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Thread: Just want to share my excitement...

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    Just want to share my excitement...

    A week ago, I took a quilt to LQS for quilting. The usual turn-around is 2 weeks, but they called a couple of days ago to say it was ready. That was happy news! It's about 45 minutes away, so I took a friend with me to go pick it up (love it, will post pics after the binding is on) and we went to lunch.

    On the way home, we decided to stop at a Mennonite store that was having an annual 15% off sale. I wasn't going to go - even on sale, I DO NOT NEED MORE FABRIC!!! But, you know how it is - you aren't far away and what the heck.

    A quilt I'm working on is crazy big - it will be king-sized. I really hadn't thought about anything but the top when I started it. Now that the blocks are together and ready to be put into rows, though, I started thinking about the additional costs - batting, binding, quilting. Yikes!

    Golden Lane has a clearance table, and I found enough of a fabric that was "okay." Not crazy about it, but hey, it's the back of the quilt. On sale for $3/yd!! As many places don't take additional discounts on clearance items, I thought it was going to be $3/yd - which still made me very happy. The discount was off of everything, though - so I got it for $2.55/yd! Oh my gosh, what a relief. Now I can afford the batting (which I'll purchase w/ a coupon, of course), lol.

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    I'm always excited when someone gets a bargin ...now settle down and get busy sewing

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    Well it seems you were meant to stop there. Funny how that happens! Luann
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    Congratulations on your great purchase!

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    Good buy! I love it when you get a good deal!
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    Have lots of fun sewing up all that fabric.

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    hooray for such a great bargain
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    I thought "gee that is nice" until I read that it is Golden Lane. I love that shop.
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    Good for you!!! Have loads of fun using it all up!

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    Wow! What a great buy!
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    we were just at golden lane this week also WE LOVE It we're from wayne county north of there she's got the best prices and a great selection

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    You did really good!!!!

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    That's great!

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    So glad you found your backing at such a great deal!

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    I share your excitement when it come to get a quilt back from the Long Arm pro... I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas morning. Add in fabric at a fabulous price.... does it get any better!!!

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    You gotta love a bargain! Good for you!
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    don't you love when you need something and the powers that be provide it for you? YES!

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    I'm sorry I live so far away! Sometimes it does pay to STOP at a LQS
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    Without a DOUBT a good score! The best...and I mean the BEST flannel I've ever purchased was some a QS had in a close out bin. I bought the whole bolt. It was a black/taupe and a wavy obnxious grid, but it's been on the back of many men's quilts and I tell ya.. it's still as thick and lush as the first day it was sewn on. I always ck the bargin bins for backing before paying full price.
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    So happy for you, i love it when go in expecting to pay a lot and you come out with a great bargin, good for you. I am going to the paducah quilt show, i am hoping to come out with lots of bargins.
    Mary

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    lucky you! I too found a bargain for a backing yesterday, it was a MODA for $3.00 yd. I don't care for Moda fabric, but for this backing, it was a great match, and it is NOT my quilt, so I was glad to find a bargain that matched!

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    I love it when we find a good bargain. Fabric is so high priced now, that I have to really think seriously about if I want it or not. Generally, it is not!
    Sharon (Gypsylady)

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    Great, anxious to see your posted quilt. If I may, when you show the front can you turn a corner up to see the back. I always wonder what others use for the backs. Thanks

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    Congrats on lucking out. Great deal.

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