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Thread: My finds for the weekend......

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    Our town is having a book fair this week. I went yesterday and bought 72 quilting magazines for $5.00! Ninety-five percent look brand new! The oldest ones in the lot were from 1978. I went back today and picked up 15 diffrent hard back craft books for $4.00. Friday I stopped at a yard sale and picked up 7 flat sheets fro backing and etc for $5.00. The best find was friday, at a yard sale a lady was selling her soon to be ex-husbands grandmothers hand sewn quilts! I got 2 of them for $2.00 a piece! One is in perfect condition! Both are made from 30's and 40's fabrics. They cleaned up beautifully! The best one is double bed size and will be placed on guest bed when room is done. It made me sad to see them both in trash bags and cared for improperly.

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    Great finds!

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    Lucky you!

    Where I live it is often cheaper to buy things off of ebay or on sale than to buy at yard sales! I have seen people asking $5 a piece for used quilting / craft magazines!

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    Way to go! Those quilts were the icing on your weekend cake - some people just don't know what they have.

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    Great finds.

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    Lucky you ~ I think I better start hitting yard sales.

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    Well, you certainly did hit a good sale! What a nice feeling to bring all that home!!!!
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    What a great weekend you had.

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    You hit the mother lode, good for you.

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    I would guess that "soon to be ex-husband" sums it up about her feelings for the quilts. At least the quilts have found a good and loving home.

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    Great goodies you got! Now the quilts can be loved and cared for!

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    What great bargains you got!

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    I love the older magazines,,,,,,,, wish I could have gone with you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymsmess
    The best find was friday, at a yard sale a lady was selling her soon to be ex-husbands grandmothers hand sewn quilts! I got 2 of them for $2.00 a piece! One is in perfect condition! Both are made from 30's and 40's fabrics.
    Oh, please take a photo (or two) and post them here; would love to see the quilts!

    -- Jillaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillaine
    Quote Originally Posted by mymsmess
    The best find was friday, at a yard sale a lady was selling her soon to be ex-husbands grandmothers hand sewn quilts! I got 2 of them for $2.00 a piece! One is in perfect condition! Both are made from 30's and 40's fabrics.
    Oh, please take a photo (or two) and post them here; would love to see the quilts!

    -- Jillaine
    Please do....would love to see them. Great work finding the mags and books too.

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    How NICE !

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    Lucky you, sales around here are getting as expensive as stores. Nice find on the quilts - glad they will be appreciated the way they were meant to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryv
    Lucky you, sales around here are getting as expensive as stores. Nice find on the quilts - glad they will be appreciated the way they were meant to be.
    It often depends on the time of day you go to a sale. I find that in "yuppie" neighborhoods if you go towards the end of the sale, the people are just tired of looking at the stuff and will give a good price as they don't want to haul it back into the house, or to donate it somewhere.

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    What a great Friday find. Lucky you.

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