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Old 12-09-2006, 03:48 AM
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How many of you precious quilters, search out Yard Sales? What have you found to help in your addiction of Quilting?
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:41 AM
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My whole house is yard sale! My greatest find was my sewing room. Well, it is a travel trailer that I use exclusively for a sewing room. I store things in all the cabinets and in the bathroom, pulled out the beds for my tablesand a chest and trunk. My son works at a grocery store, so I got some old display shelves from him for my fabric. I know this wouldn't work for everyone, but we live way out in the country on a little acreage, so it is parked under a tree, with a great view, will have my own TV and phone when I get finished, and I don't have to pay taxes on it.
I've also found several sewing machines that I use, my latest being an industrial walking foot machine for really cheap. And way too much fabric, scraps from quilters, and lots of quilt magazines. I love yard sales!!! :lol:
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:53 AM
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Hi to all,
My favorite yard sale quilting item is a large size pressing board, and I made a bag for it and a like size cutting mat that I use to carry both and rulers to quilting group. Both of those items stay in AZ when we go home in the spring.Ionep
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:55 AM
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You go Girl. Your sewing room sounds heavenly, Aren't you the lucky one. To me it sounds perfect. Yard sales where around before thrift stores, in fact I kinda think that thrift stores got so popular because of yard sales. I Love yard sales to.
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:10 PM
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Thanks, Becky. Go is my favorite word! The best thing about yard sales, is that when you know your neighbors, you know where to go early the get the best quilting deals. But there are always surprises. Once I bought a little shed with a fuel oil tank in it for $25. It looked like an outhouse in the back of a pickup when we were hauling it home. Boy, did we get some looks. I got some great quilt squares there, too. :wink:
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Old 12-09-2006, 02:21 PM
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We would have a ball if we lived close to each other. I think if your shed looked like an out-house going down the road, I would of set it in my yard, carved out a half moon, painted flowers on the side, and set it in my yard as a country out-house, Hey Yard art is really a thing these days.
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:11 PM
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Norah,

A travel trailer? Love it!!!!!!!!!!! I was hoping this year I could get a room done for a sewing room. I have a spare room but I have these visitors that come every fall and stay until spring. And they are not human. We call them Lady Bug but in truth they are a Japnese Beetle. And altho the rest of the house has problems with them too. This room is unundated with them. I thought we had them licked this year. But alas to no avail. The only option you have is to close the door on the room until spring and then go in and clean up when they leave. I run in their and try vacumning them up everyonce in a while but it is hopeless to use as a sewing room. Oh well woe is me. lol.

I envy you. My luck they would probably envade it too. lol
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:33 AM
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I love lady bugs, but I don't love them that much. I saw them bunched up like that once and thought it was awesome. We don't get that out here. But we do get wasps like that if there is the least little opening. I'll take the lady bugs.
Where are you, Becky? I'll have to tell you about my chicken church sometime.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:47 AM
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I'm in the peachy state,GA, I live in Hiram Ga. About 35-40 miles outside of Atl. NW.I'm orginally from Indiana, Spent my youth in Anderson, Ind, Very country when I was a kid, Spent my teenage yrs in Torrance Calif. Have been in Ga for 29-30 yrs. So this is what I call home. I've got the accent and the slang, so I'm one of those dam yankees that came fur-a -visit and never left. My husband is a true blood southern. He tells me I'm just plain country, so do my friends. Personally I think I'm a mutt.

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Old 12-10-2006, 10:58 AM
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My husband went yard saleing this summer and he came back with four (4) boxes of fabric for me, it seems the lady was getting to old to see so she was selling her stuff so she could move in with her son. Well you bet I had him take me back there and sure enough there was more to buy. The best part was there were three old quilt tops in one of the boxes. so we got a total of six boxes all for $30. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. :D :lol: I didn't like lawn sales up to this summer. But now I will go with him when ever he wants me to. :wink:
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