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Thread: Stash find of the day

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    Super Member bisseau's Avatar
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    Today I stumbled on a huge plastic tub (with cover) full of someone else's quilting dreams.
    Let me list:
    9" x 12" : 40 various shades of green
    18" x 22": 33 neutrals
    13 solids
    29 prints
    50 1930 type prints

    1/2 yds 30 solids
    55 yds solids
    100 yds prints (might be more than I listed)
    144 4" squares cat prints (each totally different)

    Various other parts of unfinished quilts

    Unfortunately very musty from storage...am washing as we type with detergent, white vinegar and baking soda.....found success if I wash once, dry hot, and then wash and dry again.

    Cleaning up will take awhile but considering I paid $25.00 for the Tub...I think I got a bargain.

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    Holy Smokes - that is one heck of a find. Congratulations!!!!

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    OMG! You hit the mother lode! :thumbup:

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    what a great find.

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    My OH My!!Now,that's a catch.Whoopy=what FUN!!

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    Very cool find...love those greens. You lucky quilter!

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    wow !!!! words fail me and that doesn't happen often.
    never had heard of washing and drying them and then again to get smell out...will keep that
    in mind.........Congratulations on your find.

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    Marvelous catch! :) enjoy.

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    Super Member bisseau's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlotte625
    wow !!!! words fail me and that doesn't happen often.
    never had heard of washing and drying them and then again to get smell out...will keep that
    in mind.........Congratulations on your find.
    I found that on this board...the first dry kills the mildew I believe..then you wash smell finally out and dry again. Sunlight works too I read but its raining here today and I need to get the smell out of my sewing space.

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    My goodness, what a nice find. Can't get that much anywhere for $25. Even if its a little work cleaning it all up, well worth it. Congrats.

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