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Thread: Great Find at Goodwill!

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    Great Find at Goodwill!

    Hello all,

    Stopped at one of my favorite thrift stores yesterday and found a OLFA Lip edge ruler for ..........are you ready for this...........$0.99! I couldn't believe it! What a score!

    Happy Quilting

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    Great find. Don't you just love thrift stores.

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    Yeaaaa for you!
    I love it when things like that happen.
    Love my lip edge ruler!

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    You never know what you will find at goodwill, they have no idea what these kind of things are nor do they know they are so pricey to buy. A little bonus for us quilters.

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    Nice score! A few years back I found 20 yards of fancy black lace tulle at a Goodwill for $7. The cashier asked me what I was going to do with it, as she had her eye on it. Unfortunately items needed to be out for one full day before employees can buy them. At the time I had no clue what I was going to use it for. Just used it the other day to cover our grapevine on our fence, so the birds would not eat all of our grapes. Finally used it for something. Just had to wait ~8 years.
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    Great score!!!

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    wohoooooo !!! right timing, right place and great find !! woohooo
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    Good for you! Don't you just love it?

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    Fun to find a great deal, isn't it-?
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    Newbie Alert, what is a lip edge ruler and what do you use it for? Are they sorta like an add a 1/4 ruler used for paper piecing.

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    Great find!

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    You beat me! I got a 3 by 18 Olfa ruler for $1 at the Salvation Army thrift store last year.

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    I am so envious!! I couldn't do a single thing without my lip-edge. You were lucky on the pricing - I've found that depending on which Goodwill I go to pricing for crafty items can range from bargain-basement to outrageous. My local Goodwill currently has a bundle of 6 pairs of knitting needles priced at $10 and old skeins of yarn priced at $4.99 each.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Goodwill items here are way over priced. Salvation Army prices are so cheap I always say keep the change.
    Got fabric?

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    picture please. Congratulations

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    I have one of those rulers and they are great. You came out good on that one.
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    Most of these people pricing these things don't know what they have! Lucky for us!!
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    I was at our thrift store this afternoon to buy old sheets and flannel blankets. I found 6 sheets, 4 flannel blankets for $12. I use them to practice on my long arm. Fabulous place to buy cotton button down shirts. 100% cotton, 4 for $1 and there's plenty of fabric in one shirt, enough to total 2 fat quarters if you count the sleeves too!

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    Good for you!!

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    The lip ruler is probably the Olipfa ruler, 5x18" or 5x24" long. It has a small ledge on one end, underneath the ruler so that as you line it up along a straight table edge or the edge of your cutting mat, it acts as a barrier to keep the ruler from sliding. Gives you straighter cuts because the ruler tends not to slip when you are cutting long (such as 18-22") cut strips. It works like a t-square would for engineers. Walmart, Joannes and other chain places carry them.

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    Graet deal!

    I can't remember ever seeing an Olfa ruler at a thrift store or a goodwill store. Maybe people don't toss them out very often. Or maybe I am always too late. LOL.

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    I have one too and love it! Has a small crack in it, but hard to find a replacement, so I'm gonna keep it as long as possible.

    mdall: Have you ever used a large t-square? If so, you know how there is a lower ridge on the one end so that you can snug it up to whatever you are working on? Most other rulers have a completely flat surface on both sides. With this ruler, you can "hook" it to the edge of your cutting matt and then just line up your measuring lines for rotary cutting your fabric. You don't have to worry about it moving around. It's 24" long and 5" wide. Mine is about 12 years old already and I wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING!

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    http://www.amazon.com/OLipfa-5-Inch-.../dp/B000WME77I

    Here's a link to the one that amazon sells. Mine is a lot older, and slightly different, but same concept for the lip to hold it snug to your cutting matt.

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    Lucky you! Our Goodwill doesn't have anything useful. It's like the 4th weekend of somebody's moving sale. lol

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