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Date: 3/30/12 0:46 AM

I moved a few months ago and slowly setting up my sewing place. I have a huge box of older patterns. I know there are a lot out of style or I will never make. I hate to throw anyway. My question, do you all throw old patterns away or is there someplace that could use them. Taking suggestions. Thanks

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Date: 3/30/12 0:48 AM

You can sell them on ebay. I just listed some patterns from the 70's that I thought would never sell and there is an interest in them. Or if you don't want to bother with that you can donate them.

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Date: 3/30/12 1:55 AM

Lots of folks here would buy them. Many patterns translate well into the present, especially the classic styles. Setting up the sale would be a lot of work as most sellers here will photo front and back of each envelope and sell each pattern separately. What about Ebay?

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Date: 3/30/12 2:03 AM

I have an attic full of them. Most I keep for a detail, or because I do.

The RTW contest I want to do can be made from a variety of these types of patterns, although I'll probably just draft it since it's actually easier then rummaging in my attic.

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Date: 3/30/12 6:25 PM

I sell them here, in the Classifieds section. Yes, I do scan front and back of each pattern, and keep them in my Picasa folder.

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