I also stopped by Joann's Fabric store. I need backing for the Fancy Sue blocks and since they were having 30% off, I thought I would take a look. It is not an excuse! I really need backing! I found some wonderful floral prints. I think the pink floral is a good match, don't you? I did not need the tan fabric, but I like the print. Maybe I'll use it for the cornerstones in the sashings.
|Fancy Sue's new backing|
Many people are using the recyclable shopping bags, but they are not keeping them clean. From what I have seen used in the stores, they are big and bulky not to mention, they do not look like they can be machine washed. I guess they would need to be mopped out by hand. What a pain! I know I would not be cleaning them very often. I have heard some horror stories from both the cashiers and the baggers. Sticky, smelly bags with dried juices, old forgotten vegetables, and ..well, you get the idea. How can people use a dirty bag to carry home their fresh groceries? Yuk! It is not much fun for the person bagging the groceries into dirty bags either.
I like my white bags for several reasons. A dozen bags fit into one. They are lightweight and don't take up a lot of room in my shopping basket or in our motorhome. I also love the fact that I can toss all of them into the wash machine with a little Clorox, detergent, and hot water. So far all of the stains have washed out including some cherry juice stains.
They get used for other things as well. I often carry my laptop, books, drinks, camera equipment, or quilting projects in them. Great to use at the Farmer's Markets too. They are very handy for all sorts of things.
The price is right and I'm just sharing this information because I have been asked several times while shopping. You can Google "White Canvas Bags" or go to this site -- Miles Kimball's: Canvas Shopping Bags Set/4