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Thread: My first yard sale day finds

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    Super Member LoriEl's Avatar
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    I never thought about going to yard sales or thrift shop for fabric until I saw the wonderful finds on this board. I did pretty good for my first time out. The first house I got a plastic bin with all sorts of bindings, lace, transfer pens & paper for $1.00 and three fabrics, two silky kind (hey-you never know!) and one that is really soft but not silky-all three for $5.00! The thrift store was 2 seperate bags of scraps $1.00 each and a sailboat wall kit for $.75. At another yard sale I got two pieces of cotton fabric, blue/white 4 yds and blue pineapple 1.7 yds for $6.00!

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    fabrics for $5.!! far rt is 6.5 yds
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    you scored!

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    WOW you were busy...I'm also not into tag sales but again after reading these blogs with finds I went to my first and found my first vintage Singer 301 for 30.00...I guess it was meant to be...she was the only sewing machine at the sale and I went out looking for her.

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    Great score. I should be so lucky.

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    I never see sales like this at any of the yards I am ever in!

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    I just hope I don't get addicted to yard sales now!

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    Great find, I found a yard sale that I want to hit in the morning, quilting fabric...whoo hoo! can't wait to see what I can find!

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    Nice find!! :thumbup: Love the strawberry fabric. :D :D

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    What a blast!!Lots of sewers in my area,which can be good or bad(if they get there before ME!) You got a lot of great stuff!

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    You did amazingly well. What you don't want, you can always resale to finance your habit.

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    I'd celebrate with REAL chocolate covered strawberries !! That fabric is adorable and calorie free:):)

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    What a great find.

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    The chocolate dipped strawberry print is my favorite!

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    Yeeehaaaw!!

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    Score!!!! What a great find

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlonger
    I'd celebrate with REAL chocolate covered strawberries !! That fabric is adorable and calorie free:):)
    Very good idea-too bad I don't have any. They do look good, don't they!

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    Great find!

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    You did real well. I can't wait until I get home and get started on the hunt again.

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    Great find!!!

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    wow that is awesome!!! Congratulations on your find :-)

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    Nice haul! Great finds! Lucky you - enjoy!

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    Great finds!

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    WHAT A GREAT HAUL. GOOD FOR YOU.YEA! :thumbup: :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    I just hope I don't get addicted to yard sales now!
    Lori, I can't stop laughing! Since I joined the board I've become more and more addicted to stuff!!
    I'm worried too............. lol :D:D

    Great things you bought!!!

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