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A.c. Moore's mill ends

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Usually I don't bother with the mill end bin at the local A.C. Moore because the last few times I've been there its been pretty slim pickings.

 

I think they just restocked.

 

I was blown over by the sheer volume and type of yarn they had.

 

A fair amount of it was 100% cotton. Some solids, some variegated. But if I can buy 1lb of cotton yarn for $6.00 - I'm all over that!

 

They also had a fair selection of baby variegated and something that looked like the baby brights hombre.

 

A fair amount of simply soft (always easy to spot that).

 

They had three types of boucle' - one solid color and two "shaded".

 

:yay - wanted to point it out because its just worth digging because you'll never know what you can find.

 

The are in 1 lb (16 oz.) bags.

 

My final score

2 lbs of cotton. One yellow, one pink/white variegated

3 lbs lace - exact color match to Caron "lace" color - saved $2/16 oz.

1 lb - really bright neon pink - resembles the neon simply soft shades

1 lb - three seperate colors - 1 dark purple, 1 bright pink, 1 grey - will make a cool scarf

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You are making me want to make an AC Moore run tomorrow. Wonder if I can talk hubby into it?

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I hope some of those mill ends come down the thruway and across to Long Island. :lol

 

I am usually at my local A.C. twice a week, and they haven't had any good mill ends in a couple of months. What's there is mostly white, acrylic and well picked over. Would love to see some of what was described here, especially the cotton.

 

Maybe I should take a quick trip there tomorrow.

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I wish AC moore was in Michigan :(

 

just did a search the store nearest to me is in Erie PA at 157.9 miles LOL

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Went to ACMoore this morning- no luck with the mill ends, but I had a $10.00 rewards check and bought some Lion Brand Jiffy-on sale 2/$5 so I bought 6 skeins and it cost me $2.00 dollars.

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Nothing but the same ole, same ole mill ends at our store, so I bought a bag of light blue [simply soft I think]. Lots of unknown fibers - no thanks,

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I miss AC Moore, I used to live in Maryland , but I don't miss Maryland.

Its a great store for alot of things. Be nice if we had one here in KY again. We had one for a short while then it went out.

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I stopped at my local AC Moore yesterday and no mill ends at all. Just the bins filled with One Pounders. I have gotten great yarn in the past with the mill ends, especially when I used my coupon.

 

LI Roe

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Ok, dumb question...what exactly ARE mill ends? I am assuming it's kind of like fabric remnants, only with different yarns rather than fabric, but I try not to assume anything! :D

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The bags that say "100% Unknown Fiber" are from the Spinrite mill in Canada that makes Bernat, Patons and Lily Cottons. Those are usually really good quality and have lots more yarn in the bag than Caron, but you have to look close and make sure they're not mistakes or seconds.

 

Another good place to get yarn cheap is Big Lots stores if you have one nearby. Lion Suede for $1.50 per skein! And their thick & quick chenille.. Yum!

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Mill ends are usually the ends of runs. I think once I came across some good bags in the mill end bin at my AC Moore. It is usually all white yarn and I dig to the bottom of that bin each time I'm there.. lol.

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