty Blues .......

Both the blue fabrics shown are Liberty fabrics.


The pink fabric in the center is a favorite! Not only because it gorgeous, but because it has a quaint story behind it. This is fabric from a pair of men's Boxer Shorts. I found these in the Men's Department of a large local department store, where this fabric just caught my eye.

The boxer shorts were a Mitch Dowd design and were made from 100% cotton fabric. I really could not justify purchasing them just for the fabric, but when they were still there for the end of season clearance sale I snapped them up. (The men at my house would refuse to wear pink/floral underwear!). Of course, I purchased the largest size available so as to maximize fabric quantity. I unpicked all the seams, and took out the elastic. I have since been able to use small amounts of this fabric in several of my quilts!


I am always on the look out for fabric!

18 comments:

  1. Love the story of the pink fabric! What some quilters won't do to get just the right fabric.

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  2. You have a most enviable stash!! I love seeing all the fabrics you pull out for your projects!

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  3. What a great story. If only quilts could talk...

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  4. what a great story! fabric bargains from the underwear no one wanted to buy! Wow!

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  5. Great story! What we quilters see in fabric is just amazing and how we use it is just creative! Love yours!

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  6. Oh, what a great idea!

    I'm terrible about using up little bits of fabric. I save them, but I never know how to use them up.

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  7. Lovely! A friend of mine told me a story about her husband going on town and saw this beautiful woman. My friend got a bit angry. But she couldnt stop smiling when her husband said that "No, not her, it was her shirt, you´d love the fabric dear, it was small yellow flowers on it".

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  8. How funny to be able to look back at your quilts and know that there's just a little piece of 'undies' in each one. LOL!
    Andi :-)

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  9. That is a fabulous idea! I am keeping my eyes open even more now.

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  10. Great Purchase..not sure I've seen Pink Boxers for Men..lol..it pays to be on the look out wherever you shop...it's Lovely Fabric & looks Great in your Quilts...
    cheers

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  11. What a strange but lovely choice of fabric for men's underwear! It looks fabulous in you quilt.

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  12. I hadn't thought of men's boxers! I do keep an eye out in the cotton PJ section, though. There are some really cute prints and I always hope they are there at clearance time!

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  13. Hee hee...your little story just put a smile on my face - classic!

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  14. When I worked in menswear we had many boxers like this at the time, I often thought I should cut them up and make something else lol. Now I will :)

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  15. I love the blue Liberty on the right (Toria) -have you seen the movie "The Boat that Rocked"? One of the characters was wearing a shirt made from this very fabric! you obviously have great taste in fabric!

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  16. WOW, I never would have never thought to purchase a pair of men's boxer shorts just for the fabric. I agree, the men I know would never, ever wear pink floral undershorts....LOL, what were they thinking! Nice find! And clearance sales make it even nicer.

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  17. Too funny!! I love a quilt with a story.

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