Last year I barely made a dent in the east campus garage sales. I had no idea how big they were. I took my husband and daughter to the textile sale and by the time I made my fabric purchase, my family was ready to go.

This year I went with my friend Kelly. We shopped all morning and got some great deals! I bought lots of cool fabric at the textile sale and some really nice clothes for refashioning. I did get a few other odds and ends, like a cookbook and some baking pans, but I know you just want to see the fabric, right? Here’s a small sampling of my favorites.

hillestad textile saleI got a mix of textures. These feel like canvas.

hillestad textile saleThese feel more like traditional upholstery fabric.

hillestad textile saleIsn’t this cool? It’s yarn sewn to fabric! I bought yellow one, too.

hillestad textile saleI can’t forget this total deal, even though it’s not fabric. Sweater in progress plus all remaining yarn for 25 cents. Yes, 25 cents. It’s superwash wool.

I’m going to wait to post the clothes, because you’ll see them in the “before” pics when they’re refashioned.

I think this was my last garage sale of the season. Today the air feels a little cooler. The sun is setting earlier, too. I feel like a squirrel who has worked all summer on a healthy stash. Now it’s time to stay in and start sewing!

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6 Responses to east campus garage sales: new fabric and yarn!

  1. Lisa says:

    I haven’t even heard of that garage sale. Over here by where I live? That East Campus? Either way, those fabrics look awesome!

  2. Sarah M says:

    Thanks for posting, you got some really cute fabrics, I really love the upolstry fabrics.
    Next year I will go, I think. I kinda’ knew I wouldn’t make it this year.
    Can’t wait to see what you do with them!
    Sarah M

  3. Tami says:

    OK, I have lived in and around Lincoln for at least 10 years and have not heard of this garage sale. Next year I have to go. Love the pieces you picked up. Bet your head is spinning just thinking of all the neat stuff you can do with them.

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  5. Kaye Mattson says:

    Hi Julie, I was reading the Sew Mama Sew blog and found yours. The fabrics that you found at the East Campus garage sale were terrific! When is it held and are the textiles at the Home Economics Bldg? I went to college there back in the 70’s. Would be fun to attend. Thanks. Kaye

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