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Thread: I'm no longer a virgin !!!!

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    Senior Member borntoquilt's Avatar
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    I'm no longer a virgin !!!!

    Went to an Estate Sale on Saturday. Deceased lady was member of numerous local Quilt Guilds. My friend and I SCORED.... Got lots of fabric, cutters, books, patterns some fake plants, etc. Went back SUNDAY (1/2 price day) bot the rest of the fabric, more books, another plant for patio and a HUGE Christmas wreath. I have been washing and ironing for 3 days now... The largest piece is 7 yards on down to NEW fat quarters. (and some I didn't even count in the yardage cause weird shapes) Most of the fabric had not been cut in to. Now the GOOD NEWS! I spent about $60.00 for the 2 day spree and have over 80 yards of GOOD BRAND NAME NEW fabric..... And ALL lovely colors and patterns. OH MY ! Talk about Christmas.... I was always in AWE of everybodies yard sale "finds" on the board. Patience my friends, YOUR turn will come when you least expect it...... HAPPY QUILTING !!!!!

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    Wow!!! Congratulations!!!
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    Awesome, Congratulations!!!!

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    wow...so happy for you!!! someday.........

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    That is great...don't you want to keep buying at things like this? I guess you did make it twice! That is so fun.

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    Has not happened for me yet! Maybe someday. Glad you all that went to a good home! Do post what you make with your goodies.

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    Congrats! Enjoy and have FUN!

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    I have yet to find a good deal either. Well I guess I did on my machine but not on fabric yet. I need a stash!
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    ​Congratulation, you hit the jackpot!

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    WoW! You did great. Congratulations.

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    I am sure the original owner is also very happy (from on high) that her quilty things went to such a nice home! Best to go to a fellow quilter who is so excited to have it! Enjoy!

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    Congrats to you, great score!
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    SCORE!!!! You done great!

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    Fabulous!!! Lucky you.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Congrats on your fantastic finds! Do show us what lovelies you make with it all!
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    I got a really good deal on fabric from Craigslist awhile back...got almost 300 yards of GOOD fabrics for a total of $75.00...sure wish that lady would sell off the rest of her material! I estimated the value of it, and it came out about $1600 for the lot if I'd bought it at our local stores...
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    I am so happy for you and and the prices sound great if you got all that for $60!

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    Good for you!! I just love getting such a good deal..... it's my turn next, right?

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    What a score! Good find!

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    I'm not usually a garage sale goer but I may have to take it up. Our little town has city wide one at end of June I may have to check it out.
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    Congrats on your wonderful find , I so wish I could find a deal like that also I need a Fabric fix bad ,hadn't found
    any good buys in a long long time..
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    S C O R E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by borntoquilt View Post
    Went to an Estate Sale on Saturday. Deceased lady was member of numerous local Quilt Guilds. My friend and I SCORED.... Got lots of fabric, cutters, books, patterns some fake plants, etc. Went back SUNDAY (1/2 price day) bot the rest of the fabric, more books, another plant for patio and a HUGE Christmas wreath. I have been washing and ironing for 3 days now... The largest piece is 7 yards on down to NEW fat quarters. (and some I didn't even count in the yardage cause weird shapes) Most of the fabric had not been cut in to. Now the GOOD NEWS! I spent about $60.00 for the 2 day spree and have over 80 yards of GOOD BRAND NAME NEW fabric..... And ALL lovely colors and patterns. OH MY ! Talk about Christmas.... I was always in AWE of everybodies yard sale "finds" on the board. Patience my friends, YOUR turn will come when you least expect it...... HAPPY QUILTING !!!!!
    Congrats! Yep, you just need to be in the right place at the right time. No way of knowing when or where.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tngal22 View Post
    I have yet to find a good deal either. Well I guess I did on my machine but not on fabric yet. I need a stash!

    I've gotten some next to new lovely fabrics at sales------------the the fabrics are sheets, duvet covers, curtains, that folks have apparently decided they really didnt' like after all. this is the major reason I love my seam ripper so!
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    you win the prize for the best deal of the month! wowwweeeeeeeeeeee

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