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Thread: Don't you just love crafty yardsales?

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    Senior Member Katia's Avatar
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    I went to a yard sale this past Saturday, and found some treasures I think. I ended up with 18 yards of fabric for 17 dollars. I also bought a ziplock bag with two used Holly Hobbie patterns and a bunch of Hollie Hobby fabric. I havn't taken the fabric out to see how much is there, but it looks vintage.

    The fabric is mostly Debbie Mumm and Mary Englebright and one Moda. I thought about selling the Queen of Everything and Princess of Quite of a Lot panels, but my husband thinks it would be cute to make something for my grand daughter. I love, love, love the patriotic stuff. I plan to make something, maybe sewing machine covers out of the quilting themed stuff.

    I washed it all after I took the picture, and it took a whole day to get it ironed. I am not really a slow ironer, I just did a lot of admiring and caressing of fabric. It is also hard to iron when you keep trying to pay yourself on the back for being such a good shopper, LOL.
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    Have fun playing!

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    Pat yourself on the back for me, great deal.

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    Great price on some great fabrics. Lucky you.

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    Oh my I would love to find a deal like that- how fun

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    You got some cute fabric's.

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    beautiful, love then yard sales

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    What great finds :D:D:D

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    You did indeed make a good haul! I went to a garage sale last summer that advertised "fabric for sale" - well, the 2 gals who were running the sale had a house full but were asking prices even higher than the LQS and I knew most of it came from Joann's (being a frequent shopper there). Very disappointing and I noticed very few people were buying. I did get some pillow forms for a good price, but only a little fabric.

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    What a great haul! The fabric looks really good to me, I bet you had fun ironing it all!

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    Great haul. Your granddaughter will be thrilled to receive a quilt from it.

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    Sew very pretty!!

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    nice fabrics, thanks for sharing with us

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    Great fabrics- have fun!!

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    cool beans great find!

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    Great find! I love to hold fabric too, it just doesn't get ironed or anything but loved !

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    Good for u! Can't wait to see finished project!0

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    I keep kicking myself for being so frugal. I wish I had just offered her a price for all of it. But I have a huge stash so that might have been kind of over the top. I worry that I am becoming more of a collector then a seamtress and quilter.

    If my husband locked me in my sewing room and told me he was not going to let me out till half of my fabric was sewn into something, I would probably die in here.

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    *drool*

    lol... any time any of u need to make room , let me know and I'll send my address!!! My Veterans Project can always use some shoring up in the stash department!!!

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    I like--------------great find.

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    Fabulous find!!

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    Lucky U - you scored some nice fabrics - green with envy!

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    Congrats on a great find!!! Love your bargains.

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    Yummy finds! They are gonna be fun to play with.

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    Those fabrics are so cute. Have fun!

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