Having seen Judith's fab quilts made from vintage sheets I've had the urge for a quilt like that myself.
I went in three charity shops. Mum was with me. Completely perplexed by my mission: You want to buy used bedding from a charity shop? You're going to what? You're going to cut up said used bedding and swap it for other cut up used bedding with people on the Internet. There was a bit of head shaking and looking at me like I might have taken leave of my senses. And to be fair put like that even I can see why it might sound bonkers.
Anyway, back to the charity shops. The first one I ventured into was Cancer Research. I'd been in here previously. Friendly staff, a pleasant smelling shop (ie it didn't smell as Chief would say: Like a Pensioners Sofa.) and a great place to stock up on pretty great value greetings cards. I also managed to find a cookery book I've often perused, but never owned for the bargain price of £2.00. But not a curtain, sheet or duvet in sight.
Then there was Oxfam. Not a big fan of Oxfam Charity Shops I have to say. Far too expensive and in the case of a local Oxfam Book Shop the staff always make me feel like they think I'm going to stuff a couple of paper backs up my jumper and make a run for it... Oxfam did have some bedding and curtains hanging from trouser hangers. Couldn't see any prices, but nothing was suitable in the least.
The last shop was...I can't actually remember. It had tonnes of clutter outside the shop and inside it definitely could have done with some air freshener Not quite Eau De Urine but definitely not pleasant. They too had some home furnishing at the back of the shop, again nothing suitable.
So then it was off to Waitrose to get frustrated and upset because every obnoxious, snooty shopper in a 10 mile radius must have decided to do their shopping this afternoon.
Tomorrow I think I'll stay home and sew.