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    Best garage sale find ever?

    I am still giddy over a wonderful garage sale find from last week. I came upon a sale of quality quilt fabrics (Moda, Robert Kauffman, Benartex, thimbleberries). Yards and yards of it and they were selling it for $1/ yard. I bought the whole stash! It was too good to pass up. Even though most of it is not my style, I sew quilts for a local hospital and it will be perfect for that. I don't know where I'm going to put it all in the meantime. LOL! So, what's your best find ever?

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    Awesome!!! Enjoy your new stash of fabric. It is very rare to find any sort of deal like that where I live.

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      My favorite so far is a lamp like Ott light, just as bright as an Ott, for $8 at my thrift shop! It came with an extra bulb too
      Finished is way better than perfect! :icon_bigsmile:

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        I just got an Ott light this week. My neighbor was going to throw it away if I didn't take it! My best friend got a Bernina Sport for $35 at a garage sale a few years ago. It was the last all metal one they made. We went to a class and the instructor wanted to buy it from her. She was trying to get one one Ebay, but kept getting out bid as she would only go up to $900. I couldn't believe it when Marilyn refused! SHe still has it and it is a real workhorse!

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          Wow...that is an AWESOME find! I wish I could find deals like that around here!

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            The Necchi I got for $10 a couple months back.....she is beautiful!
            pat.

            No rain....no rainbows!


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              Awesome...I haven't managed to snag any really good deals yet.
              Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

              Marilyn......
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                My home was practically furnished from yard sales. A hand made quilt $5.00, it was tied but still the girl selling it said she grew up using it all the time and was just tired of it. Antique trunk with leather straps, very big $10.00, and 1950's table red, with the aluminum trim $10.00. Old double wash tubs like grandma use to use, a 1950's yellow mixer with green bowls $2 etc. etc. Another passion of mine yard sales. You can find some amazing things out there. Good find Kim H. I would have snagged it all too.

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                  For a dollar a yard I would have bought it all, too!

                  The only real deal I've ever found was a piece of Fenton glass (a tiered serving dish) for $4.
                  Donna

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                    Most recently there was a "white bedspread" DH pointed out to me in a photo at an on-line auction. We got it for $12 and I thought I could use it as a base to sew some of my inherited linens to. When I got it I realized they took a photo of the plain back side. The top was a grouping of 20 blocks hand candlewicked into different patterns. White-on-white and lovely as can be.

                    The other great deal was from another auction. $7 for a floor model OTT lamp.

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                      Lucky duck!! Enjoy your fabrics!!
                      Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne

                      Quilting is my passion . . . chocolate is a close second!

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                        I love yard sales and am glad the season is upon us here. I do not spend my saturday's going to them though, but once in awhile I'll get the urge and stop if I pass one by on my way to somewhere else.
                        My best find ever - a lady closed a quilt and yarn shop and listed on Craigs List under 'materials' (like things you would use for building homes and such, not materials like fabric) - anyways, she listed them for $2.00 a yard. So me and 2 others went. When we got there, she changed it to $2.00 a BOLT! And it didn't matter how much was on the bolt. Some were FULL. Needless to say we all bought quite a bit. And even went back a second time and loaded the vehicle just as full as the first time.
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                        What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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                          Wow, you guys have found some great deals!

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                            Congratulations on a great find! I've found some vintage Carnival glass items at flea markets, but I've never run up on fabric bargains like this....wish I could!
                            *~* Myrna *~*
                            *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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                              #15
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                              Wow -- that is one awesome find. I would have bought the whole lot too!
                              My soul is fed with needle and thread, my body with chocolate!

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