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Thread: Garage sales ROCK!!!!

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    Garage sales ROCK!!!!

    Yesterday we visited a "divorce" sale. Apparently the wife walked out and husband is selling her leftover stash (supposedly with wife's consent). The woman helping had zero knowledge of fabrics so was relying on the kindness of the quilters buying the stuff.

    I got a Crabapple Hill complete kit, a Moda 2008 BOM set with finishing kit (on Ebay for over $250), a huge roll of civil war repros and a shirting roll. Lastly, a bit suitcase tin filled with 8 honey buns and the coord. fabric for a pineapple sundae quilt. Yummy. We told her to have it again and sell all the fabric by the pound to make it easier. It was so disorganized that I am sure there was more great stuff and coordinating fabric but we could not find it. I also had husband in tow and that slows me down.

    Today we stopped at a quilters stash reduction garage sale and I found 62 brights coord. fat quarters still in ribbon, another smaller stack with coord. yardage in bright flower colors, a bundle of37 of the colors of a tone on tone collection, a cute kit, 48 civil war fat quarters bound together from one collection and some novelty fabrics.

    All for about 30% of retail. So glad I found them before going to Paducah as now I will not be shopping for fabric. I am so excited to actually use this fabric.

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    WOW ~ I need to tag along with you when you go shopping
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    Wow sounds like a lot of fabrics...the price sound a little high for a garage sale.

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    What a great day! It had to be so much fun.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    You might think this was high but the quality was fantastic and it was all just what I wanted.

    The fat quarters around here at shops at the best ever sales are now $1.50. These at the garage sale were around 75cents.

    The big kits at around 30% (or 70% off) are terrific. One was $40 and on ebay it is over $250. Around here the max sales are 50% for picked over fabrics. We have a LQS going out of business and she has only 20% off her leftovers.

    Good prices for me for the quality and first choice.

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    wow, if I was getting divorced (unlikely after 31 years!!) DH and I would be fighting over who gets to keep the fabric!!

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    Wow take me with you next time you go!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasureit View Post
    Wow sounds like a lot of fabrics...the price sound a little high for a garage sale.

    30% retail is high?
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    Here is how I found them:
    Sale #1 was a note on our guild facebook page. It was kind of hard to find and a drive but we combined the trip with a fiber fair excursion.
    Sale #2 was on craigslist. Not well described but I took a chance. Craigslist is wonderful. Several years ago I got fat quarters for a quarter each and got around 240 of them at one sale off craigslist.

    We live in a city of 1 million and in the midwest so there are lots of quilters and stores and stuff. About 4 times a year I find a terrific sale. Some are toads but that is the way for all garage type sales.

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    You had a GOOD day! Congratulations!

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    I love finding a winner. I got about $100 in great quality batik charms for $20 today.

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    you must be doing your happy dance since you found all those treasures
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Congratulations on your fabric find!

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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I think you got a great deal !!! wow !!!! First dibs on LQS stuff !??!?!?!?! now thats being at the right place at the right time !!!!

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    Fabulous finds - I call it "the thrill of the hunt" - LOL - I can see why men go hunting - they never know what they will find.
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    Congrats on your great finds

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    Wow! You had a fun day! Do hope we get to see pics of your lovely creations from your new fabrics!
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    Sounds like you got quite a "haul"...good for you!!!
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    My sister and I have always loved going "garage sailing", as we call it. What is someone's junk is another person's treasure. I can't tell you how much treasure I've picked up at garage sales! Resale and Charity shops as well! Sometimes I "score" and sometimes I come home empty handed. Nothing is a bargain if you have no use for it, that's my motto. I'm very picky. My sister and I learned from our Mother. She was the best!
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    We never have garage sales like that around meGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

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    So cool! What a haul!!!!
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    I like to make lists. I also like to leave them laying on my sewing table and then guess what's on the list while at the fabric store. Fun game.

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    I wonder if there is another garage sale on the other side of town with a bunch of woodworking tools! ROFL
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    I live in NJ and never find these kindsn of garage sales! I so wish i did. good for you on such great bargains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetana3 View Post
    You might think this was high but the quality was fantastic and it was all just what I wanted.

    The fat quarters around here at shops at the best ever sales are now $1.50. These at the garage sale were around 75cents.

    The big kits at around 30% (or 70% off) are terrific. One was $40 and on ebay it is over $250. Around here the max sales are 50% for picked over fabrics. We have a LQS going out of business and she has only 20% off her leftovers.

    Good prices for me for the quality and first choice.

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    You did good! My hubby says if I ever divorce him, he is keeping the quilting stuff. That is only because he knows I'm not going without it. hehehehe!
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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