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Thread: Fabric treasure trove...

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    Fabric treasure trove...

    My brother and sister-in-law (who has dementia due to uncontrolled diabetes) just dropped off her fabrics for me.
    There are two big tubs of silks, cottons, polyester, suedes and I don't know what all! Three bolts of upholstry fabric including one that's suede, a bag of ribbon and beads and six tubes of different colored plastic "rings/circles." Some of the fabric is vintage.
    My mind is going a hundred miles a minute thinking of all the projects I can use them in!
    All she asked in return is a wall hanging made with beige and red materials.
    I can do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I have two friends that give me their scapes for my string charity quilts. Last time they were in 40 gallon bags....my goodness they will keep me busy for a year with all the free fabric.
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    What a blessing! You can create for a long time!

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    Lucky you! Have fun creating!

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    Free is the best way to get fabric!! Have fun!

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    how fortunate! i belong to a small group that sews charity quilts strictly from donations. it's amazing what one can create from the seemingly awfullest fabrics.
    Cheryl, hiding away in my quilting studio

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    I am sorry about their misfortune with the dementia and all, but glad the fabric got a new home! Have fun with it
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    Sorry to hear about your sister-in-law but glad that the fabric is going to a good home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanaquilts44 View Post
    Sorry to hear about your sister-in-law but glad that the fabric is going to a good home.


    same here!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    Sorry to hear about your sister-in-law's dementia. It's nice she is able to decide what to do with her fabric. Post a photo of the wall hanging when you have completed it.

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