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Thread: Thrift store find - finally!

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    Thrift store find - finally!

    Well, I've had small finds, but this one felt like "the big one"! Was driving to an antique store to look around, no purchases in mind. On the way, I saw a thrift store that I'd not been in before. So I turned into the store parking and went in. Within minutes I found two tubs of fabric. Spent over an hour looking through, sorting into "buy" and "don't buy" piles. The sales person came over to see if I needed help, so I asked could i get a bulk price, which meant I would have carried all home with me. That offer was declined.

    Bottom line is that I picked out a lot of fabric and bought it for $28. The thrift store is dedicated to funding a charity, so I insisted that I be allowed to pay $10 more. Beleive me, I did ok even with paying the extra $10.

    Some of the fabric is poly/cotton, but most is 100% cotton. I sorted it for washing on my garage floor and took a picture or two.

    Also rescued a cute little girls quilt for $2. Now I have to find a home for it...no toddler girls in my family, but sooner or later it will find a child to love.

    I left behind three large pieces of pinwhale corduroy coordinates. Probably about 15 yards total. I really had to think about that because they are soft enough to make nice quilt backings. Am still thinking about them...

    If I get the pictures to load, take a look.
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    Lucky day for you! I love the little quilt you found and only $2.00 at that.
    jillnjo

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    What a cute little quilt. Glad you rescued it!

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    Lucky you!!!!
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    Look at all that butterfly fabric! Good find. I'd go back for the soft corduroy.

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    Good job! I know that is exciting. I have yet to find my "score" anywhere!

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    great find! cute little quilt too.

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    My MIL made corduroy quilts for my sons in the '70 and backed them with some kind of poly. The corduroy was so nice and cozy. I loved those quilts! Go back and get the corduroy

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    Fantastic find....that little quilt is just lovely and your fabric....Wow! Love the butterflies and the fabric with the tree with the orange tones. Well done....happy quilting.

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    What a cute chlid's quilt. Congratulations on your fabric find.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Good find, they look great and thanks for saving the little quilt!
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    Good for you. Nice fabrics and a cute little quilt!

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    Score!!!!!!
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    What a great find, you have lots of sewing ahead of you. I would also say to go back and get that corduroy. You might be amazed what you could make up with it. It is so soft and warm.

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    What a lucky find. I especially love all the butterfly fabric!
    Shirls

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    great find, love the butterflies.

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    I spy the Veggie Tale Panel in you pile of fabric find. I have a granddaughter who loves the Veggie Tales. You got a great deal and was a generous person to add a little extra for the charity. Wish I could make a find like yours. I'm going to keep looking for my "find".
    Vonda-Texas MiMi of 4 Beautiful Grandbabies

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    Amazing find!!! There are some very nice fabrics in your score!

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    What luck to find those pieces! Those butterfly pieces are so pretty.

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    Wow! Great find. I also give a little more to those who sell for charity. You get a bargain and they get to help people. Win-win!

    Joyce

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    Great find. Love the butterfly fabrics. Enjoy your 'treasures'.

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    Wow, you are so lucky. Thanks for posting.

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    Great find!!! I see veggie tales!! I'd go back for corderoy fabric!!

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    You will be making some very pretty quilts now - post as you go!!!
    JO

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    Great find and how nice of you to give more for the charity.

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