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    Fabric Score!

    I have had several successful finds either in garage or CL sales so I am finally posting some pics. The first two pics are from an estate sale for a total of 32 yards of cotton (the tropical fish is a vintage Hoffman print) and 4 yards of maybe cotton blend (doing burn test later when it is not so hot outside). I asked the daughter, "How much is this amount of fabric?" and she said, "Five bucks or make an offer- we just want it out of here. But one question, are you actually going to sew it or store it like my mom did?" I said, "Sew it". Handed her five and smiled. The third is a pic of a box of FQs including 41 Amy Butler Gypsy Caravan FQs that I got from a quilter who said she needed to trim her hoard-her words. They were 10 for a $1 so I bought a bunch- HAHA! I did buy other yardage and a kit from her but it is already put in the stash. But washing, drying, pressing, folding and storing them takes a lot of time. So off to sew now as I promised.
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    Great finds! No go and have some fun :-)
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    Good for you! And I hope you do get to make something with all of them. I have enough to last a lifetime, but it never feels like enough, if you know what I mean...

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    Nice find....

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    Oh I am so jealous!

    But happy for you too. Enjoy those beauties.

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    Wow, huge score! You did great!

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    Happy day! Deals are as hot as the weather in PA, eh?
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnVT View Post
    Happy day! Deals are as hot as the weather in PA, eh?
    Yes it is hot here so I have fans on in addition to AC even while sewing. Just making tote bags from the fabric I got so I can give to the local food banks.

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    What a find!!! Beautiful.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Great find! You got some nice fabrics.
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    Wow.. you really hit the jackpot.. I wish they had fabric at the sales around here.. went to one about a year ago, and picked up a couple of things.. The woman had past away in her 50's.. The husband was having a hard time parting with the stuff.. She was a hoarder.. His new girlfriend didn't sew.. Otherwise I haven't found anyhing..

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    Wow! You really did get some treasures. Good-going.

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    Great score!!!!!

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    Very nice fabs!
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    Great score! Beautiful fabrics. Can't wait to see the creations they yield! Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    I have had several successful finds either in garage or CL sales so I am finally posting some pics. The first two pics are from an estate sale for a total of 32 yards of cotton (the tropical fish is a vintage Hoffman print) and 4 yards of maybe cotton blend (doing burn test later when it is not so hot outside). I asked the daughter, "How much is this amount of fabric?" and she said, "Five bucks or make an offer- we just want it out of here. But one question, are you actually going to sew it or store it like my mom did?" I said, "Sew it". Handed her five and smiled. The third is a pic of a box of FQs including 41 Amy Butler Gypsy Caravan FQs that I got from a quilter who said she needed to trim her hoard-her words. They were 10 for a $1 so I bought a bunch- HAHA! I did buy other yardage and a kit from her but it is already put in the stash. But washing, drying, pressing, folding and storing them takes a lot of time. So off to sew now as I promised.
    Close your eyes! I'm going to go shopping in the FQ box!
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    If you want to burn test or iron. Outside for a bit in the evening doesn't heat up the house. I don't find it as hard as waiting till cooler and keeps me on project.

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    Wow what an awesome score have fun with all your great finds
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    very nice have fun using it!!!
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    Great find!

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    ​Congratulations on your fabric find!

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    Great find, Happy quilting..........
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    It looks like a beautiful quilt about to be started; lots ot choose from - enjoy!
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    Yea for you! Lovely fabrics and a nice variety also.

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    Lucky you!

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