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Thread: Barn sale look what I found

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    Went to a local barn sale in RI on Sat. They had a treadle for 45.00...nice shape with a Redeye in it...After yrs of antiqueing and lifting and carrying and now selling all my collections I gave it the lift test...My new rule is if I can't lift it I'm not buying...Couldn't and walked away.
    What I did see was a basket full of Vintage Quilting sqs but for whatever reason just not in the mood to stand in the long line to pay.
    All Sat. I thought abt those sqs. So hoping I went back Sun morning to see the Treadle was now marked down to 39...still walking away, gave it another lift test. And the basket was untouched with all the pieces I'd seen on Sat.
    Grabbed them all up and this is what I got for 13.00.
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    Great find.

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    Great find. Why am I never that lucky?

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    Fabulous old fabrics!!! I'm drooling :D:D

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    CongratS! How fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick
    Great find. Why am I never that lucky?

    I feel the same way, why not me. But I have faith my day will come.

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    $13.00!! What a great deal! Do the extra blocks have enough for you to make the quilt a bit bigger? What are your plans, and please post a picture once it's complete and quilted!

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    And, you walked away from a red-eye treadle for $39???? I understand the reasoning behind the walking but OH - THAT HURT! Great blocks however ..............

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    That's wonderful. My grandma made me a bowtie when I was little. I can never find anything like that. They always want a small fortune for things I find. Even at my other grandmother's sale. Couldn't buy anything. Antique dealers were there and ran up the price of everything. She had crazy quilts on flours sacks going for $1000 and up.

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    What a great deal, and I'm so glad these blocks found a home and didn't get tossed away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    Went to a local barn sale in RI on Sat. They had a treadle for 45.00...nice shape with a Redeye in it...After yrs of antiqueing and lifting and carrying and now selling all my collections I gave it the lift test...My new rule is if I can't lift it I'm not buying...Couldn't and walked away.
    What I did see was a basket full of Vintage Quilting sqs but for whatever reason just not in the mood to stand in the long line to pay.
    All Sat. I thought abt those sqs. So hoping I went back Sun morning to see the Treadle was now marked down to 39...still walking away, gave it another lift test. And the basket was untouched with all the pieces I'd seen on Sat.
    Grabbed them all up and this is what I got for 13.00.
    Some people have ALL the luck, LOL ,LOL I'm happy for you !!!

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    Lucky you! I don't think I could have left the treadle.

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    Those are great, but I couldn't leave a Redeye, either. I hope she finds the home she's meant to have, not left in a barn.

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    those are great blocks! I just love old quilts...well any quilts really. And the red eye.....I think I would have found a nice strong young man and seen if he could lift it for me!

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    Great find! Happy sewing!

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    That was a great find

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    13 was a lucky number for you - great collection.

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    What a great find!

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    Lucky you! That bow tie quilt is beautiful!!!! I have always loved that pattern!!!

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    What a great find!

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    Great find! Happy Quilting:)

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    Beautiful! What a wonderful find! Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MZStitch
    $13.00!! What a great deal! Do the extra blocks have enough for you to make the quilt a bit bigger? What are your plans, and please post a picture once it's complete and quilted!
    Most of the pieces are a nice size...If I put them all togethr I'd probably get a Full size out of it...They were all pinned together in 3 big batches so when I got home I was so surprised to find the bigger piece. There's abt 3 other strips that are 36x12...several 24 x 24....Some small pieces have wear in some of the sqs but I'll cut those out and use the remaider in the bigger quilt I'll eventually make. Some are even hand stitched onto muslin...

    And trust me ladies...it really ate at me Sat...abt having to leave that treadle and I did try again Sun...But I just don't have the strength anymore for heavy things...I'm sure someone came along to give it a good home for that price who could resist...OH that would be ME...but it still hurts...

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    What a fabulous find and I love the bow tie squares.

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    Great day for you.

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