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    Visitation Day

    Today was visitation day ! The day I got to visit our dear Aunt Jo-Ann ! Hubs decided that since I have not seen the inside of a fabric store in well over a month, that perhaps I might want to go visiting today, and visit I did ! Well stocked with my envelope full of coupons for National Craft Month ! Not only did I enjoy my visit with Aunt Jo-Ann, but she is conveniently located directly in between my two favorite thrift stores, Savers and Goodwill , and not far from BigLots who also happens to carry fabric pre-cuts that I know are of decent quilting quality ! So I did not want to make them feel as though they were being left out ! Behold the bounty !



    From Jo-Anns :
    3 packages of batting
    1 pillow form
    12 Fat Quarter Bundles ( totaling 60 FQ's )
    1 EZ Quilting Circle Cut Ruler

    From Goodwill :
    1 really amazing quilt shelf ! 48 inches long total, with a 46 inch long hanging area for $18 ? Yes please !

    From Savers :
    18 - 100% Cotton Flat Sheets ranging from king to twin in size
    Have I ever mentioned my obsession with flat sheets ? My son thinks I am a flat sheet hoarder, I think I am just being economical ! You know how much yardage there is on a flat sheet ? ALOT !

    From Big Lots :
    4 Jelly Rolls
    6 Charm Packs

    Total spent for the entire day ( not counting Taco Bell for lunch )
    $105.56

    I am good !
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    Whoo hoo you SCORED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    And this was all "Hub's" idea?!!! What a day you had!
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    Well, Hubs idea was that I should go to Jo-Anns LOL, he forgot that my other favorites happened to be right next to it LOL . It is a good 45 minute drive for me to get to ANY fabric stores, and since we live in NY and have been having one snowstorm right after the other for a while, I have not been able to go, and I think I was starting to show signs of withdrawal !
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    ​Congratulations on your haul!

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    Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaw!!!!!!!!
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    Your Hubs is definitely a keeper!! Good think he managed to get you out of the house before you started cutting up his shirts to stave off that dreaded withdrawal!

    Do you use the sheets as regular yardage for quilts or as backing? I have a beautiful 100% cotton cream coloured sheet and was contemplating using it as the light yardage in a HST scrappy, but was not sure if it would work.
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    I use sheets for everything LOL ! Sometimes the front, sometimes the back, just depends on the quilt ! I always get the 100% cotton sheets that " feel nice ". I have a hypersensitivity thing, and things that feel fine to others can sometimes feel REALLY scratchy to me, so I know if I think it feels okay, it is a safe bet that its fine for everyone else too LOL. My personal favorite is a nice Egyptian cotton ! Or those really nice vintage linen sheets . I could pet those forever haha
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    Looks like you had a great day! Congrats!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    What a haul. Isn't it nice when you can visit relatives and friends?

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    Good for you!! If my DH offered me that deal, I'd wonder..."just what does he want to buy!!!"

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    You go girl!
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    Good for you.....PARTY ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
    Your Hubs is definitely a keeper!! Good think he managed to get you out of the house before you started cutting up his shirts to stave off that dreaded withdrawal!

    Do you use the sheets as regular yardage for quilts or as backing? I have a beautiful 100% cotton cream coloured sheet and was contemplating using it as the light yardage in a HST scrappy, but was not sure if it would work.
    It will work just fine! They make wonderful yardage.

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    This is a fantastic haul! Congratulations for great bargain hunting!

    Am admittedly a little jealous. Yesterday I paid about $7 for a 100% cotton tannish sheet (second-hand). But I got it. Fabric is hard to come by here and I get it where I can! But I will look forward to the thrift store shopping in the states. --Have two weddings this year!

    It is nice that you found a place that obviously other quilter-bargain hunters don't go.

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    You did good. Love all your new acquisitions. Keep on quilting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlightlyOffQuilter View Post
    Today was visitation day ! The day I got to visit our dear Aunt Jo-Ann ! Hubs decided that since I have not seen the inside of a fabric store in well over a month, that perhaps I might want to go visiting today, and visit I did ! Well stocked with my envelope full of coupons for National Craft Month ! Not only did I enjoy my visit with Aunt Jo-Ann, but she is conveniently located directly in between my two favorite thrift stores, Savers and Goodwill , and not far from BigLots who also happens to carry fabric pre-cuts that I know are of decent quilting quality ! So I did not want to make them feel as though they were being left out ! Behold the bounty !



    From Jo-Anns :
    3 packages of batting
    1 pillow form
    12 Fat Quarter Bundles ( totaling 60 FQ's )
    1 EZ Quilting Circle Cut Ruler

    From Goodwill :
    1 really amazing quilt shelf ! 48 inches long total, with a 46 inch long hanging area for $18 ? Yes please !

    From Savers :
    18 - 100% Cotton Flat Sheets ranging from king to twin in size
    Have I ever mentioned my obsession with flat sheets ? My son thinks I am a flat sheet hoarder, I think I am just being economical ! You know how much yardage there is on a flat sheet ? ALOT !

    From Big Lots :
    4 Jelly Rolls
    6 Charm Packs

    Total spent for the entire day ( not counting Taco Bell for lunch )
    $105.56

    I am good !
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    Wow! That's some good shopping!

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    great shopping spree... I wish we could find those types of deals here in So Fla.

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    You got wonderful deals. Good for you, wouldn't find deals like that around here. Obviously we have lots of quilters in the St. Louis area. It is a large area with all the surrounding counties.
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    If my hubby suggested that I go shopping for fabric, I would have to ask that person what he did with the real hubby, because the real hubby would never suggest that. Wouldn't matter if I was having withdrawals. Besides, I do have way too much fabric, so don't really "need" any more. What's need have to do with it??? lol
    Have a blessed day.

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    Trying to not buy any more fabric, but would really like to know what section of store (Big Lots) did you find fabric? Just wondering. Lol. Thanks.

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    Great score! And thanksk for the tip on Big Lots = never thought to look there for fabric!

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    You did good girl. I too spent some time with Aunt Jo Ann yesterday as I had not been in several months - pre-Christmas. I had some "mad" money from the craft fair I attended last Nov., and it kept telling me to spend it and not hide it away. I didn't do nearly as well as you did, but with sales and coupons I managed to save $96, not chump change. Now I just need to start using that fabric.

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    What a fun day. and profitable to, now all your gifts that you make will cost a lot less.

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