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Thread: 780 lb. fabric stash sold on eBay

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    Hadn't seen anyone talking about this, so thought I'd drop a line in case anyone else would think it was fun: http://tinyurl.com/39q2v3

    23 fully-loaded Rubbermaid totes...so that's what a near-half ton of fabric looks like! :shock: Next time DH-TB says I have a "ton" of yarn or a "ton" of fabric, I can assure him that I most certainly do NOT! :lol:

    ... and they wouldn't ship it, the winner had to come pick it up. Some adventurous person got it all for just 32c a pound!

    ~Crystal

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    i can just see me telling my DH that we are going to Wisconsin to pick up 750 lbs of fabric :D He'd lock me up in the loony bin so fast it would make you dizzy! I'd never get my fabric either!

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    32 cents a pound is around 10 cents a yard. if DH said no, HE'd be the crazy one.

    and your fellow quilters would band together to help you drag him to the looney bin.

    :wink: :lol:

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    But then you would miss all the fun of going shopping, and touching ,and stroking it one piece at a time..oh such is a quilters life, where would it all fit. Good thing they already sold it :roll: :P :D :) :-) :mrgreen: :-o 8) :lol: :P :twisted: :wink: :thumbup: :-D :lol: :-o

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    :-) :-) :-)

    Amen to the fact that it is already sold as I live in Wisconsin. I could be sorely tempted.

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    That thought did occur to me too. I would no longer be able to hunt for that special piece. I guess that will keep me out of trouble for now--I do like to look, may not buy a whole lot, but half the fun is the hunt :lol:

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    Can you imagine getting THAT much fabric for 10 cents a yard?? Wow...I believe I have now seen a glimpse of Utopia, nervana even.

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    and your fellow quilters would band together to help you drag him to the looney bin.
    I'm picturing a quilted straight jacket, maybe in soothing pastels.....

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    Yep... I must agree; I'm glad it weren't me what won that thar treasure trove... It screams WAY TOO MANY MISSED SHOPPING TRIPS!!!!! No, no, no...

    It was cool to see what 750 lbs of fabric looks like.... That means I'm probably pushing... oh... 900 or so (I can just never pull it all out at once like that)... :lol: :lol: (Don't tell DH!! Shhh... our secret :wink: )

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    Yiiikkkeeessss!!! Talk about the "mother load"!! This has to be it. I cannot begin to imagine the "Christmas" package surprises the winner will have going from one piece to the next. Good for her.

    I would have trouble getting that much fabric into my sewing room, let alone sorting and then storing. My shelves are pretty full. I think I'd rather purchase one piece at a time.

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    I know logically that that is a lot of fabric to deal with, but think how exciting it would be to get that much at once! I thought I had hit the mother load when I was given 2 big trash bags full! I can't even begin to imagine what all this would be like! I have no place to store it--it would have had to sit in a corner of the dining room But imagine the fun of sorting through all of that fabric. Exciting :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

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    Hopefully the person who bought all that fabric will donate much to the groups who make quilts for children with cancer, homeless people, and wounded coming home from Iraq.

    That would be admirable. If it was me that bought it, that's where I'd be sending it off to, along with some finished quilts made from all that fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmaker101
    Hopefully the person who bought all that fabric will donate much to the groups who make quilts for children with cancer, homeless people, and wounded coming home from Iraq.
    That seems pretty likely, I think? I mean, we're all writing/saying/thinking the same things about this motherload o' fabric:

    * Where the heck would we put it?
    * Does this mean I never get to shop again?
    (though I suppose shopping in your own stash could count?), and
    * Will I be allowed to pad my cell with it? :D

    I can't imagine who'd have bought it to keep for themselves, not that it would be selfish to, but because it would be so unmanageable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdub
    Hadn't seen anyone talking about this, so thought I'd drop a line in case anyone else would think it was fun: http://tinyurl.com/39q2v3

    23 fully-loaded Rubbermaid totes...so that's what a near-half ton of fabric looks like! :shock: Next time DH-TB says I have a "ton" of yarn or a "ton" of fabric, I can assure him that I most certainly do NOT! :lol:

    ... and they wouldn't ship it, the winner had to come pick it up. Some adventurous person got it all for just 32c a pound!

    ~Crystal
    My first thought when I saw the topic is, wow what a shipping charge! But I can understand them not wanting to ship. I recently shipped just an avon carton sellers get their items in and that cost me 21.20. It about wiped me out. Also like everyone else I don't know where I would put it all. I have a room referred to as the keeping room that is stacked with totes and where the shelves are full to the point I can't get to the window to raise the blinds, but then we don't want the sun on our fabric anyway do we. And some are in ziplock bags as well as bags from Hancock/ walmart (from before they quit having it). Of course some fabric is grouped for pending or waiting projects some cut, some waiting to be cut. I just can't seem to get them done fast enough. I always have another I looking forward to getting too even though I enjoy the one I am working on at the time. Well it is time to wrap this up don't want a novel. I am sure you agree. :wink:

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    Wow, That's a real big clean out of someones stash. All I can say is that my Hubby would be very glad we live half way around the world and that it is already sold LOL. He's very understanding about my er habit, but I don't think he'd be that understanding :lol:

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    All this talk about husband's tolerance for fabric and quilting made me wonder what the non-quilting male equivalent would be? :D

    Twenty new hunting rifles???

    A multiple tv wall for watching 6 things at once???

    Marybeth

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    Lord Have Mercy! Don't say such things out loud. It'll give every male in the country ideas. My DH has NO idea how big my stash is, but he'll find out in a few years when I ahve to box it up to move :!: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I know exactly what the male equivalent is. My DH is into Tin Soldiers ooops I mean military models :lol: So he never has a word to say about my stash. They're teeny tiny things and all need to be hand painted under a magnifying glass.

    We have a bit of fun teasing each other though, He has me on, asks am I sure there isn't already a piece in there that would work and I say what does he need to buy more tin soldiers for when he's already got 5000 wating to be painted. All in good fun though. Actually works really well, we both got an interest and nobody feels the need to resent anything and he is a sweetheart. :)

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    When I was a kid, my brothers had a melting pot and molds and made lead toy soldiers. Great fun!

    My DH is into guitars and computers so he has his tech/music room and I have my quilting room. Works quite nicely and he is a sweetie as well. His mama quilted so that might help some too.

    Marybeth

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