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Thread: One of Those "Make a Pile" Estate Sales

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    One of Those "Make a Pile" Estate Sales

    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!

    Dayle

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    Wow, you lucked out. I guess I am just too worried about bringing bugs home, that I don't shop those places.

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    what a fantastic find well done
    a house is just a house till you get a cat then it is the cats home and you are it's slave,
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    How fun!!! Good on ya!

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    You did well ! ... and will be busy for quite awhile.

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    Good for you...and those you serve.

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    Oh what a great find. I can feel your excitement. I have not been to a really good sale for a long time. I am having withdrawals.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    Sounds like lots of fun.
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