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Thread: I listed my scraps on Craigslist

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    Next time maybe you could bag them in smaller bags, I would gladly pay for shipping

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    I have used CL to list garage sales with great success. Not so much success for individual items.
    CL lurkers can be a mite creepy, yet I met a wonderful woman opening a tailoring shop. She purchased an antique tailors iron from me, we had a wonderful chat.

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    Hard to believe it didn't go right away especially being free. Very generous of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I listed my scraps on Craigslist for FREE. I'm not a scrappy quilt person, and generally when I finished something, I want to move on to new fabric, not continue to use the old stuff, so I had bags of scraps, and not tiny pieces either, nice sized pieces although most were under a yard. I also teach sewing and my students leave behind their fabric all the time so I had that stuff as well. I had mostly cottons, but also poly cottons, home deco, flannel, and a small amount of specialty fabrics.

    I filled two 30 gal garbage bags a little more than half full - fabric is heavy! - and listed it and believe it or not, had a devil of a time getting rid of it!!

    I was clear about where I lived but people kept calling that were 45 min. to an hour away. The first person never picked it up, the second person called and cancelled, the third person gave me her boyfriend's cellphone number, when I called he was at a restaurant (not with her) 10 minutes from my house but didn't want to drop by on his way home and pick it up (he said he'd have her call me).

    I finally sent out emails to the rest of the people that responded (when I got 15 hits, I deleted the ad) and told them first person who called me and picked up today got it. The very last gal who emailed me called, she lived in my TOWN, and came right over and picked it up.

    She emailed me later and thanked me again for the fabric and said she was already starting on a quilt for her grandson.

    So, at least someone who appreciated it got it, but what a hassle!
    I'm surprised you had so much trouble. The quilter here would have been there in a shot.

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    You should have listed it on here. Somebody would have taken it off your hands faster than that.

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    I have a Kenmore machine up on craigslist now. I had a girl email saying she wanted it. She was already to come that day . By 6 I hadn't heard so emailed her. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt but all of a sudden her car broke down. hmm she said she would contact me , haven't heard anything. To me it is just a hassle but I don't know any other way to get rid of it. Its in a cabinet and weighs a ton so no shipping.

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    Sometimes you do better by asking a small price. Then people think they are getting a bargain. For some reason, people don't seem to be as interested in freebies as they are in bargains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts
    I have a Kenmore machine up on craigslist now. I had a girl email saying she wanted it. She was already to come that day . By 6 I hadn't heard so emailed her. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt but all of a sudden her car broke down. hmm she said she would contact me , haven't heard anything. To me it is just a hassle but I don't know any other way to get rid of it. Its in a cabinet and weighs a ton so no shipping.
    here is the freecycle group in your area..just have to join.
    http://groups.freecycle.org/virginia...le/description

    Make sure you are home with a neighbor or someone when someone does want to pick it up.

    if all else fails, maybe purple heart will pick it up..or the salvation army..call and tell them what you have..


    i love freecycle, i moderate one in my city.

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    I have a lot of fabric I can no longer use. I could never use it all in my lifetime. I have tried to donate it locally but have been unable to find anyone. If anyone here could use it please let me know. How do I go about answering someones reply?

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    Some things I dont' mind giving away. But I would like to get at least enough money for the Kenmore to cover getting my Brother serviced. I used Freecycle all the time in Ga. Every time I cleaned anything out I put it on Freecycle. I met some really neat people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    I listed my scraps on Craigslist for FREE. I'm not a scrappy quilt person, and generally when I finished something, I want to move on to new fabric, not continue to use the old stuff, so I had bags of scraps, and not tiny pieces either, nice sized pieces although most were under a yard. I also teach sewing and my students leave behind their fabric all the time so I had that stuff as well. I had mostly cottons, but also poly cottons, home deco, flannel, and a small amount of specialty fabrics.

    I filled two 30 gal garbage bags a little more than half full - fabric is heavy! - and listed it and believe it or not, had a devil of a time getting rid of it!!

    I was clear about where I lived but people kept calling that were 45 min. to an hour away. The first person never picked it up, the second person called and cancelled, the third person gave me her boyfriend's cellphone number, when I called he was at a restaurant (not with her) 10 minutes from my house but didn't want to drop by on his way home and pick it up (he said he'd have her call me).

    I finally sent out emails to the rest of the people that responded (when I got 15 hits, I deleted the ad) and told them first person who called me and picked up today got it. The very last gal who emailed me called, she lived in my TOWN, and came right over and picked it up.

    She emailed me later and thanked me again for the fabric and said she was already starting on a quilt for her grandson.

    So, at least someone who appreciated it got it, but what a hassle!



    If I lived in CA I'd have been there in a heart beat. I make scrappy quilts for children who are experiencing devastating family crisis. Most are distributed by the local police and fire depts. Any extras I send to the local hospital children ward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crowley7
    I have a lot of fabric I can no longer use. I could never use it all in my lifetime. I have tried to donate it locally but have been unable to find anyone. If anyone here could use it please let me know. How do I go about answering someones reply?
    I PM'd you. I am interested.Click on the persons name it will bring you to a screen and click on pm.You can send questions and answer them.

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    I sent a e-mail to the same person, got no response, people on CL are in a world of there own sometimes, although I bought a FW from a really nice lady from Pine Flat from CL :D

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    If I was closer to your location I probably would have contacted you regarding the fabric, I check CL regularly :D

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    I love scrap;s and am in So. CA. Next time you have a bundle to unload, I'd be interested in them. At least somebody that quilts will get good use out of the scraps.

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    I would love to find some free fabric, but never have that kind of luck. I see a lot of the quilters here who find great deals at Goodwill so I've checked that several times and no luck there either. I'm amazed that you had so much trouble.

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    Got a big chuckle while reading my email a few moments ago. Seems this thread galvinized someone to post to the NorthSac_CA Freecycle about being a willing recipient for unwanted fabric. It made me smile to know this really is a small world! Hi Bobby - if you're still following this thread.

    Sue

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    Glad to hear it.

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    Crowley7, you can send it my way. PM me about the materai.

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    I live in Ma. I would gladly send some fabric to whomever needs it.

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    crowley7, I PMd you. hope you figured out how to answer?

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    I love scraps. You rarely see that type thing on CL around here. Don't worry about finding someone to take them. I'll take the next round and pay the postage. I know several ladies who make donation quilts. One is working on 18 for a children's home and I know she would love to have some of them.

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    I have listed many things on Craig's list and have always been able to get rid of the stuff from plants to paint. Sometimes you get a no show but for the most part, they come. I usually set it at my front door and let them know where it will be so that I don't have to let them in or worry about having my husband home when they pick up.

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    Because of where I live people would never find me. People that live in the same city get lost. Thank you for your help. I have had several people respond and I am now in the process of sorting my fabric for the different quilters

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