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I'm so excited!!!! I won the fabric LOTTERY!! What should I make first?

I'm so excited!!!! I won the fabric LOTTERY!! What should I make first?

Old 05-05-2012, 04:54 PM
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Default I'm so excited!!!! I won the fabric LOTTERY!! What should I make first?

I answered an ad on Craigslist Thursday from a lady who has been in the quilting business as a hobby and then as her business for 15 plus years. She is moving soon and was downsizing so she was selling most of her fabric. I called and she sent me pictures of just a few things she had - when I got there and saw what she REALLY had I asked her what she would take for all of it. $100 got me 12 Walmart sacks stuffed with fabric, 11 hard plastic shoe boxes of strips and squares, and because I told her I was learning to quilt she cleaned out some of her magazines and books and threw in 15 of them! She had everything already bagged by color, so it was easy for me to just add to what I already had and get it all organized. Here is the "after" pic - after I got it all unbundled and sorted and gone through! What you see in the drawers is what was in the shoe boxes.

AWWWWW - I can't get the picture to save! WHAAAHHHH!!

All fixed - thanks for your help!
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:00 PM
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WOW! I have yet to find a good fabric listing on Craiglist.

Maybe make a quilt, the self binding receiving blankets (I have made 4 and love them).....hm, not sure what else but you could make alot with all of that fabric.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:10 PM
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wow you were blessed by the quilting fairies. make a few blankets for the local womens shelter or maybe the local childrens hospital.
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This is just a great find for you. Have lots of fun.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:11 PM
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Good for you, Nokie. We share your delight! Suzanne, I love your siggie line. Will have to remember that. Someone I met recently asked me if I would hem a skirt when she heard I'm a quilter. Noooo, but there is a tailor in the next town, I told her with a smile, giving the address.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:52 PM
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Wow nice find, have fun quilting .:}
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I am so jealous score for you!
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Hurray for you!!
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:16 PM
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Good for you! The seller must have been thrilled to sell to someone that will use it. Have fun!
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