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    What was I thinking?

    I found an ad on Craigslist for quilting fabric. I met the lady yesterday and picked up 5 trash bags of fabric. I paid $100 but there is easily several hundred dollars worth of fabric there. I started ironing it to put it away. I will never finish and don't know where I am going to put it. I keep telling my husband I'm collecting fabric for my retirement on a little over a year.


    Linda

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    5 trash bags?! You are going to be busy!

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    Sounds like a good deal to me.
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    Several,of us bought the sewing room fabric of an elderly lady. We had enough for all 3 of us and lots to donate and share with friends.

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    Sounds good to me

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    I'd feel myself really bless'ed to have come up with a deal like that one.
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    oh my! have fun!!

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    Oh how exciting. You will have a wonderful time sorting it out and putting it away. Please take pictures when you are finished so we can see what a great bargain you got.
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    Wow!! Have fun!!

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    Let's see....would that justify adding a room to the house? I'm about in that shape too...LOL...it took me a long time to get where I'm at and I'm staying here!!!
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    Congrats on your great find! Do we get to see pics-?
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    What a great CL find for you! I have found when I hit a jackpot that it is fun to share with others here on the QB and my quilting friend who has been the recipient of FQs, 1/2 yards and even larger to get her started on the Bonnie Hunter scrap system. Enjoy yourself!!

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    Awesome! Go through it and what you don't want donate for Project Linus quilts or other charity quilts. Your local quilting guild will take it.
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    Why iron it before you put it away? Why not just sort it, fold it, and put it away? I only iron after I pick my colours for my next quilt.

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    Have fun!

    I purchased about 10 tubs of fabric from a fellow who purchased them from a storage unit auction. I was ironing until the cows came home! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by QandE2010 View Post
    Oh how exciting. You will have a wonderful time sorting it out and putting it away. Please take pictures when you are finished so we can see what a great bargain you got.
    Oh yes, please show us your fabric. Yummy!!! haha Looking at it is almost as exciting as touching it! Yeah, I'm addicted to fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cad_queen_2000 View Post
    Why iron it before you put it away? Why not just sort it, fold it, and put it away? I only iron after I pick my colours for my next quilt.
    I'm ironing it because I want to put it on comic book boards and some of it is too wrinkled to do that.

    It is really beautiful fabric and I actually love playing with it.

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    I had two immediate thoughts:
    No 1 was: what a wonderful find!
    and No 2 was: I'd better start working though the stash or someone else is going to gwet lucky one day!

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    Just tell hubby that it was better than trying to buy all that fabric at regular price

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    Buy a boat load of comic book boards. I use the large size which are actually for comic book magazines. Here's what I do with them...as you can see I've just started organizing my fabric but I have plenty more that needs to be organized.

    The bookcase? Turn it sideways and you'll recognize it as 2 old letter sorters I turned on their sides. Who uses these anymore nowadays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsb142 View Post
    I'm ironing it because I want to put it on comic book boards and some of it is too wrinkled to do that.

    It is really beautiful fabric and I actually love playing with it.

    Linda
    Oops, didn't see this in time. You're on the right track! What a wonderful 'problem' to have though. Right?
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    It will be a lot of work but who could pass up great fabric at a bargain price. This addition to your stash will keep you busy for years without the cost of new material. Green with envy.

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    I hope you washed them before ironing....heaven only knows where they have been and for how long.......
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    Woohooo! Way to go! I'm sure the person you purchased the fabric from needed the cash, why else would anyone in their right mind get rid of so much?! Sounds like you hit a fantastic bargain - and you have deserved it! I always wash and then iron new fabric - important to me to know if it will fall apart or loose it's color before I make use of it. I've told myself the same thing...I'm collecting for retirement...and then I make use of it within a few days time. I know there will be more out there when I do become of age to retire! My DH says there is help for someone like me...but I doubt this is an addiction any can help me with!

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    Good for you! I colllect for retirement too, along with my next life time, which is how long it will take me to use all this stuff!

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