Yes to Checks!
A few days ago Sar and I visited the lovely Calico Corners fabric store where I found a bolt of clearance check fabric reduced from $39/yard to $1.99! I am planning on it for some throw cushions for the living room to really cozy things up for the fall, but I was dying to use it immediately. Sar had the idea of hanging a strip behind our bed.
This piece of fabric cost $4! It goes great with our new fab lamps and creates a statement I like for the fall.