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Thread: Fabric is not always for quilting

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    Super Member Grandma58's Avatar
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    I should go take pics of the fabric in the garage to share with all of you. Today I am sure I went through about 10,000 yards at least and I bet there is only 1,000 I am willing to get rid of.
    I almost wish my garage sale was tomorrow, I am half afraid I might change my mind about some of it. For all you quilters it really is not good for much of anything quilt related, except the backs, art quilts and bags. If I ever end up rescuing 20 tons of fabric again, I want it to be clean and smell good. I also want every piece of it to be useable.
    Then again I do not think I would ever ever ever rescue 20 tons of fabric again.

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    You rescued 20 tons of fabric? I must have missed that story.

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    I need to google how many miles to Montana from here....this sounds like a lovely sale.

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    Ok I have to ask! How did you wind up with 20 tons of fabric? I would love to see a picture of it all.

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    Me too. I haven't heard about this!

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    Um, just how big IS your garage?

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    curosity, where did it all come from? I would bo soooo overwhelmed!

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    Yes I did in 2008 and I have been washing it, sewing it and figuring out ways to get rid of it ever since.

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    You rescued 20 tons of fabric? I must have missed that story.

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    2 car and I still park my car in the garage, of course it is surrounded by fabric.

    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Um, just how big IS your garage?
    This is a very small portion of it. I love it, it is odd sized pieces and all kinds of stuff, some one who sews would know. Oh the coat is confetti stuff on one side and some kind of soft wool on the other.
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    Oh wow! I wish I was your neighbor. :-)

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    Me too you could always be shopping here, it would probably be really cheap to.
    Oh I meant to tell you the fabric had been in a warehouse basement since about 1980 - it was me or the dump and you know how some of us are. This does not really mean free though.


    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Oh wow! I wish I was your neighbor. :-)

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    Wow.

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    where do you live in MT?

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    ROAD TRIP!

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    yeah if you are not too far it would be nice.

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    Wow!!! Really wish I lived near you.

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    WOW!

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    we ALL live too far away..that is why she teased us with the sale info..she knew we could not get up there to spend our money...though I do have friends close by...

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    Good luck with your sale!

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    If there is still too much after the sale...a HS sewing class might welcome a donation. Some kids can't afford fabric.

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    Why not offer some of the backing type materials on this board? Many of us are on fixed incomes and can find the fabrics for our tops but they sit for awhile waiting for funds to buy backing materials. I know I would be interested. I have about 14 quilts waiting for backings.

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    I live in Montana, where are you? I would love to come shopping.

    Marie

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    Oh my that is a lot of fabric, I'm checking to see how far away u r. When is the garage sale???

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    Oh my, three years and still have more to wash! Thats alot of fabric! Mega garage sale! Wish I lived closer, I'd help you find things to do with all that fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    I need to google how many miles to Montana from here....this sounds like a lovely sale.
    I was just thinking the same thing....

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