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    Super Member abdconsultant's Avatar
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    Destashing after all the building.

    For 9 years I have been building my "stash". Now I am going through box by box and taking out yards of fabric I know I will never use. I have compiled 12 medium flat rate boxes for donations of fabrics I have left over from projects past. Which I will PIF on this board. I have decided to continue box by box until I have "only what I love". Any suggestions are welcomed. I do love to fold my fabrics.
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    What excellent progress! Nice to get organized.
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    Take a second look through your yardage and set some big pieces aside for quilt backs. You may not love it for piecing but quilts need backs too.

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    I believe postage for medium flat rate boxes is over $12 nowadays. For 12 boxes, that would come to close to $150. Instead of mailing PIF, you might want to donate the fabric to local charities and donate the $150 to a food shelf. It would help a lot more people that way. Just a thought.....

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    I agree - it would cost an arm and a leg to ship all of those boxes. I recently sent a smallish flat envelope with a few fabric scraps to a lady on here from New Zealand and it cost me over $12.00.


    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I believe postage for medium flat rate boxes is over $12 nowadays. For 12 boxes, that would come to close to $150. Instead of mailing PIF, you might want to donate the fabric to local charities and donate the $150 to a food shelf. It would help a lot more people that way. Just a thought.....
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    What a generous offer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love scraps !!!!

    Many members are on a fixed budget and this will definitely brighten their day.. Thats so awesome of you..

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    It costs 12.35 to mail a medium flat rate box in the U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I believe postage for medium flat rate boxes is over $12 nowadays. For 12 boxes, that would come to close to $150. Instead of mailing PIF, you might want to donate the fabric to local charities and donate the $150 to a food shelf. It would help a lot more people that way. Just a thought.....

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    I am very involved in Quilts for kids here in Indiana. I'd be interested in buying some of your treasures. PM me if interested.
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    Good for you! I can't seem to let go of much myself, although I have given alot to my Mom.
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    By all means don't forget to save some large pieces for backings. Would not make sense to give away, donate or sell cheaply then have to go backings. You could even make pieced backings.
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    I think it is reasonable to be reimbursed for shipping costs.

    If one drives a car or takes public transportion, there is a cost. Only if one rides a bicicle or walks is shipping "free"

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    I agree with bearisgray. Recipients of your generous offer should prepay postage.

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    I would love a box of scrappies, PM for an address.

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    I have mailed out 5 medium flat rate boxes so far. They are filled to tight They look like they will explode. I have given to several charities all along, my stash is monumental. I charge $12.35 postage. I will continue to fill boxes as I go through my stash. Keep in mind I NEVER threw any fabric away. See my offers on the board and pm me if your interested.
    Last edited by abdconsultant; 03-05-2014 at 05:12 PM.
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