A frugal little quilt retreat

squirrel quilt retreat picture

I haven’t been in our local thrift store for ages so I stopped in there on a whim the other day. Someone had donated many older quilt magazines. It is rare that I purchase a quilt magazine these days, aside from the occasional 100 blocks ones, which I did twice this past year.

But here was a treasure trove of older magazines; some as old as 2002.  They seem thicker and have more detail than what is out there today. So I picked up 11 magazines at .35 cents each! : )

receipt 4 dollars

And now I have a little quilt retreat right out on the front porch.

quilt mags from thrift store on porch

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13 Responses to A frugal little quilt retreat

  1. What a fun idea!! 35 cents each…what a steal!

  2. Wonderful find! I think the thrift stores are a treasure trove for magazines…especially with how expensive they are in the stores now. Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ve enjoyed my visit to your blog…I am following on bloglovin now and am looking forward to reading more!

  3. Lara B. says:

    You had me with those squirrels Debra! LOL it is really neat how you did that photo set up. Congrats on your fabulous find! You are going to have many happy hours of reading with that haul! See you soon again on Let’s Bee Social!

  4. Deb Carlson says:

    I have a whole stack you could have for free…if you lived nearby. :)

  5. Karen says:

    always nice to sit and look through quilt magazines on the porch isn’t it and when they are so inexpensive! well so many have just gone too high in price and half of it is advertising – I rarely buy them anymore – I will go to the book store and pay for a tea or coffee and sit and look through the quilt magazines – rarely does one stand out enough that I want to buy it to bring home with me

  6. You spendthrift you! What a deal – love it and can only imagine how many great ideas you’ll get. There is a bookcase at our library and people put their magazines there for others to read. It’s great and you can read them and return them.

  7. Rose says:

    I might have bought some at that price! I don’t buy magazines either with so much on the web. I cannot believe the price they ask for them now.

  8. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Wow..gotta love thrift stores!

  9. DianeM says:

    How fun! Enjoy your quilt retreat :)
    Smiles, DianeM

  10. Grandma Kc says:

    I just love the retreat! It is perfectly you!

  11. Joyce says:

    What I love about quilt magazines is that they are never really “dated.” Those traditional patterns have lived for many years and there are so many color variations. Crafts come and go in their popularity, but quilting is forever!
    I love your squirrel’s reaction!

  12. That’s my kind of quilt retreat! We are a very frugal, too. Runs in the family!

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