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    Oh you lucky girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I love Craigslist not always good deals but if you look you can find a golden cache of stuff

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    I finally got the big stacks of fabric gone through and measured. I tried to be conservative, and rounded down for everything. For just the big stuff, one yard and up I ended up with 122 yards total. That does not include any of the small stuff in the plastic bins.

    The greatest thing I found was that I ended up with a great deal of Jinny Beyer designed fabric. Maybe a third to half of all of it is her stuff. I wish I had taken more time to look through the stuff the guy had, I might have had to make another trip to the bank. I did look at the quilts on the Jinny Beyer website and wow, her stuff is beautiful. Now to just figure out which I want to try.

    Among the Jinny Beyer stuff there are six two yard pieces of fabric from the Luminosity collection. It's the Tiffany design I think. And they are all different. Any ideas of how to use these to take of advantage of their beauty ? Or should I add them into a border design?

    Can you tell I am excited? I think I am a little crazy but I just keep looking at it all and enjoying the colors. And it is not like I don't already have a lot of fabric. I really do.

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    Great Big Score! Should keep you busy for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katia View Post
    I finally got the big stacks of fabric gone through and measured. I tried to be conservative, and rounded down for everything. For just the big stuff, one yard and up I ended up with 122 yards total. That does not include any of the small stuff in the plastic bins.

    The greatest thing I found was that I ended up with a great deal of Jinny Beyer designed fabric. Maybe a third to half of all of it is her stuff. I wish I had taken more time to look through the stuff the guy had, I might have had to make another trip to the bank. I did look at the quilts on the Jinny Beyer website and wow, her stuff is beautiful. Now to just figure out which I want to try.

    Among the Jinny Beyer stuff there are six two yard pieces of fabric from the Luminosity collection. It's the Tiffany design I think. And they are all different. Any ideas of how to use these to take of advantage of their beauty ? Or should I add them into a border design?

    Can you tell I am excited? I think I am a little crazy but I just keep looking at it all and enjoying the colors. And it is not like I don't already have a lot of fabric. I really do.

    Some of your bargains just need to be held and petted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen S View Post
    That is awesome! And here I thought I got a great deal on Friday at a garage sale...just about 50 yards of a huge variety of high quality cotton fabrics for $7 !
    Got pics of what you bought? Not a bad deal at all, just not as BIG a deal!
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    How about some stack n whack for those prints, they could turn out very very nice. Congratulations on your find. It all looks so very nice.
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    Wow! Fantastic buy! I can see some great quilts coming from all of those.
    I have the exact sewing machine as you. I love it!
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    wow wonderful you had better get busy and make some quilts.lol
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
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    And it looks like you did too! Beautiful fabs!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Sew happy for you!!!

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    U hit the JACKPOT for sure!


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    You are so lucky! Nice looking fabric, too!

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    I have been checking too and sofar it has been all really old and pricey. Most is thin too. I am glad you scored and you did. It looks like it is nice fabric for quilting. The tools sound intriguing and should be fun to explore on how to use.
    Anna Quilts

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    wow that is so great.... have lots of fun... and as for organizing why bother just jump right in and get started...lol...

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    OMG!!! what a great haul.

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    Holy Cow! His sister had great taste in fabric and you are one lucky little quilter!

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    Love love the stripped fabrics. Oooooh how many Jinny Beyer type quilts could you make with those???? Drooling on my chin. LOL
    Keep smiling, it makes others wonder what you're up to!

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    Better than the lottery...

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    Congratulations on your win! Although my win today doesn't come into the same category, I also feel like I've won the lottery, after a fashion. I sat down at my Singer 328K to work on the baby quilt I have under way. Something was drastically wrong! She wouldn't do anything and i really began to hit the panic button. Then, I discovered a piece lying just under the bobbin case, and I said uh oh, that's not good. The tiny, tiny screws that hold the bobbin tension spring to the bobbin case WERE BOTH GONE. How I hit the lottery is that my son FOUND BOTH OF THEM, ONE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE MACHINE AND ONE ON THE FLOOR! These things are not as big as a pin head, so it's nothing short of a miracle. So, my baby sews again, and I'm feeling very fortunate that my son knows how to fix these things. By the way, I'm now looking for an extra bobbin case, just in the event that something like this happens again. So, if anybody knows of a good place I can get one, please send me a PM! I will be eternally grateful!

    Jeanette Frantz

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    Enjoy your bounty!

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    Have fun with all your goodies. You really got a lot of beautiful fabrics.

    I'm a little scared of craigslist but I do look at it every now and then and even went to a yard sale that was advertised one time. I had put "sewing" in the search and they had a sewing machine listed in the sale stuff. I never thought about putting "quilt or quilting" in the search. I'm going to try that too.

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    All I can say is wow! WOW!!

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    Boy, you really did great. Can you tell us how much all of your fabric came to?

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    You hit the jackpot, big time! Nothing good is ever on CL around here!

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