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    A friend asked if I want some quilting fabric for free. I said of course. Well got 4 boxes of fabric yesterday. I looked through it quickly and didn't see one piece of cotton.

    Oh well, it will go to the garage sale.

    any one want some apolstry or double knit fabric scraps?

    :)

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    LOL! I don't mean to laugh, but it's kind of funny in a way. Maybe they were a child of the 70's and still think ALL quilts are made of double knit fabric?

    LOL!

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    My neighbors bring me that stuff all the time. I smile sweetly, and say thank, and then do them the favor of driving it to a local charity. I always mention that I primarily sew with cotton, but if they don't mind me sharing with others, it will find a home.

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    One of the winners at the Paducah show this year was applique done on an upholtery background.

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    There are some elderly ladies at church who love polyester because it is bright and easy to handle. They whip together block in strips and sit and share and sew lap quilts. they use flannel for backing and no batting because it is already so heavy and hot. They take them to hospital and nursing homes of the church members or their family members. It's almost a signature. The slacks are usually very bright but I have to tell you the jerzey like polyester doesn't make good much else except strip it and stuff throw pillows. The rag rugs, I wondered if the strips could be braided like we use to do with hay baling twine and sew it in circles for outdoor mats. We use to try to keep evidences of the cows out of the kitchen :)
    I know what you mean by extra blessings. God Bless the ones who do not quilt.......they do not have but a faint idea, huh. And the best part is their charitable hearts.
    Smile!

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    PS and we already have boxes of britches to strip out. LOL

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    Upholtery fabric also makes GREAT totes and purses!

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    I often find those who don't quilt sometimes think those who do will use any kind of fabric. Back a few years ago one of our local churches used to use polyester to make quilts to send to those in need in poorer countries. Our guild meets at our senior center once a week to make quilts for hospitals and the like and quite often someone, especially a man, will bring in boxes of his wife's fabrics to give to us. We thank them knowing they do not know what to do with it. (Sometimes they have a difficult time parting with it.) Then it gets sorted and dispersed so that very little actually gets tossed. Your neighbor means well. And upholstery fabric does make great bags for carrying your groceries in -- reduce & reuse.

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    Someone donated a bag of used men's pajamas to our Care Quilter's group at church; must have thought we were making quilts the same way the pioneers did!

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    Bless their hearts for thinking of you :D:D:D
    I am sure you will find a good home for them :wink:

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