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Thread: I hit the cotton jackpot!

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    Yesterday I stopped by VA and found 7 cotton sheets in excellent condition. Last time I was there they didn't have any cotton ones. There was one twin and the rest were queen and king all for $18.00. There's 3 or 4 that will make great backings. I love a good bargain and it really made my day! Just wanted to share.

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    What is VA?

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    Took me a minute, too. Volunteers of America.

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    Thanks for sharing! I love hearing about bargains :D:D

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    Stupid me-I thought she went to Virginia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    Stupid me-I thought she went to Virginia!
    My first thought was Virginia, but then I thought it was the VA hospital!! :lol: :lol:

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    way to go!!!!!!!

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    For those who have St. Vincent dePaul thrift stores in your area, you may find some good buys there. I pay $1.50 and $1.99 for my flat sheets. I don't know if they have a standard price guide in other states, but I do know that in OHIO they are very reasonable. I use them on the backs of my quilts. I have even gotten some to make curtains. I no longer shop at Goodwill because they have gotten so high.

    Please tell us about the Thrift stores in your area and how their prices are. We can all use a good trip to a Thrift store and help a charity at the same time.

    June in Cincinnati

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    For those who have St. Vincent dePaul thrift stores in your area, you may find some good buys there. I pay $1.50 and $1.99 for my flat sheets. I don't know if they have a standard price guide in other states, but I do know that in OHIO they are very reasonable. I use them on the backs of my quilts. I have even gotten some to make curtains. I no longer shop at Goodwill because they have gotten so high.

    Please tell us about the Thrift stores in your area and how their prices are. We can all use a good trip to a Thrift store and help a charity at the same time.

    June in Cincinnati

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    I too go to st vinnies as we call it !

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    Congrats!! on your great find, have fun sewing

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    Stupid me-I thought she went to Virginia!

    Lolllllllllllllllllllll, me too! I had scrolled back up and saw that she lived in Ohio, and thought... why did she drive all the way to Virginia for an $18 deal? lolllllllll.

    Never heard of the Volunteers of America.

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    Sorry about the VA. I didn't think about them not having stores everywhere. I have to drive about 30 miles to get to ours but if I'm going by anyway which I was yesterday I usually make it a point to stop.
    Wish we had a St. Vincent dePaul thrift store. I too have quit going to the Goodwill and Salvation Army because their prices are too high and they don't have much good stuff.
    We have another thrift store in town called Thrift Store but I've heard their prices are high. Guess I'll never know for sure because everytime I go past there's a closed sign on the door.

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    great find!

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    Salvation Army- Tuesdays have us buying sheets for $1 a bag. Goodwill is too overpriced for my budget. Sometimes they are more expensive than new!

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    Good deal on your find, sure sounds like you had a great day!

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    Great find on the sheets , I just love a good sale :D :thumbup:

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    AWESOME!

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    We don't have anything but a Gateway in our area and I have not ever found anything worth having there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pab58
    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    Stupid me-I thought she went to Virginia!
    My first thought was Virginia, but then I thought it was the VA hospital!! :lol: :lol:
    I thought VA hospital as well, LOL

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    Here on Long Island, we have Savers, a wonderful, extremely well organized, superbly run thrift shop which benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters. It is my 'go to place' now for materials. I'm finding 100% cotton tablecloths, napkins, etc. which I re-use in my quilting projects. I hope you all have a 'Savers' nearby!

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    Why didn't I think of this sooner? I did a Google search for: Thrift stores in.....(insert your city) and see what you find. Places i never knew existed. Now I have some new places to check out. What did you find??

    June in Cincinnati

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    Stupid me-I thought she went to Virginia!
    Me too!!!

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    Great deal!!!

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    I have one a mile from my house and their prices are waaaaaaay too high.

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