Well, it's that time of year again - Farnham Maltings Quilt Show and Fabric Sale. Often I head down with a list of quilt tops which need backs, but this year, I don't have as many large tops hanging around with no allocated backing fabric - and the few I do have have a lot of batik and hand-dyed fabrics in them, so finding a matching back is a little harder.
So I went with a different main goal - to pick up a metre or two of inexpensive fabrics which would make good borders or feature fabrics to use with a lot of the scrap quilts I make for charity (and myself in some cases). I don't mind using the better part of a metre of fabric on a charity quilt border, if that fabric has only cost £3/metre... The fabrics above are a case in point, although they were actually £4/metre. And the Beatles fabric, I will be keeping for myself rather than using in a charity quilt (probably).
The designer prints at the front, I'm not sure what I'll do with, but the birdhouses will make a good border, for sure.
These ones were all £3/metre, and will suit a variety of scrap quilts, either in the border or as larger, plainer blocks along with scrappy blocks - the ones below were also £3/metre (though I bought 2 metres each of them as they seemed very useful).
These ones were a little more - £5 or £6/metre, but I have them in mind for baby quilt fabrics in future, and the white on white is just something I use a lot of (and even at £6/metre these are probably not much more than half price).
This peacock feather fabric was £3/metre, so I bought 5 metres for backing - I did get one quilt on my list backed, at least! That is, if the fabric is suitable for the quilt I have in mind...
And finally, a couple of real bargains - pretty sure these were both £2/metre - I know the Hawaiian one was- the ice cream might have been £3 - either way - excellent for bordering those scrappy pieces!