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Thread: What I found at our local thrift store

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    What I found at our local thrift store

    Went to one of our local thrift stores last Friday. I found an Omnigrid quilting ruler (5"x24") for 79. Whoohooo

    I LOVE thrift stores.

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    Yeah!! I love them, too. .... especially when I find something like that.
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    Congratulations

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    Love it and you beat me! I found a 3X18 Omnigrid for $1

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    What a great score!!!!

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    Wow - great find!!
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    That's great! The 5" x 24" is my go-to ruler for everything. I found a 6" x 6" for $1 at BigLots.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Wonderful, I really enjoy finding a deal such as that.

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    Love when I find things at the thrift store. I only find fabric.

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    Awesome great find!

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    Don't you just love the thrift stores...I do....

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    I can never find anything to do with sewing or quilting in thrift stores, Bit a fab,
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    Lucky you! I found several rulers, small cutting mats at a garage sale a few years ago and they weren't marked and the "guy" running the sale, said he did not even know what they were, so he priced them at 5 apiece!!!!!
    Nikki in MO

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    i am a goodwill junkie

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    Now that is a bargain !!
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    I'm doing a quilt run today! I'm running to the estate sales and thrift stores to see what I can find. Taking small bills. They don't like it when you do a deal and then ask for change for a 20 or a 50. Can't blame them when they ask for 5 and you offer 3.50 then give them a 20 and ask for change. Rude!

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    Thanks for all your responses. Yes - I love yard sales and thrift stores. I am now into Estate sales. Gotta love em.

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    Nice find! I'm at thrift stores all the time looking for my nephews. I usually never make it past boys clothes, shoes, and toys.

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    That is fantastic! My grandson loves to sew - he just turned 6. I don't know what he has done with my ruler that I use with my cutter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonymac View Post
    Went to one of our local thrift stores last Friday. I found an Omnigrid quilting ruler (5"x24") for 79. Whoohooo

    I LOVE thrift stores.
    If you want to find even more stuff like that, check out list-alert. It searches your local Craigslist at night while you sleep and sends you one e mail with a summary of all of the things available based on your terms. I have my e mail set to come in at 5am every morning. It is the first thing that I read. For example, I have terms: quilting supplies; sewing; estate sale; viking; and procion (for dyeing). So when someone makes an ad for quilting supplies they are selling, you will get the ad and photos the next morning. It is great. You can select nearby communities. Hope this helps you find more gems.

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    When I read what everyone finds at thrift stores and the price you pay, I think I should make the rounds. I don't go very often because I never seem to find a good buy.

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    Good for you!

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    Great deal!!
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    Can I just say that I never find anything fabulous when I go to thrift stores?! It's so frustrating. I'd love to get a deal!

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    I have GOT to get out MORE !

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