Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29

Thread: WOW what a bargain ( Long)

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    western australia
    Posts
    1,793

    WOW what a bargain ( Long)

    I went into my local fabric shop (only 100 klms away LOL) to buy some insulbright and their seconds bin was over flowing. Well I can't resist a bargain so I went thru it to see what they had it was all $2.00 a metre CHEAP here in Australia. they had dress fabrics, curtain fabrics,quilting fabrics and fleece, so I dived in LOL, grabbed an armful so they brought me a trolley LOL and I filled it to over flowing went to the checkout and the lady whispered to the manager then said to me I am not going to measure it all so how does $20.00 sound, great said I, can I go back and get some more so of I went again and grabbed another armful, I nearly forgot to get the insulbright I was so happy, well they shoved it all into 2 huge bags and the whole lot cost me $37.00 you should have seen me trying to carry the 2 bags to the car I was almost doubled over with the wieght of it all, I am still trying to sort it all out, some of the fabrics are silk and I am going to make scarves out of it, I also have enough to make myself several new outfits, and some quilts,
    Lita

  2. #2
    Super Member donnaree59's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,429
    Sounds wonderful!!! Wish I'd luck up on something like that.. Have no idea where in the world I'd put it, but it is ALWAYS fun to get new fabric!

  3. #3
    Super Member burchquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Holmen, WI
    Posts
    6,443
    Wow! It almost tempts me to fly down under & nab some of those goodies for my own self!
    (`v)
    `*..*
    .
    .*).*)
    (.(. (..`..♥ rebecca

  4. #4
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    34,937
    Good for you to get such a nice bargain, enjoy.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  5. #5
    Super Member woody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Canberra, Australia
    Posts
    2,152
    Blog Entries
    1
    Lucky you My LQS never has a sale like that, and yes the fabric prices here are insane
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    56
    Wow. Doesn't it make you feel good when you get such a bargain. Time for happy dance!
    jothesewer

  7. #7
    Super Member barri1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Woodmere, NY
    Posts
    1,420
    I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day.. Sometimes we deserve it..

  8. #8
    Power Poster alikat110's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Waco, Texas
    Posts
    15,190
    Blog Entries
    9
    Score!!!!!!!!!!

  9. #9
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    36,269
    Congratulations, Christmas came early for you!

  10. #10
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,383
    What a fabulous find. From what I see that you pay for fabric, that was a real STEAL!!! You are going to have so much FUN!

  11. #11
    Super Member Veronica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,466
    Blog Entries
    6
    Enjoy your score!
    Veronica

  12. #12
    Super Member valleyquiltermo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    MO.
    Posts
    2,683
    Sew happy for you you must have a fabric fairy, 0;-)
    http://www.skillpages.com/DonnaValleyquiltermo
    Sweet Dreams come from under Cozy Quilts made with love.
    Life is short, take time to enjoy it. Play with your kids and g-kids,
    and do what you can for others.

  13. #13
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    14,426
    Blog Entries
    2
    My first thought was so happy for you. As valleyquiltermo said you must have a fabric fairy. Just have fun. BrendaK
    Be kind to yourself, by being kind to others. When you help others you help yourself.

  14. #14
    Super Member Neesie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    5,869
    What fun, you must have had!!! =:-D Wish I'd run across a sale like that!

  15. #15
    Super Member ShowMama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    1,028
    Wow! Two bags full of treasure! Lucky girl.
    http://signatures.mylivesignature.co...B5F8C60F07.png
    There is no snooze button on a hungry cat!

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    4,149
    Blog Entries
    2
    Sounds like great bargains to me. Show us some of the quilts when you get them made.

  17. #17
    Super Member Latrinka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    6,946
    Wow! Great find!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

  18. #18
    lue
    lue is offline
    Super Member lue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,151
    Makes me want to take a flight to Australia!!

  19. #19
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Upper Michigan
    Posts
    8,824
    Blog Entries
    14
    That's sooo cool!!! I'm so happy for you! I too love a bargain!

  20. #20
    Super Member QuiltingJaguar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    1,037
    Blog Entries
    3
    Every once in awhile I find my self doing the Happy Dance when I find a bin with great material at the Goodwill pound store and fill my grocery shopping basket till it runs over. For those who want to know what a Goodwill pound store is, everything they sell is by the pound...Forget the going rate for the material but its a steal..LOL So I know you were SOOOOO excited with your price and find.

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ocean Springs, MS
    Posts
    9,372
    Wow! that is so awesome.

  22. #22
    Super Member grandme26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Central Arkansas
    Posts
    2,560
    Sounds like you came upon a great opportunity. Have fun.
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

  23. #23
    Super Member Christine-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    1,460
    You definitely found fabric heaven! Great news, I know you're on cloud nine!
    https://quiltdasher.blogspot.com

    I like to make lists. I also like to leave them laying on my sewing table and then guess what's on the list while at the fabric store. Fun game.

  24. #24
    Senior Member SUZAG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Fowlerville, MI
    Posts
    686
    But...did you ever get your insulbright? LOL Sounds like a kid in a candy store with money to spend! Congrats!

  25. #25
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,415
    What a wonderful day for you! Now, be sure to let us see what you make from those wonderful fabrics.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.