Destashing your quilting fabric can be a great way to free up space in your sewing room and make room for new and exciting fabric purchases. However, it can also be a time-consuming process. Here are some time-saving tips to help you plan your next fabric destash. You’ll be counting your money in no time!
1. Curate your own collections
Part of the fun of destashing is putting together your own curated collections to sell. Use your creative eye to group fabrics that would pair well together — even if you didn’t buy them that way — to make it easier for you to sell and appealing for customers to buy. A win-win for everyone!
2. Bundle fabric by project
If you have fabric that you know you will never use, consider bundling it by a project idea. This will make it easier to sell the fabric to someone who will use it. For example, if you have fabrics that would work well for a baby quilt, bundle it all together to make one “Baby Quilt” listing.
3. Take great photos of your fabric
Taking good pictures when destashing fabric is important for several reasons. Firstly, clear and high-quality images help potential buyers assess the condition and color accuracy of the fabric, increasing the chances of a successful sale. Secondly, well-lit and properly framed photos allow the unique patterns and textures of the fabric to shine, enticing buyers and setting the fabric apart from others. Lastly, visually appealing pictures create a professional and trustworthy impression, establishing credibility for the seller and attracting more interest in the destashed fabric. In other words, taking good photos will save you time in the long run, because your fabric will sell faster and possibly for a better price!
4. Set a time limit
When you’re destashing your fabric, it’s easy to get caught up in the process and spend more time than you intended. Set a time limit for yourself, such as half an hour, and stick to it. This will help you stay focused and avoid getting overwhelmed. Then you can reward yourself with time to sew!
5. Get rid of fabric regularly
Destashing your fabric doesn’t have to be a big project that you only do once a year. Make it a habit to regularly go through your fabric stash and get rid of any fabric that you know you won’t use. This will make the destashing process quicker and easier in the long run.
Want more time saving tips for your next destash? Check out our Destash 101 page!