A local five-and-dime type store has quite a selection of flat-fold fabric at really great prices - about half of what these same name brand cotton prints would go for at full price. And twice a year they stock up for a two-day 40% off sale! Last year’s spring sale was cancelled and I skipped the autumn one.
I have been returning to a donation project, so I hit that sale to get bright prints for the drawstring bag portion of the project and was able to make 24 of them, using 6 yards, for only $23.94! I used threads on hand - focusing on the tail ends of spools and bobbins - and even already had the yellow nylon cording. Just another few bucks for the multicolored cording.
Watching for sales, etc. means I can do more which amplifies my joy!