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Thread: Curbside Shopping

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolkaBabe
    WOW! That is just what I loved hearing. A couple of months ago I too aquired fabric sample bookS, yes I said books. About 150 or so. Quilt tops - for the needy who knows....

    PaperPrinces thank you about the staple remover, I hope I have the strength in me to work it.
    Yes! I was given a bunch of fabric squares/rectangles made from these books to make up into quilts. They make wonderful quilts and people like them and they wash well. I didn't do anything complicated...just sorted them by color groups, sashed and cornerstoned them and they turned out great!

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    Lucky you! I could have a ball with that stuff! WTG!! Much less for the landfill! :-D ;-)

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    Great find , I use to do allot of dumpster Diving when I was healthier and could do it, way to go!!!

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    What a great find!

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    I've never done dumpster diving and I don't think I'll start now, LOL, but there are always wonderful things to find while I'm out walking the dogs.
    I've had the washed pieces out on the line for two days for extra airing in the sun and wind and will bring them in today to iron and start thinking about a fun quilt -- maybe a DP9 with the prints and a crazy QAYG embroidered quilt.
    It's time for me to actually keep something I've made!

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    Hard to believe what gets thrown away into a landfill. Glad you saved this beautiful fabric! A friend found an old rocker on the road for trash pick-up and the arm was broken. Her husband can do beautiful things with wood. So they went to pick it up and he restored it and it is beautiful piece of furniture now.

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    That is called RECYCLING People!!! :thumbup:

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    I never find great stuff like that! Sue Spargo uses a lot of decorator fabrics for her purse patterns....

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    I would have done the same thing!!!! :lol:

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    These are great. The colors are wonderful. Bet they would make some cute Bow Tucks also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvel
    These are great. The colors are wonderful. Bet they would make some cute Bow Tucks also.
    Too late! See this thread: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-123552-1.htm

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    I am so glad that I found this post. I have a friend who gave me several fabric sample books. I have not done anything with this as of yet. I still need to take them apart and put together some lap quilts.

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