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Thread: My Latest Goodwill Find!

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    Senior Member Jenni M's Avatar
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    This is my most recent bargain at my local Goodwill. There was nine yards of the cheater fabric, over 10 yards left on the bolt of the dark green stripe, some batting, and several other pieces to boot! I also found muslin and all cotton sheets to use for backing. All of this a a few canning jars for about $40.

    I Love Shopping at Goodwill!

    All of this plus 4 or 5 all cotton sheets
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    This had over 10 yards on the Bolt for $4.00
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    Cute Cows and a neat ticking type of stripe
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    9 plus yards Cheater Quilt Fabric
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    A couple of coordinating prints
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    What an awesome find. That just does not happen here. Thanks for sharing.

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    I was at the Goodwill in Portsmouth yesterday. I took a friend with me, she always makes a dash for the line with the fabric, sheets, etc. I guess you beat her to the goodies! ha ha. I laugh at her everytime we go to one she races ahead of me. She uses sheets for the backing of her quilts. Do you?

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    Great find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanie
    I was at the Goodwill in Portsmouth yesterday. I took a friend with me, she always makes a dash for the line with the fabric, sheets, etc. I guess you beat her to the goodies! ha ha. I laugh at her everytime we go to one she races ahead of me. She uses sheets for the backing of her quilts. Do you?
    The ones I bought I got intending to do just that. I haven't done it before though. I assume I need to take out the hems and iron well before I give it a try. Any suggestions on the best method?

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    wow, great finds

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    You've certainly come home with some wonderful pieces. Congratulations!!

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    Great haul!!!

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    Great finds!!

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    Great find! I have yet to find any fabric at our local Goodwills!!

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    boy o boy didnt you luck out!!!

    the goodwills by me never have anything like it...

    what a great find!!

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    Congratulations. I have never, ever even seen one tiny piece of fabric at any of out local stores.
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    our goodwill and thrift stores don't have these things either. When I went to Atlanta, Greenini took me to a local goodwill and I got Fabrics and books I thought this was so cool.

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    score :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Great finds :D:D:D

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    I have some of the cows on red - love it! Glad you had such good luck!

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    I love Goodwill and thrift stores too, just never know what your going to find!!

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    Our Goodwill store must have a quilter working there who gets all the goodies. I never see any for sale.

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    We have 3 different stores that I go to very often and yet to find anything but some zippers that were still in the packages for 50 cents.

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    These look great! Do you ever look at: www.shopgoodwill.com they have some great bundles of fabric and sewing notions that are a great bargain. Of course, now my low bids have probably been bid over but I say if it is meant for me, I will get it. I have gotten some great finds.

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    I have never used sheets for backing. I am sure my friend takes out the hem. I know she prefers the sheets. I have a friend who does my quilt tops on a long arm machine. She always puts the backing on for me.She uses a white muslin. If I tie a quilt I use muslin for the back, for my baby quilts, I use a contrasting color for the back. You can lay your quilt top on top of the sheet and see how much you can trim away.

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