Evie's Ark, All Things Animal
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fabric garage sale. AKA Heaven.

The Sacramento Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will hold its annual garage sale on Saturday, April 11 from 9:30am until 1pm at the North Highlands Community Center located at 6040 Watt Avenue.

What is the ASG garage sale, you ask? Imagine a room filled with row after row of 6' tables lined end to end. Now pile each row of tables with yards of fabric sorted by color. Then, mark each piece of fabric for around $2 or so per yard. It's like I've died and gone to Heaven!

Yes, members of the ASG clean out their stashes of fabric and list it under their consignment number for this annual fundraiser. Each year that I have gone, I've come away with some wonderful goodie! Last year, I scored ziplock bag after ziplock bag of fabrics already grouped with companion pieces. Three years ago, I left with a huge box filled with a variety of glass beads.

But just a few recommendations for the rookies who have never been. Bring your own bag to carry away your fabric. I take my gym duffle bag. The ASG provides paper grocery bags, but I find that the paper handles always tear. Might be that I have too much fabric... Also, get there before the doors open at 9:30am. There will be a line of little, old ladies already waiting to find the best deals. And when the doors open, they storm the room like a fat kid at the fair! So hold your own ground. Lastly, check each piece of fabric before you buy it. I've found that a piece could be marked as one yard, but when it was unfolded, it was missing a big chunk from the center!

If you are looking to add to your stash of fabric and notions, then meet me there at the crack of dawn! Visit the ASG website for further details.

1 comment:

Sacred Yoli said...


I'll be showing property in North Highlands tomorrow. Maybe I can go a little early and sheck it out!