A while back, during my big spending spree, I saw a grab bag or "surprise package" on the Fat Quarter Shop's sale page. They had several boxes of civil war reproduction fabrics for $99 each, and each was purported to contain 12 pounds, or at least 34 yards of fabric. I thought that as a service for all of you, I would order one so we could all see what it contained.
I'll admit that it was a bit like Christmas when it arrived! It was a big, heavy box.
Most of the pieces were at least a yard, some were longer, and several were 2/3-3/4 of a yard.
These pieces were extra wide quilt backing. I think they are each a yard. I love extra wide backing to use as borders for large quilts, but they could also get used as part of a backing. I love the floral one! I've used the brown one on the right before. I think it was the only fabric I got that I already had.
There were lots of blues! I l really like the stripe in the photo below.
These are some lights.
I was please to get some CW purples as my selection was a bit skimpy.
This is the smallest piece I recieved.
I was quite pleasantly surprised with all that I recieved. It is a great selection of nice, usable fabric. My only disappointment: no red!
I measured everything and totaled it up and this box did contain 34 or more yards! That means it was a tad less than $3 a yard--not bad for today's prices. Would I get one again? Maybe, if they could guarantee that it would have a lot of red fabric!
Have a great day!