Tuesday, May 08, 2007

My weekend haul


Gotta Love Half Price Books. It's one of those things I would miss if I moved out of Texas. They may be in other places but I know they are concentrated in Texas and college towns. Half Price is a huge used book store. They also must buy poor sellers or last runs or something because they also have a large selection of new books at reduced prices...well, half price. I love it when someone cleans out their closet and then I get to buy the books for next to nothing. The magazines are old but they were .50 each so I don't mind. The books are great . I love the Judy Hopkins book. How many times do you want to size something up or down. This book has directions for cutting many multiple sizes of the same block. There are directions for hundreds of blocks in the book. The strips and borders book is okay but it does give a few ideas. By far my favorite is the fat quarters book. How can you pass up a book that has this quilt ...
.......and this.....I bought all of those books for less than the cover price of one of them! Add to that my teacher discount and I am happy, happy, happy! Now I only need to finish the 57 things in front of these projects. I really need to quit work so I have more time to sew.

5 comments:

floribunda said...

We have Half Price Books here in California, too -- specifically in Berkeley -- and I've found a lot of quood quilt books there. Unfortunately they recently moved to a less-convenient location, though.

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Su Bee said...

Half Price Books? Gee -- do they have a .com store too? I'm going to go look --
I have those books and they're favorites -- great haul!

The Calico Cat said...

Those bear blocks are so sweet!

Nancy said...

Yep I'm a Half Price Books fan myself. Bought 2 new quilt books there yesterday for around $5 each. Can't get a magazine for that these days.

Patti said...

I think that's a common problem among many of us - we work so we can afford to quilt, but we don't have time to quilt as much as we'd like because we work. Trying to have our cake and eat it too - and that never works!

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