Saturday, 23 October 2010

bargains galore...........

On my way home from holidays I kept an eye out for quilt shops.............not so much luck when you travel on a weekend..............I managed to slip into one just on closing and found a couple of bits of fabric and some for a dress for Fairy Girl...............but as I came past another shop i called into earlier in the year I discovered it was open on a Sunday morning...........how exciting i thought...........and then I saw a garage sale sign and thought of that must be down the side street..............BUT NO it was the shop.............they had a garage sale all weekend...........what was to be a 5 minute stopped ended up being for a lot longer............heaps of beautiful fabrics reduces and then I got an even better price on the fabrics so I just got a little carried away.........but is was worth it for the shop lady getting rid of more stock......I also got some super bargains on a bundle of various patterns............
Shame to see a quilt shop closing.............I wished she was close to me as she had a lovely shop with great fabrics and patterns...........also a wonderful sewing room for groups.............
Verna by Kate Spain - the pink on the bottom a dress or top for Fairy Girl is in the plans
lots of reproductions........
I use this wide elastic in skirts and shorts.....this is nearly a full roll that I would have only been able to buy 5 metres and covered the cost............if you need a metre or too let me know.............I have plenty...........
Garden Party..........already have a little of this so now I can add this to it and make some more goodies..........
Bookworm brought these bits............no idea what he is going to do with it but he likes the bright strong colours.............personally they scare me.........
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

32 comments:

  1. OMG what a find!! It's so sad to hear of yet another quilt shop closing, the times are really getting tough, but good on you for helping to reduce the ladies stock.
    Miche'le

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  2. My fav quilt shop closed it's doors yesterday, I got a few bargains too!

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  3. Wowza, A good holiday I would say. Nice to find a shop or two. Lovely fabrics

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  4. I love the reproductions, I bought the same a few weeks ago!!!!!!

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  5. Wow lots of buyings, lovely!!'Take care..

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  6. What A great find I wonder why A lot of these quilt Shops are Closing Down?.
    Hugs Mary.

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  7. Wowsers! Awesome find, Chooky!! Looks like you have lots of great stuff there!!

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  8. Perfect - those look so lovely.... and somehow they are even nicer when you get them for a good price... enjoy...
    Hugz

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  9. Yes sometimes you are in the right place at the right time and while it is sad to see a shop close it is good to be able to help reduce the stock.

    Have a great weekend
    Christine

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  10. What a great find! My goodness you made a great haul.

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  11. good score, lots of lovely fabrics there. like BW's choices, look forward to seeing what happens with them.

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  12. Hey Donna! Wow! Perfect timing for you, sad for the lady closing down. But, you very kindly helped her get rid of some of her stock! :0) That roll of elastic was a great find ... hmmm ... reminds me I need to get some for a couple of Christmas gifts I'm making ... and love Bookworm's brights! Know what you mean, though, about them scaring you ... the quilt I made Tiffy was so bright that I had to wear my sunnies to work on it. :0) But I love how it turned out and it's so cheerful ... can't wait to see what you creat! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  13. Yes, a little sad to acquire great fabrics this way, but do enjoy - you sound like you are - have fun!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  14. Nice score. You can never have too much elastic, and there is no such thing as too much fabric.

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  15. Great bargains Chooky. You definitely couldn't turn them away.
    Sad that the shop was closing though.

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  16. Oh wow - glad you could do your bit to help out. Sorry to hear it was a late discovery though!

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  17. It's sad, if somebody has to close a shop, but the fabrics are beautiful.

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  18. Some great bargains but sad another quilt shop is closing. I love the Verna range.

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  19. Oh you were in the right place at the right time. Always nice to hit the bargains but sad for the quilt shop to be closing.

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  20. What a great haul for your stash. Excellent holiday souvenirs.

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  21. Wow lots and lots of lovely fabrics ;-)) Verna is a real beauty, I have 2 charm packs in my stuck..
    Take care and have more fun!!

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  22. Supprise sale - great,great!!
    You really bought some lovely fabrics. Aren`t we all lucky having this hobby:-)

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  23. It is soo good to get a bargain on fabrics, although it is a shame that the shop is closing.

    Could you please tell me the name of the fabric that is in your reproduction pic, second from the top with the cream and purple stripe and the big flower?

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  24. Great eye candy! The reproductions caught my eye! beautiful lot of fabric you have there!

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  25. Beautiful fabrics. I love those brights. Great stitcheries in previous post, too.

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  26. Almost as exciting as a lottery win! Congratulations! Are you sure you can fit it all in??

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  27. Wonderful find!!! Love the fabrics.

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  28. Good buys there...gorgeous fabrics!!! Love the repro ones...Dzintra♥x

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