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Thread: had a good month in August

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    had a good month in August

    First I got a new Singer sewing machine "gifted" to me(Not just new-to-me!) Works great compared to my 62-year old Singer portable. I love the way it threads, first one I have had that does not have that skinny wire in the upper thread tension, that I have managed to break on every single machine I have ever had. Also found out it does not need any oiling except under the bobbin! Wow!

    Then I went to an moving sale where the woman was a quilter. While there wasn't any fabric (she got rid of it some other way), I got 2 cutting mats, a few rulers, a vintage Log Cabin quilt top, a few small WIP's and a full size Star quilt top with backing and binding, 3 full size quilt battings, & 3 crib quilt battings. I rummaged around in some totes until I found the rotary cutters and got a handful of those too! Now I have 10!! All for $20.

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    wow, you have had a good month!!
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    wow, a good month indeed
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    Well done!

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    Congratulations!! Years of fun ahead of you!
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    What a haul!

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    You are ready for sewing time now!

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    Good for you, your lucky month.
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    I just love hearing stories like this! I frequent garage/yard sales as often as I can. It was on my agenda this morning but I got lazy and did some quilt blocks instead and never even got dressed. It is going on 5:30 in the afternoon and I am just getting cleaned up so no garage sales for today. Next week for sure. With the holiday there may or may not be many.

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    Sounds like a good find for you.

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    Wow! You made out … lucky you!

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    What a lucky find!
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    Oh my that does sound like quite a haul. The seller must be thrilled it went to a fellow quilter. I know i would be happy. That's why I like to send my scraps to folks here on the QB.

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    You as so lucky! Nothing like a quilting bargain.

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    Enjoy your new toys.

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    Excellent find! These kind of finds are the best of all. I love it when a sale like this calls my name.

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    You sure hit the jackpot. Have fun!
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    What a blessing!

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    Just coming back to say I really love my new machine!! It is a bit noisy when sewing through thicknesses, but the speed control is great.

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