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    Senior Member vbourck's Avatar
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    In January, I posted about a fantastic lot of fabric I got at a thrift store, including over 40 FQ. Fifteen of them were coordinating Moda marbles line, shown below. Here is the quilt I made from them, added a beautiful batik border I got at Brubakers fabric store when I was in Lancaster for AQS show in March. The pattern is called Portugese Tiles from a book I found at the library called Phenomenal Fat Quarter Quilts.
    The last picture shows the doll quilt I made for this month's Doll quilt swap- a miniature version from the scraps!

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    Great quilts!

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    Awesome find at the thrift store and awesome results :hunf: with envy :-D

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    That looks great!

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    Very nice quilts. I've found some real good deals on material at Thrift Shops,.... my favorite place to shop. I've found new tablecloth's and drape's that made good sewing.

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    Love the pattern and choice of fabric.

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    I keep reading about those fantastic fabric finds like yours. All I ever find is "junk". Any suggestions about finding the shops that most often have fabric. The combinations are beautiful. Work is very good quality.

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    Very very nice. Love the colors.

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    Great Job :thumbup: Don't you love it when you find good deals and can make them work so well together :mrgreen:

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    Wow-that's beautiful. I love your choice of fabrics. That's a really neat pattern to show off the colors.

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    I have never seen this block before. How neat it is! Your fabrics really made this one special. Nice job!

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    Some Thrift Shops that I have gone to, have just junk. Things that should have been thrown away and other have great finds. I always find a lot of good buys after the rummage sales in the spring and fall. What they don't sale, they give to the Thrift Sale Stores. Winter is a bad time to shop them. In Wisconsin where I lived, I had better luck then I do here in Missouri.

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    THRIFT STORE???YOU GOT THOSE AT A THRIFT STORE???? Beautiful!

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    I really like that pattern....After looking at it for a while I see how it's made...really simple, but looks great!!! Great find on the fabric.

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    Beautiful!

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    They are FAB-U-LOUS!!!
    Absolutely beautiful!!

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    wonderful find and wonderful quilts!

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    Rags to Riches! Beautiful.

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    I love your quilt vbourck. What a find!

    Quote Originally Posted by judyrael
    Some Thrift Shops that I have gone to, have just junk. Things that should have been thrown away and other have great finds. I always find a lot of good buys after the rummage sales in the spring and fall. What they don't sale, they give to the Thrift Sale Stores. Winter is a bad time to shop them. In Wisconsin where I lived, I had better luck then I do here in Missouri.
    I think in order to get the best choices you need to check back often and know when they put out the good stuff. I'm with you Judy, I don't find much good stuff. Glad to see that others are striking it rich.

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    I check our thrift store and never have had a good find.
    Your quilt is beautiful. I have never seen that pattern before.

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    stunning

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    Lovely.

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    Inspirational quilts. There are so many things I need to look for now in thrift shops...glassware, fabric, charts....
    That was a lucky find and a wonderful application of the fabric. Lovely pattern

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    Beautiful! Isn't it fun to find a treasure at a thrift shop? :D

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    Gorgeous :thumbup:

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