Autumn cleaning – the fabric sale


I have had, for quite some time, the idea that a stashbusting website would be a marvellous thing.  Think Etsy but just for pre-loved fabric and yarn.  The AutoTrader of the fibre world, if you will.  But no knitted toilet roll covers or Ford Cortina’s allowed.

As that isn’t available, over the next few weeks, I’m going to be destashing here. Not just my stash, but also a selection of fabulous vintage fabrics kindly added to the pile by friends.  I need to clear space, both physical as I’m about to start doing a lot of decorating, and mentally to make headspace for my Autumn sewing plans.

There’s quite a bit of it.  So each week I’ll load up some of the pieces, with a description, cost and shipping charges.  If you’d like any of the fabric, just comment and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice and arrange for the fabric to wing it’s way to you.

The first week will be Prints and Plains – Modern Fabrics.

Week two will be Prints and Plains – Cotton and Linen.

Week Three will be Tweed Week.

Fairly self explanatory, I hope. There’ll be about a dozen or so fabrics in each of the first two weeks.  Slightly fewer in Tweed Week.

Each piece of fabric will be shipped in a sealed plastic postage bag.  Not only does this protect the fabric from water damage, but also keeps the weight, and therefore the shipping, costs down.

If you want more than one piece of fabric then I’ll happily bundle them together and get a revised shipping cost before invoicing you.

If you’d like me to hold onto a piece for you until all the fabric has been uploaded to avoid incurring additional shipping costs, again I’m more than willing to do that. Let’s face it, none of us want to spend more on postage than we absolutely need to.

All parcels will be shipped via Royal Mail.

I won’t be accepting any returns on this sale I’m afraid.  All fabrics are in excellent condition and from a smoke free home.  We do have pets but, as you can imagine, they aren’t allowed within sniffing distance of fabric (perish the thought!).

And one final thing.  At the end of each week when I load the new fabric up, I’ll remove the previous fabric post.  So if you like something, do let me know whilst the post is still up.

Now…I’d better get sorting, photographing and working out the postage.  Watch this space.

10 Responses to Autumn cleaning – the fabric sale

  1. Ooh, exciting! Funny – you’re making damson vodka, i’m making sloe gin. And I’ve just opened an etsy shop (haberdasherdoodle – more on that soon) to destash!

  2. anne w says:

    Oh Dear! And I was doing so well on clearing out mine. Looking forward to seeing what you’re getting rid of… 🙂

  3. K-Line says:

    This is a great idea. You sure do have a lot of fabric 🙂

  4. Vicki Kate says:

    Ooh, a chance to shop your stash?! Yes please!!

  5. I know how that is. I have some bits in my stash that I have had for more than 20 years. I can’t bear to part with them and can remember where I bought every one. Still, don’t want them to get lonely so always room for some more. Good luck with your destashing. Xx

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