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Thread: Fabric Find

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    Senior Member Stitching4Fun's Avatar
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    My daughter and I went to an auction yesterday. And low and behold we came across some fabric on bolts!! The great news........we got it for $10 and when we got home we divided it up. We each got about 100 yards!! The buy of the day!!! All cotton fabric too. So it was all good for quilting. Alot of calicos in it. At 5 cents a yard, I think we got a GREAT deal.

    Mine is in the washing machine now. I am washing it according to the colors. I have five loads of washing to do. But the loads are not real full, but I don't want to add this to my stash until it was washed. And most of the bolts had 25 yards on them.

    Now that made the day worthwhile. I also got a Kenmore sewing machine in the cabinet for just $10. The guy that owned it came to me after I bought it and told me that it was his and it runs very well. I haven't had time to check it out. I was so exhausted after being at the auction all day long.........left at 8am and returned home at 5pm. And the auction was still going on!!

    Barb

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    :shock: :shock: :shock: Wow!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
    That is AWESOME!!!! Great find!!!!

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    WOW you got a fantastic deal!!! What are you going to do with it all? Maybe you can show us some pictures of your great find?

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    What a great day for you and your daughter!!! 8) 8) 8) I wonder if that 5 cent a yard price was comparable to 1900???? Wouldn't it be fun to find out??? I would also love to see a picture of your awesome deal :D :D :D

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    SCORE! :thumbup:

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    Wow! That would be more than my little heart could handle! How exciting to find a deal like that. Like they said above me, show us pictures of your treasure! :lol:

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    Sounds like a great day! Photos of your new machine and fabric please, so I can drool all over the keyboard. :lol:

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    I am in the middle of washing all the fabric now.....once I get it done and folded I will take some pictures and post them.

    I am tickled to death

    Barb

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    Wow, that is sew neat! Now, where to put it until you decide what to sew with it! :lol:

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    That's Fantastic!! :D
    I am so envious!! :mrgreen:
    Sulabug,
    :D :D :D

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    What a deal. You were in the right place at the right time.

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    Great deal!!!! I am going to a town wide yard sale Sat. Maybe i will score too.

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    WOOHOO!!! I'm thinking we need to go play at your house! :)

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    congrats....... great find

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    I am wondering what kind of auction sells bolts of fabric? Was his in someone's home or business?

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    Just saw your thread for the first time. Did you ever post pictures of the fabric?

    My first thought was, Oh, the swaps you can do!

    Last thing is about the auction itself. I've long wondered how it works. I've seen ads, but it sounds like you have to prove you have hundreds of dollars available before you can even bid. So is there some kind of registration/money verification process?

    And how do you bid? How do you scratch your nose without the auctioneer thinking you're making a bid?

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    Oh, I am green with envy. What a great find.

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    DMcWilliams.....

    No the auction is not in someone's home or business. It is an auction that people from all over come to. Some bring what they have instead of doing a yard sale and it just gets auctioned off. It could have been from an estate. There are all sorts of things at these auctions.....antiques, lawn mowers, old tools, clothes baskets......you name it, it is there. It is held in this area every wednesday. I don't go all the time, but would love to have some of the things they have there.

    I have only been a few times, but that was the first time I have seen fabric there. What you pay is determined by how many people are there looking for that stuff. I got the sewing machine with cabinet for just $10 and that was a steal. I also got 6 huge laundry basket of wicker and they are nice and sturdy. along with them I got an outdoor wooden park bench for the yard. And I got the baskets and the bench for just $10... another steal.

    I reupholster furniture and was bidding on some hose reels (3 of them) and I got them for just $10 along with alot of other things. I got a really nice wingback chair and a sofa with that lot.....and you guessed it, all for just $10. I wasn't really wanting the sofa and chair, but it is really nice furniture and since I do upholstery anyway, it was a great deal.

    Barb

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