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Thread: maybe I should change my user name to thrift shop junkie

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    Ok. I did it again I hit the thrift shop today. It is a good thing there are only 2 shops in my town and 1 I don't shop cause I don't like paying new prices for used stuff. I got a bag full of scraps for one dollar. Thought I would share, if you all ever get tired of my thrift shop finds just tell me. I used an orange to show how much is there.

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    Wow, you sure do great at these thrift stores!

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    Super, I have some of that black flowered fabric too. It was one of my favorites.

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    Makes me want to hit the two thrift stores I have in town!!!

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    Wow, that's great! I went to one today and they want 50 cents a piece.... You got a bargain!

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    They tried to raise the prices on fabric when they thought WM was taking out the fabrics and no one would buy it. So the prices have dropped back down. BTW our WM kept some fabrics.

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    WooHoo! I love thrift stores...wish I had more time to visit them, you found some goodies!

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    Way Cool Kiddo..... I went today hoping to find a Non Stick egg poaching pan. Didn't find one so looked for favric. No luck....

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    I think it's great when a quilter finds a buy like you did.
    I just wished I could find buys like that.

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    Good for you. You know how to burn test for cottons? I do that on fabric I'm not sure about.

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    WOW You sure got value for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Good for you. You know how to burn test for cottons? I do that on fabric I'm not sure about.
    No I don't. Please tell me how. Tho I generally use what feels good to my fingers.

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    You take a small piece and burn it. If it all turns to ash it's cotton. If there is some twisted hard pieces left there's polyester or some kind of non-cotton material in it. I've tested material I thought was for certain cotton...and it wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    You take a small piece and burn it. If it all turns to ash it's cotton. If there is some twisted hard pieces left there's polyester or some kind of non-cotton material in it. I've tested material I thought was for certain cotton...and it wasn't.
    Thanks, I will have to give it a try.

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    pretty find!

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    I want to go live by you :mrgreen: Ours never have anything like that :cry:

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    You are so lucky! I keep hitting the thrift stores in the different towns I visit weekly to see clients, and they just don't seem to have fabric. Did get a 1/2 gallon plastic bag of nice sized moda fabric scraps for 50 cents, but then went and spend $$$ on coordinating fabrics so I would have enough to make something....I think I defeated the savings... :shock:

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    I used to be able to find tons of fabric but the other quilter and even the omish discovered my secret. So now I am finding less and less but I will still keep looking.

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    Scrappy quilt here she comes.

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    You did great! I never see fabric in Thrift Shops here. Never. I'm happy for you. Keep on shopping girl! Get it ever chance you can.

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    Great find! I don't see bags of fabric at our stores either.

    You have to be very opened minded when shopping in a thrift/resale store or garage sales. Make your list (on paper or mentally) and keep shopping and watching for what you "NEED". It gives you another reason to go shopping more often.

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    You know a great thrift shop. Good for you. Lots of fun quiting ahead.

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    Way to go, you will be busy for a while.

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    Wow thats a great find. I dont have any luck either at my thrift shop so i go to the yard sales. There i can get some great bargains but you have to go early to get them.

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    Holy Cow! Lucky Ducky! :D

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