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From: TammySews
Date: 02-05-2007, 05:31 PM (1 of 5)
My husband has asked me to make him a quilt with used advertising carpenters cloth nail aprons like you get at hardware stores. I am having a hard time finding used nail aprons. If any of you or your significant other have any that you are willing to part with I would like to hear from you.


User: TammySews
Member since: 08-11-2003
Total posts: 5
From: esrun3
Date: 02-06-2007, 09:49 PM (2 of 5)
Tammy, what a very cool idea! Sorry I don't have any I can offer you but will be interested in seeing the completed project.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: TammySews
Date: 02-07-2007, 08:48 AM (3 of 5)
Thanks for the reply. I am having a hard time finding them. I know that they are almost a thing of the past. But I thought it would be worth a shot to ask. If I can find enough to actually do the project-I will post a picture of it.
User: TammySews
Member since: 08-11-2003
Total posts: 5
From: lendube
Date: 02-07-2007, 12:04 PM (4 of 5)
Tammy, good luck. :up:

Sorry I'm no help either. :yawn:

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: needle_elf
Date: 02-24-2007, 03:11 PM (5 of 5)
I think your best bet would be to frequent local auctions throughout the spring and summer, esp farm ones and ones that advertise tools for sale. You could probably find them in box lots for a steal! Or maybe if your hubby has buddies who are like-minded in the tool department, they might be willing to donate off an old one or two. Otherwise, if you don't have the patience to wait, or the time to look, there are some available on eBay, but you'll pay a premium there. Here's a link to the ones on eBay:

Good luck! It sounds like a really cool project.

User: needle_elf
Member since: 12-12-2000
Total posts: 26
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