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Thread: Trying to share the quilting (sewing) fun

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    Maybe I've found a way to share, as so many do in quilting. I have my grandmother's Singer she bought in 1920 and a Singer Touch & Sew, so I don't need another machine. But I couldn't resist a Singer 5808c at a garage sale, just to see if I could get it to work. I could afford $10. Got it oiled and working. I'm going to give it to Good Will. Perhaps someone needs an inexpensive machine just to get started in quilting. Anyone have ideas on this way to share in quilting/sewing? Great people here. Gary

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    What a good thing to do. It amazes me what wonderful people are on this board.

    Lynn :-)

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    I share with the Boys and girls club in my town. They would have loved a machine but they came over to my house to make quilts and blankets for Project Linus. We did about 25 of them in 9 months, and they still want to do it this year too.

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    So nice of you!

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    At the rate our Goodwill is charging for things now, I think you might be better off giving it to Salvation Army or some place that gives things away rather than charging an arm and a leg. Our local Goodwill often charges more for a used item than you would pay for the same item new at Walmart. I think they're going into retail as opposed to trying to actually help people.

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    What about giving it to a women's shelter? Maybe there is someone who could help them make or alter clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramto4
    What about giving it to a women's shelter? Maybe there is someone who could help them make or alter clothing.
    I haven't taken the machine to the Good Will yet. Good ideas jeaninmaine and gramto4. I like the women's shelter idea or something like that. Will ck that out. I'd like to be sure it might be of good use to someone. Gary

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    Nice of you.

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    What a wonderful idea and so many wonderful suggestions already stated. Bless you for your kindness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaninmaine
    At the rate our Goodwill is charging for things now, I think you might be better off giving it to Salvation Army or some place that gives things away rather than charging an arm and a leg. Our local Goodwill often charges more for a used item than you would pay for the same item new at Walmart. I think they're going into retail as opposed to trying to actually help people.
    I agree the prizes in those stores have gone to the roof. Giving it away to a womens shelter would be better.

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