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Thread: Found at a wholesale outlet for used clothing

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    Found at a wholesale outlet for used clothing

    It's 200 meters (that is over 200 yards) of fabric I can use for backing for charity quilts! (Some of you know that I make lots of these every year and give them out to people here in Poland.) I found this whole roll for about $40, so I figure, if I use 4-5 yards for every quilt (it is 60" wide), I can probably get enough for 50 quilts out of this. I was so happy to find it. It was heavy.

    I'm taking off 5 or 6 yards at a time right now and washing it in pieces. But it makes backing quilts very affordable!
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    Holy Moly!! That's a big roll of fabric!! I love plaids! I hope you get to use up every bit of it!!

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    Yeah for you. What a lucky find.
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    Terrific find, great job and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
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    Good for you!God bless you

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    wow that is big !!! good find
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    Great find!!!

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    good for you

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    That was a super find, $40.00 was a steal. Hope you sew till it's all gone.
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    That looks sort of like the Gordon plaid and since my Mother was a Gordon, can you send me some!?

    Just kidding. You are one lucky individual.

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    That BIG roll of fabric looks daunting!! Sure glad you can use it!

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    Your charitable heart was rewarded! Nice find!
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    You hit the jackpot finding this material for that price! So happy for you!!
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    Sweet! Nice find. I want to see your stack of washed and folded backing.
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    Wonderful find. Did they have other stuff you were interested in? Sure wish I could find a place like that.

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    Wow, what a great deal! Looks like you've been rewarded for all your charity work.
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    So good for you to find this and put to such good use. Bless your sweet heart for finding such a great use for it.
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    Boy - you hit the jackpot. Fantastic!!!! Love the fabric
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    What a great idea-Lucky you to find such a great deal

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    Wonderful backings. I love plaids.

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    WOW! What a fantastic find!!!
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    what an awsome find, good for you.

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    That was a great find. Since I'm in charge of the charity quilts for our guild I know how hard it is to find backing fabric that doesn't have to be pieced. The larger pieces are such a time saver. It is so good of you to make all those quilts for others.

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    Great bargain and what a lovely thing to do.

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    I'll use it all, never fear. A couple years ago we all did over 80 quilts. I figure this will do about 50 twin sized or larger quilts. I was thrilled to find it--so happy, but have to resist going back to look some more. I figure I should use it up (or at least most of it) before I go back. I may leave my phone number and tell them if they get more in, to give me a call. Most of their clothing and items come from western Europe--mostly the U.K. I think.

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