Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Saturday a friend and fellow quilter texted me about an estate sale that had lots of fabric.  Naturally, I hopped in the car and drove over - just a couple miles from home.  (Amazingly, I hadn't even checked Craigs List for garage sales that day).

There was a table loaded with fabric folded up and taped.  Plus lots of other sewing and knitting supplies.

1st picture:  small bag already sewn, 2 wire quilt hangers for small quilts, bag of scraps for 25⍧ and a June Tailor Point Presser & Clapper ($2).  I had seen wood clappers recommended for pressing down on thick seams, but would never have paid full price for one.  I just looked it up and these things cost about $38!!

2nd picture:  This almost finished chenille jacket was folded up with the pattern and taped around with masking tape.  I couldn't really tell what it was, but decided I would get it if it was inexpensive (cheap) enough.  It cost me $2.  I need to sew on the other sleeve, get a yard of fabric for the binding, and it will be finished.  If it doesn't fit me, I will sell it - I'm vending at a quilt show Aug.  5 & 6 - Powerland, Brooks, OR.

3rd picture:  some yardage and fat quarters, approximately 17 yards and the cost averaged $1.37/yd.

4th picture:  The folded up panel was in a bag marked $1.00 and I paid 50⍧ on the last day.  I was surprised that it contained 4 panels!  I hope to sell these also.

My neighbor (and vending partner) said:  "Why didn't you buy all the FQs when they were 25⍧?  I didn't have a good answer, other than I didn't want DH to have a heart attack.  He's very easy going, but I didn't want to press my luck.

I also got some pretty buttons that I'm listing on Ebay.


  1. I never look at listings for estate sales and garage sales. Looks like I might be missing out on some goodies.

  2. Great finds!! It's always a good idea to keep the husband on our sides. You never know when you will need his help. :^)

  3. You are really getting good at making a haul at estate sales, aren't you? I love those little hangers; I've seen them online and at some quilt shows, but I can't find a place in my house to hang them! That blue jacket is really pretty! Have fun; hope you sew it all up more than the hauls I've made at estate sales. ---"Love"

  4. You have an eagle eye for the best bargains Ruth!

  5. great finds! I love estate sales too.

  6. Wow... that's a lot of fabulous buys you found!

  7. Wow, you found some great treasures! ! !