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Thread: Once in a Life Time Yard Sale

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    Senior Member sandybeach's Avatar
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    Now you have to understand that I live in a town of 25,000 and the nearest large town is 90+ miles away. But on Friday I saw an ad for a yard sale that said "fabric" along with many other things. I looked up the address on my paper map and could not find it. It is in an even smaller town about 12-13 miles away. So while my son and I were out, he looked it up on his I-phone (love those things) and found it. It came up "Quilters Retreat", so I said "We're going". Found it out on a dirt road. She is a former quilter, professional long armer, and was downsizing because she was just burned out. She was selling grocery bags full of material for $5. I finally quit at 6 bags (wish I had grabbed more). Woke up Saturday morning and decided to go back. Drove all that way to find she had sold it all (didn't surprise me at all).

    Anything from FQ's to 3 yard pieces
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    Christmas (mostly) and Halloween
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    More Christmas
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    All flannel from the same line
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    Florals and coordinating #1
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    Florals #2
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    Fat quarters to 1 yard, all the same line.
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    Kit and 6 yards of flannel
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    Last, but not least, the reds
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    H O L Y C O W !!! :thumbup:

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    You sure hit the jack-pot!

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    Looks like you could open your own fabric store....wow.

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    Wow. You hit the jack pot.

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    WOW. You did good. Glad you were able to find it when you did.
    I have several yards of that Santa paper doll fabric that I got in a ton of fabric recently. WHAT are you going to do with it? I will NEVER use it. So when and if you figure out what you are going to do with it please let me know. :)

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    excellent treasure hunting!!

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    You did really well!!! What a great find , awesome fabrics!

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    OH, what a lucky lady you are!! wonderful fabrics, I'm jealous

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    WOW! You hit the jackpot!
    Lucky you!!
    Have fun with it!

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    What made you stop????

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    You are very lucky! Love the quilt in your avatar!

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    You live in a HUGE town our census was at 1259 Our whole town doesn't even have that much fabric!!!! and I can name a dozen quilters.. Happy dance

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    That is awesome!

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    Wow! What a score! I'm very happy for you!

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    Well, If You ever decide You have to much halloween,
    keep Me in mind :).

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    Unbelievable - JACKPOT!!!!

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    Which I could hit a jackpot like that.

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    Awesome what a lucky lady!

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    wow that is awesome,great find

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    woohoo you! beautiful fabrics!

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    OMG that is fantastic. How could she part with all that wonderful fabric??? Lucky you.

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    Great find! I have that same pig with a martini flannel!

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    Om my gosh! You did make out super duper! Congrats on the haul !

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    You really hit the jack box, wish I had been near you.

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