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Thread: old quilt to sell

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    Junior Member seazteddy's Avatar
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    i have two old quilts to sell, how would you advise that i sell them?
    One is in good condition and other is the older and needs work.

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    Do some research on the fabrics, patterns and techniques used and get a realistic date. Using the date and size, visit antique shops in your area and see what they have. Check completed listings on EBay. An "old quilt" made in China in the 80's is not going to be as valuable as an old quilt from 1880 in the same shape.

    Spectacular quilts in great condition will get top prices; cutters are rarely worth more than ten or twenty bucks. You can't price an item on sentimental value. What you consider repairable, someone else may consider trash.

    Online auctions and Craigslist will need good quality pictures (of overall quilt and any defects). Prices may be higher or lower online than they are locally. For your own protection, be prepared to accept PayPal if you use online auctions, and make sure you package the item appropriately for mailing..

    Consignment shops often take up to half the sale price. Ads in newspapers can get you a quick sale, but bring strangers into your home. Flea markets are great if you have a bunch of stuff, but not really practical for a couple items.

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    thanks for the info, it is a place to start.

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    If you can post a picture here, there are some women who are whizzes at identifying old fabrics.

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    pix of quilt

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    Oops, pictures didn't post.

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    one quilt
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    still no picture, is it a jpg image?

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    Try doing
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    browse to file site on your computer

    Review the instructions here:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/429.page


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    there is something wrong with my picture file, i can email a pix but not attach a pix.

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    seazteddy sent the pictures to me. Here's three of the four pictures; last one on next post.
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    Last one.
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    Can someone ID what this pattern is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seazteddy
    Can someone ID what this pattern is?
    The book I have calls it Southern Moon.

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    Junior Member seazteddy's Avatar
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    Thank you so much, I had no idea where to look.

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    Most quilt shows have someone who appraises antique quilts. It might give you a place to start regarding a sell price. (They usually charge for the service, too, I might add.) It is beautiful, I would have a hard time parting with it.......(this is from someone who collects everything and has way too many collectibles----also has a DH who does the same thing)

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    Thank you, but have so many already, maybe someone else could enjoy it.

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