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    I had never been in a Salvation Army store. Listening to my friends comments here I decided to go today. They had T-shirts for .99- $1.99 , which wasn't too much of a surprise as I had heard this. What was a surprise was when I went to check out all the white tags which all of mine were another 50% off!!! I ended up with 15 T's for 13 bucks!!!!
    Another shocker was the amount they had and how it was set up, not just 1 or 2 bins but 4 rows about 25' long stuffed with t-shirts and also were hung so neatly with all like colors together. They even had a camo and.....I was in heaven.. TIE DIE section!!!!
    Now I am laughing at myself for how excited I am about this! LOL
    David

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    Wow that is some great finds. How lucky for you!! I'm jealous!!

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    Oh, David --- LOL I grew up with a mother that thought ANYthing from a rummage sale or thrift store was JUNK. Not me!!!! You should hear me when I go to the thrift store!!! WHOOOOP WHOOOOP WHOOOOP!!! LOL - I forgot to post that I scored 2 yards of fabric for $2.00 just the other day!!!!:)

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    Had a good laugh over this. Bonus!

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    T-shirts? Aren't they a little hard to put in a quilt?

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    100% cotton t's can be cut into a variety of shapes

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    What a great find :D:D:D

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    Welcome to the wonderful word of thrift shops! Aren't they a blast?!
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    Yes, you can find some good bargains at Salvation Army, Goodwill stores, thrift stores, church mission shops.

    They also have a day thru the week with more discounts and depends on your age a discount also.

    It is fun to find bargains!

    Craftybear

    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    I had never been in a Salvation Army store. Listening to my friends comments here I decided to go today. They had T-shirts for .99- $1.99 , which wasn't too much of a surprise as I had heard this. What was a surprise was when I went to check out all the white tags which all of mine were another 50% off!!! I ended up with 15 T's for 13 bucks!!!!
    Another shocker was the amount they had and how it was set up, not just 1 or 2 bins but 4 rows about 25' long stuffed with t-shirts and also were hung so neatly with all like colors together. They even had a camo and.....I was in heaven.. TIE DIE section!!!!
    Now I am laughing at myself for how excited I am about this! LOL
    David

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    I love the thrift stores. I am a regular in all the ones around me. Sometimes I get lucky but it is always fun to look.

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    Good for you!

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    What are you going to use the T-shirts for?

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    I can't imagine not knowing that Weds. is 1/2 price day at Salvation Army! I plan visits to friends in other towns on Weds. so I can stop & check things out there on my way!

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    David, I love the Goodwill/Salvation Army/Thrift stores. I can't wait to go to see what "treasures" I can find. Somedays are better that others but always fun.

    Love your find. Show us what you do with them.

    Happy Holidays, Lovequilts

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    Great find.

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    I know it's kinda hard to see(I am taking pic from wheelchair) this is one of the t-shirts broken down. It measures approx 35"x26" plus the sleeves. Not bad for a buck! LOL
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    NikkiLu]What are you going to use the T-shirts for?[/quote]
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    Just recently I started cutting a mess of T shirts up for a rug. I cut off the neck, sleeves and hem, then then cut round and round in about 1 inch rows till I had almost all of each one wound up in a ball. Then I crocheted them into a long chain and wound them around and around, sewing as I went. This will be for in a small space where the cats love to lie but it's still in a walkway.

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    I love thrift stores!

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    Good Morning David,
    Good buy! I have to tell you that in the 50's we called it Sally Ann's. That is the 1950's.
    I stop whenever I see one.

    Good Luck and Good sewing.

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    LOL - It's still referred to as Sally Ann's and GoodWill is GW store. Just the best places to shop for great buys!!

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    I love thrift stores and rummage sale, not my kids,they don't ever want to go, but my daughter, loved my columbia jacket,new for 10.00 bucks. should have kept it myself.Can find quilts and fabric and sewing tools,what joy

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    Hi David..
    I don't do Sal stores... don't really have one and DO NOT need another thing in this house!!! LOL
    My Sister though gets great things... gifts for people you would not believe..and as for T-shirts... i will post the tshirt quilt i made for my grandson... not the best construction.. but it was a gift at his HS graduation.. i had saved shirts from when he was 5 and it actually brought water to his eyes.. (trust me , that was somethng)... he asked how i had them... anywhoooo, it's a great way to start quilting without a lot of investment.. and i can just see them in "tie dye"!!!!

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    David:
    I told you!!!!!!!!! Good for you. Sounds exactly how our store is setup in Bridgewater. Were you able to find any Bruins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    T-shirts? Aren't they a little hard to put in a quilt?
    They really aren't once you stablize them. I use a woven medium weight fusible interfacing that I get at JoAnn's and once that is done you can work the t-shirts in like any other block.

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    Around here (Western PA) we call it The S. & A. Boutique! :-) We have a couple, with one being extra big! I love to go there on Wednesdays (my day off). I ALWAYS find great bargains!

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