Do you admit to picking up fabric everywhere you go? I do. Pretty fabric, at least. Here's a stack that I came home with the last time I browsed my favorite thrift shop. I think most thrift shops (the franchise ones, anyway) get rid of the fabric that comes in, but my favorite one bundles it up into stacks of about 5 yards for $2. I usually have to buy the whole bundle to get one piece I really like, but for that price, who cares?
And the nice red knit that I made this top out of. That ended up being a super find... about 3 yards (plus other stuff in the bundle) and I really, really like the quality.
Of course I always throw my stack of thrifted fabrics in the wash as soon as I get home. That helps get rid of any funny smell, plus lets me see what it is first thing. If it can't make it through one wash, then I want to know now.
But in general I look for solids when I am scouting out thrifted fabrics. It's easier to make them look modern and mix them with my favorite designer prints. The other stuff I usually end up using for practice projects.
What about you? Do you admit to buying thrifted fabrics? Where do you find them and what do you use them for?