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Thread: SUPER excited!! Major Fabric Haul!!!! (Picture heavy - sorry! :) )

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    SUPER excited!! Major Fabric Haul!!!! (Picture heavy - sorry! :) )

    Ok - so I'm new to this board and to quilting - heck sewing in general! But I am so excited about this story that I have to share (Sorry it's long but I have to explain!).

    I've been crafty all of my life and lead a prayer shawl ministry at my church where we mostly knit and crochet. A lady came to my office at work (the church) and asked if we were ever be interested in fabric for quilting or making blankets. I said of COURSE! She said she was moving and selling off all of the fabric and supplies that she used for a custom bag, clothing, etc business. She apparently had a sale this last weekend selling the fabric for $1 a piece, no matter if it was 1 yard or 10 yards!!! She had some left over and wanted to pick out some fabric to give to our group.

    Of course, when I heard this I was like wow awesome, but could I maybe come pick out some to BUY from you for my own stash too?! She was happy for me to do that and I said I might bring my mom too, who is a an awesome seamstress, embroider, heck anything to do with fabric.

    So after work mom and I went to visit and walked into her driveway where she pulled out 13 large Rubbermaid bins of fabric, notions, and patterns!!!!!! Mom and I started drooling and getting overwhelmed - how do you pick what to take?! Not to mention it was getting dark outside.

    Out my mom burst with "How much would you want for it all?" And she's like "Oh I'd take $70! I've GOT to get rid of it!!!"

    SOLD!!!!! we packed up my mom's van right then and there and came home with the haul! Below are pictures after spending ALL evening tonight folding fabric onto comic book boards. We weren't even able to fold 1/4 of it! Mom and I will be splitting this up and sharing it all, but OMG to go from wishing I had a fabric stash to having one for $35 is INSANE! I was just sitting there the day before this happened wondering how I could afford to buy fabric for all the quilts I want to try to make! Oh and she told us to take the rubbermaid containers and I was about to go buy a bunch of them to organize things in our home - so double score! Here are pictures from tonight's folding session and then pictures of what is left to fold, the notions, boxes of patterns, ball fringe, ribbon, binding, etc etc etc.!!!!












    This is what's left to organize, fold, etc:











    Thanks for letting me share and being excited with me.

    -K

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    WOW>>>>> happy dance
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    Oh Wow! Where do you live? You did good ... and now you're really ready to sew. Have fun!!!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    wow what a blessing.
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    You are so lucky to have your Mom to share this with! Share the fabric AND share the work! It would be overwhelming to work through all of this great stuff alone.

    You did great!
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    Cha Chiiing! You hit the jackpot!

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    OMG that is a major haul!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations on the score and I think I recognize one of those fabric patterns from my stash!

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    *Happy Fabric Score DANCE* for you!!!!
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    Awesome! Enjoy.

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    Oh My! My husband would have fainted at the sight.

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    THAT is one impressive haul. Some great fabrics in there. Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandybuttons View Post
    WOW>>>>> happy dance
    DITTO! I would have asked the same question!

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    Wow. Now....where are you going to store your new stash, lol? Good thing you got the rubbermaids, too.
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    All I can say is Lucky you, That is a real haul. You must be living right. We will be waiting to see what you do with it all.
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    YAY! Yes, my husband would have fainted too. After losing his ability to breathe from all that yelling! ;-)

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    BINGO!! What an awesome haul! I'm sure your church group would love to have what you can't use or don't want.

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    I believe prayers are answered and you are proof. You asked and look what was given!! Great job and I would be envious but that is a no-no, bad karma and all that.
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    oh man!! Some guys have all the luck!!! Good for you!! Now u can make all the quilts your heart desires!!

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    Fabulous! Have fun!

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    I would say that you will never have to buy fabric again......but..... Great find!

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    I'm so excited for you! Don't forget to post photos of your quilts.

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    Great luck. I would have purchased it all, even though I don't have the room.

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!! You are one lucky duck!!! Let the sewing and quilting begin. Have fun!!!!

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    Wow what a happy day. Its almost like buying lottery tickets and winning a prize!!!! I am so happy the burden is no longer on your mind of wanting to do some many projects and the downfall of money getting in the way. Have fun!!

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    Oh, what fun you are going to have!
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