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    I went Garage saleing yesterday with DDIL while I was in Ohio and hit the mother load of all time. They had hundreds of sample books of fabric, I could only bring a couple home with me, will get the rest next month I got about 20 books. And the best part is they were free!! The lady had an interior designing shop and these were the discontinued samples. Lots of types of fabrics. I also picked out several from my Granddaughter. They will make great Bow tucks bags in a patchwork style!! I am in 7th heaven!!
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    SCORE ! Good for you :thumbup: Can't wait to see all that you make :mrgreen:

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    Awesome!! And free?!?!? WOW! Cool, I can't wait to see what you make with these!

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    Free is good!

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    Wow!!!!!

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    Wow, that is awesome!!!

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    Gosh, I wish I would hit the motherload somewhere!

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    I used to work for an interior design firm. You can make simple throw quilts from most of those fabrics, and wash them. I make quilts out of home dec samples for my den, because they can be washed a million times and the dogs can't destroy them. I trim all the ones I want to a uniform size and line 'em up.

    Great find!

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    I keep looking through them and see so many possibilities. Yes, most of them are 100 % cotton and the young boy about 12 was quite a salesman telling me I could make bags, pillows, quilts, toys etc. It was a fun garage sale. I got some with cool textures for baby things.

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    Aw, thats AWESOME! And just the BEST price, too!

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    Wow that really cool. I love yard sales. Specially ones that end up so well. Whatcha gonna make? :thumbup:

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    I am going to TRY to hold off till I get the rest and then put like colors together and make some patchwork type bow tucks bags. Also with some of the textures I want to make some baby toys and small texture blankets about 12X12 or so just so little ones can be touchy feely, These I will donate to some place that works with babies, Maybe WIC.

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    only thing better than free,, is there is more of it!!! definitely the mother load!!!

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    maybe when you go back for the rest, there will be even more samples.......have fun!

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    There was lots more and he kept telling me it was going in the dumpster! Arg!! I only had so much room so chose the cottons as best I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    maybe when you go back for the rest, there will be even more samples.......have fun!
    What I got is already at my son's house. I wish I had a pickup I would have taken it all and shared!!! But I did get the bigger books so the pieces are a good size.

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    if you go into a furniture store where they have decorating books with fabric swatches, they clear them out a couple times a year. Ask them to call you and they will give them to you. Also if you go to a recovering business, they may give you all the odds and ends. We are talking big pieces here Ladies! Big bags full! What ever you don't use you donate to the humane shelter for the dogs and cats.

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    YAY!!! How fun it that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I went Garage saleing yesterday with DDIL while I was in Ohio and hit the mother load of all time. They had hundreds of sample books of fabric, I could only bring a couple home with me, will get the rest next month I got about 20 books. And the best part is they were free!! The lady had an interior designing shop and these were the discontinued samples. Lots of types of fabrics. I also picked out several from my Granddaughter. They will make great Bow tucks bags in a patchwork style!! I am in 7th heaven!!
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: YAH! YOU DID! :mrgreen:

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    That is the BEST deal :D:D:D I can't wait til you get the rest and start posting pics of the projects :D:D:D

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    Very nice!

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    You definitely hit the Mother load,lol!! Free's the best price there is! Anxiously awaiting pics of the patchwork bags & totes you'll be making.

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    Wow, what a great find. And free too. Those look like great fabrics too.

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    nice fabric you did good

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    what fun!!! Hope you posts pics of what you make with these!!

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