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Thread: What a Haul

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    Okay after seeing all this material you guys bring home from sales and thrift stores I decided to give it a try. The store that I go to has 10lb bags of mixed fabric for $4.98 but they had this one that looked pretty good for $1.98. So I grabbed it up and came on home with it and opened it up to see what I had in there. I kept what is shown here plus a few pieces of canvas and a few old bolt wraps from the factory that are marked March 1 1950. I also kept about 2 yards of micro-suede fabric that I am going to make throw pillows for the studio. But there was a ton of polyester and silky shear fabric that I set to the side not knowing what the heck to do with it.

    Here is the haul...........

    Billy

    3 1/2 yards of Robert Kaufman
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    2 1/2 yards
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    Some really nice wool, almost 6 yards of the Purple
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    Wow! Looks like you had a really good day! Nice!!!

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    Wow! You hit the jackpot! :thumbup: I love the musical one.

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    I think I need to travel! Nothing like that in this little town! Congrats!

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    Wow, congratulations you did really well. Love all of the pieces but especially love the Christmas ribbon one. Can't wait to see what you decide to make with them.

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    My DH's grandmother made polyester quilts. Just 3" squares sewn together. I received one of them. Put a really nice cabbage rose sheet on the back and had it machine quilted. Made a nice sturdy quilt we used in the camper.

    They don't have to be pretty but they're easy to wash and sturdy. Just turn them upside down with a nice sheet backing! Great way to use the "unwanted" polyester.

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    You got a great deal. I wish I could find something like that around here.

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    Great find!!

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    I might go back because they had another bag that had more Christmas cottons in it but it was $4.98 not that that is bad for 10lbs of fabric.

    Billy

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    Good haul!

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