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Old 03-04-2011, 12:22 PM
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What is an 'ETSY'?
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:25 PM
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It is an e-shop linked with ebay I believe.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:26 PM
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A place where you can sell things. Google Etsy & it will take you there.
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It is a website where you can make and sell your wares. Go to etsy.com and you will see it.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:35 PM
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etsy and eBay have nothing to do with each other. Totally separate entities.

It started out as a place for artists/crafters to sell their handmade wares, as those items got completely lost in the mass that is eBay. Also, for a seller, the fees are cheaper, with a lot less hassle than eBay. But you, as a buyer, get the same protection when buying with PayPal, so it's secure.

For quilters specifically, there is a ton of fabric for sale - most new, in FQ packs and yardage, the majority from well-known fabric companies. There is also a lot of vintage fabrics and supplies for sale, along with some off-the-beaten track fabrics.

Go take a look. You'll get lost for hours over there.
http://www.etsy.com/
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Thanks!
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DANG!! you were right! Where did the time go??
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Thanks didn't know I could buy fabric there.
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I'm glad Etsy exists. People on Ebay don't appreciate hand made items as a rule. I've seen things sell dirt cheap there.
I don't sell on Etsy so I don't know how well people do but I love that place!
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Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
I don't sell on Etsy so I don't know how well people do but I love that place!
People have built up very nice cottage businesses there. Now, is everyone successful? No. But I guess the encouraging thing is that people (buyers) know to look there for handmade items - especially around the holidays for gifts. So it's nice to see there is an appreciation and a market for these products.
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