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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Cleaning 101: De-Stashing Part 2

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.

Here is a list of those that participated in the Spring De-Stash activity in February.  You may also want to visit their prior posts, to see if there is anything for sale or trade that you are interested in.
1. Anita 9. Carol
2. Carol 10. Barb
3. Carol 11. Carol
4. Quiltingranny 12. Carol
5. Quiltingranny 13. Terri
6. Les Quilts 14. Colleen
7. SewCalGal 15. Terri
8. Carol

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 page 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.
5) Sorry, links to such stores as ETSY are not allowed (but email if you want to chat about PR opportunities).
6) This linky will be open to link up (add a link) for one month.

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.

Saturday, March 17th is International Quilting Day.  There is a lot of fun quilting activities happening this weekend to celebrate.  I'll be sharing more insights soon, but this is also a great weekend for you to take a look in your sewing room to see what you may want to de-stash. 

You may want to bookmark this page and check back, as more linkys will be added throughout the coming 30 days. And, every participant can also update their blog post to add more items to it too!

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