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Thread: My Garage Cleaning Find

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    My Garage Cleaning Find

    My BIL cleaned out his garage a few weeks ago. This was no small undertaking. He's had a 1966 Falcon buried under junk for close to 20 years. During the cleaning process several quilting books were found. My sister does not quilt so she has no idea how they got there. There were two actual books on machine quilting, which both include several patterns. One had a bias square ruler in it. There was a binder caled Spinning Spools that has several plastic templates for shapes that go with specific patterns. There were a couple of magazines with several quilt patterns in them. I was visiting my sister over the weekend for my Mother's 98th birthday.this was just another plus to a special weekend!

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    Wonderful finds and many, many, many well wishes for your mother's 98th birthday!!!
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    The binder called Spinning Spools sounds like the Georgia Bonesteel lap quilting once a month shipment. Years ago I got a block a month with templates and pattern. You got a binder to put them in. I still have them and refer to them often. That was back around 1988 to 1993, I think.
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    great finds
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    What a sweet weekend!

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    Lucky you. See what you can make with them. Happy Birthday to your Mom.
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    ELLIEGIRL....My Mother was 98 on May 19th. Swo nice to still have them with us. Your quilt books are a real find. Thanks to BIL. Hugs

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    That must be the hiding place for all those little gnomes who swipe stuff from our sewing areas while we sleep! Good for you for finding their "stash"
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    Well if she doesn't quilt...I sure hope they sent them home with you :-)

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    Nice find. I have the Spinning Spools binder as well. I bought it way back when when I thought I would learn to quilt. Now that I finally am the instructions are a great help.

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    Great find...How wonderful....

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    How fun for you!

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    What a fun find!

    AND a 1966 Falcon!! Hope he fixes it up. That's a car that needs to be driven!
    I drive a 1939 Ford pickup. It is soooo much fun.

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    Great find!!!!

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    Congs on the quilting books find and the unearthing of the falcon. that is the car of choice around here we have a 2,61 falcon rancho's and a 65 falcon 2 door and 28,30 model A's the 30 is most restored. my kids go for the old stuff .
    Scrapy quilts have more love in them.

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    Regarding the Falcon...it's still sitting there with flat tires! He used to belong to the local Falcon club and just stopped! The books are great! I looked through them yesterday and there are a lot of patterns!

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    Okay, the DH wants to know what happened to the Falcon???? Men!
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    What a wonderful find for you !! Happy belated bday to your mother
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    What a great find. I bought Spinning Spools years ago when I first began quilting - the patterns and templates came in very handy when making quilts.

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    Great find. I also have the Spinning Spools Binders, Volumn One, Two and Three.
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    what a great and treasure finds!

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    What an awesomereward for cleaning the garage!!!!

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    How fun! I love finding treasures in unexpected places! Gives a reward for all the hard work of cleaning out stuff!
    Happy Birthday to your Mom!! 98, great goal, hope she is enjoying her 98th year!!

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    I'm not sure which is better, still having your mom around to celebrate a 98th birthday or all those wonderful finds!
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    What a great and fun find! It makes them more special. And Happy Birthday to your mom!! I hope she's in good health.
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