Fabulous Finds Friday: A Lot of Quilt Squares

When I go to the thrift stores I’m always on the look out for lots of crafting supplies.

And by lots I mean many, but I also mean lots as in bunches of one thing.

These are once in a lifetime finds that may never come again, so I very rarely pass them by.

Like this huge lot of buttons that I shared a while back.

And today’s lot that I absolutely had to bring home.

thrifted lot of quilting of 2 inch 3 inch and 4 inch squares

Now here’s what I’m talking about… 3 bags of quilt squares already cut and ready to be turned into whatever inspiration might come in the future.


thrifted lot of quilting of 2 inch 3 inch and 4 inch squares 3

There are squares in three different sizes… 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch, and so many patterns it’s impossible to count how many.

I’m assuming these were all cut with a rotary cutter, but that’s still a lot of work.


thrifted lot of 2 inch quilting squares

I can appreciate the creative potential that these 2 inch squares have to be used in other ways besides quilting, like decoupage… which I do enjoy doing.


thrifted lot of 3 inch quillting squares

Check out these two 6 inch high piles of 3 inch squares.

Wowza! That’s a lot of squares.


thrifted lot of 4 inch quilting squares 1

And here’s  the 6 inch high pile of 4 inch squares.


thrifted lot of 4 inch quilting squares pile 2

Just to show you some of the different patterns of the 4 inch squares, of many.

And that’s just about a quarter of the pile.


thrifted lot of quilting of 2 inch 3 inch and 4 inch squares 2

Considering how thin the fabric is, that’s a lot of squares. Maybe someday when I have absolutely nothing better to do I might count them.

But then again, probably not. lol.

Hopefully I’ll always have something better to do. 🙂

Like using them in a decoupage project or two or three.

In total I paid $9 for all these squares. Appropriately they were priced at $4 for the 4 inch bag, $3 for the 3 inch bag, and $2 for the 2 inch bag.

Considering I’ve never seen a lot like this ever, and might never again, for me that’s money well spent.

What would you do with them?

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!



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    1. Thanks Susan! I’m very lucky to have some awesome thrift stores in my area.

  1. I love when I come across an old quilter’s undone project like this! I have so much fun looking at all the fabric patterns! I’ve used them for simple bunting and coasters, and made some of my fabric pumpkins from the wool squares. Great score! Can’t wait to see what you come up with, Tuula!

    1. Thanks Lora! Finding lots like this is a gift from the crafting gods. Those are all great ideas. 🙂

  2. Mary Boger says:

    What a great find!!

  3. Great find.
    Marion and Marilyn

  4. Jean E Miller says:

    Make a Quilt. I do not know how many you have of each size, but a block –4+2=6 — 3+3=6 — 2+2+2= 6 etc.

    1. Thanks Jean! I don’t know how many I have either. Maybe one day when I’m sitting by the wood stove and it’s a snowy blustery day outside I just many count them while watching some TV.

  5. That’s a great find! I would have snapped that up right quick!

  6. I would be making quilts because I love gifting them! If you have any problems coming up with ideas I will give you my address lol! Have fun decoupaging and be sure to share any interesting ideas you com up with!

    1. Thanks Pam! I’m sooo not a quilter but I do have some ideas for them. If I have some leftovers that I want to get rid of I’ll keep you in mind. 🙂

  7. Oh, major jealous going on here!! I’d make a quilt…….or6! Unbelievable find! I’ve tried to cut all my small pieces of fabric up like that and it takes so…much….time!! I have found a couple of unfinished quilts before. I finished them and must have given them away. Fun and usually colors I wouldn’t normally choose, which is kinda fun too! Thanks for sharing……and for making me envious!!! Can’t wait to see your projects!!!! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! So much time right? There’s no way I would ever cut out all these squares, especially because I’m not a quilter. But I can see them used in many other ways. Great idea to finish off unfinished quilts that you find. I love that they get a chance to become what they were meant to me. Awesome!

  8. LINDA N. SCHRADER says:

    WOW..what a great find…..

  9. Debra Hubbs says:

    Great find for you! A quilt, wall hanging, mixed media art? I’m sure you’ll turn them into something fabulous.

  10. Charlie Armfield says:

    Group them into similar colors, then decopage the inside of a drawer/shelf, etc. It will work well with the thin fabric. That’s what I would do.

    1. Thanks Charlie! Great idea. I do love to decoupage, and have done quite a few fabric projects.