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    sounds like a plan to me...great idea to save a bit of each fabric...just wished I was going to your sale!!! VBG

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    If you decide to sell through a garage sale, please let us know here. Some of us might take a road trip to help you de-stash. (Aren't we wonderful?) ;) ;)

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    Sounds right to me! It will be hard giving up your precious fabric as is, so keeping some of each will make it easier! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiescraftshop
    I see no harm in keeping 1/2 yard of the ones you really like. When is the yard sale??? lol!
    better yet......WHERE is the yard sale. lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeNana
    I would sell the fabric that you really know in your heart that you'll never use. Save the ones that make your heart sing. If you have bolts then you could always cut a yard off.
    sounds like a good plan :-D

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    I'm thinking I'd just keep it. Your daughter can always have a fabric sale after you're gone. Who knows, you may live to be 100, and you don't want to run out of quilt fabric if you can still sew! Let her worry about selling it! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trolleystation
    My daughter and I are having a fabric garage sale early this summer. I am 75 years old and I have way too much fabric to ever make into quilts in my lifetime. I love what fabric I do have and would like to keep a bit of each. Do you think it would be wise for me to keep two fat quarters (one half yard) of each so that I could make smaller items and scrappy quilts? I value everyone's opinion on this board. Everyone has a different view and I have come to respect all of you. Thanks for your help in the past. Happy Daylight Saving Day!!!
    If you have local quilting guilds, be sure to let them know about your sale!

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    You may want to donate some of it to a local guild that makes quilts for those in need or soldiers or some other good cause. It may it easier to let go.

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    I would put together enough fabric to make 2 or 3 quilts using up my favorite fabrics. I would then keep 1 to 1/2 yards of the fabrics I really liked.

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    I am sorting out my fabric also. I have gone though my patterns and have made up packets with a pattern and the fabric to make it. I now have my projects organized with the pattern and fabric ready to go. My problem has always been to buy fabic with no purpose in mind and therefore the stash that has gotten out of control.I would suggest that you keep the fabric your eally like but put it with a pattern so you remember why you have kept it.

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    Good luck with going through your fabric and deciding which to keep and which to sell. Sounds like a big job.

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    I don't know. That would be a hard decision to make. I am keeping
    all of my fabric and told my daughters to give it to the quilt guild
    if they didn't want it.

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    My kids are so worried about having to get rid of it when i'm gone, I'm going to leave them soooo much its going to make their heads spin and they will be cussing me out long after i am gone, and I will be watching from heaven and laughing my butte off. I hate daylight savings time.

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    I would get rid of the "why did I buy that" fabric? Keep all of the fabric that you like and find patterns and get busy and do as many quilts as you can. I have hundreds and hundreds of quilting books - probably won't make buy a few quilts out of all of them put together. Once in awhile, I do pull them out and look through them, but will not get rid of them. As far as I know, no one in my family is interested in quilting. My girlfriend will get all my quilting related things - what she doesn't want will go to a quilting quild for the members' use.

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    I would keep half yard cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trolleystation
    My daughter and I are having a fabric garage sale early this summer. I am 75 years old and I have way too much fabric to ever make into quilts in my lifetime. I love what fabric I do have and would like to keep a bit of each. Do you think it would be wise for me to keep two fat quarters (one half yard) of each so that I could make smaller items and scrappy quilts? I value everyone's opinion on this board. Everyone has a different view and I have come to respect all of you. Thanks for your help in the past. Happy Daylight Saving Day!!!
    A good bit of my stash is 1/2 and 1/4 yd pieces...or smaller(if I have used off of them) Especially if you intend to make some
    scrap quilts along the way, the more variety, the more
    interesting it is, at least to me. You are my age also, and I
    think we begin to realize we aren't going to make another
    100 quilts, ha.

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    I think that would be a wonderful idea.

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    Keep at least 1/2 yard of each piece. If you don't, somewhere down the line you'll probably find yourself wishing that you had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trolleystation
    My daughter and I are having a fabric garage sale early this summer. I am 75 years old and I have way too much fabric to ever make into quilts in my lifetime. I love what fabric I do have and would like to keep a bit of each. Do you think it would be wise for me to keep two fat quarters (one half yard) of each so that I could make smaller items and scrappy quilts? I value everyone's opinion on this board. Everyone has a different view and I have come to respect all of you. Thanks for your help in the past. Happy Daylight Saving Day!!!
    I wish I lived close to you. I'd come to your yard sale. I agree with others that you shouldn't sell the fabrics that you love most, at least not all of any one of these. A half yard is good to keep if you are thinking of small projects but don't hesitate to keep several yards of your favorites.

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    I think keeping 1/2 yard of each you like is reasonable. And if you have some that are excellent for either blenders or if they are very useful overall they might be worth keeping a yard's worth.
    And if there are some you don't like at all pass those along, you most likely won't use them.
    I think if you post here as some have suggested you would probably make out better than just a yard sale.

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    I have sold most of my stash over the last 12 years. I was a real fabricaholic. Now I just have my favorite things plus a few more that I am going to post on here when I get around to it. I found my tastes and needs have changed over the years, and I don't sew as often. I would keep a little bit of your favorites and sell the rest. Post them here, I am sure you could sell some of it.

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    I think that is a great Ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trolleystation
    Early summer, maybe I should post it here for the other western Yorkers.
    Hey, I'm a central upstater but I know where Hamburg is and if you have a preview day for we boardmembers, I'm willing to make a trip. LOL
    Hugs and smiles and good luck in your project!

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    Definitely keep a couple of big pieces to back your quilts with. I would keep the fat quarters as i find them so handy in so many of my projects.

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    Thats a great idea. I too love fabric and hate parting with it!! That way you can keep a little remembrance.

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