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    Junior Member Heid's Avatar
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    It's a great idea to save smaller quantities of some fabrics, but you may want to keep bigger pieces of fabrics that you'd want to use for borders & binding. Good luck de-stashing, and let us know when your sale is. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
    is today day light savings???
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    Spring forward at 2am Sunday morn. :)

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    I love to buy fabric from the Quilt Board, a way of helping everyone destash and others build a stash. Follow the rules and you will be fine. List 15 a week and watch the feeding frenzy begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    Franie, is there an area just for selling?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidwent
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    Yes, David. tonight's the night!

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    If you have a yard sale I have a friend in Cassadaga, NY who also sews items for basset hound rescue. I know she would be interested. I'm in NY but a little too far from you-barely across the Jersey border.

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    I would hope you have many more good years of quilting ahead of you. Destash if you must, offer it here (what a great idea this is that someone already mentioned), but remember price of fabric is going UP! and yours is paid for. Wishing you happy quilting.

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    I would sell some but keep some that you really like to make some quilts!

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    Sounds like a great plan!!!! You'll be making some quilters very very happy!!
    I attended a clearance sale of fabric about 2 years ago....and got the deals of a lifetime. She had set out many boxes with scraps .... and charged fifty cents a pound! Some of those scraps are long gone now - made great applique blocks.

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    I do not see any harm in keeping a small stash out of your fabrics. Good luck with your garage sale. Jeanniebelle

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    I'll be 79 next month and no way am I getting rid of any more of my hoard. Before I moved I weeded out the polys and pieces I knew I would never use and donated to local group and boy scouts for yard sales, but that is it. The rest, I keep until I am gone, or it is, whichever comes first.

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    Sell all everything but the cotton. Keep the cotton.

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    With the cost of quality cotton fabrics these days I would keep everything I loved and thought I would use someday. Having to go and repurchase might become costly for you especially if you already have all the fabrics you would need to complete any type of project. Selling the ones you aren't crazy about makes good sense.

    Offering what you won't use here is a great idea. A bit more trouble than a personal sale but many quilters here would appreciate your fabrics.

    Whatever you decide is best for you, I wish you much luck and know you will have made many people very happy.

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    You are on the right track already

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    Sounds like a good idea to keep some of your favorites. I have so much fabric and sometimes the guilt (of not getting all my quilts made) gets to me. And I keep buying more. :0)

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    I would save some. A week after you get rid of it all you would be sorry. A fat quarter of each would be great

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    Good idea---just don't think I could part with mine, although I need to :XD:

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    After you decide what you want to really keep I am hoping you would sell on here.

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    wish I could come to your sale!

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    My question is Why do you have to sell any?

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    Save the fabrics you really like and have plans to use in a quilt.
    Sell the rest so they can be used by other quilters.
    Better than being left to sit in a box.

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    Wish I were closer!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Remember to keep a few bigger pieces for backing...

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    I would get rid of the material I know I wouldn't use and keep those that I just love. I woul think about the patterns that I would like to make and keep fabric for those quilts. I would also make sure I had enough fabric to make unplanned quilts. Think about how mny more quilts you want to make and make sure you have the fabric for those quilts.

    Where do you live? If you wee in my area, I would love to go to your garage sale.

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    That sounds like a great idea to me.

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