Sunday, April 11, 2010

Church Rummage Sale Goodies

This dress fabric is beautiful - a quality cotton blue/white gingham fabric - 4 gores, about a size 20 - I snatched it up fast and cut it into fabric parts - Fifty Cents!
Next (below) is a very handsome Tommy Hilfiger shirt, look at the contrasting inner collar, and it appears to be never worn. Fifty Cents!
Next, (below) a shirt with tags attached, original $45.00, marked down to $39.00. I got it for Fifty Cents!
There is also a third plaid cotton shirt, not pictured, as well as a carton (about 10 lbs worth) of usable cotton pieces, some as large as 3 yards. $5.00 bought the carton.

This is the twice a year Rummage Sale. Two of those shirts are too nice and I may not be able to cut them up -- which was my original purpose. In May I am signed up for a John Flynn Arabic Lattice class, and am planning on using plaids -- I have a LOT of plaids!

When I first moved here I was shocked that the church Rummage Sale brought so many people shopping - people who can very well afford nice things. Over time it became apparent that the Rummage Sale, and goodies found, was like the local hot spot! Everyone wants to find something for pennies!

One year I bought 2 quality wool coats, a set of kitchen cannisters, 3 lovely decorator glass pieces of fruit, a wall 4-coat rack hanger, several sweatshirts for DH, can't remember what else, AND a working sewing machine -- all for $25.00! What a thrill.

Many items are purchased one year, and returned the next year for someone else to purchase. Now, it's one of my favorite events!

14 comments:

CJ said...

That sounds like QUITE the rummage sale and lots of fun. You really made out with the 'fabric' this year.

aubirdwoman said...

that sounds absolutely great. Almost worth a trip lol.
What one doesn't use another might.

Lindah said...

wowzer, those are some good bargains!

quiltmom said...

What great fun-- don't they say that someone's trash is someone else's treasure. It looks like you had a great time Elaine and you found some lovely shirts for your project.
Regards,
Anna

FLO_rancher said...

Hmmm...I need to find a rummage sale to find some great fabrics..I am also signed up for the Lattice class. Soon need to gather fabrics.Sew Peacefully DEb};o

MARCIE said...

Wow, didn't you come home a winner! Great stuff!

The Calico Quilter said...

These deals amaze me! So many bloggers write about the great bargains they find, but I never seem to. I have to comb through three racks of shirts at the local Goodwill to find three or four worth buying for the fabric, and never come across anything at garage sales or rummage sales that is a true steal. I wonder if it's the area of the country, the size of the city, or what?

Kay said...

Great rummage sale! Ours is just junk, too pitiful for anyone to want, you would think. It always depresses me to see the useless, ugly things that fill the world.

Mama Spark said...

Sounds like a blast!

Roslyn said...

Where & when is the next rummage sale, I am showing up,LOL

julieQ said...

We have had a free garage sale in the past...such wonderful things, kind of a swap of sorts. I am so glad for your bargains, wow, those will look great in quilts!

Purple Pam said...

Aren't rummage sales fun? It looks like you had a successful trip!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Good for you! Isn't it great to have a bargain.

Vivian said...

Great haul! And if you don't use them for the Flynn class, can you say Bonnie Hunter's Scraps & Shirttails???