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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > Where to sell off huge yardage of Fabric Stash?? ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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Date: 1/31/13 5:35 PM

Thought this was a place where you all would know - Where can I sell off huge yardage in too much fabric stash??

I have bolts and Bolts still in plastic wrap of Silk Essence (and many colors worth), Cloud 9 (the Same), 100% silk fabric that was $30/yard and I've never dared to cut into it AND bought 15 yards *geeze* I am coming to admit I have hoarded fabric and MUST get some of it out of the house before it falls and hurts me :-) Seriously does any one know where to sell off this stuff?

Really appreciate it -- Yes I know there are Classifies on here but I see usually small amounts for sale -- I am talking full shrink wrapped bolts (probably I have 1000 yard total to destash?)

:-Debbie and I admit I am a fabric lover aka hoarder

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Date: 1/31/13 5:51 PM

Do you want to meet and haggle with the purchasers yourself?

Are you willing to package and ship bolts to purchasers (eBay or Esty)?

Speaking only for myself, my answer would be "No".

There are businesses who will sell your stuff for you on eBay. They will photograph the items, list them on eBay, package and ship them. Obviously, the service will get a percentage. However, you may be able to just turn over everything you want to sell to them, and not have to mess with it after that.

That would be my preference, but YMMV.

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Date: 1/31/13 6:04 PM

I'd also say Ebay, if you're willing to deal with the hassle. (But ebay does have a zillion postings at any one time, so unless the stuff is pretty special and/or you're willing to sell for MUCH less than you paid for it, it's likely to take a while to sell. (You might consider selling the bolts as 'By the Yard' material, which will both make shipping easier/cheaper, and widen your market.)

If you're mostly interested in clearing out rather than making money, there are probably places locally you could donate it (and you would at least get a tax deduction.) I'll bet a senior center would love some of what you have. Or consider Craigslist or Freecycle.

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Date: 1/31/13 6:16 PM

Post your stuff on Sewitsforsale yahoo group, the classifieds here and Etsy. You can sell by bolt or by yard. People will buy it. It is some work to ship but not that bad. Don't try a garage sale, they will lowball you and rob you blind.

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Date: 1/31/13 6:32 PM

Is any of it cotton for quilting?

And what type of 100% silk?

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Date: 1/31/13 8:46 PM

Sell them in 4 to 5 yard pieces and I'll be the first in line to go off her fabric fast...

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Date: 1/31/13 8:55 PM

Speaking of businesses, would other small sewing businesses in the area take the shrink-wrapped bolts at a Jo-Ann-esque discount? It wouldn't be that much of a sacrifice; if you splurged bought the bolt at a 40% off sale, putting it out there at 30% off retail (and 40% if you buy the bolt!) is no loss to you and an enticement to them not to just go to Jo-Ann and buy fresh bolts.

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Date: 1/31/13 11:38 PM

You've already paid to be a PR member. Why not take advantage of it and list your fabric for sale here?

I have several bolts and larger pieces of Swiss batiste and satin batiste (I used to own an heirloom fabric business online called Cherith Brook) that I'd love to list. I just don't see the demand for that type of fabric and really can't afford the membership fees right now.

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Date: 2/1/13 3:57 AM

I agree with Miss Fairchild's point, that offering it for sale here, and perhaps other sewing sites, in smaller yardage lots would be worth a try. I'd jump at it if I lived in the USA (postage!!), I think you could get some interest. You might need to slice off a small piece to send as samples so people know exactly what you are selling.

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Date: 2/1/13 5:58 AM

Could you start by posting some of your best stuff here? I check the classifieds daily If you listed 4 or 5 pieces daily - maybe it would be a good start?

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