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    Junior Member hlponyfarm's Avatar
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    Stopped into our local goodwill store this am to see if they had anything that I could use for quilting. and lo and behold! I found remnents hanging with the sheets and curtains. I got like 4 yards of navy blue cotton for 1.27. also got 5 others that were on nice colors, cotton and most were over a yard, all for under 1.27 each. Dont know if anyone has looked for fabric in there before but you cant beat the price!

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    Ihave stopped into my Good Will on occasion. They never have any fabric or other quilt stuff. I think they donate it to another cause . They have had a few sewing machines.

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    I have a friend whose husband is on dissability. She always shops at the Goodwill and places like that. She has found nice fabrics including yardage of Hoffman batiks.

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    Our Goodwill never has any fabric either. Nice find.

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    I have found some amazing fabric at the second hand stores... I try not to look any more!! I behaved myself the last time I went in to Hancocks and only purchased 1 yard of pumpkin fabric for fall art quilts.... then put the blinders back on!

    One of our local thrift stores has the fabric all nicely measured and folded - it's sweet. Lately though I have only seen polyester ickiness but then I don't go there often anymore.

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    Fabric at our thrift stores don't last long LOL it leaves almost as soon as it hits the shelf :D:D:D

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    We never have it here....

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    I find fabric at of our thrift shops. Sometimes I find really nice stuff.

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    I haven't been to the Goodwill for a while now but the last time I was there I didn't see anything I wanted. The price has gone up on everything. The book area was a total mess and didn't feel like sorting thru them. I use to go there every two weeks looking for fabric, quilting books and notions anything that was crafty.

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    Nice find!

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    I seem to find at least one piece of fabric that I can use at the thrift stores when I visit them. I have found some real nice fabrics, sometime I even find enough for the backing on one.

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    I work at Salvation Army, and we get a TON of fabric in all the time, but no one buys much of it around here. I wish we (employees) were allowed to shop in the store, I would have a HUGE collection!

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    Our Goodwill never has fabric,books or anything connected to quillting & yes, prices have gone up....just like other stores.I was looking at Men's cotton dress shirts & they were $7 each.The only sheets were thin, almost worn thru.Did see a couple nice chenille spreads for like $12.

    Have been in cleaner, neater Goodwills....ours has gone to seed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    I haven't been to the Goodwill for a while now but the last time I was there I didn't see anything I wanted. The price has gone up on everything. The book area was a total mess and didn't feel like sorting thru them. I use to go there every two weeks looking for fabric, quilting books and notions anything that was crafty.

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    I check there and the thrifts all the time. Just have to bethere when it is. Sheets are a steel too! D

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    We never have it here....
    Here too! I don't think many people in the area I live in sew so I never see it here.

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    I need to start stopping in at ours. I hope I can find buys like yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    I work at Salvation Army, and we get a TON of fabric in all the time, but no one buys much of it around here. I wish we (employees) were allowed to shop in the store, I would have a HUGE collection!
    Are you allowed to "proxy shop" for us? You could be our personal shopper. Wow, think of the new revinue stream for your Salvation Army store.

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    call friends, have them come and buy it for you. no one would have to know but you and your friend, just a thought

    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    I work at Salvation Army, and we get a TON of fabric in all the time, but no one buys much of it around here. I wish we (employees) were allowed to shop in the store, I would have a HUGE collection!

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    Good for you...Congrats :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I find fabric at of our thrift shops. Sometimes I find really nice stuff.
    Found a 12 yard piece of Christmas cotton for $6 at a thrift store recently.

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    I look at our Goodwill every time I'm there. It's a hit or miss store. I have found fabric on two of my trips. It is usually hidden in with the sheets, curtains, bedspreads, etc. I love the hunt.

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    yup thats where I found my stuff. I got a really nice peice of a bright blue batik I havent measured it yet but it is at least 2 yards and not the thin stuff!

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    Goodwill is always hit or miss... But, it's still the first place I look for fabrics,etc.

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    Our goodwill is sorta messy. But I look weekly at a thrift store run by the hospice. Have found lots of great jackets there for $5. Fabric is limited, but they have some. It can be hard to find because they have it all rolled up. Definitely no batiks!

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    Hospice is another place you may want to look for fabrics.

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