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Thread: Right time, right place, Woohoo!

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    Super Member jdavis's Avatar
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    I recently hung up my family tree wall hanging in my cubicle at the office, next to a flyer for an upcoming quilt show...I thought maybe I could spark some interest.
    Surprise, surprise, a girl told me her DH & FIL were just about to send her deceased MIL's quilting & craft supplies to a thrift store, but if I was interested, I could take what I want.
    Good God, she came to work with her little car jammed full!
    So far I've counted 98.5 yards of just cottons!!!
    There's also 11 yards of a very pretty decorator fabric (she must have been planning on making curtains);
    20 yds of solid white or offwhite;
    6 yds of Wonder Under (hope it's still good!);
    2 bags of poyfil (always handy);
    1 queen size quilt batt (poyester);
    a big pile of large, half-square triangle quilt blocks in red/white & black/white plaids;
    some denim,
    some unbleached canvas,
    miles of muslin,
    A tiny Omnigrid traveling cutting mat, and
    several yards of fusible fleece.
    Coincidentally, this was given to me on my birthday!
    I'm still counting....I might be half way through the pile.
    I plan to wash & press....that should take me about a year!
    On the down side, DH is really ticked off. (Get over it.)
    Can anybody tell me what types of things people use fusible fleece for?

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    Senior Member MoanaWahine's Avatar
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    Congrats on your Birthday Present :thumbup: As for fusible fleece, I tend to use it as part of the lining for bags. It adds some structure but still keeps the back from feeling really stiff. Hope that helps.

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    Senior Member Sunflower Girl's Avatar
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    Fusible fleece is great for making purses! Sounds like a great haul too!!

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    I use Fusible Fleece in bags, purses, table runners and jackets, all of the small projects that need body without a lot of weight. What a wonderful birthday gift you received. As for your DH who is annoyed, guys don't "get it". My DH would have the same reaction (or worse). It would be a different story if it had been tools, fishing gear or whatever turns his crank. Tell him fabric is much cheaper than paying for therapy or a divorce.

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    wow, now get busy and make her something!

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    I use LOTS of fusible fleece for making purses/bags. If you have any that won't stick (it sometimes happens even with new stuff) use the basting spray to hold it in place while you quilt the project. It is great for adding shape to the bags.
    Nice birthday gift.

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    Congratulations on your big birthday gift. I used fusible fleece in a phone case I made recently. Gave the phone some padding.

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    Happy Birthday. You sure scored.

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    Wow, that's a real HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D
    Have fun!!

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    Wow, talk about right place, at the right time! Congrats!

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    What an awesome Birthday!

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    What a wonderful birthday pressie [img]http://bestsmileys.com/birthday1/13.gif[/img]

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    Wow what a brithday gift. Maybe hubby is unhappy because he didn't give you fabric for your birthday. :lol:

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    congrats on your coup.

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    Birthdays don't get better than that!!!

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    wow, Now I bet late MIL is resting easier knowing her stash went to a loving home!! I hope when I go, my stash finds someone appreciative!

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    Congrats on the unexpected b-day gift!! Hooray for you!!

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    Lucky you!! Happy Birthday!

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    What can I say! ENJOY!

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    Oh that's nice! Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

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    how fantastic...what a great birthday gift

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    Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdavis
    On the down side, DH is really ticked off. (Get over it.)
    My thoughts exactly! I bet this was one of the bestest birthdays ever...YOU GO GIRL! :thumbup:

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    WOW, great birthday gift. now use and enjoy. maybe make her something to remember her mil. as for dh tell him it was all free--look how much money you saved for his "hobby". HA HA

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    What a birthday present! Fusible fleece works well in table runners.

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