It looks like there’s a new fabric spot to add to our sewing projects – Dollar Tree!
I’ve been hearing some rumors and other quilters have told me that Dollar Tree now carries fabric. At first, I thought some of you were making it up, since the craft section at Dollar Tree is usually quite small… but it turns out they’ve grown their selection and now have all kinds of materials for our creative ideas. Let’s get ready — time to stock up on some fun fabrics from Dollar Tree. Who said you can’t find quality material while shopping on a budget?
My Dollar Tree fabric purchases
So, off I went to Dollar Tree to buy some fabrics to test them out, and to be honest, the first fabrics I saw weren’t cute at all. However, after looking a bit harder, I did find some 18” x 21” fat quarters in a fun fiesta design. Although the fabric felt a bit rough and a bit on the thin side, it was still 100% cotton, and only cost $1.25.
I’m not saying I would buy 30 of these to make a quilt out of instead of going to my local fabric store or online shop, but for the price, they’re pretty good.
I also checked out the 20pc fabric rolls of block colors, 2.5” x 42” strips, and found most of them around the $5 mark. If you’re thinking of using this for a table runner or a gift, rather than something that gets a lot of use, this type of roll would be perfect.
Also at the $5 mark were packs of fat quarters (18” x 21”) with 5 different prints. The one that caught my eye had a French metro vibe featuring the Eiffel Tower, hot air balloons, cityscapes, coffee and cupcakes, and macarons.
While the fabric feels like regular fun fabric and not high-quality quilting cotton, it’s still a good deal. These work out to $1 a piece for each fat quarter and would be perfect for making zipper bags, small trinkets, or microwave bowls.
What to look for in discount fabrics
When you’re looking at fabric in budget stores like this, you want to make sure it’s 100% cotton and doesn’t have glitter on it because I guarantee glitter is going to wash off and flake off on everything. You certainly don’t want to make any microwave bowls out of that because glitter in the microwave doesn’t work out very well.
I was ecstatic to discover a hidden treasure trove of fabric at Dollar Tree! It looks like they’re rapidly expanding their craft section, and it’s truly fantastic news. The quality is outstanding considering the very low price – definitely suitable for crafting multiple projects in my opinion. All things considered, this has been an incredible buy; what a great find!
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