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Thread: Ssssssssssssssscore!!!!!!

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    Ssssssssssssssscore!!!!!!

    Today, my friend Sharon and I went to a longarm class in the nearest town. While there, we were told about an estate sale. The woman that had died was the former owner of a quilt fabric store.....one I used to LOVE to go to. We left after class and found the home. She HAD had 1800 bolts of fabric. All that was left was ROOMS full of fabric cuts. Would you believe one "room" was a walk-in closet in a hallway??? It was a gorgeous home, BTW. The picture below is what I got....... Now get this..... $.50 PER CUT! My largest was 5 yard piece and the smallest was bigger than a fat quarter!! I got 56 cuts & a pattern for $25.25. I found out when I got home that he'd miscounted -- he said I had 49 cuts.... I'd LOVE to go back again -- but I have no idea where I'm stashing this one......I think we just lost the guest room Name:  P1030323.JPG
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    Dee


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    OOOOH! I'm too jealous!! You made out like a bandit.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Impressive!!!
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    Wow what beautiful fabric , you really lucked out!!!
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    Oh it truly was your lucky day. So exciting to hear about it. What fun you two must have had. Peggy
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    Wow! Congrats, and happy sewing!
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    Good for you! Nice loot there.
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    Ooooh... I feel a big ol' bunch of fabulous projects coming on! You really did score, girlfriend! I'll bet you feel like Christmas came early! Lucky you! You much be living right!!!
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    I must be missing something.. I don't think many people where I am quilt.. It's very rarely to see any estate sales with fabric, or mchines.. The one I went to was a fabric hoarder.. and everything was $2.00 a yard.. She had so much stuff, and nothing was touched since she passed away seven years previous.. I had such sensor overload, I didn't know where to begin.. I ended up buying a couple of pieces, and bought rulers, and templates at $.50

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    What a find.
    I'm never lucky enough to find such deals...lucky you.

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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Happy for you!!! Can't wait to see what you make!

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    Wow, that's an amazing find

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    LOL it is nice when you sssssssssssssssssssssssssscore

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    WOW!!! None of the estate sales around here have anything worth buying in the fabric dept. You did very well in restraining yourself...lol
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    WOW!!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! How very lucky you are.....congrats

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    WOW! You are going to have some serious fun....

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    You sure were the lucky one. Great haul!!!


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    let's see......airfare, rental car, shipping costs to get it back home, ........could be worth it!
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    Oh my goodness. I do love Estate Sales! What a great day for you and your friend!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Congratulations! both to you and to the former owner! I am sure she would have wanted her fabric to go to someone like you who truly appreciates it!
    "Only those who know enough is enough can ever have enough." Lao Tzu

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    And to think I was in Bend yesterday and missed this sale. I think it is great that she got such an amazing haul. Great job Dee.
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    Fantastic haul! AND lots of great colors going on there.
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    Oh my!!! Candy!! I love the sweet colors you chose.
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    wow what a great find!
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