Saturday, August 24, 2013
Buying fabric on a budget
Wondering why I am showing you my laundry? They are towels but not my laundry! They are my fabric choice for backing burpies and baby changing pads.
If you have purchased terry cloth by the yard you may feel (as I do) that they are charging a lot of money for poorly made terry cloth. It is generally thin without many loops for absorbency. Currently there are many sales focused on kids heading off to college. It is a perfect time to pick up terry cloth in the form of towels. I purchased these "jumbo" bath towels (made in the USA!) for $3.99 each at a large discount/surplus store. They have been washed and dried and they are still fluffy and full. Each towel will yield roughly 30" x 44" of usable fabric. I think that is a pretty good fabric purchase!