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Thread: Want to share my find!

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    Senior Member himnherr's Avatar
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    Last week on Craigslist I found a lady offering 13 boxes of fabric for $40!! I emailed her and we met at a nearby McDonald's. She told me she found another box so now I was getting 14 boxes! She's a quilter, so much of it had been hers + some from an estate of a seamstress of some sort. Anyway, I brought it all home- spread it out in my living room and started sorting. My husband just about fainted when he got home! LOL! I ended up keeping 6 boxes for myself, gave one to a friend and sold the rest on CL Friday for $30!! I can't believe my deal! 7 boxes of cottons for $10!! Woohoo! I'm already putting it to good use in my controlled scrappy "square within a square". Just wanted to share..... I reorganized it all into boxes with labels- solids, prints, shashings/borders, etc. I feel so organized, it's almost scary!

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    Congrats! Quite a find!

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    That is wonderful!!! :D:D:D

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    Why would your DH almost faint? You got most of your money back and donated(very giving person) and sold the rest! Was it the amount of fabric? You had a great experience on CL, I keep looking in my area, but never find any deals!

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    WOO HOO :mrgreen: Great Deal

    Any pics ? :shock:

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    wow, that is so way cool

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    DH nearly fainted because my LR was strewn with 14 boxes half unpacked. When he left for work that a.m. everything was neat as a pin. When he came home it looked like the fabric fairy had a crash at my house. :lol:

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    wow, good for you!!!! my turn, my turn...oh, yeah...small house. don't need 14 boxes that's for sure! :-D

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    That's great! Everyone needs a good bargain every now and then. It really motivates!

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    What a great find!!!

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    WooHoo! Congrats on your good deal! What section in CL do yall find these good deals? Heck I can never even find any sewing machines! LOL Maybe I am looking in the wrong section or something. Have fun with your fabric!

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    Picture...Picture!!!!

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    What a great deal!!!

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    I look in Arts & Crafts and type in fabric in the search area. This is the 2nd time I've bought fabric on CL. Once I got 2 Walmart bags full of little girl cottons for $7.

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    Sorry- no pictures. I already finished sorting and storing my labeled boxes in my sewing room. :roll:

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    Thats a better deal than my $25 Green Featherweight!!!

    Lucky Devil you.... :twisted:

    Billy

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    Love scrap quilts so looking forward to seeing you quilt.
    What a great deal.

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    What luck!

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    Wow, what a find. You did good.

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    WOW great find :)

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    What is CL?

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    CraigsList

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    That is fantastic. Lucky you....

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    What a wonderful deal you got but you and I both know the truth, you aren't sharing, you're bragging! LOL LOL I have gotten some really great deals off CL too. (And I've bragged about them also) I got an 'almost new' Brother CE4000 for $60, last year a lady was selling fabric $1 a lb and that's about 4 yards. So many people say that CL is horrible and tell horrible stories but I think those are just people that haven't gotten the types of deals that you and I have. LOL That sewing machine I bought the girl had bought it new for a class project. The project was done so she didn't need it anymore. The project was a wall hanging less that 2' square.

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    Lucky you! I'll have to try that search on our CL here. Thanks for the idea :)

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