|If cars become classic at 25, does 20 yo fabric qualify as vintage*?|
|Primary theme in my bedroom reading alcove.|
Colorado Fabrics continues the scrap bin tradition. You can drop off your scrap fabrics (or ones you know you will never use) in the bin as you enter. Kids can pick up donated scraps from the bin without charge. Adults pay for the scraps by the pound and the proceeds go to charity.
In the 1990s, DF was not set up to charge for the scraps yet. I looked so pathetic (and I was a student at the time) the cashier let me take the blue and white piece I coveted anyway.
I had white thread and two 20" zippers in my supplies. (Don't look carefully; they are not the same color.)
I purchased the pillow forms at Crate and Barrel, so they are not a completely gleaned project. I'm counting this as a recycling win, though.
BTW, these are the 6th and 7th pillows I made since moving back to Colorado. I've used pillow forms from Wawak, CF and Crate and Barrel. They've all been too soft.
Does anyone know a source of firmer synthetic pillow inserts with fabric covers that you can throw in the wash? (I'm allergic to dust and wash my pillow inserts in hot water occasionally.)
* I read that clothing is vintage at 20-100 years old. 100+ years makes it antique. If we apply the same definition to components, such as fabric and patterns, then I sew vintage quite often. These pillow covers are both freegan and vintage!