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Thread: Thrift Store Shopping--are you picky in what you buy?

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    I am building up my stash, but I only buy cottons, designs and colors that I like and can foresee a project with them. So, I guess that I am sort of picky. But, my stash is filling up, so now I have to get pickier.

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    I don't have that problem. I have never been able to find any fabric at our thrift shops!

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    The last time I bought a little fabric at a thrift store, it was rolled up with tape and it was $2.50. I got home and it was all faded from sun when I unrolled it. I did not go back since. just said it was a donation. If it is rolled up and taped, beware, unroll it and look.

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    I seldom find fabric at our thrift stores. And if they do have any, most often it is polyester fabric. I did luck up one time and find a good sized piece of minky for $2.00 and used it for the back of a baby quilt.

    If the fabric is 100% cotton and it appeals to me, then I will buy it. If not, I don't. No sense in buying to just be buying.

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    I've stopped going to the thrift shops because I need to be getting rid of stuff, not acquiring more stuff!

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    Well as I am still building my stash I buy it all, even if it is
    polyester, for using in Utility quilts, I also buy cloths and shirts
    and sheets and table cloths, curtains and the such , so no I'm not in the least picky :-D

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    I am getting a little more picky now that I have a stash. Don't usually find fabric at thrift stores. I do buy pieces for dog beds that I'm not picky about. I don't think they care too much!0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I've stopped going to the thrift shops because I need to be getting rid of stuff, not acquiring more stuff!
    I wish I could control my addiction that easily! I'm not as picky as I should be! :(
    If it's cotton and I like it and the price is under $1 / yd, I can't resist! :lol:

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    I am pretty careful, but will buy most things as long as they are sound. I can always use them for pet bedding or as backs for picnic/utility quilts. We are planning a move to the South-West in a year or so...it is much colder there, so I need lots of quilts! (Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!).

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    I found a real score recently @ a thrift store. It was in a large clear bag so I saw many of the fabrics. It was taped shut to discourage buyers from picking through the fabric. I bought it & told store clerk. "I'll just re-donate what I cannot use" - works for me. Often, there is no fabric worth buying, so I didn't mind getting some pieces I will give back for them to sell.
    I should be more discriminating - my stash is getting out of hand.

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