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    Goodwill find

    Just stopped in to look around. I came home with 92 yards of Quilt Shop Quality material. The cost was $1.58 per yard. Happy Dance for me. There are 12 different cuts and they will all make great quilt backings. I have gotten small amounts before but this was the Mother lode.

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    Where are the pictures, got to have pictures when we here of such great finds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljquilter View Post
    Just stopped in to look around. I came home with 92 yards of Quilt Shop Quality material. The cost was $1.58 per yard. Happy Dance for me. There are 12 different cuts and they will all make great quilt backings. I have gotten small amounts before but this was the Mother lode.
    Wow! Good for you! Which city is that Goodwill in?
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    I'm not greedy. It's in Tomah. Will try for pictures when DH gets home to be my tec support.

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    Doing the happy dance for you!

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    I keep going back to my local GW and they have nothing.

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    I never seem to luck out at the goodwill or salvation army in my area. I have to go out of state to find things.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Ditto here too. The only piece of fabric that I have found at Goodwill in the last year was one piece which I did not buy. They never seem to have fabric. Happy for you though.

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    My Goodwill doesn't have anything but I'm really happy for you. Congrats. Enjoy your find. Sue

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    I to have found good deals at thrift stores and garage sales. You just never know till you find them.
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    My closest GW is moving to a larger store. Will be setup on the 6th I think. Things have been a little lean at the old store lately! LOL
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    Awesome find!!

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    Lucky lucky u! Don't cha just love when that happens?!

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    Awesome find! Looking forward to seeing your haul.

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    Here's a picture of what I got at Goodwill yesterday.
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    You were definitely in the right place at the right time. Congratulations.

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    It gets even better. I stopped after work yesterday and got 3 more cuts-almost 12 yards- for $15. In two days I have gotten fabric just a bit longer than a football field for an average of $1.57 a yard! Probably shouldn't but will stop again tonight. Just in case.

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    Good for you. I can never find anything at my store.

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    WOW! Nice find! Yep, I would stop there again and again and again! Ours never has anything worth buying! Bummer
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    my GW never has anything! They see me coming and hide the good stuff. Congrads on the haul

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    Great find. Our Goodwill never has fabric.

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    I buy cotton men's shirts and cut them up. Sometime I get them for .50 I also look for gored wool skirts for my felted woolen works.

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    unbelievable! I have never even found a bag of itsy bitsy scraps in a thrift dtore. Lucky you

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    You can find good deals at thrift stores. If you go to one often and make friends with the people running the store you can ask them to notify you when fabric etc. comes in.
    I never met a quilt that I did not like.I go to pieces regularly.

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    I never find anything at the Goodwill or garage sales!!
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