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Thread: One of my thrift store finds

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    Junior Member Lilaciris's Avatar
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    I have been seeing all the great finds that people have posted from thrift stores, so I decided to give it a try myself.

    I went shopping over the weekend and stopped in at a fairly new thrift store.

    I found a package marked material for $3.99 and it was full of calico fabric.

    Imagine my surprise when I got home, to find that it was an estimated total of about 12 yds!!!!
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    what a find. Enjoy!

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    Man I really need to find one of these thrift shops. You are all so very lucky to have shops with these kinds of treasures.

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    Yippie! That is so cool!

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    Wonderful find!!!!I think I have that brown with the little roses that is on the bottom..... :thumbup:

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    What a wonderful find you had. Any plans for it?

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    Lucky!!

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    Great find I think I will start checking out Thrift stores

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    I don't know how you guys find those deals. I never seem to find those kinds of buys when I am out and about. Good job!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilaciris
    I have been seeing all the great finds that people have posted from thrift stores, so I decided to give it a try myself.

    I went shopping over the weekend and stopped in at a fairly new thrift store.

    I found a package marked material for $3.99 and it was full of calico fabric.

    Imagine my surprise when I got home, to find that it was an estimated total of about 12 yds!!!!
    Yep....isn't it fun finding these treasures :thumbup:

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    Score :thumbup: So what are you going to make with it :lol:

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    AAHHhhhhhh, another one joined our bargain hunter group! I've got to go grocery shopping today and thought that a trip to Goodwill wouldn't be that far out of the way. Then if I go to Goodwill, Salvation Army thrift store is nearby...... Our Goodwill sells their fabric for 42 or 72 cents a yard. I've often wondered how they came up with that price.

    Looks like you got a marvelous bargain. Congratulations.

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    wow, good for you. :-D

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    I guess I don't live in the right area, I keep trying out our thrift stores, but NO great deals like these!!! Enjoy!!!

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    You hit the "jackpot" with this find! CONGRATULATIONS!! :)

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    Great haul!!! Good Job!!!

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    Great find, happy sewing.

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    when I go in the junk shops I look for large skirts that are cotton or large dresses. They can cut up into a nice size piece of fabric. I also check out the bedding. I have found lap size throws that are one piece of cotton print. Sheets are great for backings on a quilt or for piecing if the sheet is 100% cotton. Larger size blouses can be a source too of good piecing cotton fabric. Also watch for the sales they post. Our Good Will will mark stuff down on certain days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    What a wonderful find you had. Any plans for it?
    Well, I'm collecting blues for a blue and yellow quilt, but I don't know about the browns yet.

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    The place was called the Community Thrift Store and there are a whole bunch them located in about 8 states, FL, NJ, PA, LA, CO, CA, MI, and OR.

    Here is the link:
    http://redwhiteandbluethriftstore.co...locations.html

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    nice haul

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    Wow, what a find. Those are pretty fabrics.

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    WOW! You did good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Wonderful find!!!!I think I have that brown with the little roses that is on the bottom..... :thumbup:

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    Me Too. I don't generally find much at the Goodwill but at Community Thrift I can usually make a good haul.

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    Junior Member Lilaciris's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter2B
    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Wonderful find!!!!I think I have that brown with the little roses that is on the bottom..... :thumbup:

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    Me Too. I don't generally find much at the Goodwill but at Community Thrift I can usually make a good haul.
    I plan on stopping there at least once a week

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