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Recycled men shirt quilt: where to find cheap shirt?

Old 01-21-2015, 06:56 AM
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I would go to any local thrifts store like Salvation Army or Goodwill. They do have senior discounts but certain days are 50% off.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:32 AM
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I would never pay $6-$10 for a shirt from a thrift store, that's insane as far as I'm concerned, the thrift store where I shop, shirts are maybe $3 and it benefits the dogs and cats. I also buy clothing and fabrics at yard sales and auctions.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:10 AM
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I find them at yardsales. I buy the largest size men's shirts if possible. I won't pay over $1 shirt. It takes a lot of time cutting up the shirt. Usually one yardsale with men's shirts I'll find enough there to make a quilt.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:32 AM
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Ok, thanks to everyone who made the suggestion to go check at the Salvation Army. I don't go there very often because they don't have fabric. But I went this morning and there was a promotion: 3 shirts for 10$! Even in garage sale, I don`t think I can find cheaper (nobody bother to sell anything for 1$ in my area). I bought 12! In addition it`s in a young and upscale neighborhood so the shirt are designer, very nice quality. It will make a stunning quilt.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:50 PM
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Our goodwill and other thrift stores have a tag sale. At Goodwill all _____ color tags are $1.99 on Tuesday...each week a new color. An item only stays in the store 1 month. Some even have bag sale...all you can fit for $5. Call and ask the stores before going out.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:56 PM
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Do you have any relatives or friends nearby? Are you on Facebook? Put out a request for people to save their shirts for you. You'd be surprised how many people will empty their closets for something like this! Gives them a reason to go buy new shirts, and a lot of people will have a pile of them that they just haven't taken to Goodwill yet
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by cindi View Post
Do you have any relatives or friends nearby? Are you on Facebook? Put out a request for people to save their shirts for you. You'd be surprised how many people will empty their closets for something like this! Gives them a reason to go buy new shirts, and a lot of people will have a pile of them that they just haven't taken to Goodwill yet
Oh, Cindi, it's such a good idea! I have plenty of brothers-in-law who are working in office and must wear shirt. Why didn't I think about it myself? Thanks a lot!
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Hi, I see you're in Montreal, so what about St Vincent de Paul charity shop, or a vestiaire at a local church? If you do a little calling around, you might find that some have a 'bag day'. About twice a year our local vestiaire sells a plastic grocery bag for $5 and I can stuff it full of whatever strikes my fancy i.e. men's cotton shirts. Maybe you could get friends or relatives to save some for you if they are donating, too.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:57 PM
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Walmart has many mens shirts marked down to one dollar or less, especially during a change of season.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:49 AM
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The Salvation Army stores in the area surrounding Rochester, NY have 50% off apparel on Wednesdays.
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