There’s nothing really exciting to report in stash numbers this week…but I am hosting a giveaway just in case you missed it.
I have to add in two charm packs in from my Country Threads trip.
I have these two boxes of recycled shirts from my stash heading out to Wisconsin. Let me tell you about them…
A few weeks ago, Bonnie Hunter mentioned hosting Garage Sales and I thought I would join in by selling some of my recycled shirts. I’ve made two quilts with recycled shirts and have four more cut out. Plus, I have a whole scrap users system FULL of shirts. I really don’t need more shirts but I find shirts for a deal, I can’t pass them up. I put a notice on Quiltville’s Yahoo group asking how to price them. Someone contacted me and asked if they could purchase the whole works…so I sold them before the garage sales. I don’t keep track on the numbers for ins and outs with shirts. I just purchase and sew as I please with them….but it is movement I guess.
I did pull out a couple fabric kits that I plan to put on the garage sales when they happen the first Saturday in February. I have had the kits for a couple years and just want things out..more room in the sewing room. The kits are in perfectly good shape, I guess my eyes were just bigger than my ability to complete things. Any suggestions for me on pricing things for a garage sale? For example, I have a pattern and fabric kit to make a 32″ x 44″ winter wall hanging. I originally paid $60.95 for it. How should I price it?
Is $42 too much? UGH. I hate that!! PLEASE send me some pricing suggestions…as I have a few other kits I’d like to sell too…jelly rolls too. How should they be priced?
Enough of that…onto my stash report.
Here are the official numbers.
Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 0 yards
Added this Week: 2.5 yards
Added Year to Date: 4.5 yards
Gifted to others: 0 yards
Gifted to me: 0 yards
Net Used for 2011: -4.5 Yards of store bought fabric…0 yards of recycled fabric…0 yards gifted.
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Since the kit is brand new, that is an excellent price. You can even try selling them for the price you paid for them because someone else might want one but not be able to get one in her area, or take like $10 off because that is still a great savings. Anything that is brand new just take like 10% or 20% off what you pd for it. Now for something used, mark it way down of course. And this is coming from someone who is a cheap skate and never pays full price for anything! LOL Personally, I would not recommend marking the price up on (more than you pd) on anything.)
Wow. I can’t believe you got all that in those two boxes. Please note I’m waiting for them to arrive in Michigan not Wisconsin. I’d hate for them to go touring before they get here. LOL
The way I price things to sell is: 1. look for one to get a clue how much it is going for ( ebay or amazon).
2. how much would I pay for it if I were wanting one.
Garage sale pricing, I’ve heard, is 25% of its original value. When we sell stuff on craigslistm we usually aim for between 25-50%.
When you say ‘recycled’ shirts; does that mean they have been used, washed often before you cut them up? If so, do you mix the fabric from them with other, brand new, unwashed fabric? Just wondering how that works.