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I have way too much fabric!
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Date: 10/9/11 5:44 PM

I have a ridiculous stash of fabric. About 30 pieces that would work for children's clothing or quilting, 20 pieces of Malden Mills Polar tech and maybe another 30 of miscellaneous pieces for adult blouses and dresses, (silk, tencel, linen, etc.).

How have others sold and priced their large purging? I was thinking a garage sale of just fabric and posting it on Craigslist. Any suggestions on the best way to handle this and recoup some money?
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Date: 10/9/11 6:29 PM

If you don't mind shipping, post it here. I hear lots of people like fabric here. ;)
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Date: 10/9/11 6:37 PM

Here, Ebay, or the Sew It's For Sale Yahoo group.

ETA- I would pay a lot more for fabric here than from Craigslist, especially if I know the poster. I know the old members know what they're talking about when it comes to their fabric- some anonymous person on Craigslist, I have to get a screaming deal on it, because I don't trust them as much.
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Date: 10/9/11 6:40 PM


Oh no.. my fabric stash is the only thing I have not purged .. but how timely.. as I now have it out on shelves where I can see it.. so I may take a try at thinning out that also..
I am way too lazy..er.. busy to sell.. so if I don't know of someone who I know would love a certain print or so forth.. I just take it to the food bank.

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Date: 10/9/11 7:17 PM

And I bet it tastes delicious!

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Date: 10/9/11 7:23 PM

Selling works.....................stitching up the Malden Mills polar tech for blankets, ponchos or shawls for homeless shelters might be a win-win thing. Reportable donation, clear out that portion of the stash, help someone out............. If you wanted to get fancy, a compact blanket with a zipper inserted across the midpoint would work as a blanket, a wrap or a poncho (with the zipper open). If you post it here, I would definitely be shopping.

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Date: 10/9/11 7:23 PM

Quote: Patzee
I have a ridiculous stash of fabric. About 30 pieces that would work for children's clothing or quilting, 20 pieces of Malden Mills Polar tech and maybe another 30 of miscellaneous pieces for adult blouses and dresses, (silk, tencel, linen, etc.).

That's not a stash. That's a start.

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Date: 10/9/11 8:55 PM

Quote: Debbie Cook
That's not a stash. That's a start.

Ha, ha, ha!

Thanks for all the suggestions. Yep, I could easily whip up some blankets for donation. That would take care of the Malden Mills Polar Tech. One of the reasons I need to de-stash is that I'm now spending winters in a warm climate, so I don't need those warm materials anymore. When I return in the spring, I'll post the good silks, linens and tencels here when I'll have the time to ship them and maybe do the run-of-the-mill stuff and the children's fabrics in a garage sale for local crafters (and of course I'll do some donations).

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Date: 10/9/11 8:55 PM

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About 30 pieces that would work for children's clothing or quilting, 20 pieces of Malden Mills Polar tech and maybe another 30 of miscellaneous pieces for adult blouses and dresses, (silk, tencel, linen, etc.).


That doesn't seem so bad...

Really, though, post your stuff here. I will be in line for the MM polar tech fabric, and most anything else. I love buying from PR members!

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Date: 10/9/11 9:48 PM

I agree. That's just the basic necessity of life.

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