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Thread: I finally did it

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    Well, for this being April 1, this is not an April fool's joke. I finally hit a good day at the thrift store. First I found about 25 yards of material, averaging $1 a yard,then after wandering through the rest of the store, I found the pair of drawer units-to store the fabric in, and then as I am getting ready to check out, I found a pail of spools of thread. Does that take care of my needs or what? Just had to share that I got lucky today.

    No, not really, because I was looking for some special material to work on my granddaughter's graduation quilt, so off to the LQS and found and bought my first group of batiks. I have always admired the quilts on here made with batiks, and now I am getting brave enough to try it. I plan on doing the 10 minute block, with purple base and cream center, and then roll the edges for the faux cathedral windows, and fill them in with the other 4 colors. Wish me luck. I have to have it done by next Christmas for 2012 graduation.

    The batiks for the graduation quilt
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    These are the pieces I got, from 5 yards down to 1/2 yards
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    These are the 2 units I found
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    All the thread to sew with
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    Senior Member Baysidegal's Avatar
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    Cool finds! I have never found more than 1 yd of good fabric at Salvation Army..

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    :thumbup:

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    Nice stuff!! Glad it was no April Fool's!!! :D:D

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    Wow, lucky treasure hunt today, Congratulations!

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    Great find

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    Wow, that fabric from the thrift store is beautiful. And the thread was a real find. I love your batiks. I can't wait to see the quilt.

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    You had a great day! Love those batiks.

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    Wow, that is awesome! I asked the fabric clerk at Walmart today if there were any special deals. She shrugged her shoulders and said "Good Luck".

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    Good shopping trip.

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    Super Member bisseau's Avatar
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    Today was definitely your lucky day. Great finds.

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    Nice haul! I have the same plastic drawers for my stash. They work great. :thumbup:

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    you scored big time! The graduation quilt is going to be beautiful!

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    It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

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    It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

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    Lucky person you are!!!

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    If i rub my finger accross your avatar, do you think some luck will rub off for me? I'm gonna try thrift stores here tomorrow!

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    great finds!

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    Wow, you hit the jackpot! Congrats.

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    Excellent finds. The graduation quilt is going to be beautiful....Happy quilting!

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    I am new to this site...congrat on your find........wondering what does LQS mean? also pls tell me where you found that cathedral window pattern.thanks.

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    Good finds, great fabric.

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    Looks like it was a "Serendipity" day for you. So, zippity-do-dah for you.

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    Congrats to you. We are all green with envy!

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    A good haul!!! That's a good selection of thread also. And containers to keep your fabric "contained" :lol: . :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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