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Thread: garage sales

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    In the snow states this is big garage sale time. I finally got some fabric and a quilt book. I got Better Homes and Gardens 501 Quilt Blocks for 2 dollars and a bag of fabric for one dollar. :P

    Has any one made some good finds this year? I just missed two old quilt tops that went for 3 dollars each :roll:

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    About 2 months ago I went to an advertised estate sale offering crafts, sewing supplies, etc. When I got there I found the basement of this house crammed full of "stuff". A sign on the wall said " fabrics $3. a bag" so I asked someone how big the bag was. "Oh it is one of those plastic bags hanging on the doorknob." A plastic grocery bag! Well, I could handle that.
    I had sorted out pieces I wanted for quilting. When it came time to pack my bag, I folded, then rolled each piece (tightly) and filled the bag with fabric and no air ! When I got home I discovered I had 26 yards of fabric. that made my day! And I had found some belt buckles for a friend who was using them on quilted handbags. HAPPY! HAPPY!!

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    Just yesterday, I got 5 bags of fabric and 2 quilt batts for $5, and a White sewing machine with some fancy stitches for same. It is so heavy I cannot carry it, all metal gears. Yahoo :D :D

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    GREAT! that machine will serve you well for a long time. Those old heavy ones were made to last.

    Now I am thinking I need to start going to sales, but I need to wait until I get back into my sewing room. It is almost finsihed, I thnk!

    Don't you feel good when you find a bargain? I do!!

    June

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    I'm jealous of that Quilt block book for $2.00, I paid over $20 for mine new!! I wish more people around here quilted, our yard sales aren't that fun. :cry:

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    Here is a hint about buying books.....try www.half.com for good buys. I bought the same book, some months ago for a small price but of course had to add the shipping charges. It was still a good buy. Used book sales on line are always a good source. You can do a google and find places that sell them at much lower prices than the HalfPrice books stores. I just received a gift card for HalfPrice and really don't like to go there.

    June

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    Does your local library sell books?

    I went to mine last nite and found a hardcover book for $1. It's on small quilted projects with patterns and how-to's.

    Marybeth

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    I never find anything good at sales around my home either mostly childerns clothes and toys. Someday maybe I'll get lucky and find a good sale too.

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    I usually take a carload of grand kids,"with their own money". I think I go to 25 before I find something good for me. I haven't bought much. A few clothes, a ice tea machine, a bread machine, 2 old wood lawn chairs, A wax machine for aching hands. a t fall electric grill. I went to a lot of sales to get this, and it was all cheap.....I only go in a five mi radius on Sat because of gas prices, Don't give up you'll find something. PS Only take money you can afford to spend. I spend a lot of weekends home. :wink:

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    Ruth, what do you think of the wax?Is it worth the trouble?

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