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Thread: Your best quilting related garage sale or market find--

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Quote Originally Posted by CAJAMK
    I am dubbing you the Featherweight Queen of the board...!!
    We used to have a Featherweight club at the LQS. I taught for them, showed them how to take care of them and sold the ladies most of the machines. The gals always called my Featherweight "The Queen Mother" as it was the best one of all. (for 25.00). :thumbup:
    Right now I have a celery colored Featherweight, the Queen Mother, Blueberry (The one I refinished, and 3 black ones. Two 301A's. a 99K, and a 185K. A cute little green Singer but they are pretty heavy. They are not much bigger than the Featherweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Quote Originally Posted by CAJAMK
    I am dubbing you the Featherweight Queen of the board...!!
    We used to have a Featherweight club at the LQS. I taught for them, showed them how to take care of them and sold the ladies most of the machines. The gals always called my Featherweight "The Queen Mother" as it was the best one of all. (for 25.00). :thumbup:
    Right now I have a celery colored Featherweight, the Queen Mother, Blueberry (The one I refinished, and 3 black ones. Two 301A's. a 99K, and a 185K. A cute little green Singer but they are pretty heavy. They are not much bigger than the Featherweight.

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    Sorry, Double posted...

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    My first embroidery machine was a PE150. The embroidery stitch out is great and very easy to use. I still have mine and still use it sometimes. I've had it for 8 yrs.. Have fun and enjoy.

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    I found a pretty basic old SINGER for $15.00 and it works fine, after I cleaned and oiled it.I also found a nice ruler for $1.00 (both at GOODWILL)

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    I love this subject. I got an old workhorse Bernina for $3 at a church sale!

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    Ok ladies, I started this thread and I am loving it!! The overwhelming theme of the best find is the featherweight...We have even heard from the featherweight queen herself appropriately named featherweight here on the board. I was thinking of starting a weekly thread of your best garage sale/flea market find for the week. Let me know how you feel about this ..post on the board or feel free to PM me! I will start by saying I found a quilter today who was selling loads of good quality fabric for great prices...So I bought it all! Now I am waiting for DH to go to bed (he goes very early) then I will sneak it into the house and into my stash area. He won't know the difference!

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    Loretta, I saw the block that is in the middle quilt in a quilt airing out on the line of a neighbor of mine. Sorry, awkward sentence. The quilt was at least 70years old, 20 years ago. Have never seen it done by anyone but me since. It's name is jack in the pulpit, I think. What do you think. That was the best find at a sale for me....free.

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    I love reading what others have found, my finds are few and far between but they are so special. Dose any one collect sewing kits or thimbles? I have found some very special etuies and one was a wishbone that was croched to hold a thimble. Any one else find goodies like that?

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    About a month ago I stumbled on a basket of fabric - mostly 1/2 yd + and some trims and bindings and in the bottom were 4 new omni grid square rulers! Basket and all for $1

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAJAMK
    I am just wondering. I love to go to sales every Sat I can. I have found so many wonderful items over the years. I truly feel blessed as this past weekend I found an embroidery machine for $50 in great working condition. A Brother PE 150. I know it is a bottom line but we all have to start somewhere. I have found wonderful fabrics & notions as well. But I feel this was probably my best quilt related bargain.
    Mine isn't a garage sale find, but an estate sale one. I bought a Montgomery Ward Damascus Grand treadle sewing machine with all the attachments for $50 a couple of weeks ago. I haven't had time to play with it much, due to harvest being in full swing, so between my off-the-farm job and doing meals and being taxi driver for my guys when I am home, my sewing projects are sitting looking at me until I can get at them. Hopefully I'll be able to post pics soon!

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