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    Flannel

    I went to the thrift store yesterday in search of flannel sheets and hit the jackpot. I use flannel in place of batting when doing table runners and some wall quilts as I don't need the heavy batting and they lay so much nicer, especially table runners. I got two queen sets and two king sets for $13.00, that's eight sheets and eight pillow cases. I just finished taking them apart after washing them in hot water and there is a lot of flannel. I am so happy, to top it off I received an email that my new sewing machine should be in today, now I am waiting anxiously for the phone call.
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    Judy in Lower Michigan

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    Great score--I do love flannel!
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    Love it when everything falls into place. Enjoy your quilting!

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    Score!!!

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    what a lucky find
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    Good for you. What machine are you getting?
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    Used flannel sheet blankets also make good batting for table runners, place mats, mug rugs, etc. Used mattress pads are fabulous for hot mats.

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    I have been very lucky also at the thrift store. I paid $6 for sets of new king size flannel sheets. They were really decent quality. I washed them, but haven't taken them apart.They are measured, and each sheet is tied with a ribbon. They have a note pinned to them with the size. I am using them for the backs of quilts. I also save the scraps, and sew the different colors together to make more backing. I love the way it looks when using the different colors..

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    Good score. I buy a lot of flannel and 100% cotton sheets for quilt backings. I measure my sheets length x width in inches and divide by 1296. That gives me the yardage contained in the sheet. I then divide the cost by the yardage which gives me the approx cost per yard. Congrats on your new sewing machine.
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    I'm going to have to find new thrift shops...the GW nearest me is really getting expensive and so much stuff there that is not moving out...and I never really find any "treasures" anymore...boohoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    Good for you. What machine are you getting?

    I am getting the Janome 1050 and am picking it up this afternoon, it did not come in until 4:30 yesterday and the shop closes at 5:00 and it takes me 45 minutes to get there. Am so excited, which is odd because I have never been this excited over purchasing a machine before. My extension table arrived earlier this week. Guess what I will be playing with the rest of the weekend and I am going to be home on Tuesday and will get to do some more playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    I'm going to have to find new thrift shops...the GW nearest me is really getting expensive and so much stuff there that is not moving out...and I never really find any "treasures" anymore...boohoo
    This is the first great find I have had in a long time and I have several thrift stores that I visit.
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    Great find. I always look at estate or garage sales for them. I use them for same as you. have fun with your new machine.
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    If you anywhere near Unique thrift store, I do very well there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    If you anywhere near Unique thrift store, I do very well there..
    We don't have that thrift store around here, we have mstli The Salvation Army & st Vincent DePaul which is where I found my flannel shhts. I have thm all washed and the seans taken out of the fitted sheets and the pillow cases. At first I was using my seam ripper to undo the seams but soon discovered I was not getting any more fabric that way so I cut them apart with my rotary cutter. Much faster and same amount of fabric.
    Happy Quilting
    Judy in Lower Michigan

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