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    Garage sale score!

    I was talking with PCBatiks about finding fabric treasures at garage sales. I told her about my latest and greatest finds and she suggested I share the story and pictures. A couple of weeks ago I found a listing for a garage sale on my local Craigslist. It was titled "Sewer's Dream Sale". I've been on a fabric diet but thought I could score a good deal on zippers so off I went. Oh, my! The seller's MIL had passed away and she had worked at Joann's for over 15 years. There was so much fabric, I tried to restrain myself. There were no scraps, everything was a 1 yd cut or more. I made my selections and took them to pay. The lady said $20, I said "No Problem!" I brought them home and washed and ruler folded them. Each fabric that I chose was 3 yards all the way up to 8 yards. The last light blue fabric on the right is an 8 yard cut of flannel. I measured and I got 70+ yards of fabric for $20!!! The last picture is the four fabrics that are my favorites out of the whole lot!
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    WOW! You hit the mother load. Congratulations on a very thrifty Saturday.

    I told my husband I want to have a 'craft' sale. If I get rid of (thousands of dollars worth of) scrapbook supplies/paper/tools, I would have more room (and money) for my quilting habit. You convinced me--I had planned to 'advertise' on CraigsList. My pessimistic husband doesn't think it will work. Since I'm a procrastinator, it will take me weeks to prepare. We'll see----

    Congratulations again!!!
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    Becki

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      WOW! I don't get that lucky people here trying CL and selling more price wise then if I go to my LSQ...
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        Originally posted by NanaB View Post
        WOW! You hit the mother load. Congratulations on a very thrifty Saturday.

        I told my husband I want to have a 'craft' sale. If I get rid of (thousands of dollars worth of) scrapbook supplies/paper/tools, I would have more room (and money) for my quilting habit. You convinced me--I had planned to 'advertise' on CraigsList. My pessimistic husband doesn't think it will work. Since I'm a procrastinator, it will take me weeks to prepare. We'll see----

        Congratulations again!!!
        i had a craft garage sale about 4 years ago. I had decided I wanted to focus on just quilting. I got rid of all my scrap booking stuff, knitting stuff, paints, cross stitching stuff; you name it! I sold every last item!

        Not all wounds are so obvious. Walk gently in the lives of others - Unknown Author

        No one has ever become poor by giving - Anne Frank

        http://www.etsy.com/shop/thequiltedpig

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          What a haul! You sure did great with that sale!

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            Oooo...the teal with swirly things on the left - I had some of that fabric, used it in a couple quilts. Just used the last of it in a COC quilt I think. I had that in teal and purple. Loved that piece of fabric. It had a nice weight to it.

            I don't normally do garage sales, mostly because I hate having them, people always tick me off. Offering a nickle when you have something marked 10 cents. You did good though.
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              I couldn't pass up a great deal like that! I'm thrilled for you!!!
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                you did fabulous what a great haul!!!! looks like you had a wonderful saturday!!
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                  Wow, what an awesome find! Thanks for sharing!
                  Leslie :lol:

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                    WOW!!!! You hit the jack pot.I guess I really do need to go to more sales. Not that I actually need, or have room for any more, lol. I could never use up what I have in my life time. That being said, I am gonna give it my best shot though.
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                      #11
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                      Oh Boy... you lucky girl you! What a wonderful find.... yayyy!

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                        Yay for you! The haul is even better than I imagined.........love the teal color piece on the left too!
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                          #13
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                          Wow!!! That was a steal! Why can I never find deals like that??
                          Lori

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                            #14
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                            What a find wish I could be so lucky! Congrates!!!
                            Melissa Greenfield :icon_wave: Crafty Quilty Mimi

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                              #15
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                              That has to be the bargain of the century, lucky you! I adore the rag doll fabric.

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