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Thread: yr thoughts on my tote

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    sounds like you did good. i wish we had more yard sales here. i hardly see any :(

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    What a find. Great job.

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    Great find! I am getting inspired to check out garage sales again. It's really hot here right now and we are going out of town anyway, so I guess it will wait until I get back. My only problem is I often come home with treasures I don't need just because it seems like a bargain!! :oops:

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    You scored!!! :D :D :D

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    It was definitely your day to stop. Great Find.

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    You did amazing, but hopefully you didn't leave the mat in the car. Heat will warp it so fast and they never heal! What a find! Good for you.

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    That is great! I'm going to have to start going to yard sales. Where do you live?

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    YOU GOTTA COME TO THE GOOD OLD U.S. of A

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    I didn't but nice to know. A friend of mine did leave her's in the car and it is all warped, they are trying to firgue out a way to unwarped it, if you will.

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    Illinois, and with everything going on in this state, a tax free item at a garage sale is a good thing! :!: Matter of fact, my neighbor was just telling me a few minutes ago, that her friend is having a sale tomorrow and have loads of bolts of fabric and such. Her friends who has sewn for years are bringing their stuff. First thing on my agenda, then of course, get to work :wink:

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    Gosh, that was great. Hope it wasn't a clean out from some quilter who DID NOT finish all her projects.
    I put all my stuff together in bags with directions and, if a gift to whom. When the "sisters" afrive After, they will know what to do. I really dn't want my stash to end up on the sidewalk.

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    Very Nice Tote!

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    Thanks, I haven't peeked in it lately,but nice to know I am building stash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    wanna sell it? :lol:
    OK, marsye. You got yourself in trouble the last time you bought something at a yard sale. Remember the Sues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    I was heading to work yesterday and drove by a garage sale, I stopped and didn't see anything, on my way out there sat a red tote of fabric.
    $20.00 got the following:
    a green cutting mat 11x17 approx
    applique press mat
    some batting-big enough for a couple of wall hanging
    3 yards of muslin
    4 yards of white cotton material
    scraps of cotton material
    3 yards of beautiful soft green print cotton material
    some misc fabric-non cotton
    a large supply of fusible web
    I was in a hurry to get to work, so I grabbed it and headed out.
    How did I do? oh, and I got the tote :wink:
    Well Deedum, you remind me of a dear friend who once said, "Even if I don't ever use it, it's a good deal" :lol: I think you made a good deal. :thumbup:

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    Sounds like you did good to me ! How did the most recent sale go , the one that was going to have yardage ?

    By the way I will show that I am a newbie.. what is a applique press mat ? I tried google and got different answers !
    Sharon

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    Don't want to get myself in a mess, where I collect and not have a purpose or a need for it! Your right, it is only a bargain if you use it! Since I am trying to build my stash, I thought it would be useful. I hope anyway!

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    Sharon,
    I didn't go to that sale with all the material, the hours were kinda weird 10-2 and such. I couldn't get away at work. Since I haven't been at these quilting thing long myself, I understand the applique mat is to put over your applique piece and press so you don't get the gunky stuff on your iron. It was a $15.00 item, so it might come in handy. So Sharon how long you been at this quitling thing? I am starting to think I am no longer a newbie at almost 2 yrs now. When I started answering other quilter's questions or giving pointers, I think I may now have graduated, I don't know. :roll:

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    Dee, well If you count my VERY first quilt wish was so simple and basic , but was hand quilred I started 29 years ago ! LOL Then I took about a 27 year break and just started hard again about 2 years ago ! And I understand what you say when you think you are figuring things out about quilting something comes along and you think you are a rookie :oops: LOL
    Sharon

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    exactly! I am such a rookie still! :lol:

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    Great find at a yard sale!

    My step-father's aunt is moving, so he and my mom having been going through her basement. The found MOUNDS of fabric. MOUNDS!! My mom and aunts are having a yardsale, and mom is taking this fabric to it to sell with plastic grocery bags. Fill a bag for $2. Can't complain much for $2 and whole grocery bag full of fabric...

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    Where will this wonderful sale be held ? Probably across the country from me :cry:

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    I told my husband I would haunt him if he put everything from my sewing room in a garage sale....

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