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Thread: Another GREAT thrift store find

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    I was able to visit some thrift stores on Saturday, that I don't usually get to, and I found a BAG of material, and could feel a book in the bag, so I asked one of the cashiers if I could open the bag, to see just what I would be buying. She graciously opened the bag, and we found 7 completed 16 1/2 inch blocks, and the "Sampler" book by Eleanor Burns. There are also 7 more blocks cut and ready to assemble. And all the leftover material to cut more blocks. I am so excited, because so many of the blocks, I have been wanting to try, but didn't have the patterns. I got this bag for the big total of $8. This project will go onto my UFO shelf, because we are in the process of moving my sewing room, due to a tree falling on the roof of the current sewing room. So, my plan is to finish up the blocks, and put the finished top on the queen bed that will also be in the sewing room, which will be used as a guest room, when needed. The room is 12x20, so there is lots of room left for my sewing stuff. Also, I have a few other projects that have priority before Christmas.

    These are the blocks that are sewn and the pieces of the ones cut and ready to sew.
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    Just a close up of the book.
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    Awesome find!

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    It's going to be a pretty quilt.

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    Wow! Having them cut out is a super deal too!

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    Good for you! Sorry about the tree and your sewing room. That is a super find.

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    Great find..

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    WOW. Lucky you.

    debra

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    Quote Originally Posted by c1bendt
    Awesome find!
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Awesome...nice find....that is the book I need too....good for you

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    WOW what a find WELL done

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    Wow, awesome find, Congratulations!

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    That's a great incentive to clean out our unwanted UFO's. It warms my heart that someone else will finish what someone else started. It was real nice that everything is included with a pattern.

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    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Great find!!!!

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    Super deal!! Sorry about the sewing room, but the next one will be better! Have fun with your newfound blocks! :-D :-D :-D

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    Great find.....

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    What is the copyright on that book? I have never seen one like it and it looks like one of El's first books when she was doing the binding and everything herself.

    The whole thing is a great find and the colors are great! Have fun!

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    Awesome

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    Great find

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    Great ! Enjoy the new room and a pic when done ?

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    Great find. Have fun finishng the quilt.

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    Great find.

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    Awesome for sure!!!!

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    nice find

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    Good for you Spartan! It's really cool when someone you know hits the jackpot! :-)

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