Saturday, September 23, 2017

OMG and more estate sale bargains

We returned from our wonderful Road Scholar trip on Thursday. I hope to post the travelog tomorrow -- many photos, many great discoveries.

Meanwhile:  I finished Tree Farm, my One Monthly Goal for September.  This is the 2017 AAUW holiday raffle quilt. Proceeds benefit national and local AAUW projects.  The red strip on the left side was because I didn't get the top centered on the back. (I also had to baste it twice. The backing is directional. The first time I basted it upside down.)


Friday afternoon (yesterday) I went to an estate sale in Wadsworth, the next town west.  I mostly wanted to see the house (here).   The bookstore/library display shelving on the upper level is an efficient way to store a lot of media but certainly unexpected in such a house.

It was the second day of the sale so prices were reduced 25%. There was so much stuff that there were other discounts. The finished basement was FILLED with women's clothing, much of it unworn. (Eclectic sources: Chico's to Target to Wal-Mart.) Books/magazines were reduced to 4 for $1.  Out of several hundred cookbooks I bought two published by local churches. (I will give them to the library for the local history collection.) I bought a dozen quilt books and magazines.

Where there are quilt books there is likely to be fabric.

But first:   unused Tammis Keefe cocktail napkins (6"), $3.

Unused tea towels and three unopened packages of Montgomery Ward bandanas (4 per pkg), .75 each.
















Quilt fabric was priced by small (1 yd and under), medium (2 yds), and large pieces (3 yds+).  I took all that appealed to me.  Price: $73.  At home I measured:  72 yards.  $1 per yard isn't bad!

As I've said, if I can't help buying fabric I might as well find bargains.


See other September OMG finishes on the Elm Street Quilts blog

Adding Monday linkups, too. 
Design Wall Monday
Monday Making




10 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

terrific haul...are these sales advertised with fabric or do you just stumble onto fabric by going to them? inquiring minds....

Tired Teacher said...

Excellent bargains! FYI: the travel tea towels make great tote bags.

Ellie said...

Your tree farm quilt is lovely. Glad you had a nice trip. I'm looking forward to pictures! That's quite a haul from the estate sale! Well done!

chrisknits said...

Wonderful Christmas quilt!

Patty said...

Great quilt finish. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Judy D in WA said...

Love your quilt. Sorry about the practice basting. You found some great bargains! And I love a good house tour. Thanks for sharing the link.

Bonnie said...

I need to pay attention to Estate Sales -- you are an inspiration. You have so much luck finding cool stuff. Your tree farm is very cute. Nice finish for September. (ps -- I haven't started -- it will be my main activity at the retreat that starts Thursday. We'll see if this was a stupid plan or not!)

Susan said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish, after the trials. That estate sale was grand, and you did really well out of it.

Sharon - IN said...

Nice finish, and good finds at the estate sale!

Kate said...

Tree Farm turned out beautifully! Congrats on reaching you OMG. You came home with some fun stuff from that estate sale.