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Thread: Any ideas on quick ways to sell lots of fabric?

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    I prefer yardage also when I buy.

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    How about looking for a church or community center that will let you set up and sell it there after you advertise and/or contact local guilds. Not a flea market people can be nasty. They want it for nothing there.

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    I had a garage sale and made about $1,000 in two weekends. The down side, I had to sell it for at least half of what I paid for it but it was cash in hand and I needed the $$ for moving as my hubby had lost his job and we needed to move 'back home' and stay with mom a while.

    Word of mouth quickly passed the news that they could get $9.00/yd qsq fabric for $3.50/yd.

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    Do you have any Faye Burgos red paisley? I would love to find it in your stash.

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    No no please DO NOT CUT it up into fat quarters !
    Most quilters much prefer to buy yardage. You could do some coord. groups of 1 yd bundles like they sell at the shows, or 1 & 2 yd cuts and 3-4-5 yds for backings if you can. You can always cut those smaller if they don't sell and THEN into fats if they don't move -
    Check with your local quilt guilds or church guilds, put an ad on Craigs list, Greensheet, local papers etc
    Our quilt guild held several sales for those "retiring" from quilting, or from an estate. They were very successful !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookemarie19
    I would hope that you would list them here as many of us would gladly purchase it from you (whether it is yardage or fat quarters) and take it off your hands. I know that they would sell fast here with the prices of cotton going up. It would just be a matter of having to take photos to post here.
    I agree! I would love to see/purchase your fabric!!

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    I like larger pieces, at least a yard.

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    I also prefer yardage as I buy most fabric without a project in mind. Fat quarters just aren't enough for most of the projects I do.

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    Maybe you could put an ad in the newspaper. Like a garage sale or yard sale. Only it will be a fabric sale.

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    I would contact a local quilt guild and see if they would like to do an auction at one of their meetings, with a percentage of the proceeds to go to the quilt guild...nothing like waving fabric right under a quilters nose!! Donna

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    Good luck, give the dog a hug for us...

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    Good luck, give the dog a hug for us...

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    When was the last time you posted ???? I would like to see what you have....

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    I would put an ad up for a "Quilters downsizing sale and list yardage, fat quarters, and scraps. Me, as a quilter, run to those sale. We all love a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaming
    I would put an ad up for a "Quilters downsizing sale and list yardage, fat quarters, and scraps. Me, as a quilter, run to those sale. We all love a deal.
    I would too. I have recently found that this site is a good place to get nice fabrics at a good price even when I add in the shipping cost to Canada. Our fabric is soo expensive here any deals sure help.

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    She may already be having a huge sale. I see a connection with this other post. Just a wild guess though.


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-69008-1.htm#1693607

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    I would buy a chunk of it if I lived near you!I recently bought a 4 truck loads of fabric from a gentleman whose wife past away!Sorry you have to unload it all :cry:

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    I would certainly take a look. I would second whoever said to join the yahoo group sewitsforsale- I watch their postings daily!

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    You're in Ohio somewhere? If you are any where near Dayton I could guarantee lots of us would come to shop!

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    Whatever you do, I would surely buy some, luv me sum fabric! Sorry about your dog, poor thing! Know what it's like to be so close to your pet, the last cat I lost I vowed never to get that close to one again, but you can't help it!

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    I'm with a group called "Quilts for Giving". We make and donate 600+ quilts a year and there are about 12 of us gals. We receive no financial assistance so we "garage sale" for fabric. We usually pay .50 to $1 a yard for good cotton quilt fabric. When JoAnn's has a good sale, I buy it by the bolt. The shipping from your state to Oregon would probably kill me. Those flat rate boxes are $10.95 for the large size and up to 70 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookemarie19
    I would hope that you would list them here as many of us would gladly purchase it from you (whether it is yardage or fat quarters) and take it off your hands. I know that they would sell fast here with the prices of cotton going up. It would just be a matter of having to take photos to post here.
    Had some of it listed here and was in the process of photographing more to list but someone complained because my "regular" status fell off during the listing, so admin removed all my listings. I got so tied up in answering emails and packing to ship that I neglected to continue to post. Would like to list again once I am "regular" but don't want to go through all that work to have it happen again. I was enjoying selling here because I have grown comfortable with this forum since I joined in July. A lot of people bought and were happy to be able to have access to the fabric as I was to have folks get it that love fabric as I do. Appreciate all the ideas. Quilters are mostly a very giving and generous bunch. Even when I sell my fabric I will definitely stay on the forum and maybe sew smaller projects. Thanks everyone.

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    Try Craigslist, I've bought fabric on there several times from people who were looking to reduce their stash.

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    The fastest way of all, and the way most people prefer NOT to use, is to sell cheap! No matter how good it is, and we ALL know how expensive LQS fabric is, you will not be able to sell it fast if you try to recoup the money you have invested in it. People are always looking for a bargain. That includes most of us. Sad but true. :?

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