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Thread: Impressed with freecycle

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    Impressed with freecycle

    Since I'm new to quilting, and I know how expensive fabric is...I posted on my local freecycle board looking for anyone willing to part with scraps for me to practice on. One lady offered me a bag of her "scraps" and when I picked it up off her porch, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn't just scraps. I must have walked away with 20+ yards of different fabrics. Some only a a few inches, but others had a few yards. Not all of them are patterns I would have chosen myself, but hey...it was free and it's for practice!

    Just had to share!

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    Great for you................

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    Great! I love recycling of any kind. My two neighbors and I recycle clothes among or kids (7 altogether) and all are different sizes. It is not unusual that one jacket gets worn by three kids. When the biggest grows out of it goes to the next in line.

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    I once got a large bag of batting "scraps" from freecycle. The pieces were really quite large... enough so that only four were needed for a lap quilt.
    You did well !!!

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    I just quit my freecycle. I had a lot of no shows. I like the idea of freecycle but some ruin it for others.

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    I lurk on freecyles here locally.. usually it hasnt' been too good of pickings... I try to be specific of what I am seeking ( heck I even use blends and knits) sheets or scrpas are fine....but say up front I can NOT use clothing 4-5 times I've ended up with junk clothing that I would not even take to Good will......
    I have used freecycle in other ares with grand results..... you just never know what your gonna get...

    I recycle anything and eveything I can....

    reuse
    make do
    buy less

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    I am mostly "offering" on Freecycle and am amazed at how many people try to get you to deliver your "Free" items to them. Um, no. if you want it come and get it.

    WTG on getting a great deal with that bag of scraps!!

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    That's great! I haven't done freecycle but have thought about it.

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    Congratulation on your find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justamom410 View Post
    Since I'm new to quilting, and I know how expensive fabric is...I posted on my local freecycle board looking for anyone willing to part with scraps for me to practice on. One lady offered me a bag of her "scraps" and when I picked it up off her porch, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn't just scraps. I must have walked away with 20+ yards of different fabrics. Some only a a few inches, but others had a few yards. Not all of them are patterns I would have chosen myself, but hey...it was free and it's for practice!

    Just had to share!

    Congrats.
    OUr Freecycle went under. No one to monitor it.
    Bad Spellers of the World
    U N T I E

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