Do you know what's better than clearance fabric? Clearance fabric.....on sale! Back when I was trying to locate a nice sweatshirt fleece, for making the hoodie, I wound up on the Jo-Ann's web site and it showed a cotton blend fleece with a peace sign print. Be still my heart. When I searched for a local store that stocked it I was directed to the Jo-Ann Fabric on South Hill, Puyallup. I just happened to be heading out that direction to pick up a sewing machine. Once there I found the aisle with the sweatshirt fleece, but all they had were uninspiring solid colors. Bleh! On a hunch I headed back to the clearance area and there it was. Unfortunately when I had the fabric measured it was about 3/4 of a yard too short for the intended project. And instead of the $5.99 per yard price shown on the web site it was $7 per yard. Still, I really liked the print. Then the gal at the cutting counter mentioned that all clearance fabrics would be 50% off on Labor Day. I left the fabric, hoping it would still be there on Monday. Fast forward to yesterday. The husbeast and I had plans to meet friends at The Roadhouse for lunch and beers. Jo-Ann's was just down the road. I was able to stop in there and, woo hoo, there was my peace sign fleece. Now just $3.50 per yard. Come to mama!
While I was waiting for my number to be called at the cutting counter I continued to peruse the clearance aisle. I found this soft, drapey 100% cotton jersey with a crazy batik/tie dye sort of print.
It was $5 per yard. I came away with 4 1/3 yards of fabric for under $20. You can't beat that. I'll definitely be watching for more of those 50% off clearance sales.