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Thread: Quilt shop auction haul

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    Quilt shop auction haul

    Today was a commercial liquidation of a shop that closed here in Indiana. Probably a hundred bidders. Very noisy since there was a second ring of selling big time business stuff like plumbing and lumber. People were paying pretty fancy prices for auction merchandise and it seemed like some ladies did not have "local" shops and were very impressed with the selection.

    I got 85 packages of Thangles in one box and around 50 yards of material. One was a 13 yard bolt of fishing fabric and 7 yards of salmon fabric that goes with it. A friend bought probably 7 boxes of scraps and remanents. After 3 hours, I was just too tired to stay and make it thru the rest of the fabric and misc.

    Best part of the day was lunch with my quilting friend.

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    Wow, you did good girl!! I went to two quilt shop closings and nothing much was marked down. would love to find a good auction though!

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    pictures of your haul????

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    That's a pretty good lot of fabric. Sounds like you'll be making some guy quilts!
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    Which shop closed? I also live in central In

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    sounds like an enjoyable and productive day... congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy Brown View Post
    Which shop closed? I also live in central In
    When we got there we found out it was Zig Zag in Greenfield. She closed her brick and mortar store some time ago and this was apparently what was left in the shop.

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    I actually prefer garage sales over auctions. They are less exhausting.

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    Yeah, i guess it was a good exhaustion.

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    I have shopped at that shope before and it was a lovely shop. I wish I had know about the auction, I would have gone. She was such a nice lady. I am so sad to see it go.

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    Congrats! I love a good auction.
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    What shop closed? I live in Madison, south of Indy.

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    I knew there was an auction but didn't know who was selling it. I've beentoTammy's shop and it was a nice one. I hear she is moving to the southwest.
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    Sounds like you really made a haul. Lucky for you, unlucky the shop went out of business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetana3 View Post
    When we got there we found out it was Zig Zag in Greenfield. She closed her brick and mortar store some time ago and this was apparently what was left in the shop.
    Ah, what a shame. That was the only shop I visited last year when I was in Indiana visiting my sister in Greenfield. A really cute shop.
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    Sorry to hear about shop closings. A lost of us are the cause by shopping garage sales etc. But bargains
    are so irrestible.

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    I too was at that auction. I live about 25 miles west of their building. My bid number was 234 if that gives you a clue as to the size of the crowd but as sweetana3 said they were also selling new building supplies, gigantic flower pots, kitchens, etc. I don't think some of these ladies were auction savy. I think they paid too much for things, especially when there was plenty of fabric (650+bolts). Towards the end I managed to buy 6 partial bolts for $4 but had to buy 6. Then I got 2 with more yardage (about 8 or 9 yds each) for $12 each. I considered the Thangles but couldn't get close and didn't know what I would do with so many. Even with a 10% buyer's premium added, I figured I paid about $1.50 a yd. for Moda, Hoffman and other premium fabrics that were priced on the bolt at about $9 I'm an auction nut and managed to get my husband to stay home but let me use his truck (just in case).

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    I haven't been to an auction that had fabric and/or quilting stuff. Still look at garage sales.
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    Wow, MissDaisy...you really hit the jackpot! It really saddens me when I hear of a small business closing. People put their heart and soul into them.

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