The upcoming design challenge is centered on the idea of the flea market!  Share with our designers what your favorite flea market, thrift store, or yard sale finds have been for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!  Giveaway ends on Tuesday June 26th at midnight…

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  1. Some of my all time favorite finds include a vintage bride and groom cake topper, a gorgeous old wooden filing cabinet, a funky lime green retro handbag, and several deco ring boxes.

  2. A stack of pinwheel blocks and fabric…a huge bag for two bucks…this is how my quilting started. Hey, i can do something with those, even tho i don’t have a sewing machine!

  3. robin on said:

    I picked up a Singer 403 Sewing machine at the local thrift shop for less than $50. Works great! Also found some lovely retro tablecloths, aprons, and vintage sheets there. I love thrift stores!

  4. MarciaW on said:

    Flea Market Find: quilting cotton yardage of older non-designer prints – some had stains – priced at anywhere from 50 cents to a $1 – I negotiated less for the ones that had stains – the guy also gave me some small pieces just because, he said, “lady you are nice and pleasant”. After washing and ironing, my mother and I had some nice quilt backings (queen/king) for $1. The work to wash and press was well worth it.
    Some of our best finds were from the garbage dump… a story for another day.

  5. I found an old ironing board for $2. I use it as and extra “table” for plants or an extra serving station.

  6. Erica on said:

    My fave thrift store finds include a pair of black, sequinned Toms, a fossil purse and vintage aprons

  7. Becky Greene on said:

    Some of my favorite finds include: vintage marbles, vintage Pyrex and other housewares, baskets of all kinds, postcards and postage stamps, toys from my era (1960s-70s).

  8. I look for interesting “props” for my drawings & paintings.
    My favorite finds are often boots & shoes….my all time favorite
    was an old cameo….the lady is in profile with a bird on her shoulder.
    It is a treasure !

  9. I love to find old crochet hooks or sewing implements. Old books are high on my list as well! And always on the lookout for nice wall planters.

  10. Rhonda D. on said:

    One of my favorite thrift store finds was a featherweight sewing machine in a case with
    accessories for $25. Other goodies are: vintage sewing notions, vintage 30s kitchen utensils, vintage aprons & embroidered linens. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  11. Kathryn Knox on said:

    Hi! I’ve found a beautiful roll top desk which I gave to my nephew when he went to collage,a filing cabinet which is very wide and perfect for keeping my stash of fabrics in. Also some ladderback chairs and a danish dresser.

  12. Kris on said:

    All my friends seem to go and find all kinds of great things: fabric with wonder under already on it, purse parts, jewelry bits for embellishing etc. I was just given a wooden quilt rack that one dear friend found at a sale and thought I might like it. I on the other hand don’t get out enough, but I did find an angel food cake pan for 25 cents. ;)

  13. Marge on said:

    One time I found a bag of old socks at a sale for $1.00!! I mean $1! What a find!!!!

  14. Sadie on said:

    I got a giraffe hand puppet from a random garage sale and I named him Rupert. He does a very funny voice and goes on all my adventures with me!

  15. Tamara on said:

    On a trip to Seattle to visit a friend, we went to a huge flea market. I found an AWESOME pair of cowboy boots, just my sizes for $45. I call them my ‘fancy boots’ and wear then for special occasions!

  16. Junior on said:

    In addition to quilting, I’m a huge WWE fan…at a garage sale I found a Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty poster….The Rockers, oh yeah!! and the best part was the lady just gave it to me free of charge!

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