I heard about this website that sells fabric by the pound and seriously, it was like I was a sniper locking in on my target. I wanted it and oh how I needed it. seriously. ridiculous.
Anyway, Warehouse Fabrics Inc. sells a lot of fabrics, but so far the only I've been beyond tempted to buy is their decorator fabric BY THE POUND. (oh, how I wish they sold assorted quilting cotton this way. What a great stash builder that would be!) And they promise that one piece will be smaller than a half a yard but no bigger than 2 yards. Anyway, they have two options, Black and White OR Assorted Color.
I got two pounds of black and white
three pounds of assorted colorPlus, they are based out of Winfield, AL - which can be considered "supporting local business" for me.
Everything is larger than a yard but smaller than two. And while most of it is not something I would pick up in a store and just HAVE TO HAVE, I really like it all and think I can use it for one thing or another.
I'm making three bags like our May Second Saturday Sewing Project out of the fabric (BBWP has already claimed my favorite fabric and it just goes to show we're really not that different) and the rest I'd like to use to make reusable grocery bags. We've got a couple of the BIG Aldi bags and 3 World Market bags and a couple Publix bags, but beyond that we still use paper or plastic. (well, we usually ONLY use paper or plastic because I can't even remember to keep the bags in the car!)
I'd like to add to our reusables. I've found a couple of tutorials I like but until I measure the material I don't know which one(s) I'll use. more as it's happening.
The only other fabric by the pound website I've seen is eQuilter, but they promise that all pieces will be less than 1/2 yard ... plus I don't like the sample picture they use. That leads me to believe I won't like the fabric.
Do you know of anywhere else that sells scraps by the pound?