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Thread: contemplating selling all my scrapbooking stuff so I

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    Red face contemplating selling all my scrapbooking stuff so I

    can buy a mid arm machine..LOL Is that bad..LOL

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    Well, it makes perfect sense to me, but if you asked that question on a scrapbooking site then you would get a different answer.

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    Wow, you must have a LOT of scrapbooking stuff!

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    that's what I was thinking ;-)
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    So thankful I did not get into scrapbooking! I figured I had enough "hobbies" no need to add another one, lol. But now I don't have anything to sell to buy with.....
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    Sounds like a good idea to me

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    Every time I think about getting into something new I have to ask myself, where will it go? My first love has been sewing and I got my sewing room 6 years ago. At first it seemed so huge but I have added 2 large sewing machines and the stash continues to grow - so space is now limited.

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    At least you are not selling your kids!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephT View Post
    can buy a mid arm machine..LOL Is that bad..LOL
    I just sold every tool in my woodworking shop to buy a Handiquilter Avante 18. No regrets at all. Can't wait to get my quilter put together, have to finish painting the room first, and the commercial carpet on the floors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Wow, you must have a LOT of scrapbooking stuff!
    That's what I thought, too!

    If that's what you want to do - go for it!

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    My sister got into that and I started to. I sent her and my granddaughters what I had. Glad I gave it to them. But everyone still has everything I sent them still in the same boxes. They wanted to know if I wanted it back, I told themto do with it what they wanted. I did tell them they should at least keep the scissors.

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    I had a ton of scrapbooking stuff. I was more of a scrapbook supply buyer - never got much done but oh the stuff I acquired. I had to get rid of it so I could get my Baileys. I boxed it all up, gave some away and will probably sell what I put in bins and boxes eventually. Just want to be sure my daughters don't want it. I probably have a couple of thousand dollars worth of stuff, but don't see it selling for what it is worth. But anything I get will buy more fabric! I just have to find time to go through it for selling.

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    I can't part with any of it. I am a scrapbooker/card maker and have acquired all the tools necessary. I am also a knitter and have stashes of yarn. And then of course I have all my quilting tools along with fabric stashes. Thank goodness I have an understanding husband who supports all my habits, lol (within reason)

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    If you don't scrapbook any longer and have no plans to pick that hobby up again, then selling the supplies is a good idea.

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    I have not used most of the stuff I have. I got into it because of a family memeber, when I moved here. So I have stopped going to "crops" and have not touched the stuff in over a year..LOL so Yes it is time to find a new home I think...YA for more sewing stuff hahahaha

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    I gave all my past hobby supplies to my DDs. I can always go to their house if I want to make a card, do a crossstitch sampler or paint a picture. Honestly, if i ever wanted to do that again I'd just go buy a kit and make one and get it out of my system. I do thread crochet now and then but one hook and one ball of thread don't take up much room.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    At least you are not selling your kids!
    Oh........good idea! Sell the kids. That's brilliant!
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    Now why didn't I think about selling the kids..hehehe I have 7 still at home.
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    I had a garage sale about 6 years ago and sold all my knitting, scrap booking, painting, and every other craft I dabbled in. I kept buying stuff for these other hobbies but never did anything with them. I much preferred to quilt. I also did a major cleansing out of my house (and soul !). It was sooooo liberating to let those things go and gave me more room for my true passions in life.
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    I sold all my jewellery making stuff to buy a new sewing machine and have no regrets at all. Go for it if it's a hobby you aren't interested in anymore.

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    I have a bunch of bobbin lace supplies, but not much call for that stuff ;-)
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    I have two scrapbooking books to use for appliqué ideas for quilts. You may want to keep them. There are a few other tools from scrapbooking that can cross over to quilting. Look carefully through your stuff before selling all of it. Then seel everything you won't use. If you package it in a cute way, you may make more $$

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    Go for it ! Do what makes you happy! If its just consuming space and $$ resources and you would rather be quilting then just do it!

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    I would sell the scrapbooking stuff to be able to buy the machine. Of course...I don't scrapbook! Beautiful family....those kids are probably worth a buck or two! LOL

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    I agree with auntpiggylpn. I sold all the scrapbooking AND the rag rug manufacturing business which included over 10 looms when I started to sell it off. I had enough to put a downpayment on a laundromat. The laundromat has a small but steady income which I spend on fabric, etc.

    My problem was that I had all the rug weaving stuff in a huge studio where I also lived. If I got up in the night to use the bathroom, I had to walk by the sewing stations (4 Berninas) and I burned out after 25 years. I only have one loom left and it is for sale. I surprise everyone who asked but I do NOT miss it one bit. Still have a huge backlog of hand dyed fabric which I plan to incorporate into quilts, so I'm still at it with new tools: Accuquilt GO and now Gracie (GMQ Pro) still not assembled.

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