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TheShan
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2006 09:39:05 PM »

OOPS!
I forgot to mention the Creative Sewing Center, which is at Blanco and West Avenue. It is a Bernina specialty store. They also offer classes, and beginner's classes with NEISD Community Education.
Also, on Walzem, just by the Milan beauty school, there is a sewing store that specializes in Vikings. They don't sell fabric, I don't think, but they do hold classes.

OK
best of luck.

OHHH one more thing, there is supposed to be some quilting guild or something that meets on a certain Thursday of the month at St Matthew's Methodist Church on Bitters (between Nacogdoches and Broadway.)
Haven't been, but it is an evening thing.
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2006 04:32:10 PM »

OK... I'm a San Antonio native.
Thrift Town is TOTALLY hit or miss. That being said, I go there a few times a week.
They get donations daily, I think over 3,000 a day... so are constantly restocking.
Sometimes the prices are way high, but sometimes, I am like "bwahh haha hahahahaheehee"!!!!!
They will get a partial roll of upholstery fabric and price it for $5.99, and if you don't grab it right away.....(happened last week!)
Since you are in Wincrest, I am sorry to tell you you just missed the big Wincrest community garage sale, but alot of these neighborhood sales go on this side of town. I think Northern Hills has theirs in July or August, Hollywood Hills just had theirs. They will often have maps printed with the participating households marked.
JoAnn's on Perrin-Beitle is closest of their stores, then Brook Hollow, then Crossroads.
Hobby Lobby at the Forum, and Michael's in your area are close, but Michael's isn't a sewer's paradise.
WalMart has some fabric, and is open 24-7, I think there is a Salvation Army inside Loop 410 on West Avenue, but I can't remember where.
BTW, if you haven't already, sign up for JoAnn's sales flyer. There is usually a 40% off coupon on back......yeaaaaaaaah!
Also, remember to get on their email list..... sometimes you get online only coupons, sometimes in-store. And check the websites for JoAnn, and Hobby Lobby for printable coupons.
In the Sunday paper, Michael's often has a flyer with a 40% off coupon.
Also in Sunday's paper, on the back page of the comic section, the bottom half of the page is the Hobby Lobby ad. SOMETIMES, like about every other week, there is a 40% off coupon.
Good luck.

BTW, get used to all the delish (and fattening) Tex-Mex food!!!!


I agree; you've gotta give mucho props to Thrift Town. I'm totally in love with the vintage clothes in the far back by the book area and the jewellry counter.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2006 10:03:34 PM »

Thrift Town is my favorite thrift store in town for clothes. Sometimes they have neat knicknacks too. Last time I went I found a tiny plastic tiki, a stone tiki about the size of a large fist, and a cool owl statue.

The Goodwill on Blanco and 410 usually has really cool nicknacks too. Our last trip yielded a large porcelain koi, a red foo dog statue, and a neat little antique moonshine jug. They get clothing, housewares, and furniture closeouts from Target a lot here, too. I'd avoid the furniture from target, though, as they price it pretty much the same as it was in the store.

Both of these places have sewing tables (the folding kind, most of the time with the machine still in it) almost every time I go.

Maybe they're just not your style- I have a very eclectic house, full of what some people might call crap, lol... but I love everything we have here, especially when it's been sitting there the whole time and people who have been here a million times finally notice it Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2006 09:14:23 PM »

i agree thrift town is a good hit when youre lucky.  im orginally from san fransisco, so moving here was a big shocker...  i used to live on the corner of haight, so the coolness of my thrift finds and fabric choices severlly decreased.  downtown is a good place to find all those cool shops and boutiques.  but if you ever get the chance to spend a long day in austin.  hit it up there, the selection is a lot better then any place ive found here
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2006 12:29:50 PM »

i agree thrift town is a good hit when youre lucky.  im orginally from san fransisco, so moving here was a big shocker...  i used to live on the corner of haight, so the coolness of my thrift finds and fabric choices severlly decreased.  downtown is a good place to find all those cool shops and boutiques.  but if you ever get the chance to spend a long day in austin.  hit it up there, the selection is a lot better then any place ive found here
The thing about thrift-hunting in Austin is to hit the stores in the upper-class areas. Seriously. Old rich lady-swag like you wouldn't believe.
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gwenluvy
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2006 01:42:08 PM »

I'm going thrifting today! *happy dance*

I miss having my own car and going every week...
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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2006 02:22:12 PM »

i agree thrift town is a good hit when youre lucky.  im orginally from san fransisco, so moving here was a big shocker...  i used to live on the corner of haight, so the coolness of my thrift finds and fabric choices severlly decreased.  downtown is a good place to find all those cool shops and boutiques.  but if you ever get the chance to spend a long day in austin.  hit it up there, the selection is a lot better then any place ive found here
The thing about thrift-hunting in Austin is to hit the stores in the upper-class areas. Seriously. Old rich lady-swag like you wouldn't believe.

Like, can you give some examples? I don't really know Austin very well and I LOATHE driving there, so some guidance would be greatly appreciated.....pretty please?
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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2006 05:59:05 PM »

i agree thrift town is a good hit when youre lucky.  im orginally from san fransisco, so moving here was a big shocker...  i used to live on the corner of haight, so the coolness of my thrift finds and fabric choices severlly decreased.  downtown is a good place to find all those cool shops and boutiques.  but if you ever get the chance to spend a long day in austin.  hit it up there, the selection is a lot better then any place ive found here
The thing about thrift-hunting in Austin is to hit the stores in the upper-class areas. Seriously. Old rich lady-swag like you wouldn't believe.
I normally just go to Texas Thrift Stores (5319 N. IH-35), it's also got a salvation army attached to it.
Like, can you give some examples? I don't really know Austin very well and I LOATHE driving there, so some guidance would be greatly appreciated.....pretty please?

I normally just go to Texas Thrift Stores (5319 N. IH-35), it's also got a salvation army attached to it.

and then there's Next to New(5308 Burnet), on Burnet.
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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2006 06:14:56 PM »

Wow, I haven't been to any of those! I need to get off my ass! I usually don't have to go too far, since my house is like a craft store anyway though.  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2006 06:46:38 PM »

Wow, I haven't been to any of those! I need to get off my ass! I usually don't have to go too far, since my house is like a craft store anyway though.  Cheesy

I hear you, sister! Now, if only I could FIND everything!
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