Donating my stash

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I recently had a weight and body shape change due to a health issue. I purc
hased fabric for a new work wardrobe and now suddenly due to that same heal
th issue I am retired.  I also must probably move to assisted living so I c
an't take my most of my possessions with me. I have to clean out my sewing  
room although I will keep a machine and a few patterns.  

I am at a loss for how to find new homes for my very nice and expensive fab
rics. I have done two garage sales this summer and find that physically it  
is beyond me to do more, and where I live in Alaska summer is about over. A
utumn rains are predicted for this weekend, and many of the items I need to
 pass on will not do well in the damp outside air, nor will my patterns for
 work dresses and suits.  

Anybody have an idea where I could donate this stuff. Much of it is dry cle
an only so thrift shops don't seem the right place.  


Re: Donating my stash

Is there a re-use center in your area?  Many cities now have them.

You can also try advertising the on your local craigslist, either to
give away or to sell.

There is a 'SewItsForSale' Yahoo group which is a wonderful
alternative to selling on eBay.  I've bought several things from
members there inc. machines with no problems whatsoever.  Love that
group and it's very active but you may need to deal with shipping if a
potential buyer is far away.
  
Good luck.



On Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:09:59 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

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Thank you Marie,

No we don't have a reuse store here.

I suppose I could try Craig's list but I cannot drive and I'm 5 miles from  
the nearest post office. No bus either. I am rural. I can access a handicap
 bus funded by the federal government but I still have to pay $10 a trip, s
o that makes it pretty costly to mail anything. So it would have to be come
 and get it. I am near our local zoo so maybe someone could make it a famil
y day.  
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I didn't know about them. It might have the same challenge as Craig's list  
for me, but I will look at them. I do have a 1956 child's metal singer sewi
ng machine I will want a very nice home for once I find it. I currently hav
e 4 bedrooms full of things to give away or sell, so it could be anywhere.  
Hope to find it before Christmas.  

Carol

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On Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:09:59 AM UTC-8, Carol wrote:
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rchased fabric for a new work wardrobe and now suddenly due to that same he
alth issue I am retired. I also must probably move to assisted living so I  
can't take my most of my possessions with me. I have to clean out my sewing
 room although I will keep a machine and a few patterns. I am at a loss for
 how to find new homes for my very nice and expensive fabrics. I have done  
two garage sales this summer and find that physically it is beyond me to do
 more, and where I live in Alaska summer is about over. Autumn rains are pr
edicted for this weekend, and many of the items I need to pass on will not  
do well in the damp outside air, nor will my patterns for work dresses and  
suits. Anybody have an idea where I could donate this stuff. Much of it is  
dry clean only so thrift shops don't seem the right place.

I am a sewing teacher in Palmer, AK.  A message was forwarded to me and I s
ent you an email to your yahoo address.

Steve

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On Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:09:59 AM UTC-8, Carol wrote:
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I am a sewing teacher in Palmer, AK.  A message was forwarded to me and I  
sent you an email to your yahoo address.

Steve

I am sending you a private mesage about sewing projects I get in a  
newsletter.  Hope you get it, and can use these ideas.
Barbara in SC.  



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On Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:09:59 AM UTC-7, Carol wrote:
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rchased fabric for a new work wardrobe and now suddenly due to that same he
alth issue I am retired.  I also must probably move to assisted living so I
 can't take my most of my possessions with me. I have to clean out my sewin
g room although I will keep a machine and a few patterns.  
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abrics. I have done two garage sales this summer and find that physically i
t is beyond me to do more, and where I live in Alaska summer is about over.
 Autumn rains are predicted for this weekend, and many of the items I need  
to pass on will not do well in the damp outside air, nor will my patterns f
or work dresses and suits.  
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lean only so thrift shops don't seem the right place.

Carol...do you have a senior center where you live...that might be a good p
lace to donate material to.

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On 30/07/2013 19:09, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:
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Dress lengths sell well on ebay.  See if you can get a friend to help  
you measure, sort and list it.  You'll need length, width, and fiber  
content, too.  It can be a bit of a job, but I have sold some amazing  
bits that way!


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