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    Super Member GrannieAnnie's Avatar
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    Latest obsession is

    Latest obsession is going to thrift stores and seeing how much fabric I can get for how little money

    Earlier this week, I finished a WOF rag blanket from about $2 of fabric---------------not counting the cost of thread..I try NOT to know how much that costs.

    Got a 5 store run mapped out for later today---------I've previously purchased fabric at each of the stores. Not that I NEED fabric, but the HUNT is the real game
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    It sounds like your having fun!!!! Enjoy yourself.
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    it's a great game to find bargains and turn them into treasures
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    I use to be more able to hit garage, estate and thrift stores - now I am usually with the husband and he just isn't into more "stuff". Of course I am anxious to rid myself of things I need to dust for things I can just sew with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartiMorga View Post
    Of course I am anxious to rid myself of things I need to dust for things I can just sew with.
    I'm with you on this one! I used to love to collect knick knacks and now when I pick one up I think "dust collector" and promptly put it back on the shelf!
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    Sounds like a fun obsession - Hope you score often!

    My DH is so NOT into stopping at yard sales and/or thrift stores

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    That's why I love Craigslist - I search for fabric under yard sales and arts and crafts and have come across some good deals. I'm supposed to meet with a woman next week who is going to be moving shortly and wants to sell off some of her stash that is in "bins and bins" in a storage unit. I'm excited – it could be lots of old, smelly calicos, or it could be a gold mine. Such is the thrill of the hunt!

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    That's why I love Craigslist - I search for fabric under yard sales and arts and crafts and have come across some good deals. I'm supposed to meet with a woman next week who is going to be moving shortly and wants to sell off some of her stash that is in "bins and bins" in a storage unit. I'm excited it could be lots of old, smelly calicos, or it could be a gold mine. Such is the thrill of the hunt!

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    I hear ya! Every time DH picks up a beautiful treasure, I ask, "how can we use it, and are you willing to keep it clean?". He's starting to get it. I believe in beautiful things, but I like for a lot of them to have some use these days. Those, I don't mind cleaning. yes, I'm getting old ;-)
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    I leave my Husband at home when I shop, unless I want something from Home Depot or Lowe's.
    I have lots of dust collectors, getting most in cabinets or stored away. Let my Daughter and Granddaughter decide what to do with them when I'm gone.
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