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Thread: Need Tips on Low-to-No Cost Fabs for Charity Quilts

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    Super Member Iamquilter's Avatar
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    Do any of you make charity quilts and where do you get the fabric. Do fabric stores in your area donate material when they know you use it for charity quilts. I have been making charity quilts with my stash of fabric but need backings and fillers.

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    I never thought to ask fabric stores for donations. That may be a good idea. I make a lot of donated quilts but always used my own materials. That does get expensive but I thought that was part of the "giving". I only make what I can afford to do; wish it was more but it's 2 yrs now that DH has been unemployed. I hope you find some help for your projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamquilter
    I have been making charity quilts with my stash of fabric but need backings and fillers.
    make pieced backing from the leftovers.

    muslin, which usually costs less than prints, is great for backing quilts.

    many of us use sheets, too.

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    check out local thrift shops for fabric and check for cotton clothing. sometimes ours has a bag day if it fits in the bag the whole bag $1

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    I make lots of quilts for charity. There are a couple of online shops that offer very reasonable prices http://www.thousandsofbolts.com http://www.marshalldrygoods.com

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    Thanks for your replies. I use my scraps for the tops and I get donation from our local Christian Womens group for the thread.
    Will use your ideas.

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    I don't think the LQS or fabric stores will donate for charity quilts. Contact the manufacturer of the products not the stores.

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    If you found a good condition used blanket then it could be back and batting. For children's quilts I recommend just using fleece as both batting and backing. It has such a nice snuggling-up quality.

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    Wonder if you asked your local charity if they could donate fabric or cotton clothing for you to make into quilts for them?

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    Maybe you could put an ad on Freecycle or Craigslist asking for donations?

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