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Thread: polyester - what do ya do with it ?????

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    Thanks,
    I'll sure give that a try. I like the vinegar smell. I used to sniff the easter egg colors to smell that stuff so it brings me back quite a few years. I know that must be weird but sniffing that stuff is better than the alternative when you have cats, etc. :lol:

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    you can make rugs out of it. You make a basse what ever size, shape you want then you cut squares fold corner to corner,now look like a triangle & sew down. they work great. good luck.

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    I've heard there are groups who volunteer at animal shelters that make dog 'pillows' out of polyester, or dog / cat beds.

    When in doubt, don't throw it out, donate to a thrift store as someone else mentioned :lol:

    hugs sue

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    All good suggestions. I have used them all, except for donating them to a school. That is a good suggestion, too, but make sure the school wants the fabric, first. I make quilts for the homeless and lap robes for nursing home patients. I've used lots of double knits. I've even used larger pieces for the backing. put front and back right sides together nd stitch around the edges. Leave an opening large enough to turn right side out. Top stitch around the edges and tack (tie) in enough places to keep the two pieces together. Project completed. No batting needed.

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    Twetnty plus years ago, I bought one at a flea mkt in hot Springs, Arkansas. It was big patches (squares) with sashing and the back was a drk blue coarsely woven fabric. Really tough quilt. I paid the total sum of $25.00 for it and it still hasn't sown any wear and tear. It may not be an heirloom quality quilt, but its warm!

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    This is a comment regarding double knits for quilts. My mother, who is now deceased made a qu ilt from double knit squares and used flannel for the back. This was for my daughter, who decided when she first saw it that it was the ugliest quilt she had ever seen. She stuck it away where she wouldn't have to look at it until a sick child needed a warm cover. Out came the ugly quilt. "Oh, that feels food", said the child as she snuggled into it. The ugliest quilt ever seen soon became their favorite for snuggling on cold winter evenings, throwing on the floor for visiting babies, picnics on the yard, sunbathing teens, throwing over the car seat when transporting the dog to the vet, etc. It was no long the ugliest quilt ever seen. It was now Grandma Mary's quilt and everyone's favorite..

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