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Thread: More Thrift Store stash building

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    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
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    Scored again! Purchased 22 yds of fabric for quilting stash and 14 yds of sewing fabric (for making mother's skirts). Quilting fabric cost was $.89 a yard and sewing fabric was $.85 a yard. The best purchase was the blue and yellow log cabin wall hanging. The wall hanging even had a label attached to the back!

    I have begun keeping a record of my thrift store stash building fabrics on an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of actual costs of the quilts I build. I am doing the same with new quilting fabric purchases. Can you tell that in my former working life I was a bookkeeper/office manager?

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    Great job. I got some fabric at garage sale this weekend too. Big piece was $3 and is about 7 yards, 2 small pieces $1 each and both are over a yard a piece. In the laundry basket for today.

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    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
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    Yes, I am also washing all of my thrift store fabric now after reading the horror stories about bringing home bed bugs. But I sure hate the ironing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S
    Yes, I am also washing all of my thrift store fabric now after reading the horror stories about bringing home bed bugs. But I sure hate the ironing!
    I've found that most fabrics "hand-press" fairly well when I take them out of the dryer.

    I wait until just before cutting to press my fabrics.

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    sad to think a nice wall quilt wound up in the thrift store. Love the colors.

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    great find

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    great find!

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    wow...great deal...and i do love the little wall quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S
    Scored again! Purchased 22 yds of fabric for quilting stash and 14 yds of sewing fabric (for making mother's skirts). Quilting fabric cost was $.89 a yard and sewing fabric was $.85 a yard. The best purchase was the blue and yellow log cabin wall hanging. The wall hanging even had a label attached to the back!

    I have begun keeping a record of my thrift store stash building fabrics on an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of actual costs of the quilts I build. I am doing the same with new quilting fabric purchases. Can you tell that in my former working life I was a bookkeeper/office manager?
    Bernice needs to rewrite her gift list. Beautiful hanging.

    I love the blue desert material and of course the paisley

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    Whoo hoo..


    Would be pretty neat if "Bernie' is a QB member..

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