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Thread: Question...I may have hit the jackpot

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    I have the opportunity to go look at 3 full rooms of quilting supplies. The gentleman's wife and mother were both quilters before passing away and he is "GIVING EVERYTHING TO ME FREE!!". I know cotton is always good, but what other fabrics are good for quilting. He told me I could take as much as I wanted before he dontated the reminder to goodwill or salvation army...I am so exicted!! He said there was enough stuff to take up 2 cars!! So my sisters and I are taking both vehicles and going to load up!!

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    Take it all, and then sell what you don't want. After you cover expenses of selling, donate the profit to a charity of his choice...

    Sounds like you've hit the jackpot! :)

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    Whoa! I would probably take poly cotton blends also, if you can tell which they are.

    Be careful to not burden yourself with stuff you'll never use, just because it is there -- no one needs more guilt than they already carry!

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    OMG that's so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARe you in the car yet??? LOL
    Be sure to show us all the loot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Maybe as a favor to him, you could find a group that makes charity quilts and bring the remainder of the fabric that you don't want directly to the group. He would probably be happy to know that the remainder of the fabric/supplies went to help soldiers or children and the fact that he didn't need to take it anywhere.

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    I would take the better quality cottons and let the rest be donated. That is a lot of fabric to store just because it's free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    Maybe as a favor to him, you could find a group that makes charity quilts and bring the remainder of the fabric that you don't want directly to the group. He would probably be happy to know that the remainder of the fabric/supplies went to help soldiers or children and the fact that he didn't need to take it anywhere.
    I agree, if you dont take it all find somewhere that their fabric will be put to good use- charities; linus group, newborns in need, quilts for soldiers and the like, Just think, they will be smiling down from heaven..

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    Jackpot indeed!

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    Wow, what a blessing :thumbup:

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    Would he enjoy having a quilt made from some of it, in memory of his wife and mother? I think I'd do that as a "thank you".

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    Yep I usually take my fabric that people give me and I really don't want to the Senior Center. Those ladies have taught me alot

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    I agree take it all but tell him u will be giving some to quilting groups. I would also make him a quilt as thank you! Can't wait to see!

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    Gosh you did hit the jack pot.

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    What a blessing!
    Take what you need and will use, and let him donate to his favorite charity.

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    My kind of jackpot!

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    I agree take it all and then donate the unwanted fabs.
    You are very lucky!

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    Lucky You!

    He will probably be most grateful for you to take everything ... as then he has to figure out what to do with the rest. Suggest to him that you'll do that for him, as part of the payment of his giving it to you. Especially if his plans are to give it away anyway, it's not like he's missing out on the sale value.

    This way, you can get it out of there, and then take your time to sort thru it with your sisters, and determine how/where to share the bounty that you are not wanting for yourselves.

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    Wow!

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    Wow, that is really nice of him. I would make him a quilt as well. Perhaps you and your sister could work on one together for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dltaylor
    I have the opportunity to go look at 3 full rooms of quilting supplies. The gentleman's wife and mother were both quilters before passing away and he is "GIVING EVERYTHING TO ME FREE!!". I know cotton is always good, but what other fabrics are good for quilting. He told me I could take as much as I wanted before he dontated the reminder to goodwill or salvation army...I am so exicted!! He said there was enough stuff to take up 2 cars!! So my sisters and I are taking both vehicles and going to load up!!

    ohhhhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyy! I'd be going nuts waiting to get inside.

    Have fun.

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    Wow what a great deal!! as one suggested maybe you could ask if he would like some type of memory quilt done for him.. wouldn't that be wonderful for him.... I would have to take it all & then make sure he knows where you donated some to in their name of course.... it would probably make it easier for him that way so he didn't have to deal with it.....Great deal... you know we are all glad for you but green with envy!!!!

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    Wow, have fun and so happy for you

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    Take all the good quality cotton of course. Stretch the "cotton" definition and get a few to do the clothesline baskets with. See if there are flannels for all flannel quilts. (chenille and rag style) What about fabric for pillowcases? They don't have to be all cotton. Shopping bag fabric in something like cotton duct? Fleece for scarves for winter and the tied blankets. Don't forget about rotary cutters and blades, good scissors and rulers. What about thread? Sounds like a jackpot to me! Congratulations and post your photos.
    P.S. make sure you wash everything in case you have guests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Take it all, and then sell what you don't want. After you cover expenses of selling, donate the profit to a charity of his choice...

    Sounds like you've hit the jackpot! :)
    I agree that if any profit is made by you on this it should be given to him to donate to a charity if he wants to. I also like the idea of you both making him a thank you quilt for his generosity.

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