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Thread: Quilting rummage sale question

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    What you don't sell at your sale you could put on Craig's List and sell as group. that's what I did.

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    We've had a couple sales and to keep the hagglers in check, we would just say that we were doing the sale for our 'Aunt' and the price is firm. I mean c'mon, brand new pair of Wrangler jeans, never worn with tags, for $3 and they want to pay half?

    We just went to a Quilters Sale yesterday and bought 65 yds of $1-$3 brand name fabrics. All in all, it came to $1.91 a yard.
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    The last time I had a garage sale, I had a large stack of quilting fabric. It wasn't advertised and I measured every piece. A couple of elderly ladies came and added up all the prices and offered half. I think I asked for $1-2 a yard. They said it was for charity quilts. How can I say no to that? I finally decided to give all my unwanted fabric away. This was before I found this board. It felt good to give it to new quilters.
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    My DH has talked about moving- He told me to take all my fabric with me. I will use it for packing material and then wash it when we arrive. Today- he's having me pack up my cookbooks- two or three totes full- Guess I better down size those.

    Looking into moving in 1 1/2 years- so I still have time to figure it out.

    Why not advertise what you have here on the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenR View Post
    ...........Today- he's having me pack up my cookbooks- two or three totes full- Guess I better down size those.........
    Time is on your side.
    For the cookbooks ... pack up the ones that are for sure not wanted and send them away.

    Any that you are having a hard time parting with, though aren't ready to let go ... pack them into a box, with their spine up, so you can read it easy enough. Mark the date on the box .. and if you have not had to re-call any of those books by the time you move (or sooner), they are ready for you to give to others, send off to charity or include in a garage sale.

    I've done this before when I had an excess of kitchen tools. I pulled out all of the tools in the kitchen, and stored them in the closet. As I needed them, I got them out and put back in the drawer. It was amazing how many I never retrieved!!! (and I could probably do it again!)
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    To me I always thought garage sale was for thing you no longer wont. Now if you are looking to make more money for is do not put it in a garage like I seen here. If it are stuff you do not wont to part with put it and a storage.
    But you are look for what will sale. I would look for ever thing, I only been quilting for about 2 yrs . I us ever thing. A friend gave me a small box of scraps from a quilting class she gos to. It took me all most 2 weeks to go throw it all. but I am making a quilt out of it.
    So do not think any thing is just junk but it in a bag put a $1 OR .50 some one may love to have it.

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    Good luck in your sale.

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    Depends on how bad you want to make money or get rid of it. My sister used to have garage sales all the time. She would even do a bag sale on the last day (2nd or 3rd). $1.-$2.00 a bag. But! You might let your quilting friends know ahead of time and have a preview sale for them. ANd they take the whole piece or no piece. What kind of quilting supplies do you have that you're selling. You could bag scraps together coordinating colors. would love to see what you have. Maybe sell on the QB.

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    I think it depends on what you want from the sale- $$$$ or getting rid of you "stuff". If it is getting rid of you stuff then price it cheap;if it is $$ then $2-3/yd seem fair and but books need to be 50 -$1.00. Price your fabic by the piece/yardage. Also it is nice to have corrdinates bundled together for 1 price. I went to a garage sale and bought corrdinating fabric 30 1/2 piecesfor $8.00 great deal. You could always start at a high price and then reduce if it is not selling.LOL!!!!!
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    I think it would depend on how badly you want to get rid of stuff. If you are truly clearing out and just want to not see it thrown away, I'd price it to GO! But if you're tying to salvage a profit from your things, you can price it higher, but then be prepared to lug it back inside after the sale.

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