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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thrift Shopping


I went thrift shopping again yesterday and found these two quilting books. The one by Paula Nadelstern is quite old but I am a fan of hers so I bought it anyway.
The pre-wound bobbins will, hopefully, fit in my Pfaff that is on the quilting frame. Since they cost almost $9 for fewer than that at the shop I thought it was worth buying all 8 bags of them. If they don't fit, they'll be back there next week. I compared them with the ones I have when I got home and they seem exactly the same. They all have brown or beige thread which is a nice neutral color for quilting scrap quilts.


I also stopped in at Canadian Tire and bought some bookshelves for my fabric. I couldn't handle digging around in plastic boxes any more. I'll post a photo when they are looking a bit more organized. I still have lots of boxes full of scraps but at least the yardage will be visible.

8 comments:

Silverthimble said...

Those pre-wound bobbins were a real find! If they don't fit your machine "as is", take off the cardboard sides. You will be left with the round plastic core and thread--you can just laod this part of the bobbin. I have to do this with pre-wounds in my Bernina. The thread feeds just fine without the cardboard sides! This is a tip that a long arm quilter shared with me once.

Quilt Pixie said...

what a great find at the thrift store! Wish mine had more "sewing" kinds of stuff at good prices... Guess its one of the ldrawbacks of city living. (there's lots of advantages though too, so I'm not complaining...)

Gwen's book is loaded with great pictures, -- that's what it really is -- so I'm sure you'll enjoy it when it comes in hard copy.

Judy said...

oh, I'm green with envy over those bobbins! They are so handy!!

xo

Libby said...

Those bobbins are a wonderful find!

BrendaS said...

good deals there. the books look interesting.

em's scrapbag said...

Great finds. Can't wait to see your organized shelves.

meggie said...

Wow! Great thrifting!

Clare said...

I've got to keep my stash in plastic boxes/containers because of the dust in this house.

Good finds at the thrift shop. Have you ordered Gwen's new book?