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has anyone had any luck?
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Date: 1/9/12 12:38 PM

I need to get rid of some of my stash and was wondering if anyone has had any luck selling fabric? Etsy, craigslist, or I think there is a place to sell stuff here?

I've given fabric to goodwill in the past, but if possible it'd be nice to make some money--most of the fabrics would likely be natural fibers.

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Date: 1/9/12 12:55 PM

Sky,

I have never sold fabric, I, um, buy all the time. I have bought from Yahoo web sites like SewItsForSale and here on PR from people who are trying to destash. I constantly look for this as it can save money from original prices and I have had real good luck with the sellers being truthful and shipping quickly.

I have picked up some yummy stuff and very good prices. Sooooo, whatcha got that I can use? Go ahead and list it here on PR. If you have no luck, try other sites. Oh, and be prepared to have people dicker with you. I never have as I felt prices offered were fair for the fabric and have not been disappointed.

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Date: 1/9/12 1:01 PM

I have purchased fabric from PR members as well. I have an Etsy store where I sold from my shop but never a personal stash. By selling on PR classifieds you save on listing fees. Craigslist is full of people who might be interested but rarely the follow through. I suggest trying to list it here first.

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Date: 1/9/12 1:58 PM

Thanks. It might take me a few days to go through it and list it but I'm guessing it'll be mostly suitings and other dressy fabrics in wool and silk. I was a chemist who wore jeans and t-shirts to work and now I'm a stay at home mom who wears jeans and t-shirts so I'm not sure why I ever bought so many suiting fabrics..

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Date: 1/9/12 2:00 PM

Thanks minggiddylooloo--I have had similar experiences with Craigslist for household items. Glad to hear that the PR classifieds have worked out before.

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Date: 1/11/12 11:32 AM

Sky, I'll be eagerly looking for your posts here.

I echo the recommendation for the yahoo group for sewitsforsale. Things tend to move very fast there.

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Date: 1/11/12 7:40 PM

Here on PR is the best place! And you're an FoPR, so you can list. I've sold (and bought) fabric from here lots of times and everyone is really kind. I love natural fibers, so I might be interested... after I sold a bunch recently....

And I also use SewItsForSale, too.

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Date: 1/11/12 7:53 PM

I've sold some fabric on Craigslist. I filled large bags and sold it for $20 or $30 per bag. It sold quickly. I've sold some fabric here on PR. Probably an average of about 25% of it sells here.
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Date: 1/11/12 8:11 PM

Sell it in the Classifieds section on the left menu bar on this site. I promise to look!

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Date: 1/13/12 2:00 PM

Thanks everyone for the encouragement.

The first round of fabrics is listed and I still have more to go through.
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