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Thread: **Jackpot!!**

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    **Jackpot!!**

    about 8 yrs ago my great-aunts mother passed away. she was a seamstress for many years in Lancaster, PA and over the years acquired mass amounts of fabric. anyways, my aunt asked if i would want any of the fabric so of course, I said yes..... well, she brought me a truck load of boxes... all full of fabric. I put them away and forgot about them......

    ..... UNTIL TODAY!!!! I thought I died and went to heaven!!! There are hundreds of Dresden Plate pieces cut.... along with various sizes of squares..... WOW!!!!! 90% of the fabric is 1950-1960's era and I am lovin' it!!!!!

    Now I just need to decide what I want to do with all this treasure!!!

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    WOW!! Congrats to you! That sounds like loads of fun to me.

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    wow, jackpot indeed. now we need to see lots of pics of your creations
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    What a great find! It was very sweet of your GA to think of you
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    What a blessing you have received especially in these hard times and the price of fabric !
    Have fun !

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    Really awesome!!!

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    Isn't it fun - just like winning the lottery - well, almost!

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    Fun time!!
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    If you're really having trouble deciding what to do with all that loot, I'll be glad to PM my address to you!
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    Cannot wait to see all the pretty things you will be making with all the fabric!!
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    You are one lucky lady.

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    You're a different one to me. I'm not capable of putting any material away without taking a peek...just don't have the willpower. Glad to hear of the treasures you found.

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    Ooooooooo, we want pictures!

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    I've already got 2 hand stitched! I feel like a little kid with a new toy! I usually machine stitch everything so this is really something "new" for me! lol I just can't believe I've had all this in my house for all these years and didn't realize what I had!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    wow, jackpot indeed. now we need to see lots of pics of your creations
    DITTO to that. what a wonderful surprise for you.

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    Fabulous! Please post pictures of what you make from this fabric! Have fun!
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    We need pics!!!!!!!!
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    What a blessing ... you are going to have a great time!

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    Oh my goodness..you must feel like you died and went to heaven! I know I would...
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    You did hit the jackpot! Congratulations.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    pictures..I NEED PICTURES...a good fabric junkie must always SEE the treasures...do share if/when you can please!

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    It sounds like you got too busy with life. What a pleasure it must have been for you to come across them again at the right time to enjoy and appreciate your bounty.

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    how cool and right before Christmas too. You are very lucky.
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    Wow that is terrific!

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    You are so fortunate! You will love working with the 50's fabrics! They have such a nice feel and look.

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