I love that kind of sale -- no prices marked, family operated, customers ransacking the house, which is packed full of stuff. The sale I went to yesterday advertised "quilt tops and quilt pieces" with no mention of the words "sewing" or "fabric." It started at noon instead of in the morning.
There were at least 2 dozen quilt tops, many little boxes filled with UFO's, lots of 80's type fabric, and other sewing items. So I made my "pile", which included 12 - 15 Precious Moments baby panels (great for my Project Linus quilts), 5 vintage quilt tops (decades earlier than the 80's), some unique children's fabrics, Olfa rotary cutter in package, a few books, and the garbage bag full of sewing patterns.
I am looking for embroidered pillowcases for my quasi-crazy quilt project, so I checked out the linen closet. I couldn't find any, but there were 2 more boxes of fabric in there!
Since I do Project Linus quilts, those Precious Moments panels will be put to use.
If was a fun sale, and now I just need to find room to add these things to my stash!