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Old 02-16-2012, 02:59 PM
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Question Craigslist finds? How do you do it?

What do you type into the search box when looking for fabric/sewing mahcines/longarms,etc on Craigslist? Some you find such great deals. I will type in fabric, quilting fabric, quilt fabric,etc. I have found no good deals. It seems like different parts of the country have more fabric and sewing stuff listed.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:04 PM
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I either type in "sewing" (gets me machines, etc.) or "quilting"... I sometimes will type in "fabric" if I'm curious to see what's out there, but that usually gets me all sorts of furniture descriptions as well...
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I checked it out a couple times, but I'd have to travel so far to even get anything that it isn't worth it for me to even check it out. My friend found a sewing machine for free in a cabinet but she had to travel 4 hours away to get it(she had to take her hubby to a dr. appt in that town so it was worth it). She said the machine works great!
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:37 PM
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I usually just type in "quilting" That will bring up anything in sales or yard sales with quilting in the description which can be books, magazines, machines, fabric, pattern, tables, etc. Sometimes I don't find anything, but I just keep checking every day and have found some great bargains.
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I usually type in sewing machines. Sometimes Singer Sewing Machines (as those have been the type of machines I have been after). While I do find many listings in my area, I think most are overpriced. Rarely does the fantastic deal pop up in my area that others have found (under $50 sewing machines that actually work for the most part).
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:54 PM
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I type in sewing or quilt or quilting.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:01 PM
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I usually check Crafts and Antiques. I rarely see anything of interest. I don't think I'm in a good area for quilting and sewing things. There have been some vintage sewing machines, but usually dirty and obvious missing parts. It's fun to look though.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:14 PM
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Usually I check "antiques".
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:08 PM
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I've never logged on to CraigsList but have been tempted. I know a lot of people that buy from E-Bay and find things that are fairly local so they can just pick stuff up. I know that's how Craigslist is suppose to work Might go onto it just for the fun of it.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:03 PM
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I search: quilting, sewing, knitting. We live in a small town of 45, 000 so there aren't a lot of items that match. People in major metro areas do better because of the sheer numbers.

I also post on freecycle that I am looking for fabric and craft supplies. Additionally, our local auctioneer posts upcoming auctions on his website in a searchable database.
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