Return to the Quilting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Shopping at the Hardware Store!

Posted by geezerfolks (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 21, 11 at 14:35

Wow! Check out these prices for quilting tools!

SharonG/FL-IN

Here is a link that might be useful: We're Going Shopping


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Shopping at the Hardware Store!

Very interesting, Sharon! I have a LARGE supply of hot glue sticks that I got from Lowe's...a package of 50 or so cost less than a package of 10 at Michael's. You can probably get the glue guns at Lowe's, too.

We've already taken over the grocery store (freezer paper, Press & Seal, starch) so why not the hardware store, too!?

Donna


 o
RE: Shopping at the Hardware Store!

One of my favorite shopping places is a store in Orlando called Skycraft. It's part junk shop, part hardware store, part space coast oddities. You never know what you'll find but it's alway interesting and I've found lots and lots of stuff there for craft projects.

Kate


 o
RE: Shopping at the Hardware Store!

And don't forget Store Closing sales. I just got a wonderful display rack from a Borders bookstore that's closing. It's about 5' tall, three sided, enamel coated steel pegboard. The display is on a rotating ball bearing and the whole thing is on casters. You wouldn't believe how much more workable my whole quilt room is now with all the rulers, templates, scissors, etc on it. It takes regular pegboard hooks from the hardware store. I LOVE it!


 o
RE: Shopping at the Hardware Store!

What a hoot. I thought it was my secret. I have a Harbor Freight and right next door is a Rocklers. It doesn't get much better than that. Notice the name, folks.


 o
RE: Shopping at the Hardware Store!

Sharon, thanks for sharing this wonderful secret! :) I googled Harbor Freight & discovered there is one in TOledo, not far from where my DGS plays indoor soccer. Not that I need a reason to shop, but it makes it easier to convince DH to stop!!

~Cindy


 o
RE: Shopping at the Hardware Store!

Isn't it fun to find our tools and supplies and pay less for them? I'll probably be changing my blade more often now and make it easier on myself. We don't have a Harbor Freight, but we sure do have an Ace Hardware store that I love to putter through. DH is another story. He knows what he wants to buy, goes in, gets it, pays for it and is out of there! He doesn't know how to have fun when shopping. @:)

Kay, You happened onto a gem!

SharonG/FL-IN


 o
RE: Shopping at the Hardware Store!

Cindy, the Harbor Freight in Toledo is right next door to Joann's and not too far from a nice LQS in Maumee...if you needed any other incentive! :)

Linda


 o
Not like I planned...

I sent DH Jim to Harbor Freight for rotary blades. He said he couldn't find those, but came home with a machete instead! Seriously, a machete. I asked if I was supposed to cut fabric with it and he just laughed. Glad he was amused. I'm pretty sure he got in there and was so wowed by all the manly toys he completely forgot about the rotary blades.


 o
RE: Shopping at the Hardware Store!

Kate, I'll bet you're right! Machete? LOLOL


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Quilting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here