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Thread: What keywords do you use on Craigs List?

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    Super Member cjaye44's Avatar
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    Do you have certain keywords that you use to search successfully for quilting fabric? I just haven't had much luck so I thought I would see if there is a magic formula that some of you lucky finders use. I've tried "fabric...material...quilting and sewing" but with no success. I have had some good finds at estate sales and once in a blue moon I will get lucky at a yard sale. I know there must be some hiding somewhere :lol:

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    To search for fabric, I type "sewing fabric". If I only type sewing, I get sewing machines, and if I only type fabric, I get upholstered furniture! I will be interested to see what others do and if something else works better.

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    Try various words, partial words. Sometimes things aren't spelled correctly and they pull up when browsing thru categories.

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    I use sewing and then quilting because one never knows what the seller might use.

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    Don't forget that CL has a wanted section.

    Place an wanted ad describing what you are seeking.

    I have more luck with freecycle ads.

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    Don't forget that you can search for ads that contain any of a list of words by separating with a |. For instance, if you want any ad that includes the word "sewing" OR the word "fabric", enter "sewing | fabric" (without the quotes) in your search. the | means OR. If you leave it out, you will get only ads that have both words. So you could enter in the search box - sewing | quilt | fabric | material - rather than searching for each one individually.

    Edited to say - you can also search for ads that don't contain a word by putting a - in front of it. For instance, if I look for "sewing machine", I get an ad for a Dodge that says it runs like a sewing machine. I can search for 'sewing machine -dodge' (without the quotes) and I don't get the ad for the Dodge.

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    I have the app "Craigslist Notifications" on my android.
    Using the search function I have several saved searches that update all day.
    Sewing / Quilting / Quilt / Fabric

    I love this app!

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