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Thread: Sheets for backing?????????????

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    It's a pretty pattern and does look waaaaaaaaaay easier than the traditional garden. I'd say ... Go For It!

    I started hand-piecing a traditional garden years ago. It comes out of the drawer for a few weeks at a time. Hopefully, it'll be finished before I croak and become an heirloom. If it isn't, I'm leaving instructions that they should just toss it into the ground with me so it won't plague my descendants instead of pleasing them. 8)

    I also like your TO DO List. I'd suggest one change, though. Measure BEFORE you spend the money and do all that prep work.

    :wink:

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    I use sheets in my quilts. I machine piece and quilt and it has never been a problem for me. I was blessed with a lot of free fabric from several people who were cleaning out closets and knew I'd give the fabric a good home. Since a lot of my quilts go to the Christian Life Home in Raleigh, NC (unmarried mother's home), I use whatever I have on hand. I like the "good stuff" , too but can't afford to use it all the time.

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    I found a St. Vincent dePaul Thrift store today. They were so reasonable in their prices, I could hardly believe it. Some of the flat sheets were $1.50 and $2.00. I have not been an a S.A. store for a long time, but I do know Goodwill is charging higher prices.

    Yes, they do offer services to people in need, as does St. Vincent and Goodwill. One thing I learned recently is these places no long accept used mattresses. The big Bedbug scare has caused them to refuse even clean bedding. They just don't take chances.

    Buying these Thrift items is another way to support these organizations as they reach out to help others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by june6995
    One thing I learned recently is these places no long accept used mattresses. The big Bedbug scare has caused them to refuse even clean bedding. They just don't take chances.
    Now that makes you stop and think. I used to manage a property and we were one of the first to have bed bugs. The woman had just bought the mattress, over $700.00 and they were only in that mattress, not one of her kids' bedding had one! We had the exterminator in and he said you can bring them home just by visiting someone that has them, they crawl onto your clothing or into your purse, even a bag.

    What I am getting at, is, we could probably get them just from shopping if some one else had one on them when they shopped. They can go 2 months or longer without food.

    Amazing how one topic can lead to so many.

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    And that reminds me....my parents got some bugs from a bag of potatoes. That was in the 50's when stores did not know what an exterminator was.
    The kitchen in our old house had linoleum where today we have Formica and Corian. It was glued down and had a metal strip across the front for finish. All that had to come off.....and the linoleum came up because they had eaten all the glue. Can you guess what they were? I hate to write the word even now. Everyone hates bugs but these must have the worst reputation among homeowners...especially those who enjoy their kitchens.

    Sorry...i just had to share that. It is a vivid image. Do you think I am damaged for life by such an expereince???

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    Well, you have my curiousity peaked! LOL Was it cockroaches or silverfish?

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    The former....yes
    the latter.....no

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    ROFLOL I thought you were kidding when you said you can't type it! LOL

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    Roll some more....I can't type it
    nor can I speak it out loud!!

    Let me hear you all the way to OHIO

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    I have backed one quilt with a sheet... and it's my absolute FAVORITE EVER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!

    I take it with me when I travel to the beach or to visit relatives (because I am always cold), or when I have a long car trip where I am not the driver (again, AC makes me cold!), and it has held up VERY well under a lot of pressure for three years. I hand-quilted it, but it was an old sheet of my husband's (I finished the quilt JUST before we got married) and well-worn. I love it, and highly recommend finding one that is "broken-in". I had no problems hand-quilting it at all, either.

    Love it. :D

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