Trying Something NEW!!! Auction from the Mail…

This might look like a regular blog post about my mail, but it’s not.  Please keep reading.

A while ago I was contacted by Sarah.  She was coming my way and wanted to know if I was interested in some of her quilting goodies.  She said I was welcome to keep what I wanted and pass on what I didn’t.  It was so sweet of her.  Just wait until I show you what she sent!!

Well, I’ve been getting in A LOT of mail lately and I’ve been fighting the urge to keep things.  I also am in this odd place when things like quilt kits come in…I don’t have a good place to distribute things like quilt kits.

I’ve also had a flood of people asking if I could save this or that from the mail and they would like to buy it.  I’ve done that a bit and only asked that people donate to the mail fund in return for the item…but that’s been a little hard too as I have to dig and find what they requested and to be honest, it’s a lot of work.

So I decided that in this batch of goodies from Sarah, I’m going to pull a few things from the mix and auction them off.  The items that I’m pulling are nice and items that I think would make some money for the postage fund…this is a test run and we’ll see how it works.  Right now, the postage fund is running low so the timing is very good.  I plan to have a regular postage auction soon.  I’ve been shipping out a lot of tops over the last two months and I have probably about 30 more that are here that need to be sent out.

Anyway…here are Sarah’s goodies.  Stay tuned until the end and see which items I’ll be auctioning off.

Here are the HUGE boxes Sarah brought.


This batting was passed on to local charity quilters.

There was a lot of fabric…

There were fun embroidered blocks.  Notice the USA of the blocks in the top row?

There were orphan blocks…

Check out this so-so cute frog quilt top.  The work to make the mitered corners work with the ombre fabric is impressive.

There was a quilt top…

These were fun.  I had to check out the layer cake pattern.  I’ve not been a bargello quilt maker but making one from a layer cake sounds awesome.


There were vintage string blocks…

Fabric galore!!

There were goodies for the childcare kiddos.  We’re already using the dowel sticks.

There was more fabric…

Three shirts found their way into the mix and are already processed and in my system.

..more fabric.  Can you believe the generosity??

Still more…

These were all bigger pieces of yardage.  For a reproduction fabric lover like me, this was so tempting.


I ended up keeping the one with the red lettering with the Declaration of Independence.  See by my thumb in the picture below?  Sam Huntington is my relative.  THANKS, Sarah.  This is going to be part of a quilt backing someday.  I had always wanted some similar fabric and never found it in my local shops.  Back then I didn’t buy online much.


If you thought that was all..wrong.

There’s actually even more…but…now I am to the point I want to tell you what Sarah and I are offering for sale.  I saved the biggest goodies that will be auctioned off to the end.  All of the money that is raised will be used for the charity quilt fund.  Most will be used for postage but some might be used for quilt batting or backing fabric if it is needed and there is extra money.  I appreciate it so much.

Here are the goodies and the auction rules:

Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER, AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal or Venmo.  I will also accept a personal check but the check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at 5 pm Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday or on Tuesday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid, please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  I make a guess on postage.  If I’m off it’s not a big deal.  U.S. postage calculations.

I have a lot of trouble with people bidding, me contacting them, and then the winning bidder not getting back to me.  It can be very frustrating so, if you bid please be aware that you need to watch your email on Monday evening into Tuesday to complete the final arrangements.

PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING.  ASK QUESTIONS AND I WILL ANSWER THEM.  I will try to write what is included but I am not responsible if a piece of fabric might be missing.  I will do the best I can but I can’t guarentee anything.

On to the bidding.

Item #1:  Panel and Pattern plus $8 postage.
This is the start of a quilt kit.  Those blocks in the center are actually a panel.  Included in this is the panel with the four blocks and the pattern.  No other fabric is included.

Here you can see an example of the panel blocks.  There are four of these.  Finished quilt is 60″ x 85″.

Item #2: Kit with pattern plus $8 postage
This is a quilt kit.  It finishes at 63″ x 63″.


I believe this to be complete.

Item #3:  Kit with pattern plus $9 postage.
This is for a kit plus pattern.  It finishes at 75″ x 75″.


This is an amazing kit any reproduction fabric lover would love.

Item #4:  Kit with pattern plus $7 postage.
This is a panel.  It gets cut apart to make the quilt you see below the read fabric is included.

Item #5:  Fabric plus $7 postage.
This is four one-yard cuts of Halloween fabric.  I thought some of you collecting to make our Halloween quilt that will be coming out in American Patchwork and Quilting might like this.

Item #6:  Panel plus $5 postage.

Panel anyone?  It’s sometimes hard to find places for Christmas prints so I thought I would offer this here.  It’s so cute.

Item #7:  Fabric plus $6 postage.
This is the panel of Singer sewing machines you see below plus the one yard of fabric that says Singer on it.

The remaining items have recently been sent to me and I decided to add them to the goodies here to make a BIG auction.  It’s my biggest one yet.

Item #8:  Shirt plus $6 postage.
This shirt says 3XL on the label but I feel like it might run small.  I held it up and it didn’t look quite that big.  I don’t know…just a guess.

Item #9:  Kit and pattern plus $7 postage.

Included is the fabric to make the 20″ x 32″ wall quilt.  I think I’d use it as a table topper.  So cute.

Item #10:  Kit and pattern plus $8 postage.

This is a kit to make this Thimbleberries quilt.  Quilt finishes at 54″ x 72″.

Item #11:  Spools plus $5 postage.

Wooden spools as you see in the bag are included.  These are great for decorating sewing area.  It’s easy.  Toss them in a Mason Jar and the decoration is complete!

Item #12:  Kit plus $6 postage.
This is a kit to make these cute gnomes from socks.  I believe this to be a complete kit.  So cute!

Item #13:  Kit plus $8 postage.

The kit is in this bag…

This is the contents.  Fabric makes the 44″ x 52″ quilt.  Also included are the plush pieces to make the stuffed animal that coordinates.

Item #14:  “Licence Plates” plus $4 postage.

Included are the four plates you see below.  I know many of you collect these.

Item #15:  Kit plus $7 postage.

Included is what you see…kit plus pattern to make the scalloped placemat.  Personally, I would call it a table topper.

Item #16:  Kit plus $2 postage.

Included is the Seasonal Silhouette from Laundry Basket quilts.

Item #17:  Kit plus $8 postage.

Included is fabric and pattern to make the 40′ x 40″ table topper you see below.

It is for the pinwheel version.

Item #18:  Fabric plus $6 postage.

Here are two one-yard cut pieces of fabric.  They would be perfect to make any sewing-related accessories.  So cute!!  The black fabric is not quilted.  It is printed to look that way.

That’s it.  I will be having another auction coming up in the next month for some vintage quilting items.  This auction was mostly for newer items and kits and you might enjoy owning.

REMINDER ON HOW TO BID:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER, AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal or Venmo.  I will also accept a personal check but the check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at 5 pm Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday or on Tuesday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid, please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  I make a guess on postage.  If I’m off it’s not a big deal.  U.S. postage calculations.

Remember, ask questions if you have any!

79 thoughts on “Trying Something NEW!!! Auction from the Mail…

  1. Janet Orr

    Seasonal Silhouette from Laundry Basket quilts Item #16 – bid $15

    Thanks for the opportunity to win something fun and help your fund!

    Reply
  2. Tracy Cox

    Item #3 the repro kit, Victory Star, $25.00 plus postage. Fingers crossed :)
    Item #2 “White Knights” kit, 22.50 plus postage.

    Reply
  3. Donna Graham

    Item #9–Indian summer kit and pattern $20 plus $7 postage
    Item #17–Pinwheel table topper kit $10 plus $8 postage

    Reply
  4. Gloria from CC

    Item 3, Victory Star, $80.
    Item 2, White Nights, $60

    If I’m successful, I will pick up like last time if okay with you.

    Reply
  5. Ellen Owens

    I’d like to bid on the following items: #9 – kit and pattern for tal;e topper $15.00 + $7.00 s/h; #15 – Fern Hill pattern + kit for placemats – $20.00 + $7.00 s/h. Aloha! Ellen

    Reply
  6. Holly

    Just to help Jo and because I am having a meltdown after a grandkid high school reunion and my kids are leaving, we haven’t all been together in five years. Here is a tally so far of the high bids to keep from rereading and underbidding when there is a higher bid. Jo didn’t authorize this. Only highest bid posted.
    1. 15.00
    2. 60.00
    3. 80.00
    4. 25.00
    5. 12.00
    6. 12.00
    7. 25.00
    8. 20.00
    9. 20.0
    10. 40.00
    11. 20.00
    12. 0000
    13. 15.00
    14. 8.00
    15. 20.00
    16. 17.50
    17. 20.00
    18. 24.50

    Reply
      1. Holly

        I should have said this is my 5th grand to graduate and it was a party. I have 8 and the year’s are flying by. 3 kids in 3 states and the grands are scattering like a puff ball.

        Reply
  7. Jean Stein

    I’d like to bid $10 for the vintage paper-pieced string quilt pieces! That’s not my final bid, so let me know! And thanks! Jean

    Reply
    1. Jo Post author

      HI Jean. Those aren’t on the auction this round. THey will be coming up in another auction soon.

      Reply
  8. Holly assistant to the president

    Bidding closes at 5 pm Central time. As of this posting these are the high bidders:

    1. 15.00
    2. 61.00
    3. 90.00
    4. 25.00
    5. 60.00
    6. 12.00
    7. 25.00
    8. 20.00
    9. 25.00
    10. 40.00
    11. 20.00
    12. 0000
    13. 15.00
    14. 15.00
    15. 20.00
    16. 17.50
    17. 20.00
    18. 24.50

    Reply
  9. Holly the helper

    Auction ends Monday 5 central time. Current high bids without postage. Are proceeds go to the mail fund.

    1. 15.00
    2. 61.00
    3. 90.00
    4. 25.00
    5. 60.00
    6. 12.00
    7. 25.00
    8. 20.00
    9. 25.00
    10. 40.00
    11. 20.00
    12. 0000
    13. 15.00
    14. 15.00
    15. 20.00
    16. 17.50
    17. 20.00
    18. 24.50

    Reply
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