Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cleaning Out - Magazine Deaccession

So, I started the sewing room clean-up.  So far, I've gone through my quilting books and magazines.  There's no getting around it, I have limited space, and must deaccession some of my collection or else live with piles of clutter. 

I'm offering these things to you here; if they don't sell here, I'll try eBay later.  Description and price is below each photo.  If you want something, leave a comment; I will reply with an invoice via Paypal (if you would rather send cash through the mail, that's ok, just let me know). 

Books and magazines for now but I'm sure some fabic will make its way here soon.

Often referred to as the "happy Japanese quilt book," this paperback has instructions for many different small blocks, similar to the Farmer's Wife blocks that were popular a while back.  The book also features many small projects and the quilt shown in the photo below.  The book is entirely in Japanese but has detailed photos plus line drawings accompanying the directions.  I've found I can figure most things out from the pictures and the numbers.  And it's so dang cute to look at!
$20 plus $5.75 shipping to US address - SOLD


Four issues of Australian Homespun magazine (No. 76, 77, 78, 80)
$20 plus $12.65 shipping to US address

Five issues of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine
(April 2011, August 2011, October 2013, April 2009, February 2004)
You can see my version of the lower right cover quilt, Frequent Flyer, here.
$10 plus $12.65 shipping to US address

Four issues of Quilts and More
(Fall 2008, Summer 2009, Summer 2008, Fall 2013)
and McCalls Quick Quilts April/May 2012.

$10 plus $12.65 shipping to US address

Ten issues of McCall's Quilting: 
four December/Xmas issues (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013);
plus March/April 2010, july/Aug 2011, March/April 2012,
Jan/Fab 2012, Jan/Feb 2013, Sept/Oct 2011
The issue on the lower right contains the Dresden Doily pattern.
$20 plus $12.65 shipping to US address
I need to find another way to store some of my finished quilts.  You can only put so many on the spare bed before it takes on a Princess and the Pea look.  What do you do with your finished quilts?



  1. Hello, may I please get the Happy Japanese Q book?

  2. Ladders,I have started collecting them to use around the house I love the way quilts look on them and you can change them out for the seasons.

  3. Your quilts are so gorgeous that it's a crime to hide them under other quilts! I love the ladder idea, and I love the sidebar photo of the one hanging on the staircase. I haven't made a quilt yet, but your blog is inspiring me to get going.

  4. I just bought a quilt ladder and I love it for displaying my quilts by the season :-D

  5. oh no I came back to see if you said sold on the japanese book what happened to my comment???? i wanted that book!!!

  6. Sorry, Dinara here, I was logged by gmail, so thought my address is there. Please write to me to

    My shipping address will be in Sarasota FL.

    Thank you so much for note!



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