Yesterday, I dropped into Lowery's Sewing & Vacuum Center to buy ten
yards of baby elastic.
There has always been a room of batting and bolts of cotton prints off
to one side; now the table of fat quarters outside the door of that
room has spilled out to fill most of the store, and an aisle that used
to contain bolts of fabric is now shelves of tin boxes containing
I have little interest in patchwork, and none at all in *buying*
scraps to do it with, but I'm glad that enough people do to keep the
While there, I bought four yards of a percale-weight muslin suitable
for pillowcases. The clerk carefully flattened the fabric on a grid
and cut along one of the lines. Today, when I drew threads to
straighten the ends, I found that I could have gotten away without
straightening; I cut hardly any off.
And the muslin has a real selvage; had I noticed that, I'd have
written the brand name in my notebook.
- posted 3 years ago