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Thread: Looking for ideas to get a lot of fabric sold for MIL in financial trouble.

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    Senior Member luvnquilt's Avatar
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    My MIL is filing for bankruptcy, her brother and his wife live in the same town and are doing what they can. She is a bit of a hoarder and has tons of fabric. They have 700 yards so far and more to go. From what I understand, they posted an ad on Craigslist selling it by the tote (about 100yds/tote). I saw an ad locally (for me) with an arts & crafts fair where you can rent a table and sell your own stuff- I thought we could help them by doing this- Does anyone have any great ideas? Thank you in advance.

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    Sorry, I don't know.

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    contact local quilt guilds and tell them you are having a big big sale, you also might try to sell on ebay

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    Have a fabric yard sale....I'm sure they will come by car loads....Really sorry about your MIL...Hope she can recover and find her way again....Good Luck...

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    sell here!... sales seem to do really well.

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    Yard sale as above. Post signs everywhere and in the paper, quilters in big letters. People will arrive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvnquilt
    My MIL is filing for bankruptcy, her brother and his wife live in the same town and are doing what they can. She is a bit of a hoarder and has tons of fabric. They have 700 yards so far and more to go. From what I understand, they posted an ad on Craigslist selling it by the tote (about 100yds/tote). I saw an ad locally (for me) with an arts & crafts fair where you can rent a table and sell your own stuff- I thought we could help them by doing this- Does anyone have any great ideas? Thank you in advance.
    Can you give us the link to craigslist?

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    What about on here?

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    I think you should sell it here. Most stuff for sale on the board doesn't even last for a day before it's gone.

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    I agree with the yard sale. Also my quilter guild allows you to bring unwanted quilting/sewing goods in to sell, (rulers, books, fabrics, UFO's) its really fun, we all know the fair value, so their is no haggling, you may get a better price than haggling at a yard sale, this way you could find a new home for other things she has excess of books/rulers etc, no postage problems to deal with. Good luck with it all and all the best to your MIL.

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