So….I admit it. I am a pattern hoarder. There is just something intoxicating to me about the precise, crisply folded tissue paper of a new pattern. I love the dog eared, velveted wear of vintage patterns. The new patterns are waiting to be loved and explored, the vintage patterns have stories to tell of past love and distant times.
I have to face it, though. My paper love affair has reached its limit. I need to clean house and downsize my collection:-( In the early years of my pattern collecting I focused on current, modern patterns. I just didn’t know any better, lol! In recent years I have expanded my vintage pattern collection considerably, to the point that I don’t even look at the modern patterns any more. Most of the modern patterns have never been used.
I have already gone through the preliminary parting process. I went through all of my patterns and pulled all of the duplicates and styles I have zero interest in ever making. I stopped counting at 120. And that was just the first cull. I am sure as I get into the purging mood I will add more to the elimination stack. The majority of the patterns I am eliminating are from the mid to late 1990’s. Hard to believe they are almost 20 years old!!
So here is where I need your help. I tried selling some of the patterns at a rummage sale but no go. Wrong target group. But, since I am also trying to increase my blog readership/following, I was thinking that some type of give away, or an ongoing giveaway (since I have SO many patterns) might be one way to do this, but I am not sure how to structure this:-/ Any suggestions from some of you who have done this? I would love your feedback! The sooner the better so I can start getting rid of some of these patterns – LOL!