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    Junior Member Wagoza's Avatar
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    Red face Estate sale preparation...

    I found a sale that will be one day only, starting at noon, and has gobs of quilting items. I plan to be there early!
    Can't tell hubby tho. He just wouldn't understand.
    Beware the SnapDragon... part of me has snapped and the other part is draggin.

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    Have a good time. If I lived a little closer I'd go with you.

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    I'm in the Kansas City area......close to the sale?? Will be in Wichita over Easter for the dog show.....LMK!!

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    oh yeah, make sure to get there early and wait on line. Have fun and let us know what you find

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    I wanted to go to an estate sale about a week ago that listed quilting fabric. For some really important reason, I could not go on Saturday. I figured all the fabric would be gone but I really wanted to go after church the next day. When I got there, there was a sign that said everything was 50% off ! There was so much fabric to buy and all the magazines were now free. I was able to bring home about 2 large trash bags of fabric, a basket filled with scraps and a grocery sack full of magazines and books all for $35.00. I also got about a dozen blocks all varied.

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    I would get there a little bit early - they just might start letting people look around a little early.
    Nikki in MO

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    Oh my goodness...wish I was closer...I really need an "Estate Sale Fix"!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    We want to hear what treasures you come home with!!

    Donna

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    I LOVE estate sales....you can get the biggest bargins!

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    speaking of estate sales.....lost year went on the last day of one locally and there on one of the beds were two hand quilted queen size wholecloth quilts just thrown in a bunch with a lot of other stuff.....for $5.00 each!!!! They are now mine and they are so well quilted, you have to really look close to make sure those stitches are hand not machine!!!!!! I never miss an estate sale now.......

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    Shhhhh.... "neek out of the house like a mouse"

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    I have never been to an estate sale with fabric. Sounds fun!

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    Wish I was close by. My hubby just doesn't understand either! He thinks I have "enough fabric!" Imagine that!
    I LOVE estate sales!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wagoza View Post
    I found a sale that will be one day only, starting at noon, and has gobs of quilting items. I plan to be there early!
    Can't tell hubby tho. He just wouldn't understand.

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    Oh oh you lucky lady!
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    How do you find estate sales? I've only been to two and only because I came across them while riding my bicycle around the neighborhood with my husband for some exercise last summer.

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    Sounds like fun. Enjoy.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Will be looking for pics when you get home. Enjoy!
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    I am going to have to start going to estate sales. Cant wait to hear what you get.

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    Be careful of those sales - the last quilting garage sale I went to cost me $8,000!!! Really ... I was able to buy a Gammill longarm quilting machine - the couple were moving to Mexico - my husband went with me that day and I was totally surprised at his offer to buy it for me! It is set up in my family room now and I am learning how to use it.

    Good luck at your sale ... I can hardly wait for garage sale season to start in Oregon ... what will I find this summer??? lol

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    I'm excited just hearing about your anticipated trip to the sale. I never miss estate sales. Have fun and let us know what treasures you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w7sue View Post
    Be careful of those sales - the last quilting garage sale I went to cost me $8,000!!! Really ... I was able to buy a Gammill longarm quilting machine - the couple were moving to Mexico - my husband went with me that day and I was totally surprised at his offer to buy it for me! It is set up in my family room now and I am learning how to use it.

    Good luck at your sale ... I can hardly wait for garage sale season to start in Oregon ... what will I find this summer??? lol

    LOL, no problem here! Hubby would never to to any sale with me.
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    oh my sounds like heaven!
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    Junior Member Wagoza's Avatar
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    Turned out this was a storage sale... not estate. Didn't get the bargains I was hoping for but still did well. I will take pics of my finds tonight. Found two quilt tops ready to quilt, $10 for one and $5 for the other. Also grabbed two grocery sacks full of fabric scraps and large pieces for $38. Lots of older prints includint.... PEANUTS! I love peanuts! So happy I went!
    Beware the SnapDragon... part of me has snapped and the other part is draggin.

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