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Thread: Finally, a garage sale score!

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    Finally, a garage sale score!

    I found a listing for a garage sale on my local Craigslist yesterday. It was titled "Sewer's Dream Sale". I've been on a fabric diet but thought I could score a good deal on zippers so off I went. Oh, my! The seller's MIL had passed away and she had worked at Joann's for over 15 years. There was so much fabric, I tried to restrain myself. There were no scraps, everything was a 1 yd cut or more. I made my selections and took them to pay. The lady said $20, I said "No Problem!" I brought them home and washed and ruler folded them. Each fabric that I chose was 3 yards all the way up to 8 yards. The last light blue fabric on the right is an 8 yard cut of flannel. I measured and I got 70+ yards of fabric for $20!!! The last picture is the four fabrics that are my favorites out of the whole lot!
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    Wow! You did score at that sale!
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    Green with envy here! 70+ yards for $20? That's a ten-star score!!!
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    Goodies! Fun, fun.
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    ​Ca Ching, you hit the jackpot!

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    You got a wonderful deal. Many possibilities there.
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    WOW!!! Wish it was me, although I don't know where I can stash any more until I get organized---again (lol).

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    You got a wonderful deal.
    In my quilt lab!

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    Wow! Great score!!!!!!

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    Just awesome! I love great deals like that!

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    Wooowhoo for AuntPiggly - SCORE!!! Enjoy every square inch of it!

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    Wish there were garage sales like that in South Dakota. - Oh wait - when I die there probably will be one consisting of all my fabric. Back to the sewing room to use up some more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nammie to 7 View Post
    Wish there were garage sales like that in South Dakota. - Oh wait - when I die there probably will be one consisting of all my fabric. Back to the sewing room to use up some more!
    I used to think my stash would look like this when I died but after seeing what "too much" looks like in person, I'm pretty sure mine can fit into a van or maybe a van and an SUV. Or maybe a van, SUV and a midsize car. Oh, hell let's just get a moving truck!!!
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    Wow that's a great haul! Congrats!

    QuESTION: is the fabric all the way on the left Tourquoise or Teal? What manufacturer is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere View Post
    Wow that's a great haul! Congrats!

    QuESTION: is the fabric all the way on the left Tourquoise or Teal? What manufacturer is it?

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    it is a teal and there isn't any information on the selvage. If you are interested, I've got some to spare; just send me a pm!
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    Awesome score!

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    Oh, my, that was a score! Good for you, good for you and good for the deceased MILs family.

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    Great! Any zippers? Lol

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    Terrific score!! What fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdaniels View Post
    Great! Any zippers? Lol
    They had a basket of about 30-40 zippers and they wanted $35 dollars for it. about half of them were ones that had been removed from an article of clothing (upcycled - which is okay in my book!) They wouldn't come down in the price so I opted for the fabric instead of the zippers!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
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    Oh yeah!!! You scored really well.
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    Wonderful find...Good for you.....

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    Lucky you! I don't think they have deals like that here!

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    Wow!! You totally scored!

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    Sometimes you have to go off your diet. At least there are no calories to count and it won't raise your cholesterol levels. probably really lowered your blood pressure. Where else are you going to get that much fabric for less than $.30 a yard? Nothing like making out like a "FAT RAT" as my father used to say.

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