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    My dh called and said his boss gave him some fabric. I was expecting junk. Was I wrong! i got 3 shopping bags and one trash bag full of fabric. one was all batiks. Of course I shared it with some friends. I have so many batiks, i don't know what to do with it all. Just wanted to share my good luck with all of you. all of it was great quality fabrics too. No Waste.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I can give you my address when ever you are ready! I just love batiks. :-)

    I just now noticed that you are on Long Island. My mother was born in Richmond Hill, and grew up in Babylon, and Hempstead.
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    babylon is right down the road about 30 miles away.

    any suggestions for all of those batiks. or for the 30 something fat quarters?
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    sell it on here or give it away on here for the cost of the postage.
    Sally

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    I think I would look for a quilt pattern for batiks. Maybe one of the intricate applique patterns since they fray less. Congratulations on your wind fall!

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    I like to wear summer dresses and tops made with batiks. They are very cool (literally) and summery looking done with the right colors.

    Have fun with your windfall!
    RedGarnet222

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    That's so nice of his boss. It's always fun to go thru fabric, and to get it for free, even better.

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    Wow, how nice. I would love for someone to give me all that fabric. Lynnie, where are you on LI? I am in Ridge.
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    Happy for you and can't wait to see what you create!

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    congrats on your windfall. waiting on pics of finished projects. No excuses now......

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    what fun!! that is a really good boss

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    Oh what a lucky girl.
    Enjoy your great booty. Arrrr!

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    Batiks look beautiful in the Yellow Brick Road pattern. I made one for a young lady to take with her to college. She loved it and was so glad to have it since her dorm was always cold. Even though DH knew the quilt was for her he had hopes I'd keep it.
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    I have several batiks that were given to me also, I have been looking at the Scrappy Batiks quilt in the picture section and figured out the pattern, now all I have to do is cut the blocks and get ready to sew. why is it so hard to get started some days?
    In my dream world, fabric is free and sewing makes you thin.

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    Nice boss! Save out what you want and then...well, you have lots of ideas. You could always donate to churches, guilds that make quilts for homeless shelters, NICUs, etc. Whatever you decide, enjoy the thoughtfulness of that boss.
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    How nice! Congratulations and have fun with it!

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    Marge, what a wonderful quilt. i might just make that one.
    I forgot that I too do NICU quilts. I'll make some of them too.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I don't if his boss was a man or a woman....and I hope that the Batiks were theirs and not the spouses..hehe

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    Send the 30's to me!!! Lol
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    I made the most beautiful Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt with batiks. I also made several other quilts with batiks and they are beautiful. If you have any of Kim Brackett's books, I would suggest using any of her patterns. I think batiks cut up and used with black or even beige (white) work great in a scrappy quilt. I think I've made 4 quilts now with batiks and they were very scrappy. Lucky you with all that wonderful quilt fabric, sort of an early Mother's Day gift.

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    Congratulations! Nice things happen to nice people!

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    It must be like Christmas and your birthday all rolled into one. I can only imagine the hours you will spend sorting thru the fabric and imaging all the great quilts you will create.

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    Congratulations to you - you deserve them. I have followed your comments and postings on QB and know you will do something wonderful with all of them!

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    Wow! What a nice surprise for you! You are such a generous person.....it's good to see you got to be a recipient for a change. Oh what fun you must have had looking thru all the fabric! Congratulations on your gift!

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    That was so nice of your DH's boss to think of you to gift the fabric to. Have fun with all of your new stash. I know you will find a good use for it

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