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Thread: I just hit the mother lode

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    Super Member Edie's Avatar
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    I just hit the mother lode

    I went to pick up a prescription for my OAO and stopped by this shop not too far from us called Art Smart, donated items for crafty stuff. Well, I went over to the old cardboard barrels and grabbed up two one gallon plastic bags with enough fabric to use for backing on two quilts (double) and in another 2 gallon bag was rolled up fabric. I offered the woman $5.00 for all of it and she said "Sure!" So I came home. You could have knocked me over with a feather -- I counted 51 and I repeat FIFTY-ONE fat quarters - Benartex - by Carol Endres. I am so excited. Then there were squares 5" and strips about 4-5" maybe 2-1/2' long, all colors, solid. But the fat quarters are adorable - Angels, batik, farm scenes, trees, stars, plaids, stripes, you name it! Best day in a long time! So now I know how all of you that found something so precious as this feels. Hoo-Yah!!!!! Edie
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    Awesome! Good for you. I'm envious!
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    Good deal!

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    What a wonderful find! Have fun thinking of things to make with it.

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    Score! Great find and buy!

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    Great score!!!Congrats!!
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    Good for you! (But I am very jealous!!!)

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    Awesome find enjoy!!!

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    Enjoy for all of us, thanks for the quote!

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    Wow, what a find. That just does not happen here in my neck of the woods. Great find. Thank you for sharing this good fortune.
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    Enjoy THAT mother lode! Great hit! Got pictures?
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    Enjoy sewing and quilting.

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    YEAH..... great score!!!
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    You did great! wish there was an art smart near us :-)

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    Wow! What a great find!
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    What a find! ENJOY....

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    Super find!
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    WOO HOO!!! That is the mother lode....
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    Wow! great find; I hope to do the same someday.....

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    WooooHoooo! Good for you. Have fun.
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    Wow Bingo! that's almost has good as winning a lottery, I need to start shopping with ladies on here they always find these great wonder deals!

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    ahhhh good for you...i`m so jealous....have fun with ur new stash!!

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    wow. I always dream with a find like that... congratulations!!!!!
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    I'm jealous!! What a GREAT find and bargain! Enjoy it. Please let us see what you make from the find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edie View Post
    Well, I went over to the old cardboard barrels and grabbed up two one gallon plastic bags with enough fabric to use for backing on two quilts (double) and in another 2 gallon bag was rolled up fabric. I offered the woman $5.00 for all of it I counted 51 and I repeat FIFTY-ONE fat quarters - So now I know how all of you that found something so precious as this feels. Hoo-Yah!!!!! Edie
    Seeeeeee It's posts like yours that Keep ME going back to resale shops! LOL LOL

    Congrats on the HUGE Score!!!! Glad you finally got the chance! Wooooohooooo!
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