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Subject: What to do with old Cross stitch patterns?
Date Posted: 4/2/2010 11:10 AM ET
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Hey, everyone! Hope this doesn't sound like a stupid question!

I did belong to several cross stich groups when I started back into the craft after 10 years. (Thank goodnes for gold needles! I'm alergic to nickel, which is what regular needles are coated in. So had to give it up years ago.) But after being off the lists I realized I hadn't seen any discussion on this topic, other than a few problems mentioned about selling patterns on eBay. So I'm not up on wha'ts "to be done' about this subject.

I like to do Deminsions kits. Sometimes I use my own floss, sometimes not. But since they take me 8-12 months to do on the large ones, by the time I'm done with a pattern, I'm DONE with ilt. Lol. I don't see myself doing many of them again.

I always make working copies, so the original is in good shape and unmarked.

But what do I do with the old patterns? Can't say I've seen just the patterns for sale anywhere unless their a first purchase. Haven't seen where people trade them. They're not books, so here is out of course. I only see full kits (unopened) at thrift stores. Browsing isn't bringing anything up, and I'd rather not join a group just to ask this.

So what to do with the pattern from a kit I no longer want? What do you all do?

Date Posted: 4/4/2010 9:01 AM ET
Member Since: 10/5/2005
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Try 123stitch where many cross stitchers hang out. I have in the past bought many a used pattern just because I didn't want to buy the full kit.




Date Posted: 4/4/2010 4:12 PM ET
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Thanks! I'd sure hate for them to go to waste. I don't have anyone I know who cross stitches.

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 9:10 PM ET
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I posted a bunch at work as via an e-mail saying they were free.  My co-worker's wife's best friend stitches and he took them to her.

Date Posted: 4/25/2010 11:18 PM ET
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Rare designs by popular designers sometimes will sell on e-bay.  I've both bought and sold some that way.

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 8:58 AM ET
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Any that you might want to give away you could list right here at PBS on the Random Acts of Kindness forum. 

Judith L. (JML) - ,
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 8:15 AM ET
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I don't know if you can sell them, but this site, Oldstitch, http://www.oldstitch.com/ has a list of people who are looking for lost charts from kits and other patterns they haven't been able to find. 

Date Posted: 9/25/2010 12:59 PM ET
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Oldstitch.com will buy patterns and books.  Go to their Information page and then there are (in fine print), under the Information banner, 3 submenus.  The one that says Buying and Selling is a page with information on what they will and won't accept and how to do business with them.

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Date Posted: 10/6/2010 7:21 PM ET
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Sorry, edited because my info was incorrect.

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Date Posted: 10/11/2010 9:05 AM ET
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Ask you local cross stitch store if they would be interested in them.  Maybe you could work out a trade or discount with them.