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    No pics...busy washing all the fabrics but got possibly 300 yards of material for 150.00
    So excited.
    So happy1
    Knew you all could share the joy...will try to post when washed and refolded.

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    WOW!!!!
    Just wondering...how long does it take to wash, dry AND fold 300 yards of fabric?????
    You sure were in the right place at the right time!!!
    Can't wait to see it all!!!

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    Waiting with baited breath!!
    Good for you!!

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    Congratulations on your great find.

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    how long will it take to IRON it all...OY...I do large washings like this, then just fold and set aside..I then take like colors, dampen them and put into a large ziploc(one of the super jumbo size) and place in the fridge over night...the threads will swell when wet and release the wrinkles, so I can press much easier...learned this from ironing the old military uniforms that were cotton...learned it from my mom who did my dads uniforms for 23 years....

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    yeah for you!

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    Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumcoop
    No pics...busy washing all the fabrics but got possibly 300 yards of material for 150.00
    So excited.
    So happy1
    Knew you all could share the joy...will try to post when washed and refolded.
    Never mind TRY,,,,,, we all want to see this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    how long will it take to IRON it all...OY...I do large washings like this, then just fold and set aside..I then take like colors, dampen them and put into a large ziploc(one of the super jumbo size) and place in the fridge over night...the threads will swell when wet and release the wrinkles, so I can press much easier...learned this from ironing the old military uniforms that were cotton...learned it from my mom who did my dads uniforms for 23 years....
    Thanks for the tip...not sure my refrig is big enough.
    have washed 4 loads...about 4 or 6 more to go.
    Hope to count the yards as I fold...it at least seems like 300...we will see

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    Look forward to seeing pics....great buying!

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    Last load in washer...when all are dry I will take a pic of them on my two couches...and when all folded will take another. May not be 300 but I am tired from just washing.
    Still excited though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumcoop
    Last load in washer...when all are dry I will take a pic of them on my two couches...and when all folded will take another. May not be 300 but I am tired from just washing.
    Still excited though.
    for that price, if it is all usable, and more than 150 yards, you made out just grand!

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    That is a lot of material to get all at once. You must have hit the motherload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumcoop
    No pics...busy washing all the fabrics but got possibly 300 yards of material for 150.00
    So excited.
    So happy1
    Knew you all could share the joy...will try to post when washed and refolded.
    Have ironed and folded for 3 days...I think one more day will do it.
    I hope....then storing.
    Hope I will have the strength to quilt! LOL
    I will post when all is neat and folded.

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    Wow, can't wait to see it. Lucky girl

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    waiting with baited breath for the pics...

    also...i sure didnt envy you having to untangle all those yards of fabric

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    This is a good find. Congradulations.

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    i'M EXCITED TO SEE YOUR TREASURE!!!!

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    Wow, can't wait to see it.

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    I better start going to estate sales!

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    glad I am not holding my breath waiting for pix..hehehe

    the anticipation.....

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    Good for you. Cotton prices are going up. You scored girl!

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    Lucky you1

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    Even washing, drying and ironing is fun with new treasures!!! Can't wait to see pictures!

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    congrats!

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