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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spring Cleaning 101 - De-Stashing

Anyone that wants to do any Spring Cleaning of their sewing room, as well as those that want to add items to their stash, are invited to participate in this Spring Cleaning De-Stash activity. 

There are those of us, like myself, that have more items in their sewing room than they feel they need. It might be that they have far too many project ideas to complete in a lifetime, their tastes may have changed, or they bought an item that doesn fit their current needs.  For what ever their reason, they can benefit from some Spring Cleaning to make room in their sewing room for other projects.  And, there may be some of you that are looking for items to add to your stash, may need a particular tool or pattern, etc.  Thus, this is hopefully an opportunity that helps connect those that have more in your stash than you have room and for those that would like to find items to help them create beautiful projects, now or in the future.

Bloggers and non-bloggers are invited to share insights on what they want to sell or trade, but before you add a link to the linky tool below, please read the rules below in this post.

1) Maximum of 2 links per person, per day, can be added to this linky. Bloggers can include more than one item in their post, but all posts need to be current (not pre-dated)
2) Your entry should clarify if you are wanting to sell vs trade, what the terms are and how you can be contacted.
3) Please  reference the link for this De-Stashing linky (http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2012/02/spring-cleaning-101-de-stashing.html) in your notice, and encourage others to also check out what other quilters have to de-stash.   To clarify, Please help promote awareness so more quilters will visit all the entries and also consider adding a link to items they may want to de-stash. Everyone is welcome to participate!
4) please mark your items as sold, or remove them.  And, when the all the items on your page have sold, let me know and I'll remove your link from the linky.  This will help ensure those shopping do not waste time visiting a link where everything is already sold. 

Best to have a photo of each individual item you want to sell or trade, determine how much you want for it, if the price will include shipping, etc. You may also want to share insights on why you want to get rid of it (e.g. your taste has changed, bought more than you needed, don't have time, doesn't meet your needs, etc.), to be able to help a potential buyer determine if it is a good fit for them to want to bring it home to their sewing room.

For Bloggers:
1) Be sure you understand how to add a link to your post, not a link to your blog (e.g. click on the title post of your post) and take time to verify it after you've added your link to the linky tool. If not, your link may be removed.
2) If your items sell, or you want to add more items, you can always update your post accordingly.

For non-Bloggers:
1) You will need to have a Flickr account (www.flickr.com).
2) Upload "one" photo to Flickr, batch organize, send to groups, select "De-Stash Spring Cleaning". While Flickr, limits the amount of text you can share in your description, feel free to share your perspective on this exercise and/or your past FMQ experience, if you wish.
3) After photo has successfully been loaded to the "De-Stash Spring Cleaning"" group, click on your photo in that group and copy the URL link to your particular photo entry. Add that link to the linky tool above, to officially enter this show.
This linky, for this first Spring Cleaning 101 De Stashing will be valid for one month.  On March 15th I wil host another Spring Cleaning event where you can enter any item that did  not sell, again, as well as new items.
Should anyone wonder why they an X next to their link, it appears to be a new feature of this linky tool and no one else sees it. To clarify, the red X only appears on links that you personally add to this linky tool.

I will be doing a separate post, shortly, and add a link for items that I would like to find a new home for.  Unfortunately, I haven't yet had time to take pictures of them to be able to share.  But, I should be able to get to it shortly.  Do remember to keep checking back and visit the links for those participating in this de-stash event as there could be more participants and any participant can update their entry, to reflect additional items as well as change of pricing or other terms. 


Peggy said...

Great idea! I have so much fabric! Must take pictures now

Katherine Ringo said...

Awesome! I've been meaning to participate in the Bonnie Hunter Saturday Garage sale thing but have never had the time. This version will work just fine! Now I have to go home and dig through my studio.

Anita in Florida said...

I've got my stuff loaded and the post written!! yeah...I couldn't remember who was having this linky...glad I found you!! Good luck everyone!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I took all my fabric and trims to the last guild meeting and put them on the free table....there were three large boxes...I'm so bad...but now I'm soooo good :)


ca58able said...

Thanks for hosting this, Darlene. Posting to Flickr, then adding to the group site wasn't too difficult for this computer illiterate Nana. :o) Now that I've learned it, it will be a breeze! I hope everyone has good luck.
Carol, nwFL

LJ said...

What a great idea. I just checked out the destashers things today and wish I'd gotten to some of them before; already sold. Will check back again. I probably should de-stash but am too new to quilting to know what to get rid of. If you continue this, I may have things in a few years.

Barbara Winkler said...

I would love to see your stash...we make Quilts of Valor as thank you's for our military Veterans!!

Nancy G. said...

I have been wanting to de-stash my studio for so long, but it is such a overwhelming idea, I just keep looking at and saying "one of these days".. Thanks

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