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Thread: Do you ever look at your clothes and think 'FABRIC', as in stash enhancing?

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    ToucanSam's Avatar
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    I was looking at some of my clothes the other day thinking I need to get the scissors after them!

    Those Dr. Seuss flannel pj's that I don't wear, for example........

    :?

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    I have done it!! I even bought a few really big mens shirts at a thrift store and took them apart to use.I say if you don't wear it and you can use it in your quilting...go for it!!

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    All the time. Well, usually it's "I have fabric that matches that"

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    I used to think I would use some of my husband's old cowboy shirts in a quilt, but now I am glad I got rid of them because I don't want him finding them again and thinking he could still get some life out of them!

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    I have put clothes that I no longer wear in my stash and I've purchased clothes from thrift stores because I liked the fabric. Our thrift store sell a brown grocery bag of clothes for $3, that can be a lot of fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    I have done it!! I even bought a few really big mens shirts at a thrift store and took them apart to use.I say if you don't wear it and you can use it in your quilting...go for it!!

    Ditter
    I too look at mens shirts.

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    My sister passed away in July, and today I was clearing out her closet. I was thinking fabric and buttons with each piece I bagged for the Salvation Army. The only thing that kept me from getting my scissors out was that most still had tags on them. :(

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    Actually I just made a quilt out of old jeans. My dad requested a quilt made out of old jeans so I did it for him. I mixed the denim with bright batiks. It turned out pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki75
    Actually I just made a quilt out of old jeans. My dad requested a quilt made out of old jeans so I did it for him. I mixed the denim with bright batiks. It turned out pretty cool.

    That sounds really cool! Can you post a pic? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    My sister passed away in July, and today I was clearing out her closet. I was thinking fabric and buttons with each piece I bagged for the Salvation Army. The only thing that kept me from getting my scissors out was that most still had tags on them. :(
    I'm so very sorry for your loss :-( Cleaning out the closet must have been a difficult job.

    Today I was at the dentist and the hygienist was wearing a shirt (you know the kind of shirt that nurses wear now-a-days with all of the cute "I Spy" patterns) and when I saw it I immediately thought "Wow! I love that fabric for my "I Spy quilts!!" :-D

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