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Thread: check out those thrift stores

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    My best find is a featherweight table I paid $9 and change for.

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    Last summer was the summer of sewing machines. 2 vintage singer sewing machines, 1 phaff. 1 natiomal 2 kenmores and 1 singer touch n sew. All for $5 each. will clean up n decide what I want to keep then give the others to GW.Also a royal in a cabinet. now I need carry cases big time!

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    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
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    I love going to thrift stores, but have sworn off because I just have too much stuff already. I did go to look for mens shirts recently and they wanted $12.98 for the ones that looked good. That is just silly. You can buy a new shirt for less than that. I still like to look for the Ralph Lauren prints in 100% cotton. They are so pretty.

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    Westerville, Ohio
    Thrift stores and yard sales---love em, love em, love em!!!! I have gotten 2 Sears Kenmore sewing machines that I cleaned and oiled and donated to the art school my grandaughter goes to. Another one I kept for myself that has the decorative cams with it. I bought all my plastic rolling carts there for $5.00 or less, as well as storage containers, various shelves, 2 wooden filing cabinetsl, 2 microwave carts that currently hold ironing board and steam press. All my wire and plastic office sorters came from there. I have gotten fabric, a army folding table--solid wood that my featherweight loves. A small 3 drawer chest of drawers, a wooden rolling card with 2 shelves that holds my books, some rulers, plastic mini drawer chests that are for screws, etc. 1 houses my jewelry findings, 3 tiny ones that hold my attachment feet for my Viking and 1 large one that houses all my buttons. I have seen many more sewing machines, but have resisted so far. I just love to repurpose items Yes, I am not only a sewing/quilting addict, I am a thrift store, yard sale junkie. Oh yeah, yard sale, this summer, that is where I finally got my 1948 featherweight for $15.00

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    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
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    Barkcloth is heavy. I would make a quilt that does n't need too much washing and leave out the batting. Maybe a great picknic blanket or backing for a quilt.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustJeanne View Post
    I found 7 pieces of barkcloth (All the same pattern) 2 big pieces the other 5 panels (must have been some sort of curtain) for $1.00 a piece!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I am trying to figure out what to do with all of it. Attachment 369766
    Anna Quilts

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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    Wow....where to start...lots and lots of stuff!!! My favorite a really nice wooden CD holder for 15.00 that holds my Fat Qtrs. other selfs, wooden thread sppols, Serger for 60.00 (never have used it...don't think the person who gave it away did either.

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    Georgetown, Texas
    My best yard sale find was an auction where I got a Singer 15-91 in a cabinet for $17 and two boxes of old fabric for $22. When I got home I discovered one of the boxes of fabric contained 60 full sized, uncut, feed sacks, three unquilted quilt tops, and a baby quilt that had been loved to pieces (literally). That box was dirty and dusty and no one had dug through it (including me) so I was just shocked to find that treasure. What a gold mine!

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    Super Member Sandygirl's Avatar
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    Floor model Ott light. $25. I bought it from my church rummage sale. All proceeds go to local xpcharities...i was thrilled!


    Janome 9900 / Janome 9700 / Janome Decor 3050 / Janome 1100D serger
    Singer Centennial model (inherited from my late, fav aunt!)

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    Super Member Yarn or Fabric's Avatar
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    I got all the heavy duty desk tables at second hand stores ($20 each, except for one that I paid $5 for) ... fabric out to wazoo (never more than a $1 a yard, some stores sell it by the bag for $4 on occasion) ... a floor quilting frame with two sets of rails - 5' and 10' for are you sitting down? 99 cents. I don't hand quilt. I had gotten it for someone else but she's between houses so it's in my house. I'm going to use it to baste quilts I think I think it's going to have to stay here if I can figure out how to baste with it...

    We've got a slew of thrift stores here and most of them have a craft section. I feel thrifty blessed.

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    Super Member lizzy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by misspriss View Post
    I think I will have to move.. Our thrift stores arond here don't have much in the way of quilt or sewing things. I have found some pretty clothing I get for little of nothing and I make squares out of them, cut off buttons and save the zippers. I did find some cute rooster fabric, I collect roosters, a small table topper that needs binding, still basted from the quilting, and thats about it.
    I'm with you. Our area only has one charitable shop. Salvation stores within 25 miles are not very good. Maybe I don't go enough. I tend to miss out on good sales. I do buy some items for unusual buttons and some purses for 25cents that have the wooden handles to use on purses I make. I can't complain, my DH has purchased 2 featherweights for me, both under $40. He also found a solid mohogany office desk to which he added a drop in place for my sewing machine. The desk is large enough to quilt a large quilt. We found the desk at a garage sale in Houston in my son's sub division. Best $40 we ever spent. Good thing we had traveled in our truck and could bring it back to Louisiana. .
    Lizzy in La.

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