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Thread: I made out like a bandit!

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    Good for you! I bet you're washer and dryer are going to be humming!

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    You did make out like a bandit!

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    what a haul

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    I am thrilled for you!

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    Wow, worth the drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivka
    So I've been watching Craigslist lately for garage sales to try and get fabric inexpensively. And I saw this today:

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...173995256.html

    It was a bit of a drive for me, as I live about an hour and 20 minutes away, but hoo-boy was it worth it! I'm not going to have to buy fabric again for a very long time.

    The pictures in the listing don't look like much, but there was actually quite a lot of it. The majority of the stuff she had to sell was cotton; not specifically quilting cotton, mostly Joann quality, but that's fine for me; she had bought it for a clothes business she used to have. I filled up 19 grocery store bags, and paid $180 for it all (she gave me a discount because I bought so much!) Having just looked through a couple of my bags, there's around 30+ yards of fabric in each bag, which works out to around $0.30 a yard!

    There was still a lot there -- if you live in the LA area, it's worth checking out. She's trying to get rid of it all before she moves in a month. There's a good mixture of fabric, from blenders, to florals, and some big print stuff, including some Hawaiian type fabrics. I promised I would post about it here in the hopes that some people would be interested, and help divest her of some of it :)
    I'm ordering my plane ticket right now :!: :roll: :lol:

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    You did great! have fun with it and post pictures of what you make.

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    Oh lucky you. Enjoy sewing.

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    WOW you go girl!!!!

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    Oh, what joy! I love that piece with the butterfly's.


    Quote Originally Posted by rivka
    So I've been watching Craigslist lately for garage sales to try and get fabric inexpensively. And I saw this today:

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...173995256.html

    It was a bit of a drive for me, as I live about an hour and 20 minutes away, but hoo-boy was it worth it! I'm not going to have to buy fabric again for a very long time.

    The pictures in the listing don't look like much, but there was actually quite a lot of it. The majority of the stuff she had to sell was cotton; not specifically quilting cotton, mostly Joann quality, but that's fine for me; she had bought it for a clothes business she used to have. I filled up 19 grocery store bags, and paid $180 for it all (she gave me a discount because I bought so much!) Having just looked through a couple of my bags, there's around 30+ yards of fabric in each bag, which works out to around $0.30 a yard!

    There was still a lot there -- if you live in the LA area, it's worth checking out. She's trying to get rid of it all before she moves in a month. There's a good mixture of fabric, from blenders, to florals, and some big print stuff, including some Hawaiian type fabrics. I promised I would post about it here in the hopes that some people would be interested, and help divest her of some of it :)

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    I wish I could find a garage sale for fabric for my charity quilts, but the snow is way too deep this morning, LOL.

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    Wow! Great Find. Looks like many happy quilting days are ahead.

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    Wow!! What a find!! I search Craigs List here in ohio.
    I have gotten numerous items from there including fabric.

    Have fun with it.

    Chris

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    Awesome find, CONGRATS!

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    WOW, LUCKY YOU! You sure got some pretty stuff!

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    Whoo Hoo jackpot!!

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    WOW!
    I gotta get out more!
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    Nice!!

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    wow! those are some nice fabrics. You did well!

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    I would have jumped on that Bernina like a duck on a June bug.

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    Gee I wished I lived close by, thats exactly what I am looking for to make the charity quilts. I have an ad on craiglist but no luck so far.

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    You surely did fall into that wonderful find. Great job

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    lucky you , that would be like christmas, birthday rolled into one :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Yes you are the "BANDIT" of the year I bet! Awesone!

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    Cor! Lucky duck.

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