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DEAL STEAL! I've GOT to tell you about this...

Old 02-28-2009, 06:46 AM
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This morning I went to Lowe's (a big box hardware store) and bought 1 piece of plexiglass (30 x 36 inches) for $14.47. Then I had them cut me 3 templates, 18 1/2 " square, 10 1/2" square and 8 1/2" square. Now I have my Fun and Done templates for 8 inch blocks, 10 inch blocks and 16 inch blocks. I already had a 12 1/2" square template that I paid $20 for alone!

This still gave me big leftovers, they said I could bring it back and they would cut again for free (with receipt). What a great deal!
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:49 AM
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I was trying to figure out where I could get heavy plastic to make templates. Never even thought of Lowes and better yet didn't know they would cut it for you. Thanks for the tip. I'm going this afternoon.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:53 AM
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WOW!!! That is a deal!
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:54 AM
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Good for you! Anxious to see what your fun and done will look like. Happy cutting out day to you!
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what a deal.... :D
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:24 AM
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I loved it so much I went back and had a 16 1/2" template cut and a 2 1/2" ruler OUT OF THE SAME PIECE OF PLEXIGLASS. This is such a deal. Still FREE [see me doing the happy dance????]

scurries off to play in the sewing room.... :D
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:33 AM
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I went to a store that is a paint and glass store. They have a scrap bin of 1/4" acrylic and even thicker. The small pieces are 50cents and the large pieces are $1.00.

My husband told them what he wanted the scrap piece for and they even squared it up for him FREE!

I now have the perfect small ruler for longarm stitching for $1.50! I had ALMOST bought this same size ruler on a website for $16.50 with $4.50 in shipping.

If anyone gets the Keepsake Quilting catalog you will find a wooden mallet for "whacking" down seam allowances. When you have adjoining seams they tend to be thick and if you "whack" them they will flatten out more. WELL, you can pay the price in the catalog for this wonder item OR go to Wal-Mart and head over to the kitchen area and get yourself a MEAT TENDERIZER that has a smooth surface on one side. I got my "Seam Whacker" for $3.50!

It pays to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, so to speak!
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AWESOME!! I love when you can get a good deal!! I just called my local hardware store and they want about $11 more for just the sheet of plexiglass.. guess I'll be waiting to go to the bigger store. Thank you for a great idea!! I'm all for saving money.. need it for more fabric ya know :lol:
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:25 AM
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well this tells me the piece of plexiglass
I bought for window where air conditioner
never got put is going with me when I move !!!
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:36 AM
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I would imagine that a CD marker would work Loretta!

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