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    Old 09-17-2010, 04:28 PM
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    Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    MommaDorina, I think I should get a bumper sticker that says that, don't you?
    Absolutely!! It would be perfect.
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    Old 09-17-2010, 05:03 PM
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    the lqs near my work has a buck a block quilt that they offer in two colorways. i bought both. i figure i cando all the blocs and then find a coordinating fabric at joann's with a coupon or even walmart. all in all it shouldn't be more than $30 for a lap or twin size quilt top!
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    Old 09-17-2010, 06:00 PM
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    go to used book stores and buy quilting books, less than $1.00 each and some of the books were $24.95 each original price
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    Old 09-17-2010, 06:16 PM
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    Keep all extras of batting larger pieces for QAYG wallhangings or bing together for smaller Quilts, toss all scrappies into bins larger @ smaller pieces. And chain stitch as often as possible. Paper bags for templates, old candy, cookie tins for all the small stuff (w/a label) no fun going thur 10 tins for spool of thread :)
    Good Ideas above !!
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    Old 09-17-2010, 06:22 PM
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    I make crumb borders along with NEVER paying more than 3.99 a yard for anything and that is pricy for me, I use lots of scraps,buy old curtians and things at good will and yard sales etc.this pic dont show it well but I sew all the little pieces into a border.
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    Old 09-17-2010, 06:29 PM
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    I love to go to garage sales and thrift stores, to find books, magazines, fabrics, and patterns. Also check the classifieds here, I have gotten some really inexpensive magazines, ect. Even traded a few people for fabric, and that was SO fun!
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    Old 09-17-2010, 06:41 PM
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    Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I love to go to garage sales and thrift stores, to find books, magazines, fabrics, and patterns. Also check the classifieds here, I have gotten some really inexpensive magazines, ect. Even traded a few people for fabric, and that was SO fun!
    I am resisting the urge to ask how much fabric you get per person?
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    Old 09-17-2010, 07:15 PM
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    if some one offers me something i take go threw and see what i can use or might use the other i give away
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    Old 09-17-2010, 07:23 PM
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    First thing you do is go to this website. Bonnie Hunter is the Queen of recycled fabrics for quilts.

    http://quiltville.com/
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    Old 09-17-2010, 07:24 PM
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    My biggest $$ saving tip would be to stay completely away from the vintage machines!! :lol: (They are SO addictive!!)
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