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Thread: Garage Sale Jackpot

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    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
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    Go Girl.....scraps are the best♥

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    A local garage sale - 6 large bags of offcuts/scraps, $30 spent and I am in fabric scrap heaven - sorting, cutting off selvages (for my stash), oohing and aahing. This lady was selling her house and downsizing and she had so much fabric so I had to restrain myself to just the scrap bags and a few fat quarter pieces. She had quilts and quilt tops for sale, heaps of patterns, a whole wall of quilt magazines - I can't imagine how she managed to pick what she wanted to keep and sell, it must have been agonising !

    I spent all afternoon sorting them and even got to sew a few scraps into some blocks I am currently working on.
    where is this sale?

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    Super Member jbj137's Avatar
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    I love it when someone hits the jackpot.

    I did a few months ago when I answered an ad on CL.
    2 tubs of scraps for $15 but had a lot of big pieces.

    When she found out I was a quilter and the 1st caller she saved it for me.

    Have made 5 lap sized quilt tops (just from the scraps).
    J J (jbj137)

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    Congratulations on finding a featherweight, Sue - you're going to love sewing on her - please post a photo!!
    Quote Originally Posted by w7sue View Post
    I absolutely love it when I find a garage sale with quilting stuff ... today was my lucky day a beautiful little Featherweight (1947, I think) for $250 - they were asking $295!

    I love making scrap quilts and it is always fun to get someone's scraps to add to my scrappy quilts - mostly because it is almost always fabric that I don't have. My last fabric score was a great stash of plaids/stripes for $20 at a sale last summer. I have half of a top made already from that (and a few shirts purchased from our local Goodwill Bin Store).

    Have fun, enjoy!

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    Congratulations on your lucky find. I'm sure it was fun going through all the scraps and finding out what was in your "treasure" scrap pile. Happy quilting.

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    great find.I love using other peoples scraps-more fun than using my own for some reason

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    I just am so jealous no, really i am very happy for you, i just love to sit infront of a tv and do the mindless job of cutting and sorting..have fun1

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    finding bargains is like walking on clouds! that euphoric feeling just carries me away to heaven for a few days! and then when I sew with them, I have that feeling all over again. kudos to you for your organization!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    I wish I could find good fabric sales around here. Must not be many who quilt here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gladys View Post
    I am so happy for you and anyone else who hits the jackpot like this-congratulations! (I can't help but wonder why oh why can't it be me just once...LOL )
    I am with you Gladys - I can never seem to find garage sales or Ecycle or anything like that where they have fabric for sale. Boo!

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