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Thread: Yipee!!!

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    Yipee!!!

    My LQS is loosing one of the partners and she's been selling off her remaining inventory. Saturday's sale price was 70% OFF. I stopped by Friday afterwork to scope out the scene--see what she had left and to note where certain bolts were located as to be ready for Saturday's sale.

    There were two ladies in the store when I arrived having a LOT of fabric cut. Then one of the owners told me that they would give the Sat. sale price that evening. I hurriedly gathered up about 20 bolts and hurried to the cutting counter. The other two customers had their purchases made and bagged. The two ladies had to use a shopping cart to take their score to the car--it was overflowing!

    I ended up getting 55 yds for under $150! I was so thrilled--with the sale price everything was under $3 per yard. DH actually carried my score into the house when I got home.

    I needed to run an errand in the vicinity of the LQS on Saturday about 2 p.m.--couldn't resist stopping by to see what was left--big mistake. Considering the price, I got a number of 6 yard cuts to use as backings. I even moved outside of my comfort zone (I tend to gravitate to traditional fabrics--small calicoes, tone-on-tones, etc.) I'm trying some lovely bold florals for borders and picked up a set of lavendar and green coordinates for a complete top.

    All of my purchases were major brands--Moda, Benartex, Henry Glass, Marcus, etc. In looking over my receipt, I got some Thimbleberries for as low as $1.80/yd. I never paid more than $2.83/yd. All together my weekend's score was $1000 of fabric for under $300.

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    Now THAT is a score!

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    Got any pictures?
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    WOW, great job!!

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    You are so lucky, what a score.

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    Congrats! Sorry to see another LQS getting smaller.

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    holy mackerel! that's amazing. congrats!
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    Congrats, great score.

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    Wow! Though it's sad yet another shop has gone.

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    how i wish that i had the money and lived near that shop. way to go and hope you have tons of fun playing and petting your fabric.
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    Great score!!!

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    You got a great deal, I would not be able to find room for that much fabric. I just need to sew some of mine up.
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    WOW! What a great shopping Spree!!!!
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    YEEHAW!!! What an incredible score!

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    Wow! Sorry I missed that one! What shop was it?
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    Wow, what a great deal. Sad you are losing a quilt store though.

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    Incredible deals!
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    I'm scared mine will do that in the next few years, she has been trying to sell the shop for about a year and a half to move closer to the grandkids, haven't seen any biters yet. Fear they may close if it can't be sold

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    all i can say is why dont these things happen to me ???
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    Wow .. I would love to see photos! I would have been tempted to rent a truck!

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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!! I hope you have lots of room for your new purchases so you can really enjoy it. Teresa

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    WOW!!! That is awesome! You really racked up! I wish I could have been there this weekend!

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    Sew cool that you were able to get such a great deal! :-)

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    Thats so great that you found such a good buy

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    You go girl. The way I see it, you saved about $700 so go shopping ........
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