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Thread: yr thoughts on my tote

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    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:

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    Oh my what a find from a yard sale, :mrgreen: I sniff never get things like that at yard sales. What is wrong with the people here don't they have good taste or what.

    Rita

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    Wow!

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    I'd say you did fantastic!

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    I think ya done did good!

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    wanna sell it? :lol:

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    great stash investment!
    aren't garage sales great?

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    off subject ....but you have the cutest avatar!!! :wink:


    Quote Originally Posted by Joan
    great stash investment!
    aren't garage sales great?

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    Sounds like a bargain to me :D :D

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    Sounds like you did good to me!!

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    Sounds like a great find to me. Last time I saw any fabric at a garage sale it was about 5 years ago but I still keep looking for a big find like yours. In fact, the heck with gardening this morning, it's Saturday and I'm going out to garage sales, the garden will still be here when I get back, LOL! May in Jersey

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    Way to go.

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    sounds like a bargain to me!

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    :( :( :( Sigh...garage sales don't exist in Ireland :( :( :(

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    Sounds like you did pretty well to me! :D

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    Good one!

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    What an awesome find!!! You did GREAT!!

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    I think you deserve a GOLD STAR, for
    a great yard sale find today!! :D I am
    so happy for you, Enjoy the rest of
    your day.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Thanks all, everything was very clean and pretty new it seems. I had hoped I did ok, still trying to build my stash. I firgued I wasn't going to get hurt any. Make great pratice material for my free motion I WILL conquer sooner or later. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    :( :( :( Sigh...garage sales don't exist in Ireland :( :( :(
    OK, so if you don't have garage or yard sales in Ireland, how do you get rid of extra stuff???? :D

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    I think you got a great deal!!

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    I am feeling better about my purchase :D

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    Really great job. I went to a bunch today too but didn't do anywhere as near as well as you.

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    I'd say you did quite well!
    I don't get out to yard sales often. I'd like to go to more of them but I don't like going by myself.... I'm going to have to find someone to go yard saling with... a friend of mine's husband goes so I went with him one day but he is miserable at it - he lingers at each stop as if he firmly believes there is a real Hope diamond hiding on each table that he can buy for a quarter.... yeah... it was a bad day of yard saling. He is just too slow. Missing the deals man the longer we stay at this driveway with only infant items in it... no hope diamond here... move on already!!

    You did really good!

    I did find a Bernina 65 was it? at a yard sale for a friend of mine (wife of same bad yard saler...) She ended up paying $35 for it...
    The woman bought it the year before and never used it....

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    Hey Deb.
    I generally go to work a few minutes early on Friday, then if there is a garage sale in the area that I drive by, I stop. I don't spend much time doing this, secretly, I am hoping to find a featherweight or a 301. Talk about trying to find a diamond. Although, it could happen, one never knows! Yep, my hubby is no good at them either! I am a scouter, I go in and scout things out, and move on. Having to be to work shortly certainly keeps me from lingering, if I find material or such, it still is a good day! Get's my Friday morning off to a good start! :D

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