I remember trying to explain to my husband (then boyfriend) in 2010 why I had purchased the end of three bolts of fabric I happened to stumble across, just to turn around and sell it. I told him, if I wanted to, I could probably get $40/yard for it. I was paying $6/yard, it was found on the sale shelves at the back of the store. It was Flea Market Fancy (FMF), the original. He was astounded–”you mean, there is collectible fabric?!?” Well, yeah, kind of.
I never bought any of the original FMF, when it was new and full price. I never laid eyes on it until it was essentially sold out and “in demand” as an out-of-print, hard-to-find fabric. I did have an original FQ bundle of Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries, but it got used up on a project(s) I wasn’t quite thrilled with and basically went to waste. (Forgive me…) I’ve seen fabric from both of these lines go for over $50/yard. I did sell my bargain FMF fabric at a profit, but not that kind of profit.
The new (photo courtesy of Red Pepper Quilts):
p.s. for those of you annoyed by Blogger’s word verification for comments (I know, I find it ridiculous as well) I tried going 48 hours without word verification, the spam comments and moderating comments drove me mad–so word verification is back. I’d love for you to leave comments anyway–painful as it may be.