My aunt died unexpectedly in October. She lived in Pennsylvania. My uncle came to Indiana to be with the family at Christmas. He loaded his vehicle as full as he could and told us to take what we wanted. He insisted we take everything because he would rather we have it than the GW or the dump.
He did sell her machines and some of her fabric.
I felt like such a ghoul. But I understood what he was doing. So, I "helped" him out.
My husband knows if I died unexpectedly to first let my DILs have what they want. I taught them both to sew and helped them get machines. Then he is to call my sisters and my aunt. They will take care of it all for him.