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    Super Member clsurz's Avatar
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    Now someone tell me where this is worth $8 plus dollar a yard?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260811087664

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    Must have a print that someone really needs/wants...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by clsurz
    Now someone tell me where this is worth $8 plus dollar a yard?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260811087664
    I have no ideal, I guess they have money to burn...

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    someone must think it is but I sure don't! If I'm going to put out $475 plus I want to pick out the fabric myself!

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    I read the description and some of it is Daisy Kingdom, which is not even that good of fabric!

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    I have no idea.

    He's got a 100% positive feedback rating so I guess it's true: There is a sucker born every minute.

    The word "vintage" gets 'em every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharBear
    someone must think it is but I sure don't! If I'm going to put out $475 plus I want to pick out the fabric myself!
    Boy ain't that the truth!

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    I once had some vintage 50's-60's fabric, juvenile print with little animals on it, on Ebay. Went for an enormous price, I forget exactly how much, buyer was in Japan. You just never know.

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    It's a prime example that the value of anything is what someone is willing to pay for it.

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    Lord have MERCY!! (As my grandmother used to say)

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    Amen to that mhollifiel. Maybe its like that show where people bid on storage lockers without really seeing what is in them. They must see a corner of a "gem" in there somewhere.

    mltquilt

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    I just got 28 yards of fabric + 2 yards of Pellon for $69

    * wonders if I should auction it off, and use the word "vintage" since the selvage on one of the pieces said 2001

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhollifiel
    Lord have MERCY!! (As my grandmother used to say)
    Those are the exact words I was thinking!
    :shock:

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    The fabric brands are sold at Walmart, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby. I noticed some prints I have, they aren't that vintage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    The fabric brands are sold at Walmart, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby. I noticed some prints I have, they aren't that vintage!
    I noticed that too. I'd hate to see their FB after the buyer gets it.

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    I think some people just get caught up in the madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    The fabric brands are sold at Walmart, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby. I noticed some prints I have, they aren't that vintage!
    Ditto. I recognized some of the fabrics from stuff I sewed in the 80s. I think it's just what your title says - a bidding war. Sounds like everyone is getting carried away on this one. I wouldn't pay that much for fabric sight unseen.

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    I had a friend that stumbled upon about 20 1-yard cuts of vintage (authentic) 30s prints. Pristine condition, all colors of the rainbow. It was bringing about $50-$75 a yard, when she put it on ebay, and people were emailing her begging her to sell smaller pieces so they could afford to get in the action. So..she started selling 1/4 cuts. They still went for $25-$30 for a quarter yard. I think she made a couple of thousand on that lot - and she is not even a quilter. It was gorgeous, and I was drooling, but certainly not willing to pay those prices.

    And yes.. the Japanese buyers were going crazy over juvenile prints for awhile. And later (not sure if they still are) over the 60s pop fabrics, especially anything with stylized daises on it.

    And I did quite well myself selling vintage scraps - mostly from the 40s. One lady bought quite a few of them, and since they were such small pieces I asked her if she was making doll clothes. She wrote me the nicest email telling me that no, not doll clothes. Turns out, she is a children's book illustrator and uses the fabrics as inspiration for her illustrations. Very interesting.

    I am sometimes surprised at how much something will sell for, especially when you get one or more buyers with lots of moola and they start a bidding war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clsurz
    Now someone tell me where this is worth $8 plus dollar a yard?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260811087664
    It isn't. But ebay thrives of people "winning" their bids!

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    I think some people just get caught up in the madness.
    I think you're right. They have to "win."

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    Not worth it to me

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    There are 10+ bidders and I would bet most are overseas bidders. This would be a real bargain for them. Vintage means they pay a lesser amount to bring it into their country and most of them are paying $18.00 a yard and up for Walmart quality materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clsurz
    Now someone tell me where this is worth $8 plus dollar a yard?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260811087664
    the fabric looks interesting, but that is a bit steep for stuff you can't see or touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyCurious
    I just got 28 yards of fabric + 2 yards of Pellon for $69

    * wonders if I should auction it off, and use the word "vintage" since the selvage on one of the pieces said 2001
    That's about the truth! Much of this stuff screams 1990s, how that can be vintage I'll never know. Not even collector stuff. Very strange.

    Jan in VA

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    On one page, I had sewn several projects with all of those fabrics back in 1998-2000. On another page with the red background and tiny yellow flowers, the babysitter made my daughter an outfit out of that 32 years ago, is that "vintage"?

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