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Thread: Garage Sale Jackpot

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    Super Member Lynnie25's Avatar
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    Garage Sale Jackpot

    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.
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    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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    wow, a real jackpot!
    Nancy in western NY

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    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 )

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    Lucky you. Have fun with your new stash.

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    Congratulations on your terrific find. Happy quilting!

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    You did great with the bags of scraps. I love a good collection of scraps, its so exciting, aniticipating what they will become.

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    I am meeting a freind this morning to go to an estate that is suppose to have trash bags full of fabric. Have no idea what we'll find but half the fun is the hunt!
    Lisa B in NC
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    Yeaaaaaaa for you.
    You'll have so much fun sorting, then creating.

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    SCORE!!!! You did real well!! Congrats!!!

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