When I tell the cashiers in the local Goodwill that I am buying the men's shirts to make quilts from, they get all excited and tell me to be sure to bring in the quilt to show them when I get it done!
However, once when I was making a braided rug from old wool coats, I was buying a nice wool coat at a garage sale and I told the woman what I was going to use it for. She was indignant and then refused to sell it to me. She said it was way too good a coat to be just cut up and put into a rug! I was so disappointed because it was a great coat to put in my rug, but it was an old lady's coat that no one else would have ever bought!