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Thread: Fantastic find at Goodwill

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    Senior Member vbourck's Avatar
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    I got some great fabric recently while on a goodwill trip with my mom. Two packages of fabric, one for $4 and one for $5 yielded 44 fat quarters and 5 one yard cuts!!!!! Three were Connecting Threads kits(still had patterns included), and most were grouped and folded together as if they were for a specific project. I always wonder who got rid of them and why, and really wish I knew what the projects were. Now I have to find projects for them........

    10 Hoffman brights-really fun
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    15 Moda Marbles
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    Connecting Threads(16 FQ total)- duplicate on the red and black
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    additional 1 yd cuts and a couple more FQ
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    Wow!! What a find. I'm going to have to go to Goodwill.

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    WOW!!! That is an AWESOME find!!!! I want to shop at YOUR goodwill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamatobugboo
    WOW!!! That is an AWESOME find!!!! I want to shop at YOUR goodwill!
    Me too!
    i don't recognize the connecting threads fabric at all.

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    WOW!!
    Lucky you!

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    Lucky you...I have been looking; but never find anything like that around here.

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    What a haul!!

    Makes you wonder if someone made a boo-boo and put them in the wrong bag to donate!!

    I'll be checking out the goodwills more often also!!

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    Wow. Great find. I think things like this are from quilters who've passed away and the family has to get rid of lots of "stuff". I don't think most people would consider fabric or notions "heirlooms" so they're donated (or thrown away:<). I'm sure the quilter would be very happy to know her fabric will be loved.

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    WOO HOO :mrgreen: Major score :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    Wow!! What a find. I'm going to have to go to Goodwill.
    Yeah, me too! What a wonderful find you have there!

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    BONUS, great find

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    Our Goodwill charges way too much for everything! Sometimes you can find new stuff at the store cheaper! Great find! Love the colors! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    WOW fabulous find. I especially love the hoffman brights 4th from the right! And the black & red set. Kudos to you!
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    Wow! did you score big time! :thumbup: I bet you were excited when you came across those wonderful finds. Good colors too! Happy sewing!

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    Wow! and I thought the two pieces I found at Goodwill last month for $2 was a good buy. Those are great!

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    Lucky you!! I love Sally's (ie goodwill) although I rarely make finds like that! What a great economical addition to your stash. I too wonder how these kinds of things get there. Can only assume the original purchaser passed away and the family simply gave it to Goodwill or Sally's.

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    Wow!! What a find. :)

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    What a great find. Lucky you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    Our Goodwill charges way too much for everything! Sometimes you can find new stuff at the store cheaper! Great find! Love the colors! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    That is what our local good will is like. But there is still a thrift store and the net town down the road. It has two goodwills.

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    I should clarify, I said goodwill generically- it was Thrift town in Dallas. But I check every thrift store for fabric, often it is hanging with sheets, and have found some bigger cuts- 3-4 yds a couple of times.

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    Those are beautiful fabrics. Lucky you.

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    Whoa, what a find!

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    What a HAUL, I never find anything like that at our Goodwill!

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    From one thrift store shopper to another...YooHoo...great find you did good.

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    That is the best find yet at GoodWill!
    Awesome!
    Kirsten

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