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    Super Member sahm4605's Avatar
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    And its my own fault. This morning I broke a window while moving a chair. Now while all of you are smirking or laughing, I have to tell you that I bearly touched the window with the chair and you should see the abuse it has taken from my kids banging toys and sippies on it. And it isn't just any normal window it is a floor to ceiling window that is going to have to be compleTly replaced. At around $500. Now we don't have the money to replace it really. So trying to find the money I though why not sell a couple of quilts that I have just finished that don't have a home yet. Well my question to you guys is where is the best place to sell them and how do you price them? And I need to get the most I can out of them to pay for this bloody window that I broke. I looked on ebay and they are going for 5- 130 starting bids. And they are all baby size of around 40ish". Which is about the size of all three baby quilts.

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    I'm so glad one of your children hasn't been hurt. Scary.

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    Yep. Wish it hadn't happened.

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    I would try etsy.com or artfire.com However there are fees associated with both. ecrater.com is another site. Good luck selling them. I hope you make enough to pay for the window.

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    glass holds onto old injuries which is why it didn't take much for it to break when tapped. I am so sorry for you. Will your insurance cover it? check as it may

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    nyc is right, the kids prepped it for you - kind of like when you struggle to open a jar, you hand it to your spouse (or worse, a kid) and he opens it immediately. Do check your homeowner's; otherwise it will be time to come up with very creative window covering solutions until you can egt the cash to replace it! I've never sold a quilt but you could start here or on Etsy or Artfire.

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    I'm sorry this happened to you. Thank goodness noone was hurt. I don't know about where to sell your quilts, or if this would be an option for you- but sometimes retailer's offer 0% interest if the item is over say $299, and you pay it off in a certain period of time. Maybe you could buy a new window and finance it that way? I get offers like this with my Lowe's card. Another possibility....is the window under warranty? Amazingly, our window's maker, Pace, will repair our windows at no charge....I've had 2 fixed that were broken. Good luck to you.

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    You might check your homeowner's policy. Some of them have glass replacement clause that has no deductible.

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    What about Yardsellr on facebook?

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    We are not laughing,sorry you have to sell a couple quilts.
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    I am sort of. It's either laugh or cry. I would rather. Laugh than cry and get a headache. It is absurdly funny how I broke the window. If it wasn't for how much it is going to cost.

    hope you can see the glass. none of it fell out except a couple sliver chips.
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    You don't have to replace that whole window. Call a glazer and they will just replace the one pane. It looks like a single pane window. Really. Call one. I wouldn't think it would cost more than $150 to get it done.

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    I agree you can just replace that one piece. We have those types of windows and when I husband hit it with the ladder we had it replaced and I think they charged us 75.00. Call around to the glass companies or check with your local hardware store.

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    how about seeing if u can trade a quilt for the window

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    Kas is right. A glazier would fix that in no time.
    He'll cut the glass to size and whack it in with the outdoor putty. I'd send our builder round but it's a bit far. Relax - rearrange the furniture so the chair won't do it again - do yourself some tea and biccies and think of those quilts you don't have to sell.

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    Is your DH handy or do you have a DH? If not maybe you could borrow a hubby from a neighbor and offer to trade for the quilt like someone else suggested. Heck for that kind of $$ I would go buy a piece of glass and fix it myself!! I am sure it would be an easy fix...my brother was a glasier for years. Sorry you had this happen to you...crafty_linda_b

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    I wish I wish like a fish that hubby was handy. He is good with electronics and that is it. His dad is wonderful at hands on stuff but he lives in California. My neighbor is a window guy and I am going to see if he has a solution or can cut me a deal for a new one.

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    yes, call someone to fix the 1 pane! If hubs is handy and its not a double glazed window have him do it himself - not very hard. sharet

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    But how do you price a quilt. length times width and times so many cents? Price of material times two? I am very interested in a way to price any quilt one would make and it be reasonable to both sides. Price a way it will work every time. People ask me all the time how much would I take for that quilt. I don't have any idea.

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    That single pane can be replaced and you can probably do it yourself and save a lot of money. I've done it and it's not difficult. Here's a link to one how-to site,
    http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how...ane/index.html

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    Why don't you post a picture of a quilt you plan to sell with dimensions showing front and back. Some one following this thread may make you a nice offer for it or them if the price is as bad as you first thought for repair.
    Just a thought!

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    Having 8 children, I learned to replace windows like that in a hurry. Hope you have luck getting yours taken care of.

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    It's REALLY easy to replace that pane, and you won't have to pay out the nose!! You should be able to do it for about $20 or less... check this video out.

    http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Rep...Home-228953316

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycquilter
    glass holds onto old injuries which is why it didn't take much for it to break when tapped. I am so sorry for you. Will your insurance cover it? check as it may
    I was going to ask the same thing. I don't know that it will, but it couldn't hurt to check. Unless of cours your deductable is more or about the same as the cost of the window.

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    First, call the insurance company, then call a glass repair person. If it's a whole window that just has the "sashing" to make it appear to be small windows, then maybe the insurance will cover it. Good luck.

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