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Thread: Treasures found at thrift store...

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    Super Member ljptexas's Avatar
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    Post Treasures found at thrift store...

    I went by local thrift store (haven't been in a very long time). I go look for sheets, pillowcases, material. Well, I found a cute pillowcase $.49 (in green swirl), a panel for a frog $.99 (I will cut out pieces for little 1/2 squares, whatever I can salvage, greens, reds, blacks, red plaid), 1 yd of yellow $.69 & best find yet--- a 3- tiered skirt of valentine theme, bet there's 2 or 3 yrds there $.99.... They have reasonable prices. money goes to Association of Retarded Citizens...
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    Super Member HillCountryGal's Avatar
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    Love it when we're able to find such bargins.
    Also love it when we're able to take someone's throw-aways and make something of them.

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    ​I love a good thrift store day! Congratulations!

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    Great finds!

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    You did well! Thrift stores here have gotten so popular that the pricing is not so thrifty anymore.

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    Thrift stores around here don't have fabrics. Not stuff in very good condition. I have so much fabrics, I really don't need to buy more.
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    I get real excited and happy when I find a deal like this. Have fun and show us a picture.
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    I agree with many of the thifrt store prices...they are going up and I find many items more expensive than a brand new item in the store. I miss the days when thifting was not popular...the prices were so much cheaper.

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    pickins are slim and prices ridiculous at many thrift stores in my area. (Some things less expensive at wal-mart) congrats on the find

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    I go on days when the clothes are 1/2 off. Skirts have plenty of fabric in them. For speciality prints check out uniform tops. Large sizes yield more than enough to add to a scrappy quilt. Want plaids Mens shirts. Denim, I just got a few extra large jeans for 1.50. I take the fabric and give the zippers to my massage therapist . She makes the zipper bracelets. I don't see a lot of fabric anymore in thrift stores. Matteress covers not often but when I find them they are good for the filler in crate pads for dogs. I haven't bought sheets yet since most are not cotton but if I find any with the tag "organic cotton" I will grab them. They won't go into any fancy quilts I make but for dogs blankets and couch quilts they are just fine.

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