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Thread: I listed my scraps on Craigslist

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    Super Member lalaland's Avatar
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    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!

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    How generous of you. Glad it went to a good home

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    Group members on this site LOVE to buy up scraps and also enjoy PIFs of scraps.

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    I can't believe you had that much trouble giving it away! So many here would have taken it from you.

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    Glad you founda good home for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    I can't believe you had that much trouble giving it away! So many here would have taken it from you.
    You got that right!! I might have been one those who would have paid for shipping.

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    In this economy it amazes me you had so much trouble WOW!
    Glad you found a home for it :D:D

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    people on CL can be funny sometimes. Amazing that you actually got a "Thank YOu" - way to go!!

    Don't forget Freecycle as well.

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    How generous of you.

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    My friend and I had a whole table full of fabric for sale at our yard sale. We live in a rural farming area, which makes this even funnier......one middle aged lady picked up some red cotton with white cow print and asked if these cows were male or female! I assured her they were female and pointed out the udders. She bouught it and said her husband would be pleased with kitchen curtains made from it as they lived on a dairy farm. Very little of the other fabric sold and we donated it to our charity quilting league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julianna
    My friend and I had a whole table full of fabric for sale at our yard sale. We live in a rural farming area, which makes this even funnier......one middle aged lady picked up some red cotton with white cow print and asked if these cows were male or female! I assured her they were female and pointed out the udders. She bouught it and said her husband would be pleased with kitchen curtains made from it as they lived on a dairy farm. Very little of the other fabric sold and we donated it to our charity quilting league.
    OMG how funny! lol
    She lives on a dairy farm??????? She must not do milking hahahahaha :D:D

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    I'm consistently amazed by the amount of flakey people on CL!! Not just buyers, but sellers too. I can't tell you the amount of times I've send legitimate questions about items or that I'd like to set a time to go by etc. and they never respond. And the item is relisted again, so I know it's not sold! Very strange people out there that take the time to list items and then don't want to sell them!

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    Yeah - flakey people on CL all right -

    Like the person who Thursday posted 3 DMC embroidery thread display boxes. I've sent e-mails several times in the past 4 days. Never have gotten a response. And of course the ad is still up.

    Or the sewing machine ads of...wait for it...



    the back of the machine...???

    or only the treadle cabinet that they have painted RED and they are asking $500...HUH????

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    I've never used craig's list...sounds kinda scary.

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    On the other hand, Craigslist was good to me today!

    I scored a very nice bunch of quilting fabric today by cruising craigslist. (No, not yours, I checked! LOL) $10 for two big bags of various fabrics. I've sorted it out and scored a nice big basket of quilting fabrics, a short ton of felt yardage in lots of colors and a fair smattering of knits and polys. The felt, knits, and polys will be sold off. The fabrics will be trimmed up, washed, ironed, and added to my growing stash. I'm guestimating that there are 8 or 9 yards of fabric that I'll keep. Not a bad day of scrounging!

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    do you have a freecycle site in your City? in yahoo i searched freecycye for my City name and there is one. i met a lady at Blockbuster Video to give her an old T.V.
    that way no one has to know my home address. much safer in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    I've never used craig's list...sounds kinda scary.
    me neither

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    can't believe it was such a hassle to get rid of such a treasure!

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    next time skip CL and go for FREECYCLE.org there is a chapter everywhere...sign up and when you it gone, put it on there!

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    i love crigstlist! im always searching for fabric. never really find anything but when i do its normaly way over priced. but i found a yardalse ad on craigslist for this last saturday. and it said something along the lines of cleaning out a storage unit hundreds of yards of fabric and as many notions imaginable. My aunt my nanny and I went and the lady was selling fabric $1 a yard $0.50 for anything under and $0.25 for anything unmarked even when you could tell it was way over a yard. and un used embroidery thread for $0.10 a spool, many unused. My nanny got over $150.00 for $10.00 20 spool of thread and more then 20 yards of fabric some debbie mumm and other higher quality fabrics. i got atleast 10 yards havent exactly measured all of it yet and 10 spools of thread for $5.00 my aunt bought even more then the both of us together for only $15.00

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    I donated some scraps to a school. Some kids can't afford the fabric. I rec'd a nice thank you note.

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    Someone on this board would have loved to have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julianna
    My friend and I had a whole table full of fabric for sale at our yard sale. We live in a rural farming area, which makes this even funnier......one middle aged lady picked up some red cotton with white cow print and asked if these cows were male or female! I assured her they were female and pointed out the udders. She bouught it and said her husband would be pleased with kitchen curtains made from it as they lived on a dairy farm. Very little of the other fabric sold and we donated it to our charity quilting league.
    This just plain struck my funny bone! She lives on a dairy farm and didn't know the difference between male and female cows? I bet that made your day.

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    I thought all cows are female bovines and males are bulls. I'm a city girl from childhood but now a country girl but I can't imagine anyone as stupid and unobservant as that lady. I suppose if someone asked me a question about particle physics I would come across as dumb as she is. May we assume that she has never had a baby? Probably couldn't figure out how to make that happen.

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    Yes, freecycle.org....check it out!

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