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Thread: Use for old sheets?

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    Super Member cjtinkle's Avatar
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    I have some 400 count white sheets that have started to fray on the hems, and the fitted sheet actually tore in the middle... only 2 years old!

    Anyway, I'm looking for some creative ideas on recycling them. 400ct is too tightly woven for quilt backs.

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    If the sheet is already tearing in the middle, I would not think it would hold up in a quilt for long. I use my old sheets as covers for furniture or carpets when contractors are working in my house.

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    I've used sheets as batting for light wt summer quilts.

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    I use them for temporary bedding for my animals. I guess they like the smell of the family on them, I don't know.

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    The thread count is good to use as fabric printing. You need to prep it with Bubble Jet - but then you can run it through your inkjet printers.

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    Foundation blocks for scrap quilt top? Lining for shopping bags or purses?

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    Love these ideas, more along the line of what I'm looking for, creative uses. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    Foundation blocks for scrap quilt top? Lining for shopping bags or purses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1234Irene
    I use them for temporary bedding for my animals. I guess they like the smell of the family on them, I don't know.
    Me too..its easy to sew them up in a pillow shape and put an old pillowcase inside stuffed with scraps and batting bits. (Just in case they decide to dig and tear it..I'm not constantly picking up things.) The dogs love it. =)

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    I've made pillow cases out of sheets. I'm surprised that they didn't hold up better though, considering they were only 2 years old and had a 400 thread count.

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    My hubby tears them into strips and uses them to tie up tomatoes and pepper plants.

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