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Thread: Shirts from thrift store......

  1. #21
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    I've never bought shirts---only large size long women's cotton dresses, which are about $4 at our Goodwill. I only use the flat areas of fabric, no collars, cuffs, etc.

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    Goodwill in our area is high priced. I don't shop there. We have a Hope House that I use. I also go to our country auction where you can buy a box of shirts for $4 to $5. That is a real bargain as you can see the shirts before you buy.

  3. #23
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    I think all the Goodwill stores charge to much for the stuff that don't cost them anything. I quit giving to them.
    we have a church that has a thrift store and they have been in business almost 20 years all proceeds go to help children. and send some to camp this is a good thing Goodwill stores are getting so high i know they help people but you know some folks can't afford a 4.00 shirt and 5.00 pants u can get brand new at the dollar general or family dolllar

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    The Salvation Army store is much cheaper then Goodwill. Goodwill here is overpriced on the clothing. We have a Savers store and when there is a 50% or bag sale, the shirts are a good buy. I won't pay over $1.50 for big size 100% cotton shirt. I find some very interesting prints in the men's shirts.
    True. Our Salvation Army has 50% off clothing sales every Wed. If I need something I always make sure I go then. You have to watch though. They put clothing out even if it's stained.

  5. #25
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    Yes, I like the subtle woven designs on men's dress shirts for background (I guess that is why it is called shirting fabric) as I was re-purposing the shirts I noticed all the buttons were pretty much the same, so at one point if I continue to do this I wll not save those buttons, unless they are different.....I only bought those that were 50% off...so instead of 3.99each was 1.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    What a great idea to gather fabrics for a scrappy quilt....I will have to make a run to our local thrift store.....do you think you could get a fat quarters worth of fabric from a shirt?
    Definitely, and more. I use the inside back and use the portion with the manufacturer's label. Some of those are beautiful and add interest to the finished product.

    "A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot." -Robert A. Heinlein

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    Here is another thing I do with thrift store shirts. Sold several at a craft show last year.
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  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    After reading B. Hunter's book Scraps &Shirttails, I decided to "try" cutting into shirts.... Found 5 at local Goodwill on 50 percent off deal, washed and cut into one...My question is....do you save all those buttons...how about the collar and cuffs that have the stiffening on it. I will finish "repurposing" these shirts but am not sure I will do this again. Any thoughts on this?
    I would save all the buttons...They are expensive to buy and make good embelishments..

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    using used shirts

    Go to Bonnie Hunter's site and there should be a place you can watch her video about deboning a shirt. She saves it all. Very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    Here is another thing I do with thrift store shirts. Sold several at a craft show last year.
    ohhhhh how dang cute are those.... what a great idea... if I may ask.. how much did you sell them for?
    Don't do to others what you do NOT want done to yourself

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