by toogie 17 Jun 2018

Hi Cuties, I wanted to show you what 'the cat dragged in'-lol-I mean what my sister brought in, when she came in from out of state.

She bought 3 garbage bags of serger/overlocker threads and 53 cones of Maderia emb thread 5,000 yard cones.
She told me to keep what I wanted and sell the rest. The 3rd photo in the bin, is what I kept. I also kept about 11 other big Maderia cones that are in my sewing room and 4 cones of serger thread on my serger.
She said she had no choice of color when she bought so ended up with a lot of same colors.
We sold the serger threads in groups of 15, 3 colors to a group, to get rid of the ones we had a lot of. Fifteen cones for $15 ! Not bad, uh?
The Maderia embroidery threads we sold in groups of 6. We sold those for $40 a set.
How do you like my new 'colors'?-lol

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by hightechgrammy 05 Jul 2018

Oh My! What a treasure! Nice sister to share all that with you!

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2018

Yes, she shared the info about it and then hauled it for me after I bought it all!

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by cooperal 05 Jul 2018

The way you produce your projects I'm sure you'll use these up pretty soon! What a great surprise! Blessings, Avis

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2018

lol-I think my dh's intention was for me not to have to buy again....poor man!-lol

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by lidiad 04 Jul 2018

Wow! You are a lucky lady, Toogie!
Hugs, Lidia

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2018

I am to have a sister who thought of me!!!

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by mad14kt 04 Jul 2018

Yummy ... FIESTA ;D

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2018

Yes!

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by pennyhal2 30 Jun 2018

Oh my! That's a lot of thread! It was sweet of her to think of you and haul all that thread with her on her way home! Sort of like Christmas in July. It looks like you are just going to store it in tubs, really big tubs. Lucky you!

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toogie by toogie 30 Jun 2018

No this is one of those shallow, clear plastic containers, on wheels, from Walmart. I roll it under my bed. I just have one and it holds this many. I think they're called under bed storage containers, may be for sweaters and such.

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by sewpam 28 Jun 2018

Good for you, Great colors!!

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toogie by toogie 30 Jun 2018

Just wish so many weren't alike , as in first picture.

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by noah 25 Jun 2018

God blesses those whom he pleases *****

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toogie by toogie 30 Jun 2018

You mean who pleases Him :)
I am thankful

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by stork 19 Jun 2018

What a treasure trove!! Gorgeous colors too.

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toogie by toogie 19 Jun 2018

I've been serging all day with some.

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by marianb 19 Jun 2018

Amazing well worth the money, hope you gave your Sis a big hug for thinking about you. I also use Serger thread sometimes for piecing my quilt blocks,

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toogie by toogie 19 Jun 2018

I did that myself one time to just see how it would do. If I remember it came out good.

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by sebsews 18 Jun 2018

Oh my goodness what a great assortment! I wonder what you're next freebie items will be! Lucky you!

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toogie by toogie 19 Jun 2018

Fabric, got it today.
We went to my aunts today. She lost her husband recently. She is moving close to her children and wanted me to come and get fabric and batting. I have it sorted down my hall and into my sewing room. Using this thread to serge the raw edges, before putting in the wash. Will take me all week, I'm sure and then don't know where I'll put it.....

marianb by marianb 19 Jun 2018

I have room..lol

toogie by toogie 19 Jun 2018

I really, seriously wish you were close to come get it. My daughter is coming later and I am going to tell her this. She has been wanting to learn to sew. Take some of this and get a pattern from my files and have a go. She has plenty to practice with.

sebsews by sebsews 19 Jun 2018

I have room too! Thanks for the invite....I'll see you soon!! Just kidding. I also serge before washing. Hugs, Suzanna

toogie by toogie 30 Jun 2018

As Bob Barker would say, 'Come on down'!-lol
Serging prevents a lot of tangling trying to get out of washer, for sure.

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by babash 18 Jun 2018

Your Sister sounds like my Cousin if she sees a sewing related bargain she grabs it for me. She isn't a sewer either but seems to be in the right place at the right time for stores closing down in another state.
You have a wonderful selection of threads lucky you.
Just a thought keep 5 reels for your 4 thread overlocker as one reel uses much more thread than the other 3. I also use them at times with a thread stand on a regular machine if the colour match is better than I have in the smaller reels for normal sewing or a buttonhole.

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toogie by toogie 19 Jun 2018

That is why we were grouping them in 5, but 15 to a lot, of 3 colors. When I told one of my friends how we were selling them she insisted she only wanted 4 of a color. I tried to tell her she could use the fifth one on her regular machine like I do or like you say one serger will run out before another. She passed it up b/c she didn't want the extra cone for another dollar! Oh well....

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by peafarm 18 Jun 2018

Oh Wow--the Mother Load!!!! Why can't I seem to get in on all these finds!!!! I am wondering where in the world did she find all these????

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toogie by toogie 19 Jun 2018

Place going out of business is where they came from.

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by gerryb 18 Jun 2018

Wow! Just wow! Way to do, sis!

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toogie by toogie 19 Jun 2018

I'll tell her!

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by kustomkuddle 18 Jun 2018

Christmas in June! Great deal!

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toogie by toogie 19 Jun 2018

We thought so too!

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by shirley124 17 Jun 2018

Wow!

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toogie by toogie 19 Jun 2018

Yes!

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by jenne 17 Jun 2018

nice, lots to sew with now.

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

Too much sewing
too little time!!!

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by anitapatch 17 Jun 2018

Lucky you to have a sister that know about threads. As they say A girl canĀ“t have to many bags. In this case i think you have to say THREADS

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

That's just it Anita, she doesn't know about threads. She gave the guy my number and we spoke via the phone and I bought all this sight unseen. She just hauled it down for me and of course paid the guy, until I paid her back when she came. Still, she did think of me!!!

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by jrob Moderator 17 Jun 2018

Good things come to those who wait. Good for you!!

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

When she heard of it, her and her friend immediately thought of me. They think I sew all the time-lol

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by airyfairy 17 Jun 2018

Amazing

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

So right Sarah! Right place, right time!

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by holly12 17 Jun 2018

So happy for you & that your sister thought of you. Will save you a lot of money in the future. Arlene

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

I sure won't have to buy any more thread any time soon!

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by dailylaundry 17 Jun 2018

Wow!!!! That is like gold!!!

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

You're too funny,Laura!

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by graceandham 17 Jun 2018

Yay! A big win. So glad she was thinking of you.

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

Yes, I probably threw her a curve ball, when she asked me if I wanted $50. worth of thread. Then after speaking to the guy myself, I told her no, I wanted $300. worth!-lol

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by crafter2243 Moderator 17 Jun 2018

WOW is right. I am so happy for you.

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

Thanks Angie-when she called to tell me about it, she said the man that she was buying from had bought contents from a fabric store, she thought. I talked to him via phone and I believe it must have been a sewing factory closing, as so many colors are alike and he had commercial serger machines for sell too.
I bought $300. of threads, sight unseen! I was afraid of too many duplicates, but that is when she said keep what you want and sell the rest. I told her I couldn't sell to ship but she said I should have enough friends here at home that sew or embroider. She hauled it here in her van, so thank goodness she had room.-lol

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by dragonflyer 17 Jun 2018

WOW!

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

Exactly!

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by sandralane 17 Jun 2018

Toogie, I would have bought some from you, had we have lived closer. You deserve this terrific lot, you do great things for so many people. I am sure they will all make such wonderful designs, and you certainly will have a lot of pleasure using them.

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

I wish I lived closer to you or any Cutie, too. I didn't advertise, just sold to friends I knew that sewed or embroidered. Shipping is too costly to ship anywhere. I still have about 75 to 85 serger threads left to sell and 10 or 12 Maderia. If shipping weren't so high, I know I could get rid of them.

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by zoefzoef 17 Jun 2018

You are quite a lucky person..
I bet you have now enough thread to sew something for every cutie here on board ;-)

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

Is that a hint?-lol-or are you all coming on a trip with us?-lol

I should need thread for quiet some time, for sure.

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by RodnickBiljon 17 Jun 2018

Wow you are one lucky lady

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

Glad she thought of me but she said she knows how much I sew!-lol

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by spendlove Moderator 17 Jun 2018

What an amazing haul!

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

Yes, it was.

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by abuch 17 Jun 2018

you are a really lucky lady to have a sis like that.

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

When she called me about them, I said go ahead and buy, then I paid her back when she came. I was lucky to get a good deal and for her to think of me.

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by mops Moderator 17 Jun 2018

Wow, Toogie, That is an enormous amount of thread! Even after selling a lot you still have so much left. It will keep you stitching for a long time! I love those 5000m cones, they seem almost endless. You must be over the moon!

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toogie by toogie 17 Jun 2018

Yes I was tickled pink! I do wish there were more variety of Maderia color though. There must have been just 9 colors before repeating. I kept me a set and my daughter a set. Some of the Maderia is in with the serger cones in the bin I got to slide under my bed.

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