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    Estate Sale find

    First thing: This was not the first day of the sale. Found out those on the company's "email list" found out it was held starting Tuesday and the public got to go Thursday-Saturday.

    I went immediately to the bedroom with fabric and the sign said $1 per piece. I took everything two yards and larger and a few smaller pieces. When I got home found it was over 100 yards. Found 5 kits, 5 books, specialty floss, charms, olfa cutter and new blades. ps: quilt shop quality fabric and no pieces chopped up.

    Got it all for $61. This was a 5000 square foot home and everything including the house was for sale.

    I found the ad on Craigslist and only went because it mentioned sewing and fabric. Could have been a bust and sure wish I had known about it on Tuesday.

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    Good for you. Sounds like you did great even with a late start!

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    Wow! Sounds like you did great! I've never been that lucky.

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    How wonderful! Enjoy creating beauty with all that fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetana3 View Post
    First thing: This was not the first day of the sale. Found out those on the company's "email list" found out it was held starting Tuesday and the public got to go Thursday-Saturday.

    I went immediately to the bedroom with fabric and the sign said $1 per piece. I took everything two yards and larger and a few smaller pieces. When I got home found it was over 100 yards. Found 5 kits, 5 books, specialty floss, charms, olfa cutter and new blades. ps: quilt shop quality fabric and no pieces chopped up.

    Got it all for $61. This was a 5000 square foot home and everything including the house was for sale.

    I found the ad on Craigslist and only went because it mentioned sewing and fabric. Could have been a bust and sure wish I had known about it on Tuesday.
    Grrrrrrrr...LOL I never find sewing things around here enjoy you treasures

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    Wow! I always hear about sales when I can't go for some reason. You definitely hit the jackpot. Good for you. Enjoy!!!!

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    What a terrific find! Especially when the LQS fabrics are now so expensive. Enjoy!

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    What a great success - happy for you!!!

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    My friend and I enjoy making charity quilts and we were just talking about backing fabric. This will work for back and/or fronts.

    This only happens 4 or 5 times a year. Now I am even more selective about garage/estate/rummage sales since gas is over $4 a gallon in Indiana and I have run out of storage room.

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    ​Congratulations!

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    I saw that ad too, sweetana3! Glad you got to go and get such a deal.
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    You go girl! What a deal!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Great find....Enjoy....

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    Love a haul like that.

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    Great find...envious..never find bargains like that.

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    Good for you. Enjoy.

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    Happy days!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    What a great score!!! Enjoy!

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    Great find!!!

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    Awesome - congrats!!

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    Congrats on your great find, perhaps others weren't as interested in the fabric and sewing items to take notice.

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    Congrats on your terrific finds!! Happy sewing!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    A quilting friend of mine was teaching her two granddaughters how to quilt and sew. Mind you, these girls are in their early 20's and married, so not little kids. Between this grandmother, the girl's mother, the grandmother on the paternal side, and the girls, they were able to put together enough money to buy each of the girls used Bernina's in great shape, and the girls are thrilled! But neither of them had much of a stash, so I suggested to my friend that she list what she needs for the girls under "Looking to Find" (or whatever the name of that section on Craig's list where you're trying to locate items). So she did. She was absolutely gobsmacked when she got 9 good responses! These were people who could no longer sew, but had lots of stash and notions left over. There were couple calls where the person was in a Nursing Home, never to return home, and the family was trying to get a head start on cleaning things out. There was also one lady who thought she wanted to sew, and had gone out and bought all kinds of fabric, all quilt shop quality, and then she decided she hated sewing and quilting. Anyway, my friend went to all 9 of these places, with money left over from the collection for the sewing machines, and did she hit the jackpot! She was able to get large and good quality stashes for both girls, along with all kinds of notions, rulers, storage units, thread, etc. etc.! She also got enough to replenish her own stash. She ended up with so much fabric that she donated about 60 yards to her Church quilting group. And she got it dirt cheap.

    So I suppose the moral is, don't wait for a listing on Craig's list, or elsewhere. Put in an ad for looking for whatever you need, and let's hope your luck is as good as my friend's. It was amazing the people she found who were more than willing to part with good stuff cheap, but just didn't have the "gumption" to do the ad themselves.
    MacThayer

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    Great find. Enjoy your treasures.

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    My daughter in IL got all of what was left of fabric, notions and crafts at an estate sale for $1. Five boxes and she is planning on sending most of it to me. I'm excited! She said one bag with uncut fabric had a Marshall Field receipt from 1969.

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