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Thread: Thrift Shops... Gotta love them!!

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    Super Member Zappycat's Avatar
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    Today was my day off, and also half price week at the local thrift shop! Of course, I couldn't stay away! I spent less that $10 and came away with a 7 paperbook books, a book about patchwork quilting (old but still good!), 2 craft patterns, 3 bags of polyfil stuffing (one of the reasons I always go!) and a BIG roll of plush felt... must be at least 7 yards! It was $2.50!! A good day of thrift shop shopping!! YEY!!

    Anyone else have any awesome bargains they want to tell us about!?

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    I only wish. . . . .

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    Only thing I came away with yesterday was a lovely, butter soft leather jacket with a style I'd never have been able to afford new~~and it was only $2.98!!! And it fit beautifully, which is rather difficult with small waist, big boobs and batwing under arms!!
    Have to go out of town to get fabrics and such in thrift shops. And those Feather Weights...ah, they are to dream about. Never around here, and what is there have almost new prices on them.

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    I love my thrift stores. I got a huge bag of fabric recently for 4.00. I ususally find at least one little piece to buy for pennies. Best haul was 13 yards of 90 inch good muslin for 4.00.

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    awesome finds...

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    thrift store are my MALL!! every brand and odd and end u can imagine!!

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    great finds! Havent been to any lately!

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    I wish we had such shops here in Uk. We have charity shops, which I think are the same, but I have never seen fabric of any kind. It is mainly clothes and bric a brac. We do not have garage sales, but we do have car boot sales, I have been to a couple but they start so early in the morning, and I have never seen any sort of fabric at these either

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    Oh, I forgot... in my haul for under $10, I also got an old deluxe Scrabb;e game with a revolving turntable, very cool... I will give it to my sister for her vacation house and another educational game that I will send to my daughter's school. She goes to a special school for handicapped kids and this game is a bingo game with animal sounds. The bingo cards just have pictures of animals, no words, and it comes with a cassette tape of animal sounds. I think the teacher will be happy with it... and if not, what the heck, it was only $1!!

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    Yesterday I found 17 yards of nice quilting fabric for $17 at a thrift store. I hadn't been to this store for months because I don't really need any more fabric. I just couldn't resist! :oops:

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    Great deals! I never find anything like this! Ours is kinda high priced. I can get the boys jeans for $2.50 but a lil jumper for my 3 year old cost me $3. (a lot less material in a lil jean jumper than the boys pants).

    I found 2 flowery sheets there last time but they were $2.50 each. I bought them both and will use them in with some other sheet fat quarters that I bought from someone. All flowery. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    Yesterday I found 17 yards of nice quilting fabric for $17 at a thrift store. I hadn't been to this store for months because I don't really need any more fabric. I just couldn't resist! :oops:
    WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    Yesterday I found 17 yards of nice quilting fabric for $17 at a thrift store. I hadn't been to this store for months because I don't really need any more fabric. I just couldn't resist! :oops:
    Ok... I'm thinking... maybe YOU WIN!! Best deal!! LOL!

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    Here is my deal I found yesterday -
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-120963-1.htm

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    It just goes to show that there are more ways than one to build a stash. I prefer the thrift store way as it is fun to look and search and costs a whole lot less.

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    Every Sunday at our local DAV (Disabled Veterans) Thrift Store is 25 cent day. Certain colored tags are 25 cents each or 5 for $1. Last Sunday I got 3+ yards of red plaid flannel for 25 cents, also a new jacket for 25 cents, a man's shirt with the tags still on it (never worn) for 25 cents ($75 on the tag) and little girl's tap shoes for 25 cents. My granddaughter's size and she will love them !!!!!
    I don't shop at the mall anymore..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter
    Here is my deal I found yesterday -
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-120963-1.htm
    Good deal!!
    Who needs malls?!! haha!

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    Thrift Shops...I love them...and I ALWAYS find something that I NEEDED...even before I knew I needed it...lol...Naomi
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    My thrift stores are pretty pricey but occasionally you can find a really good deal on 50% off days. I seem to find better deals at yard sales but those are only in the spring/summer.

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    I got a "dollhouse" at Goodwill last week. It is 5 feet tall about 3 feet wide and has 4 stories plus attic, total of 7 rooms. Carpet on the floors, no furniture, but that is OK cause I got it for the cats I have taken in who needed new homes. I have found homes for 7-8 cats in past year. Anyway my son took the house out of the truck and 3 cats were in it in less than 2 min. The cost? $15. Could not buy the wood for that. It is going on the screened porch the cats have access to when they are thru roaming the barn and yard. Take care.
    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaaJR
    I got a "dollhouse" at Goodwill last week. It is 5 feet tall about 3 feet wide and has 4 stories plus attic, total of 7 rooms. Carpet on the floors, no furniture, but that is OK cause I got it for the cats I have taken in who needed new homes. I have found homes for 7-8 cats in past year. Anyway my son took the house out of the truck and 3 cats were in it in less than 2 min. The cost? $15. Could not buy the wood for that. It is going on the screened porch the cats have access to when they are thru roaming the barn and yard. Take care.
    Linda
    What a great idea for re-purposeing! Goes to show you have imagination to spare!

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    I never have good luck at thrift shops around here. Their prices are NOT thrifty. Boo Hoo Whine Whine Whine.... some day I will hit the mother load....lol

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    I also love thrift stores. I go in to see if I can find any batting (I use the batting for qayg, so even if the part of the batting has been used, I can still use it. My best find was 2 pieces of the same bue fabric for 20 cents. I had no idea how long the material was, but I knew they were both big pieces. When I got home, I discovered that each piece of fabric was 3 yds long. Twenty cents for six yards of material is not bad at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smagruder
    I never have good luck at thrift shops around here. Their prices are NOT thrifty. Boo Hoo Whine Whine Whine.... some day I will hit the mother load....lol
    I have found that just when I think I will never get a good deal like those posted here------------I will find something special. Ask if they will negoiate-----------I have never had to do that but worth a try.

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    The ones in Enid are HIGH compared to all the bargains I read about here--mostly $2 per yard or more....

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