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Thread: Stash find of the day

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    Super Member bisseau's Avatar
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    Today I stumbled on a huge plastic tub (with cover) full of someone else's quilting dreams.
    Let me list:
    9" x 12" : 40 various shades of green
    18" x 22": 33 neutrals
    13 solids
    29 prints
    50 1930 type prints

    1/2 yds 30 solids
    55 yds solids
    100 yds prints (might be more than I listed)
    144 4" squares cat prints (each totally different)

    Various other parts of unfinished quilts

    Unfortunately very musty from storage...am washing as we type with detergent, white vinegar and baking soda.....found success if I wash once, dry hot, and then wash and dry again.

    Cleaning up will take awhile but considering I paid $25.00 for the Tub...I think I got a bargain.

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    Holy Smokes - that is one heck of a find. Congratulations!!!!

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    OMG! You hit the mother lode! :thumbup:

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    what a great find.

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    My OH My!!Now,that's a catch.Whoopy=what FUN!!

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    Very cool find...love those greens. You lucky quilter!

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    wow !!!! words fail me and that doesn't happen often.
    never had heard of washing and drying them and then again to get smell out...will keep that
    in mind.........Congratulations on your find.

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    Marvelous catch! :) enjoy.

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    Super Member bisseau's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlotte625
    wow !!!! words fail me and that doesn't happen often.
    never had heard of washing and drying them and then again to get smell out...will keep that
    in mind.........Congratulations on your find.
    I found that on this board...the first dry kills the mildew I believe..then you wash smell finally out and dry again. Sunlight works too I read but its raining here today and I need to get the smell out of my sewing space.

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    My goodness, what a nice find. Can't get that much anywhere for $25. Even if its a little work cleaning it all up, well worth it. Congrats.

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    where did u get that load???
    wow :thumbup:

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    Fabulous! This is like watching Antiques Roadshow - where people show their treasures that they bought for little/nothing!

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    It most feel like Christmas for you. Job well done.

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    Well, I am just don't have the words...all that for only $25.00!!! How wonderful - what a blessing!

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    What a great bunch of fabric, lucky you, have fun.

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    What a blessing.

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    what a great bargain.

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    Drool. A big congrats. I am glad you found it and are cleaning it. It would be sad to have it rot away.

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    Lucky - Lucky - Lucky!!! I need to start going to more yard sales.

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    I'm jealous! Such a fabulous find!

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    Wow an amazing find. All that wonderful fabric just waiting for your sweet touch.

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    You did good, I see some pretties there. What a find!

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    What a load! I just kept scrolling down and down and seeing more and more treasures. You are so lucky. I can see why you are 'in hiding'. We'd all be knocking on your door hoping for more than just a tiny peek. Have fun.

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    Wow. Have fun with it all. Good for you!

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    Great find!!!

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