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Thread: What to do with old patterns?

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    What to do with old patterns?

    I've been cleaning out my sew room and reorganizing all my patterns that I have. some old patterns that I will never make again and I would like to sell them at a garage sale is Allowed? What does everyone do with old patterns?

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    I can't seem to part with them -- especially my own creations out of cardboard. They go into a drawer.
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    I put them in a bag to go to Goodwill along with clothes. Someone might want them there.
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    You can sell them, trash them or give them away. After I use a pattern and know I won't make it again I take it to my guild's sale table. (the member that buys it, I know I can borrow it again if ever) Last year the guild made enough from the table to buy the Accuquilt Studio and a few basic dies to make our donation quilts.
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    Our quilt guild has a "free" table and patterns always disappear. You can also check with senior centers. The guild recently held a sale to find new homes for older books in the library. What didn't sell was sent to a woman's prison and we got a letter back about how wonderful it was to get "new" books for their library.

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    yes, you can sell them, just don't make a copy, that's the "wrong" part of it. you mau offer them here on the board in the classifieds

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    Yep, selling them is certainly allowed, provided you are selling the original. I tend to pass mine on to friends or Goodwill because I'm too lazy to have a yard sale, but someday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphu View Post
    I've been cleaning out my sew room and reorganizing all my patterns that I have. some old patterns that I will never make again and I would like to sell them at a garage sale is Allowed? What does everyone do with old patterns?
    My vote would be to donate them to Goodwill. A lot of quilters frequent those stores.
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    I agree with Donate them. However, it would best be done through a quilting guild or group. Otherwise they are likely to be thrown out. That is unless they are very old and the directions cumbersome as compared to today's rotary cutting, strip piecing, and such.

    If you want to keep some, scan them into your computer or a flash drive so you will have your memories.
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    While they may be 'old' to you there are those of us who might be searching for an 'old' pattern.

    Like right now I'm looking for the Fons & Porter Love of Quilting magazine July/Aug 2009.

    "Old" can be "new" to someone else.

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    I give mine to my quilt guild!!!
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    I used to belong to group of quilters, and once a year everyone would bring in patterns, books, fabrics, UFO's, all kinds of quilting stuff. they no longer wanted. We would put our name and price on it, lay them on a table, and after our meeting, or during refreshments we had a yard sale. Everyone came away happy!

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    Our quilt guild lays out things like this for people to take. Then the person makes a donation to the guild for what they think its worth.
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    I donate mine to charity. There's always somebody that can use them.

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    I say post them here in the classified section. There are a ton of us starting out that want patterns and can't pay full price for patterns that we may not be successful at first shot. (I know I hesitate to buy them being so new!)

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    Nice to know we can list them here. ( for a reasonable price?) Our guild exchanges quilt magazines, regular books and anything else one of us does not want. We toss it out on the table and usually someone else grabs it. If when everyone has had a chance at whatever and it is still left, we donate to senior citizens thrift shop.
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    Our guild has a quilt show every two years and we accept all donations and sell it. This money is put back into the guild to pay for lecturer's like Kaye England, Bonnie Hunter and the like as well as buying things to make quilts for Habitat for Humanity, Head Start doll quilts, Quilts of Valor and such. Never heard of donating to prison but that is a great idea.

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    I'll take them!!!!

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    You can get a digital copy here


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    While they may be 'old' to you there are those of us who might be searching for an 'old' pattern.

    Like right now I'm looking for the Fons & Porter Love of Quilting magazine July/Aug 2009.

    "Old" can be "new" to someone else.

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