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Thread: I made out like a bandit!

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    So I've been watching Craigslist lately for garage sales to try and get fabric inexpensively. And I saw this today:

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...173995256.html

    It was a bit of a drive for me, as I live about an hour and 20 minutes away, but hoo-boy was it worth it! I'm not going to have to buy fabric again for a very long time.

    The pictures in the listing don't look like much, but there was actually quite a lot of it. The majority of the stuff she had to sell was cotton; not specifically quilting cotton, mostly Joann quality, but that's fine for me; she had bought it for a clothes business she used to have. I filled up 19 grocery store bags, and paid $180 for it all (she gave me a discount because I bought so much!) Having just looked through a couple of my bags, there's around 30+ yards of fabric in each bag, which works out to around $0.30 a yard!

    There was still a lot there -- if you live in the LA area, it's worth checking out. She's trying to get rid of it all before she moves in a month. There's a good mixture of fabric, from blenders, to florals, and some big print stuff, including some Hawaiian type fabrics. I promised I would post about it here in the hopes that some people would be interested, and help divest her of some of it :)

    My bags o' fabric
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    Just a few example pieces
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    Wow!

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    YEA!!!! Looks like a whole lot of fun!

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    wow, you did good, thanks for sharing and letting us know

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    Congrats!!! on your great buy, have fun sorting through it all, I recieved 2 boxes of fabrics the other day and felt like a kid in a candy store....happy quilting

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    You got one good haul, congratulations. I know you will have fun going through it.

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    Fun! wish i was closer!

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    Great score. Wished I lived closer.

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    ooooooh, Christmas in January!

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    Oh, You did make out! It looks like Christmas!!!! I wish I lived close by!! :thumbup:

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