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Thread: Fun little finds at the thrift store

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    I haven't been out thrifting for a while, we're about to get some ugly weather so now I have something to keep me busy all weekend :wink:

    The Singer sewing books, I got 5, one is specifically tailoring (great for me, I stink at it). I've done professional garment sewing the last 2 yrs for a couple companies and I'd rather not learn right there on the job how to do something, maybe this'll brush up my "no rules, self taught" skills so I feel less stupid sometimes :oops:

    The fabric is all satin for more puffy quilts, plain black, black floral, white floral & a pretty blue asian print. They did have some quilting fabric & lots of upholstery but nothing that really said 'buy me' today.

    The green book is a gift, a vintage elementary primer all in German, for my ex hub, he'll dig it.

    Best is that yellow 1959 Needlework Album from GRIT out of Williamsport, PA. On the cover it says all patterns 25 cents, quilt books 50 cents each. LOL!

    There are some free full patterns included for sewing, knitting & crochet items, other pages are catalog #'s with pics. The names of things are hilarious, a book called "Young Folks Quilts," a "wig hat" you can crochet (OMG you should SEE this thing!), shirts called toppers & a ton of those embroidered tea towel patterns, one is all about your chores & includes "Patch your clothes, iron your duds & bake your bread."

    What'd I pay? The books were a $3 fill up a bag special. Fabrics $1-2.50 ea. Grand total $9.54, great hour of retail therapy there! This was at a local Christian thrift store that has everything, I love going there.
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    what a treasure!! enjoy them. love to help the Christian stores. they do so much good with it. have fun! Blessings :)

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    Sounds like you had a great time and found some great little goodies. I love a few hours at the thrift store, You never know what you'll come home with.

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    Wow! Only $3.00 to fill a bag. My Mom went to Goodwill on Sat. with my youngest brother and SIL and it was $35.00 to fill a bag there. Needless to say none of them did. Thanks for sharing the pics of the vintage coverups. I love those.

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    Oh how cool!!!!!!!!! Those vintage items are so much fun!!
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    How cool!!

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    How fun!

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    I just went to our second hand store and they are moving to the West part of our town. I'm not traveling that far. I have to wait for some yard sales.

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    What treasures! Love the vintage books. So many old ideas are new again.

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    those were the good old days! Off to make myself a snazzy apron...

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